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  • Event Overview
    • Letters Live

      On the evening of December 4th, having sold out shows in Los Angeles, New York, Hay on Wye, Venice and London, Letters Live is closing 2018 in spectacular style with a one-off performance in London’s Oldest New Theatre.

      Letters Live is a celebration of the enduring power of literary correspondence. Each show always features a completely different array of great performers, reading remarkable letters written over the centuries and from around the world. One of the joys of Letters Live is that you never know who is going to take to the stage or what letter they are going to bring alive.
      The result is an event like no other and a truly unforgettable journey through time.

      Letters Live has unearthed letters sent by the likes of David Bowie, Maya Angelou, Tom Hanks and Che Guevara and placed them in the hands of such luminaries as Benedict Cumberbatch, Olivia Colman, Jude Law, Anjelica Huston, Ian McKellen, Mary J Blige, Oscar Isaac, Thandie Newton, Tom Hiddleston, Sally Hawkins, JJ Abrams, Juliet Stevenson, Riz Ahmed, Kylie Minogue and many more.

      Expect the unexpected, safe in the knowledge that Letters Live will make you appreciate the humble letter like never before.

      ‘Hear the best letters in the world read by the best voices’ – The Observer
      ‘What a tribute to the power of words’ – Evening Standard
      ‘Funny, heartbreaking, silly, momentous and compellingly intimate. Pretty darn good.’ – Time Out

      Doors on the night will open at 6pm with the performance starting at 7:15pm. The show will comprise of two halves, each an hour long, with a 30 minute interval.

      Tickets for this special show will be on sale on Friday, October 19th via See Tickets. Ticket prices range from £25 through to £60 excluding any fees.

      Doors open – 18:00

      Act 1 – 19:15

      Interval – 20:15

      Act 2 – 20:45

      Show event – 21:45


  • Event Information
    • Where

      Alexandra Palace Theatre


      4th December


      Date Doors open Event Start time Event Finish time
      4th December 2018 18:00 19:15 22:00


      Ticket Advance Door
      Band C £25
      Band B £45
      Band A £50
      Premium £60


  • Tickets
    • Where do I buy tickets?

      Alexandra Palace ticketing partner is See Tickets. If you have purchased tickets via See Tickets, for all ticket enquiries please call them on 0871 220 0260. If you did not purchase your tickets via See tickets, please contact your ticket provider.

      Ticket collections

      If you have received an email confirmation from your ticket provider you can collect your tickets from the Box Office collection point located next to the main entrance. Please note you cannot pick them up before the doors open. Please allow some extra time to collect your tickets as this can take a few minutes and we do not want you to miss any of the event.

      I have not received my e-confirmation or tickets, what should I do?

      Please contact the ticket provider or outlet that you made your purchase through as they will need to send you a confirmation. Alexandra Palace staff cannot check your purchase or find your records if you turn up. To gain entry to the event you need an e-confirmation or ticket.