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Leicester Square Theatre London

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About the Leicester Square Theatre

Leicester Square Theatre first opened in 1953 as the Notre Dame Hall. It was built on the site of another building that was destroyed during World War II. The theatre has also been known as Cavern in the Town and The Venue, before being renamed as the Leicester Square Theatre in 2008 after refurbishment of the auditorium and bars. During the 1970s the venue was a major contributor to the London punk scene, hosting gigs by The Sex Pistols and The Clash.

The 400 seat theatre is predominantly known for stand-up and fringe comedy performances. Comedians to have appeared at Leicester Square Theatre include Bill Bailey, Dave Chapelle, Ricky Gervais and Stewart Lee. In 2009 the venue launched its New Comedian of the Year competition, with winners including Rob Beckett, Sofie Hagen and Dave Baptiste.

Theatre productions to have played at Leicester Square Theatre include Scarecrows' Wedding, Private Peaceful and family Christmas favourite Stick Man, which now plays every year during the festive season.

Map and Address

5 Leicester Place, London, WC2H 7BP

Leicester Square Theatre is situated in the heart of the West End, at the popular tourist trap Leicester Square. The theatre is adjacent to Chinatown, and is a short walk from the Covent Garden shopping district and the lights of Piccadilly Circus. Nearby nightlife, food and drink options are some of the best in Central London. It’s easy to reach due to its central location, but always check in advance for any transport delays.

Frequently Asked Questions

What time does the Leicester Square Theatre box office open and how do I collect tickets?

The box office is open from two hours before the start of the first performance of the day for in-person bookings and collection. Patrons should try to arrive as early as possible to avoid queues and allow enough time to enter the auditorium. Please ensure you bring your confirmation email and a form of ID.

What time does the Leicester Square Theatre open for a show?

The opening times for the theatre vary depending on the show, but the auditorium typically opens around 45 minutes prior to the start of the performance. The box office opens 2 hours before the first performance.

What food and drink are available at the Leicester Square Theatre?

There are two bars located at the rear of the auditorium, serving a wide range of alcoholic and soft drinks, as well as snacks and ice cream.

Does the Leicester Square Theatre have a cloakroom?

The venue does not have any cloakroom facilities and patrons should avoid bringing large bags and luggage to the theatre. There are several luggage storage facilities in London, including Stasher, which has storage locations at various shops in Leicester Square.

Is the Leicester Square Theatre air-conditioned?

The theatre is fully air-conditioned.

Are booster seats available?

Booster seats are available for children. They are given out on a first-come, first-served basis, so arrive early to avoid disappointment. Please ask an usher to assist you if you require one.

Where should I eat near the Leicester Square Theatre?

The theatre is very centrally located and there are a wide range of restaurants and cafes in the immediate area. There are several chain restaurants within a five-minute walking distance, including Pizza Hut, Chiquito and TGI Fridays. If you're looking for a pre-theatre menu, why not try Leicester Square Kitchen. This restaurant merges Mexican and Peruvian cuisines together and is just a few minutes walk away.

What is the best hotel to stay at near the Leicester Square Theatre?

The Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire is situated on Leicester Square and is just a two-minute walk from the theatre. This five-star hotel is in the heart of the West End, is well connected to many of London's major attractions and has a host of exceptional amenities. Alternatively, take a look at the Garrick Mansions by Q Apartments, which has a range of rooms at affordable prices.

How do I contact the box office?

The box office can be contacted directly on 020 7734 2222.
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