Leicester Square Theatre

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Leicester Square Theatre
4.5
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
About
LST is a magnificently restored theatre located in the heart of the West End with two exceptional spaces running a healthy programme of comedy, cabaret, dance, music and theatre. The 400 seat theatre boasts 2 bars perfectly positioned in the auditorium with newly-installed cinema style seating and a second intimate Lounge Theatre with a capacity of up to 70 with its own bar and cabaret-style seating.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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The area
Address
How to get there
  • Leicester Square • 2 min walk
  • Piccadilly Circus • 4 min walk
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Tim P
Stoke-on-Trent, UK1,440 contributions
Mall west end theatre.
Nov 2021 • Friends
Much smaller than your typical west end theatre so lends itself to smaller or individual shows, but felt for a comedy stand up it was too big, strange conundrum. Staff were efficient, bar prices too high but we’d still go back for the right show.
Written November 26, 2021
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Glasshalffullgirl
Orpington, Kent49 contributions
A brilliant venue for comedy!
Aug 2021 • Couples
A great inexpensive night!
Saw Frankie Boyle here this eve. Not our first
Visit. Had Great seats. Due to COVID reschedule we were offered an alternative date and we were given better seating that originally purchased!
Lovely venue! Inexpensive tickets. Lots of comedy acts lined up for the future!
Written August 31, 2021
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Dave M
Wickford, UK182 contributions
Charming small theatre
Feb 2020 • Couples
The Leicester Square Theatre is a charming, cozy venue in Theatreland right in the heart of London &less than 5minutes from Leicester Square tube station.
Staff were attentive dealing effectively & professionally with over-exuberant customers but very friendly throughout.
It's wonderful that a theatre with a capacity of 400 had 3separate bars -1 of which is in the reception area &the other 2 are in the heart of the theatre itself. Bar prices were very reasonable for central London.
On top of that the concert we went to see was amazing (Mark Kingswood - definitely go &see him if you get a chance!)
Written March 1, 2020
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MikeyD12345
London, UK13 contributions
Intimate 400 seat theatre in the heart of the West End
Feb 2020
I've recently seen Stephen K Amos & Stewart Lee here & it's a great place for a comedy gig. Despite Stephen referring to it as a "dungeon", I like it as it reminds me of the Soho I remember from my youth in the 1980s. It may not be the smartest place in town, but it has atmosphere, which is far more important. The seats are OK.

I have to say (with relation to earlier reviews) that I was disappointed by Stewart Lee at this same place only a few weeks ago. I was expecting so much more, he seemed jaded & bitter. Whereas I was persuaded by a friend to see Stephen K Amos & I was blown away - just a natural comedian who seemed to love his job. His riffing with a guy in the front row was hilarious That's not the impression that Stewart Lee gave.

Be warned that this theatre does like to cram two shows into one night, so if you attend a comedy gig on a Saturday night at 7, you'll be out again before 9.30 so the second show can go ahead. If you want some late night entertainment, this may not suit you

But I'll be back again soon.
Written February 24, 2020
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Angie B
Harrow, UK21 contributions
Stick Man
Jan 2020 • Family
We visited this beautiful little theatre and had the best time watching one of our daughter’s favourite books brought to life.
Lovely little hidden gem in the heart of Leicester Square.
Written February 23, 2020
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Rachel Hall
Brighton, UK16 contributions
Brilliant Musik
Feb 2020 • Friends
First time at this hidden gem of a theatre and what a fabulous show. I was in need of a good laugh and what I got was more than that!!
Written February 20, 2020
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Davidjellis
Lowestoft, UK7,812 contributions
Intimate theatre in the heart of the West End - Loved Musik
Feb 2020
I have visited this theatre twice to see the one-woman show from Frances Barber, Musik. It's a wonderful show written by Jonathan Harvey with soundtrack by Pet Shop Boys. Frances is amazing in her role of Billie Trix...well worth seeing.
The theatre itself is just off Leicester Square, so right in the heart of the West End. The theatre appears to specialise in comedy, and there are loads of photos on the walls of people who have played here. Ticket price was a little high for a one-hour show, but not sure how much of the price is determined by the venue. There are two bars in the auditorium, which is very convenient, although at £3.50 for a half pint of ale it was very expensive to drink there.
The theatre is intimate, despite it seating 400 guests, and I was lucky to have got front row seats on my latest visit, but even my sideways seat I had the first time I visited offered some great views, and I would certainly consider seeing more shows here.
Written February 15, 2020
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Tony E
London, UK134 contributions
Absolutely brilliant evening!!
Feb 2020
We absolutely loved this fantastic little theatre. As it's small you're close to the stage and really feel part of it.
Stephen K Amos was hilarious from the second he stepped on to the stage he had the audience laughing.
There are 2 small bars inside the theatre and another in the reception area, drinks are reasonably priced.
Now that we've been here once, we'll be on the lookout for other acts here as we liked it so much.
Written February 15, 2020
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GInnymac26
London3 contributions
Stephen K Amos
Feb 2020 • Friends
Fantastic little intimate theatre in the heart of Leicester Square saw the comedian Stephen K Amos, what a fantastic show, fabulous fun evening.
Written February 12, 2020
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jeff c
London, UK116 contributions
Great venue
Feb 2020 • Couples
Have been coming here for several years now.Wonderful commedians and great shows and some terrific magic.
Do look up online and find great choice at very reasonable prices.
Enjoy.
Written February 3, 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Leicester Square Theatre

Leicester Square Theatre is open:
  • Sun - Sat 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM