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Agatha Christie Festival 2021

16 March 2021

After an online existence in 2020, which marked 30 years since it was first held, the International Agatha Christie Festival, funded by Arts Council England, returns to the English Riviera this September. The 2021 Festival will run from 11-18 September 2021.

There is a great line-up of events including the UK premiere of a mystery play by Christie. A full programme of events is now available

Festival Highlights
  • 2021 speakers include award-winning novelists Anthony Horowitz and Kate Mosse
  • 2021 performers include an award-winning actress Annette Badland
  • 2021 venues include Dartmoor Prison Museum, the Golden Hind, Oldway Mansion, Paignton Picturehouse, Paignton Zoo, the Palace Theatre, the River Dart, Rowcroft Hospice, the Torbay coast, Torquay Museum and Torre Abbey Museum
Festival Tickets

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Festival Background

Building on a legacy dating back to the first event in 1990, the International Agatha Christie Festival is widely recognised as the premier cultural event on the English Riviera. Bringing together local people and Christie fans across Britain and around the world, the Festival celebrates Christie’s life and legacy, and includes high profile speakers, performances of her plays and poetry and unique events.

Since 2018, the charity that delivers the Festival has been funded through Arts Council England’s National Lottery Project Grant programme. They aim to use the extraordinary power and reach of Christie’s global reputation to promote local engagement and participation in literature and the arts, help the recovery and growth of the local economy and wider efforts to increase tourism and support work to understand and promote the area’s literary and geological heritage.

As well as staging an accessible and diverse Festival programme, they create and deliver arts-related projects to support those currently under-represented in participation and performance in the arts in Devon or who are in some way at risk. These are funded by drawing on the funding they receive from ACE and their own income, as well as grant funding provided by trusts and foundations. They are also supported by private donations.

Follow the Festival on Twitter and Facebook (@AgathaFestival).


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