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:

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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Sketch Off!

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.

Enter the 2020 competition below


And act name, if different

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Please include all dates you NOT available for all rounds of the competition: you cannot swap places once assigned.

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Heats - Museum of Comedy

11 January 5pm & 7.30pm
12 January 5pm & 7.30pm
16 January 7pm
17 January 7pm
18 January 5pm & 7.30pm
19 January 5pm & 7.30pm
25 January 5pm & 7.30pm

Quarter Finals - Museum of Comedy

1 February 5.30pm & 8pm
2 February 2pm, 5pm & 7.30pm

Semi Finals - Museum of Comedy

15 February 7pm
16 February 7pm

Final - Leicester Square Theatre Main House

Sunday 15 March 7pm

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

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