FAQ

Which ticket should I buy?

We have endeavoured to create as wide a range of tickets as possible to suit different interests, availabilities, ages and budgets. The “Grand Tour Ticket” is a full 5 days of IACF events plus some wonderful extra experiences not included in the programme. The “5 Day Pass” will get you to all the events and workshops across the week. The Weekender and Day Tickets will allow those with restricted time or budgets to pinpoint their IACF experience. The Garden Party Tickets over the weekend will give access to the fun and frolics in the gardens of Torre Abbey, with outdoor screenings, live music, wonderful food and drink stalls plus lots of activities for all ages. Garden Party Tickets do not allow entry to the scheduled events inside Torre Abbey house, although will give access to the IACF exhibitions and the Abbey’s permanent collections.

When will I receive my tickets?

If you have booked online via Eventbrite, your confirmation email will include a PDF ticket as an attachment. Print this PDF file and bring with you to exchange at the Torre Abbey Box Office for your wristband. Depending on the ticket you have purchased, your wristband will give you access to all the events you have booked for. For further ticketing queries, please visit the Eventbrite pages here:

Can I buy a ticket in person?

Yes, all festival tickets can also be bought in person direct from Torre Abbey in Torquay, which is open 10am-5pm 7 days a week over the summer months. You will receive a receipt which will then exchanged with your festival wristband when you come to the festival. For any queries, you can call Torre Abbey direct at 01803 293593.

Where are all the IACF events being held?

The principal venue for IACF 2017 will be the historic house and gardens of Torre Abbey, Torquay. More information about Torre Abbey can be found on their website at: www.torre-abbey.org.uk.

IACF 2017 are also taking place at Torquay Museum: www.torquaymuseum.org.

For more information about getting to Torre Abbey please see the Your Visit page.

Is the festival suitable for families and young people?

15s and under accompanied by a responsible adult ticket-holder go for FREE to all events and activities at IACF 2017, although you must pre-book your place as availability is limited. Whilst there are events during the week specifically aimed at young people (such as Doorstep Arts), the weekend Garden Party and related activities are the best time for children, with lots of trails and Agatha-related fun. Click here for more information.

Please note that some events across the week may include adult themes or language which may not be suitable for young children. For more details, please email info@iacf-uk.org. Also, due to limited capacities for some events, where necessary priority will be given to paying adult and youth ticket holders. Up to 2 children can attend talks/performances with each responsible paying adult.

I would like to bring my students to a talk / performance - how would I organise that?

For school bookings, please email info@iacf-uk.org.

Is there disabled access?

We aim to make IACF accessible to all, and Torre Abbey has almost 100% accessibility (save for some areas of the Garden). Should you wish to discuss any specific access requirements, please contact us before the festival at info@iacf-uk.org or by calling Torre Abbey at 01803 293593

Can I bring my dog?

Unfortunately not. Other than guide dogs, dogs are not allowed within the house or gardens or Torre Abbey. The surrounding areas of Torre Abbey Park are however popular areas for dog-walking. 

Will there be food and drink available?

There will be a range of food options at Torre Abbey throughout the festival week, as well as nearby cafes, bars and restaurants within walking distance of Torre Abbey.