Leicester Square Theatre

Location: 6 Leicester Place

Currently Showing: Sh*t-faced Shakespeare

Access: Leicester Square

Website: www.leicestersquaretheatre.com

Social Media: Twitter & Facebook


The Leicester Square Theatre opened as the Notre Dame Hall in 1953 and replaced the previous building which was destroyed in the Blitz.  The theatre became known as the Cavern in the Town in the ’60s and then as the Notre Dame Hall in the ’70s.  The venue was a regular host of music acts, including The Small Faces, The Who, The Rolling Stones, The Sex Pistols and The Clash.

In 2001, it was converted to a theatre and renamed The Venue.  It was host to Boy George’s very popular musical, Taboo, which transferred to Broadway in 2002.  Shortly afterwards, it was renamed the Leicester Square Theatre.

Visiting Information

The Leicester Square Theatre is located on Leicester Place.  The venue is equipped with a 400-seat main auditorium and a 70-seat lounge theatre which hosts cabarets, stand-up comedies and music acts.

Leicester Square, Covent Garden, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square and Charing Cross are all within close proximity and have many bars, cafes and restaurants.

Our favourite restaurants nearby are:

  • Young Cheng – Lisle Street, Chinese
  • Angus Steakhouse – Leicester Square, steakhouse, chain
  • Bella Italia – Leicester Square, chain, vouchers available
  • Piazza – Cranbourn Street, Italian
  • Sartori – Great Newport Street, Italian