About this event:
Programme coming soon! Festival packages will be available shortly.
The Agatha Christie Festival was awarded Gold at the 2012 Devon Tourism Awards for Tourism Event of the year!
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.
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…
For festival information, accommodation bookings and other advice, contact our Visitor Information Team on Tel: 0844 474 22 33