Opening times

Contact the Box Office on

+44 (0) 20 7534 1744

Join our mailing list for show and
exhibition updates and offers!

Newsletter Signup

View navigation

Sketch Off!

Sketch Off 2022

Leicester Square Theatre's showcase for the UK's best up and coming sketch artists!

Sketch Off! is open to any sketch groups & character acts currently performing in the UK as we search for the country's most exciting sketch writers and performers. The top qualifiers from heats at the Museum of Comedy in Bloomsbury will compete in the grand final in Leicester Square Theatre's Main House for the cash prize & their own comedy showcase.

The competition is open to sketch groups & character acts who must have 7 minutes of original material. Please adhere strictly to this duration

Please note, if you have sound cues you will need to bring your own tech. The lighting state is constant throughout the show. There are no blackouts between sketches. 

There is limited backstage storage for props and personal effects.

sketchoff@museumofcomedy.com

Entries are now open for Sketch Off! 2023

Entry form & competition dates below

Name*

And act name, if different

Email address*

Phone Number

Address*

All the heats take place in London.

Dates you are NOT available*

Please include all dates you are NOT available*

About you (in 20 words)

Email 2*:

* required fields

Dates for 2023

HEATS: Museum of Comedy

11 January 7pm
12 January 7pm
20 January 7pm
21 January 5pm & 7.30pm
22 January 5pm & 7.30pm
27 January 7pm
28 January 5pm & 7.30pm
29 January 5pm & 7.30pm


QUARTER FINALS: Museum of Comedy

10 February 7pm
11 February 5pm & 7.30pm
17 February 7pm
18 February 5pm & 7.30pm


SEMI FINALS: Museum of Comedy

3 March 7pm
4 March 5pm & 7.30pm


FINAL: Leicester Square Theatre
1 April: 3pm

Previous Winners

2022
1: Low Effort Sketches
2: Dregs 
3: Christian Brighty

2020
1: Kathy Maniura
2: The Awkward Silence
3: Roger Clammy

2019
1: Yes Mama!
2: Stepdads
3: Birds

2018
1: Lois Mills
2: Gender Benders
3: Bread & Geller

2017
1: Muriel
2: Giants
3: Crizards

2016
1: The Jest
2: The Silent Mmmmm
3: Laughing Stock