Past event

Freemasons’ Hall, March 2016

10-15 March 2016

Letters Live returned to London’s iconic Freemasons’ Hall, one of the finest Art Deco buildings in Britain, for another thrilling run of shows.


Performers included Benedict Cumberbatch, Caitlin Moran, Dominic West, Emiliana Torrini, Geoffrey Palmer, Gillian Anderson, Hanif Kureishi, Ian McKellen, James Rhodes, Jarvis Cocker, John Bishop, Jude Law, Juliet Stevenson, Lemn Sissay, Louise Brealey, Mariella Frostrup, Matt Berry, Meera Syal, Nitin Sawhney, Olivia Colman, Omid Djalili, Rag ‘N’ Bone Man, Riz Ahmed, Russell Brand, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Shami Shakrabarti, Toby Jones and Tom Odell.


Inspired by Letters of Note, the bestselling anthology compiled by Shaun Usher, and To the Letter by Simon Garfield, Letters Live is a series of curated, live events that celebrate the enduring power of literary correspondence.


Performed by a remarkable and surprise cast each night, Letters Live is a unique event that is heartbreaking, euphoric, hilarious and inspiring in equal measure. Those who have previously attended Letters Live will know how memorable these evenings are. In addition, a portion of the proceeds from each show are channeled towards a number of carefully selected literacy charities to support the important work they do.