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WORDTheatre is your live access to performances of the world’s best short stories, told by the world’s best actors, writers and musicians. Step into the story with our live literary events in LA, NY, and London, our weekly podcast, and online everywhere.

“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 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 and the Los Angeles County COVID Relief Grant.

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

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Patrons & Enthusiasts have exclusive access to beautifully filmed versions of most of our events and there are other great perks!

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Donations &  Memberships support the creation of all our original programming, including our FREE weekly Short Story Podcast  and WORDTheatre Campus. For 20 years, we have been bringing well-known actors & authors into under-resourced schools in Los Angeles and London, From early 2024,  educators and students in classrooms worldwide will be able to sign up to experience free audio and video recordings of live short story performances from our vast archive, paired with study guides, on this new website designed to making literature more exciting & accessible!

WORDTheatre is a 501 (c)(3) in the US Tax ID: #95-4379725 is a Dual Charitable Trust in the UK #1203917.

Paid Memberships and Donations have tax benefits as allowable by law.

Patron & Enthusiast Memberships automatically renew after 3 reminder emails.

(Please note: Event tickets and paid Memberships are transferable but not refundable)