Fringe Festival 2024


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Underground Cinema

Saturday 7 September 2024, Tuesday 10 September 2024, and Wednesday 11 September 2024 | Kents Cavern, 91 Ilsham Rd, Torquay TQ1 2JF

Underground Cinema

Following the huge success of Cave Cinema last year, our friends at Kents Cavern are back with three nights of underground films, including both Agatha Christie all-star classics and some cult films in the comedy murder mystery genre. And you will be watching them in the very caves that inspired Hampsly Cavern in The Man in the Brown Suit!

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Intrigue at the Library

Saturday 7 September 2024, and Saturday 14 September 2024 | Paignton Library

Intrigue at the Library

Join Ariadne Oliver and Miss Lemon for a guided mystery trail around Paignton Library. Who has stolen the top-secret documents and where could they be? Help solve the mystery by completing the puzzles and clues. Fun for all ages. Grab your team and get sleuthing.

Tickets: £4 per person

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Agatha Christie Sea Swim

Saturday 7th September 2024, 10:00am | Broadsands Beach

Agatha Christie Sea Swim SOLD OUT

This unique event celebrates Agatha Christie’s love of sea swimming, by taking participants on a one mile ‘sightseeing swim’ between two of her favourite beaches. Participants are encouraged not to race, but to enjoy the scenery, whilst raising money for Rowcroft Hospice and the Agatha Christie Festival Charity.

Tickets: £30

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Walking Tour

Saturday 7th September 2024 - Saturday 14th September 2024 | Meet at the Visitor Information Centre, Vaughan Parade, Torquay TQ1 1BG

An extraordinary walking tour

This award-winning walking tour has enthralled thousands of guests from across the world, receiving 5 stars from every review! Join Graham to discover how Agatha became the world’s best selling novelist, despite the challenges she faced professionally and personally.

Tickets: Varies

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Agatha Christie Festival Write Now 2024

Saturday 7th September 2024, 1:30pm | Paignton Library, Children’s Library area

Agatha Christie Festival Write Now 2024

Scratch Performance

Tickets: Free

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Murder at the Manor

Saturday 7 September 2024, and Saturday 14 September 2024 | Palace Theatre, Paignton

Murder at the Manor SOLD OUT

Moonstone Theatre Company - Extra date added

‘Murder at the Manor’ – Join Moonstone Theatre Company to help them solve a mystery, whilst enjoying a fabulous afternoon tea experience, held in Stage Left.

Tickets: from £25.00

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Gala Opening of the Fringe Festival

Saturday 7th September 2024, 7:00pm | Brixham Theatre, Brixham, TQ5 8TA

Gala Opening of the Fringe Festival

Agatha Christie Festival & The Lucky 7 Club presents "Sparkling Cyanide - A Scintillating Soiree!"

Perfect partners, Agatha Christie Festival and The Lucky 7 Club present the gala opening of the 2024 Fringe Festival - an exciting & eclectic theatre event with vintage vibes; unique Lucky 7 Club styling combined with a drop-dead gorgeous stage show in Brixham’s beautiful heritage theatre.

Tickets: £25 - doors open at 7.00pm

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The Wagatha Mystery

Sunday 8th September 2024, 11:00am | Meet outside the front of Torre Abbey (with the pitch and putt/sea behind you).

The Wagatha Mystery

A Tail of Murder on the English Riviera

Join us for a unique dog walking murder mystery, courtesy of Moonstone Theatre Company. Due to the popularity of last year's event, they have devised a brand new mystery, so experienced dog-tective friends can partner up with any new rookies!

Tickets: £15

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A Garden Party to Die For

Sunday 8th September 2024, 3:00pm | Torre Abbey, Torquay TQ2 5JE

A Garden Party to Die For SOLD OUT

Join us for a spiffing summer garden party is the heavenly walled gardens at Torre Abbey. Meet the Head Gardener, learn about Agatha Christie’s potent and poisonous plants and her time as a pharmacist in Torquay and join us for afternoon tea – if you dare!

Tickets: £20

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Murder, She Didn’t Write

Sunday 8th September 2024, 7:30pm | Palace Theatre, Paignton

Murder, She Didn't Write

The Improvised Murder Mystery - a classic murder mystery created on the spot in this ingenious and hilarious show by Degrees Of Error.

Tickets: £18-£20

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Minibus to Greenway House

Monday 9th September 2024 - Wednesday 11th September 2024 | Pavillion, Torquay, TQ2 5EZ

Minibus to Greenway House

Responding to your feedback from last year’s Festival, we are delighted to be introducing minibuses to Agatha Christie’s former holiday home at Greenway for the first time.

Tickets: £30 Bus with Entry / £15 Bus only

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Agatha Underground

Monday 9th September 2024, 2:30pm | Kents Cavern, Wellswood, Torquay TQ1 2JF

Agatha Underground

In this very special tour, learn about Agatha Christie connections to Kents Cavern as you explore this fascinating cave system. There is little doubt that a young Agatha would have visited these impressive caves, as her father was a Fellow of the Natural History Society and even helped fund their excavation. Agatha later used them as inspiration for Hampsley Cavern in The Man in the Brown Suit, which turns 100 this year.

Tickets: £16

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Murder on the Riviera Express

Monday 9th September 2024, 6:30pm | Queen’s Park Station, Torbay Road, Paignton, TQ4 6AF

Murder on the Riviera Express SOLD OUT

Amateur sleuths are invited to join us for a unique murder mystery experience aboard the very train that Poirot rode in both the ABC Murders and Dead Man’s Folly.

Tickets: £25

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A Sparkling Tea on the Terrace

Tuesday 10th September 2024, 3:00pm | The Redcliff Hotel, Paignton

A Sparkling Tea on the Terrace

Enjoy a glass of prosecco and delicious afternoon tea on the terrace of the historic Redcliffe Hotel, with live music from their resident singer and taking in some of the finest views in the Bay.

Tickets: £25 per person

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Afternoon Tea at Burgh Island

Wednesday 11th September 2024, 12:00pm | Burgh Island Hotel

Afternoon Tea at Burgh Island SOLD OUT

Afternoon tea at Burgh Island? Don’t mind if I do! Thanks to Miss Lemon and English Riviera Custom Tours, we are able to offer a wonderful, full afternoon trip to this iconic location, synonymous with Agatha Christie.

Tickets: Before May 20: £125pp then £150pp

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The Swinging Christies

Wednesday 11th September 2024, 4:00pm | The Royal Torbay Yacht Club, 12 Beacon Terrace, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 2BH

The Swinging Christies SOLD OUT

Six More Gems About Sex, Drugs and Agatha Christie in the 1960s

Mark Aldridge and Gray Robert Brown, the presenters of The Swinging Christies podcast, host an illustrated talk containing six fascinating insights into Christie's 1960s writing that didn't make it into the show...

Tickets: £10

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The AB Sea Murders

Wednesday 11th September 2024, 6:30pm | Beacon Quay, Torquay, TQ1 2BG

The AB Sea Murders SOLD OUT

Join us for a boat trip around the Bay, passing beaches and locations loved by Agatha or featured in her works. Why not dress in your best detective outfits, as there’s sure to be a mystery to solve along the way. We will also be pointing out locations around the coast with an Agatha Christie link. There will also be period music, a fully stocked lounge bar and some fantastic views on this evening cruise. 



Tickets: £20

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Agatha Christie at the Palace

Thursday 12th September 2024, 10:30am | Palace Theatre, Paignton

Agatha Christie at the Palace

Bijou Theatre Productions has gained a great reputation for its association with the ‘Queen of Crime’, Agatha Christie and has performed an Agatha Christie play at the Palace for nearly 20 years. Hear from some of the Bijou members, actors and directors.

Tickets: £6

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Greenway 1950s fête

Saturday 14th September 2024, 11:00am | Greenway, near Brixham, Devon

Greenway 1950s fête

We're celebrating the anniversary of Agatha Christie's birthday with a 1950s fête inspired by 'Dead Man's Folly.'

Come and enjoy the traditional fun and games in the Walled Garden.

Tickets: This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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Agatha after hours

Saturday 14 September 2024, and Sunday 15 September 2024 | Greenway, near Brixham, Devon

Agatha after hours

From childhood to crime writer, Greenway House and its collection portrays the incredible life of the bestselling novelist of all time. This is her story.

You’re invited to join us for a special after-hours event at Greenway, as part of the International Agatha Christie Festival celebrations.

Tickets: £75

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Under the Patronage of the UK National Commission for UNESCO

Under the Patronage of the UK National Commission for UNESCO

Kindly Supported by:

English Riveria Bid Company

Rosalind Hicks Charitable Trust


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