Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival July 22-25

We are working hard on 2021’s Festival and have ambitions to run a live event in July. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has proven to be extremely dynamic with rules and regulations changing constantly. We are adapting and evolving operational plans to be able to deliver a safe Festival in line with the government regulations at the time.

We remain optimistic about the year ahead and like you, we are very much looking forward to the return of live events. We do hope to be able to welcome you back to the home of Crime Fiction this summer, from the 22nd to the 25th of July. Be sure to pencil those dates in the diary.

If you have any questions, please email