The International Agatha Christie Festival

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Agatha Christie Festival

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Torre Abbey
The Kings Drive


Tel: 01803 293593

Welcome to the biennial International Agatha Christie Festival - a celebration of unheard voices both near and far, gathered to "Come, tell me how you live".

This year's International Agatha Christie Festival transforms Torre Abbey's historic house and gardens into five days of eclectic and unexpected stories, song, dance, extraordinary objects from ordinary lives, provocative lectures and other amazing journeys.

All the while, enjoy tea on the lawn, find other more adventurous and mysterious places to stretch out, curl up, and conjure up the missing clue...

See our new website at for full programme details.

Festival 2017 programme highlights:

Weds 13 September - 7pm - The Mystery Orchestra - Anne Martinetti & Guillaume Lebeau - Lois Pryce

Thurs 14 September - In Agatha's Footsteps - John Risdon - Julius Green - Janet Morgan - The Mystery Orchestra - Chanje Kunda - Dr John Curran's Mystery Film - Philip Hoare

Fri 15 September - In Agatha's Footsteps - Lurker - Linane Investigations - Agatha Christie & Torbay bus tour - Erik Satie's Vexations - Joan Nott - Dr. John Curran -Travelling Icons - Ragnar Jónasson & Niki Orfanou - The Mystery Orchestra - Open Air Cinema

Sat 16 September - In Agatha's Footsteps - Children's trails & investigations - Institute of Making - Garden Party - Mark Aldridge - Nurture or Nature - Travelling Icons -Al Saddiq Al Raddi - Doorstep Arts - The Mystery Orchestra - Stephanie Ridings - Open Air Cinema

Sun 17 September - Dawn walk to Greenway - Sea-swimming - Garden Party - Travelling Icons -The Persian Garden - Dance in Devon's "Come, dance with me..."- Concert on the Garth - The Mystery Orchestra

PLUS exhibitions, films and workshops with Chanje Kunda, Encounters Arts at Torre Abbey, shuttle bus to Greenway and the latest Agatha Christie previews.

The full programme can be downloaded via 

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