Leicester Square Theatre

Leicester Square Theatre

The Leicester Square Theatre is a 400-seat theatre in the City of Westminster in London with a 70-seat basement theatre for comedy, cabaret and music. It is a variety venue that has delivered a successful bill of comedy, cabaret and musical acts since it reopened in 2008. It has been restored to a high standard and offers two bars and newly-installed cinema-style seating.

It has played host to many top artists including The Rolling Stones, The Who, Tommy Immanuel, Macy Gray, Larry Carlton, Paul Mccartney, John Mayall, Joan Collins, Jo Brand, Cleo Laine, Ruby Turner, Tony Christie, Boy George, Bill Bailey, Rosanne Barr, Sandra Bernhard, Bill Burr, Julian Clary, Greg Davies, Richard Herring, Russell Howard, Reginald D Hunter, Stewart Lee, Demetri Martin, Jerry Sadowitz, Tom Stage, Doug Stanhope, Ricky Tomlinson, Todrick Hall, Tim Vine, Joan Rivers and Michael McIntyre.

History of the Leicester Square Theatre

The theatre is relatively modern, having been reconstructed in the early 1950s after the Second World War. It became a popular music venue in the 1960s as Cavern in the Town, hosting popular groups of the day including The Small Facebook. In the 1970s it was renamed Notre Dame Hall and was frequented by many of the best punk bands of the area including The Sex Pistols and The Clash.

The building does not have a history as illustrious as some other West End institutions. It was converted into a theatre in 2001 and named 'The Venue'.

In just a few years the Leicester Square Theatre has become one of London’s top venues for comedy, cabaret and music. With a loyal and appreciative audience the venue is perfectly suited to both upcoming and established artists, who frequently come back for more.

Travel Details

The theatre stands to one side of the busy Leicester Square plaza. There, many restaurants and bars conveniently located near the delightful districts of Chinatown and Soho to make eating and drinking in the area especially varied and also convenient.

Leicester Square Theatre

6 Leicester Place, London WC2H 7BX

Bus routes: 14, 38, 24, 19, 29, 176.

It is within the Congestion Charge Zone (7am until 6pm). The nearest car park is the Q Park Chinatown Car Park (20 Newport Place, WC2H 7PR).

Leicester Square (1 minute walk)

Charing Cross – tube and mainline station (5 minutes' walk)

Tottenham Court Road (6 minutes' walk)

Leicester Square Theatre
6 Leicester Place, London WC2H 7BX

Leicester Square Theatre Seating Information

The Leicester Square Theatre has a capacity of 480. The underground auditorium is a comfortable space with good acoustics where the seats stretch back from the stage arranged over one level.

Disabled access

Please contact the management prior to your visit to enquire about any access arrangements you may need.

Unfortunately there is no wheelchair access at present.

There is no accessible toilet on the premises, but staff at the theatre will do their best to accommodate patrons where possible.

Guide dogs are allowed into the auditorium or staff will provide a dog-sitting service if you desire.

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