Letters Live at Union Chapel

7th - 9th March 2019 Upcoming event

On March 7th, 8th and 9th of 2019, Letters Live makes its first outing of 2019 by returning to London’s iconic Union Chapel to once again bring letters to life.

Since first taking to the pulpit at the Union Chapel in July 2017 Letters Live have sold out 5 shows there and presented audiences with captivating performances from the likes of Olivia Colman, Colin Firth, Michael Palin, Helen McCrory, Jeremy Corbyn, Mariella Frostrup, Ade Edmondson, Rose McGowan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Nick Cave, Sharon Horgan, Taron Egerton, Damian Lewis, Zawe Ashton, Rob Brydon, Jarvis Cocker and many others.

Over the course of these three unique evenings, Letters Live will bring a diverse array of world-class performers from the stage, screen, music, art and literary worlds to breathe life into correspondence from all walks of life, taking you on an emotional and unforgettable journey through time.

Since 2013, Letters Live has moved audiences to both laughter and tears by celebrating the pain, joy and wisdom preserved in letters written throughout the ages, expertly brought to life by an ever-changing cast of some of the most acclaimed performing talent from around the world. Previous Letters Live performers have included such luminaries as…

Benedict Cumberbatch, Gillian Anderson, Taron Egerton, Brie Larson, Toby Jones, Maureen Lipman, Jude Law, Olivia Colman, Oscar Isaacs, Tom Odell, Carey Mulligan, Ian McKellen, Sophie Hunter, Colin Firth, Kylie Minogue, Russell Brand, Caitlin Moran, Peter Capaldi, Jarvis Cocker, Ian McShane, Anjelica Huston, Riz Ahmed, Jack Whitehall, Natalie Clein, Jack Dee, Jake Gyllenhaal, Shappi Khorsandi, Danny Boyle, Tom Hiddleston, James Corden, Matt Berry, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Benjamin Clementine, Maxine Peake, Kelvin Jones, Nick Cave, Ben Kingsley, Tom Hollander, Miriam Margolyes, Mark Strong, Louise Brealey, Andrew Scott, Rob Brydon, Juliet Stevenson and many more.

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


Doors open at 6:30pm. Show starts at 7


Union Chapel

Compton Terrace
N1 2UN


Union Chapel

Compton Terrace
N1 2UN

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The nearest tube stop is Highbury & Islington station on the Victoria line and the Overground network. It is less than five minutes from Union Chapel – just turn right out of the station and you can see the red brick tower of the Chapel. Angel station on the Northern line is a 20 minute walk away at the southern end of Upper Street.

The nearest mainline train station is Highbury & Islington, which is served by First Capital Connect, there are connections to Kings Cross, Victoria and Stratford International.

The following buses stop close to Union Chapel: 4, 19, 30, 43, 271, 277, 279, 393