"Big names, small friendly venue"
by Andrew Taylor for remotegoat on 11/04/11

Nestled in the heart of the west end, Leicester Square Theatre (LST) is a vibrant yet intimate space with a programme that boasts top notch comedy, music, plays and performance.

LST comes into its own as a comedy venue and this year will make up much of its bill of events from a range of standup, improv and sketch comedy, including the legendary Stewart Lee, abrasive no holds barred American comic Doug Stanhope as well as Richard Herring revisiting his favourite show 'Christ on a Bike.'

The venue will also be hosting Edinburgh warm up shows, its regular Friday night gig 'Comedy Carnival' and a whole range of other events including a performance from British jazz legend Courtney Pine.

LST attracts a high enough calibre of acts to leave you feeling genuinely privileged to have seen them in such an intimate and friendly venue. As well as the fine range of events in its main house, the LST also has a sixty seater basement lounge with events comprised of often unusual, cutting edge or emerging acts.

The only minor niggle is the eye watering price of drinks, with a pint of lager clocking in at just over the £4 mark. But this is of course to be expected in a venue in this location.

With some some of the most exciting acts currently touring the UK often at very reasonable prices, LST offers some of the most interesting nights out in the heart of London. So, if you want something more challenging than a west end musical in a venue that is still in the heart of the action, you could do a lot worse than checking out whats on at this brilliant little venue.

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