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The Leicester Square Theatre is London's newest theatre. We're kicking off in style with a programme that hits the highest notes, and a season that really reflects the sort of entertainment we want to see (and we think you want to see) in the West End. It's tempting for us to call this a revolution - so we're going to. We hope you'll come down soon to see exactly what we're talking about.

We're well underway at London's theatre, with the most comfortable and "friendliest feeling auditoriums in London" (Theatremonkey) hosting some of the biggest and best names in the business. Highlights of our opening two months included the legendary Joan Rivers and Roseanne Barr, as well as cult hits from Doug Stanhope, Hans Teeuwen and the YouTube sensation Bo Burnham (most of the latter as part of the BIG JOKE comedy festival).

Coming up, we have some cracking new names and old favourites from right across the spectrum - definitely something here for all tastes!

The Basement

The Basement will be home to our most outrageous, cutting-edge, weird and wonderful shows, giving artists a space to develop new work and ideas with free rein to use the intimate and perfectly-formed studio space. It's programmed by the legendary King of Cabaret, Paul L Martin, bringing the craziest and most creative people together with ideas that may one day make their way to the main stage, or find a home in another suitable dark room elsewhere – whatever happens, it certainly won't be forgettable.

History

The Leicester Square Theatre reopened in 2008 after a spell as The Venue from 2002 onwards. The building originated as the Notre Dame Hall in 1953, replacing an earlier building that had been destroyed by WW2 bombing. It was used as a French cultural centre until the 1970s when the hall became a punk venue. This use for live music and as a dance hall, continued until it was converted to a theatre in 2001.

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