Love Letters

Love Letters Tickets

Theatre Royal Haymarket, London
Love Letters
Theatre Royal Haymarket, London
Back at the Theatre Royal Haymarket for 32 performances

When the young Andrew Makepeace Ladd III accepts an invitation to Melissa Gardner’s birthday party, Melissa writes him a thank you note… and a unique romantic friendship and delicately warm correspondence destined to last for almost half a century is born.

Love Letters is the tender, tragi-comic story of the shared nostalgia, missed opportunities, and deep closeness of two lifelong, complicated friends. A play that could have been written for the Covid era about two people physically separated yet brought together by candid communication and shared confidences, a romance blossoming across the miles and the years. Love Letters transferred from Theatre Royal Windsor to Theatre Royal Haymarket.


Subject to availability, tickets for Love Letters may be exchanged up to 24 hours prior to a performance. Tickets are exchanged on a like for like basis for a future performance and cannot exceed the value of the original booking. No partial refunds can be made if the value of the exchanged tickets is less than the original booking. If you need to exchange your booking please email us at


Please note: that this venue will offer available seats based on social distancing. Once seats are booked, availability alters to reflect new socially distant seats. If you receive an error and are unable to confirm your seats please select alternatives as your original choice may no longer be socially distanced from neighbouring bookings.

Arrival at the theatre

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the show. The theatre will open 60 minutes prior to the performance for safety and comfort.

Will I need to wear a face covering?

You will be required to wear a face covering at all times in the theatre, except when consuming drinks bought in the venue. If you are exempt from wearing a face covering proof of exception would be appreciated.

Will I need to have my temperature checked?

Upon arrival at the theatre your temperature will be read. If your temperature is 37.8C or higher you will be tested again after 10 minutes and if your temperature is still 37.8C or higher, you and those who are part of your ticket order will not be allowed to enter the venue and the face value of your tickets will be refunded or exchanged to a new date. 

What should I bring?

Belongings should be kept to a minimum and with you at all times as theatre will not have any cloakroom facilities available. No food or drink is allowed – except bottled water.

What are the social distancing rules?

Please maintain a safe social distance where possible when queuing to take your seats and follow all one-way signage. While the capacity in the auditorium has been greatly reduced, you may need to pass someone to take your seat. Please mitigate any risk by keeping your mask on and turning away as you pass.

Previews from |
3rd December 2020
Opening date |
3rd December 2020
Booking from |
19th May 2021
Available until |
13th June 2021
Closes |
13th June 2021
Run time |
2 hours (one interval)
Categories |
A. R. Gurney
Roy Marsden
Cast list:
Martin Shaw and Jenny Seagrove

Theatre Royal Haymarket Venue Information

Theatre Royal Haymarket, 8 Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4HT
Nearest tube:
Piccadilly Circus

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Latest Love Letters News & Features

Photo credit: Martin Shaw and Jenny Seagrove (Photo courtesy of Emma Holland PR)
‘Love Letters’ to return to Theatre Royal Haymarket from May
Friday, 26 March, 2021, 10:18
After the West End transfer of Love Letters was forced to suspend performances, A. R. Gurney’s play will return to London this May. Love Letters will resume at Theatre Royal Haymarket from 19 May - 13 June, with its stars returning to the show too. The Pulitzer Prize-nominated play sees Andrew Makepeace Ladd III accept an invitation to a woman’s birthday party. The woman in turn, named Melissa, writes a thank you note, and a new friendship is born lasting over half a...
Photo credit: Martin Shaw and Jenny Seagrove (Photo courtesy of Emma Holland PR)
‘Love Letters’ to transfer to Theatre Royal Haymarket
Friday, 06 November, 2020, 10:16
Following performances at Theatre Royal Windsor in October, Love Letters will transfer to the West End. Martin Shaw and Jenny Seagrove will reprise their performances at Theatre Royal Haymarket, from 3 December - 7 Feb. 2021. The Pulitzer Prize-nominated work follows Andrew as he accepts an invitation to Melissa’s birthday party. When Melissa writes a thank you note, their connection grows into a unique romantic friendship. Martin Shaw and Jenny Seagrove star in the...
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