Weekend Break Packages for the 2023 Festival are now sold out. We are still on sale with Individual Event tickets and Site Passes.

Don’t miss a minute of the drama with our exclusive Weekend Break packages

For one long, sultry, summer weekend the temperature in Harrogate rises whatever the weather as the world’s hottest celebration of crime writing swings into town. Once tasted, the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival leaves you on the edge of your seat, waiting for the next exciting chapter.

The 2023 Festival guarantees thrills, and perhaps a few spills at the hotel bar, at the gathering of the crime writing industry’s self-appointed Annual General Meeting, with a difference! Grab a pint of Yorkshire’s finest ale, relax in the hotel gardens, and dip into an intoxicating mix of comedy, cabaret, heated debate, and scintillating socialising. It would be a murderous misdemeanour to miss it.

It’s the friendliest Festival with its feet firmly on Yorkshire ground. Hang out with your heroes, get an exclusive insight into the Next Big Thing, rub shoulders with the UK’s leading agents, editors and publishers. Be inspired and join in the drama at Agatha Christie’s old haunt: the luxurious Old Swan Hotel. It would be a crime to miss it!

“Harrogate: a town defined by the Festival” Luca Veste

Essential Weekend Break Packages The confidence of booking your Weekend Break Package with the HIF team, includes all the benefits listed and access to the Festival main stage, where all the authors will be in action on the Old Peculier Stage.

Inclusions for all:

  • 3 nights accommodation Bed and Breakfast in a Festival Hotel of your choice (subject to availability at time of booking);
  • Essential Rover Ticket, allowing you access to all events in the Live Event Tent;
  • Access to the site for the entire weekend, including bars, bookshop and signings;
  • First opportunity to access tickets to exclusive on site publisher events;
  • A Theakston Old Peculier Crime Festival goody bag to take home.

Terms and conditions can be found here.

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