#TheakstonsCrime is just three months away and we have some important diary dates coming up this week. Find out who will take to the stage with this year’s Festival Programming Chair and award winning novelist Denise Mina, when you can catch your Festival favourites from our all-star line up, and which of our crime fiction legends you can join for an author dinner.

  • Our full Festival programme will be announced in the evening on Wednesday 27th April on our news page here.
  • Our online brochure will be available on Thursday 28th April on our news page here.
  • Our second release of tickets will go on sale at 10am on Friday 29th April and can be purchased on our What’s On page here. Please read more about our ticket release below including how to set up your online account in advance.

***Tickets go on sale***

We’re releasing our next tier of weekend and day rover tickets, along with individual author tickets and site passes at 10am on Friday 29 April.

We’re expecting tickets to sell out fast. Book early so you don’t miss out on the world’s largest and most exciting celebration of crime writing.

We advise you to set up an account in advance and check all your details are up to date. There are three ways to purchase a ticket on Friday morning at 10am:

Online – If you don’t have an account set up already, we would advise doing so, so that you’re ready for Friday at 10am. If you already have one, log into the ‘My Account‘ section of our site and make sure all your details are up to date – and head to our What’s On Page to make your booking.

Telephone – Give us a call on 01423 562303 from 10am and we will be more than happy to help you book tickets over the phone.

Box Office – Want to buy your tickets in person? Come down to the box office in person from 10.00am and one of the team will process the transaction for you. Our box office can be found on 32 Cheltenham Parade, Harrogate, HG1 1DB

A booking fee of £1.75 applies to all booking methods.


Follow #theakstonscrime for more updates and programme announcements