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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.

Entries are now closed for Sketch Off! 2023

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
24 January 7pm

27 January 7pm
28 January 5pm & 7.30pm
29 January 5pm & 7.30pm
31 January 7pm
1 February 7pm

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 & 8pm

FINAL: Leicester Square Theatre
1 April: 3pm

Previous Winners

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

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

1: Yes Mama!
2: Stepdads
3: Birds

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

1: Muriel
2: Giants
3: Crizards

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