Agatha Christie Festival Highlight Events
This year's Agatha Christie Festival was a rip-roaring celebration of the Queen of Crime. Next year's dates: 14th -21st September.
The Agatha Christie Festival, sponsored by HarperCollins Publishers
For this year's calendar of events, click here.
The Agatha Christie Festival was awarded Gold at the 2012 Devon Tourism Awards for Tourism Event of the Year!
The Agatha Christie Festival was awarded Silver at the South West Tourism Awards for Tourism Event of the Year 2012.
Each September, the English Riviera transforms itself into the murder mystery capital of the country, with ladies and gents in their period finery immersing themselves in tea parties, theatre, dinners on steam trains and vintage bus tours. Why? For the annual award-winning Agatha Christie Festival in honour of the Queen of Crime, who was born in Torquay on 15th September 1890.
Murder Mysteries Aplenty!
The festival is a fabulous occasion for fans from all over the world to congregate and celebrate Dame Agatha Christie’s life and times. Round every corner there is a murder mystery: on steam trains, in spooky country inns, and in rambling seaside pubs.
Celebrations kick off with the traditional Agatha Christie Fete on Torquay seafront, when stallholders dress up in their 1920s and ‘30s best and there are jazz bands, Punch and Judy shows and fairground rides.
As the festival unfolds you’ll experience garden parties to die for, lunches at Burgh Island, exclusive Twilight Tours of Greenway and plenty of Devon Cream Teas (Agatha was a big fan of Devon cream!). You’ll also find book launches, panel events with guest appearances and gala dinners.
The official Agatha Christie Theatre Company also perform their latest production at the Princess Theatre and Poirot is ever on-hand should there be a case or two to solve…
The Agatha Christie Festival 2013 dates are Sunday 15th-Sunday 22nd September. Book your accommodation now! Speak to one of our Holiday Team who’ll be able to advise you on your festival break.
For festival information, accommodation bookings and other advice, contact our Visitor Information Team on 01803 211211 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download the Agatha Christie Festival Programme
Agatha Christie Festival Programme
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