Welcome to the 2015 International Agatha Christie Festival

Agatha Christie: Life, Literature, Legacy 

Celebrating the 125th anniversary of the birth of the Queen of Crime in Torquay, the 2015 International Agatha Christie Festival offers a nine-day programme of new and unique events.

Enjoy performances and film screenings, expert talks exploring Agatha Christie’s life and times, and opportunities to enjoy food, drink and dancing in some of the finest venues on the English Riviera.

At Torre Abbey visitors will find the International Agatha Christie Festival ‘hub’.  The entrance ticket will provide access to the house, gardens and Book Tent as well as a free programme of daily activities and a very special newly curated exhibition, Agatha Christie: Unfinished Portrait.

Ticketed events will also be held in The Spanish Barn at Torre Abbey, The Grand Hotel, The Imperial Hotel, the Princess Theatre, the Palace Theatre, The Little Theatre, Torquay Museum, Cockington Court, Greenway (National Trust), Churston Church and Oddicombe Beach.

For those seeking creative inspiration there will also be a professionally led workshop programme for aspiring writers  of all ages. We will shortly be adding a map showing quirky quieter spaces in which visitors can do their own writing or simply read and watch the world go by.

Tickets for most of the festival events are available through our dedicated festival online bookings system. Some venues are selling tickets directly so please read the booking details carefully.