COVID-19 Update


Here at LST and MoC the health and well-being of our customers, employees and artists are of utmost importance.

Due to recent Government advice we are very sad to say that we will be closing both Leicester Square Theatre and the Museum of Comedy with immediate effect.
 

We are closely monitoring the situation and will continue to review policies and practices in line with official guidelines as they develop but for the time being the venues will be closed until 31 May. At which time we'll send an update for the shows that follow. 

All shows that fall within this time period are hereby postponed until further notice. We are working with the promoters of all postponed shows to reschedule for a future date. Your tickets will be valid for the rescheduled dates and you will keep the same seats. We will notify you as soon as an alternative date has been agreed. Once this is announced, if you are unable to attend the new date, please contact us so we can talk you through your options.
 

You, our loyal customers will be the first to know in the event of any changes or updates in the coming weeks.

For more information on COVID-19 and current Government stance please follow these links below:
nhs.uk
gov.uk

If you would like to purchase tickets for shows later in the year our website is operating as normal

We hope you're all keeping well and really look forward to seeing you soon. 

LST and MoC Team

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About Us

Founded by Leicester Square Theatre director Martin Witts, the Museum of Comedy is an interactive, immersive museum for all the family, featuring iconic props and artefacts from our rich comedic history and housing one of the most comprehensive collections of comedy memorabilia ever to be amassed in one place.

The museum has been lovingly put together by Martin with his collection of over six thousand artefacts and print from some the most iconic comedians and comedy shows both past and present, amassed during his career spanning over three decades in the comedy industry. 

Artefacts

See comic artefacts from Tommy Cooper's handmade magic props to the Spitting Image heads and Steptoe and Son's stuffed bear! Plus Leicester Square Theatre favourite Bill Bailey's iconic 6-neck guitar. Recent additions include items from the collection of Danny La Rue, including programmes and flyers from his shows, membership cufflinks from the infamous Krays-owned Churchill Club, and photographs and promotional stills from both his personal and professional life. 

Exhibitions

Accompanying the collection will be revolving exhibitions, currently Steve Ullathorne's stylish and contemporary images of current comedy stars The Comic Collection. 

Facilities

Museum facilities include The Comedy Crypt, a state of the art traditional performance space hosting all kinds of comedy performances, from theatre and stand up to radio recordings and silent film. See what's on. 

The Museum is also home to The Comedy Academy, an educational facility for comedy writing, performance, and production. 

The Museum of Comedy. Shining a light on the stars of British comedy.

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