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WORDTheatre is your live access – in theatres and on-line – to literary celebrations featuring great authors and actors. Stories become word “theatre,” not because they are acted out but because the actors step into the story, live in the characters’ skins, feel their hidden yearnings, and expose their unquiet souls. 

“It was a very moving evening, it was just overwhelming to hear that, very touching, beautifully read, especially that last story…”


“In the beginning was the Word and the Word became WORDTheatre!

For nearly two decades, this organisation has made a considerable contribution to the culture of the written and the spoken word. In numerous recitals in the US and UK, WORDTheatre in performance has been delivered at an extraordinarily high level. I’ve been lucky, both as an actor and a writer, to contribute to the spread of the WORDTheatre experience and to have brought valued friends to the party.”

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Brian Cox Member since 2002

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Supported in part by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors’ LACDAC grants.

Memberships & Donations are essential to our success with tax benefits as allowable by law.

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Contributing Patron and Enthusiast Members enjoy free monthly streams featuring the world’s finest actors and authors to watch live or at your leisure on your private Member’s page, as well as invitations to exclusive In-person Events, Parties & Performances with priority seating. Patrons receive additional perks.

Contributing Members and Donors support our original programs in theatres and on-line; our FREE weekly Short Story Podcast; and help underwrite WORDTheatre in the Schools, a.k.a. WITS, a one of a kind program has been bringing well-known actors into under-resourced schools in Los Angeles and London for the past twenty years. With your support, WITS is  poised to spread exponentially as we share curriculum enhancing performances of relevant literary works from our vast digital library with students world-wide.

WORDTheatre is a 501 (c)(3) in the US and a Dual Charitable Trust in the UK. Paid Memberships and Donations have tax benefits as allowable by law.