International Agatha Christie Festival


Torre Abbey, The Kings Drive, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 5JE
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Agatha Christie roller skating with friends in Torquay, Devon
  • Agatha Christie roller skating with friends in Torquay, Devon
  • Agatha Christie with partner on Torquay seafront, Devon
  • Agatha Christie and friends on the beach at Torquay, Devon
  • Agatha Christie on Torquay seafront, Devon

About Us

Agatha Christie purists and literary fans rejoice, its that time of year again!

Agatha Christie is Torquay's most well-known resident and the best selling author of all time. Each year we have a number of events on and around her birthday, which falls on 15 September. Agatha and literary fans rejoice and find the right event for you to get involved with!

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A copy of the 2019 programme can be downloaded here.

Join us again for some late summer activities across The English Riviera 

Some of the images supplied here are courtesy of The Agatha Christie Archive Trust.

We're delighted to announce the line-up for this year's September festival, taking place Thurs 12th - Sun 15th September 2019 at venues across the English Riviera, Devon.

Thank you to all devoted fans for your patience in waiting for this announcement. We look forward to welcome you to Torbay in September.



Yvvette Edwards

TALK | 12 SEP 19, 11AM

Yvvette Edwards

Yvvette Edwards is a British East Londoner of Montserratian origin and author of two ...

The Ballet of the Nations

12 SEP 19, 7.30PM

The Ballet of the Nations

Vernon Lee's extraordinary book written at the outbreak of World War I inspires a captivating experimental dance film by Impermanence.


Jacob Ross

TALK | 13 SEP 19, 4PM

Jacob Ross

Jacob Ross is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the author of three acc...

Crooked House (2017)

FILM | 13 SEP 19, 7.30PM

Crooked House (2017)

A rare screening of this 2017 film adaptation on the big screen, introduced by Dr Mark Aldridge.


Greenway Fête

EVENT | 14 SEP 19, 11AM

Greenway Fête

Greenway are celebrating the anniversary of Agatha Christie’s birthday with its annua...

Young Writers’ Project


Young Writers’ Project

Doorstep Arts (Torbay) and Beyond Face (Plymouth) present their latest collaborative project created with young people for the festival.


Christie Mystery Day

EVENT | 15 SEP 19, 9AM

Christie Mystery Day

Torquay Museum will be celebrating Agatha Christie’s birthday this year when it opens...

The Secret 7 Supper

EVENT | 15 SEP 19, 4.30PM

The Secret 7 Supper

Join us for a uniquely entertaining experience at a hidden venue in the heart of Paig...

Opening Times

Agatha Christie Day (15 Sept 2020)




Key Features

  • Celebrity connection - Agatha Christie
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest

Parking & Transport

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Tours and Demonstrations

  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals

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