Those familiar with the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival will recognise the Ballroom in the Old Swan Hotel as the usual host to a number of events across the weekend. However, based on the current distancing regulations, we have moved to an on-site tented auditorium, allowing ventilation and increasing the size of the venue whilst reducing capacities. The tent will host all of the live events, likely with a limited capacity audience based on the guidelines at the time.
In addition, the events will be broadcast live to our Digital Lounge within the Ballroom, similar but larger in scale to our Friends Lounge allowing a more relaxed approach to the event. Access to the Definitely Digital Lounge will be ticketed and situated just a few metres away from the events themselves.
As the rules relax, there will be the opportunity to upgrade from the Digital Lounge to the live stage in the tent and full details are available on our Ticket & Accommodation pages.