The Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival will return to the Old Swan Hotel on Thursday 22nd – Sunday 25th July 2021!
This year, we know things might look and feel a little different. Whilst still at our old haunt The Old Swan Hotel, we will be using the space a little differently to ensure we fall in line with any Covid guidance in place at the time.
We are planning a safe Festival to be run within government advice. This year we have a flexible range of ticket options that we are releasing in stages. Please keep an eye on all socials and e-newsletters for full updates of further ticket releases as we move towards July.
At this stage we are releasing:
Weekend Break Packages – Live Tier 1 The confidence of booking your Weekend Break Package with the HIF team included all the benefits listed including access to the Festival Tent where all the authors will be in action on the Old Peculier Stage.
Weekend Break Packages – Live Tier 2 We all realise that we could yet face restrictions imposed on capacity, despite the current assurances from the Government. These tickets are limited in number and if restrictions are eased and/or as the Festival site is defined you will have guaranteed entrance to the live action in the tent. However, if it becomes necessary to work to a lower capacity than expected, we will ensure a refund is applied to your booking to attend the Festival on a Definitely Digital Tier 1 package.
Weekend Break Packages – Definitely Digital Tier 1 This will be a larger version of what was our busy ‘Friends Lounge’ with the action from the tent broadcast directly to the Digital Lounge in the Ballroom and Garden Room. Again, if restrictions ease still further everyone that has booked a Digital Tier 1 will be offered the change to upgrade to the Live Tier 1 ticket option.
However, we know some of our audience prefer to sit in a more comfortable, airy space to watch events so a Digital Lounge will remain even if restrictions ease entirely.
Weekend Break Packages – Site Ticket This year we know we need to manage numbers on site throughout, this means managing space and seating in the bars and other areas. We know people love to hang out across the site and that’s what makes the Festival so special, but to manage the event safely we have put in place a Site Ticket so we can ensure we run a safe event. If you book a three night stay through the Festival Office you will automatically receive a site pass for the duration of the Festival.
Inclusions for all:
- 3 nights accommodation Bed and Breakfast in a Festival Hotel of your choice (subject to availability at time of booking);
- Classic Rover Ticket Live Tier 1 (includes lunch on Friday & Saturday) OR
- Essential Rover ticket Live Tier 2/Definitely Digital Tier 1/Site Ticket (this does not include lunches);
- Access to the site including bars, bookshop and signings;
- First opportunity to access tickets to exclusive on site publisher events;
- Theakston Old Peculier Crime Festival goody bag;
Weekend Break Packages are available to book now on +44(0)1423 562 303.
You may may find if you have questions that they can be easily answered by visiting our Frequently Asked Questions page.