Bay Tales 2025 - PLAYHOUSE Whitely Bay

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Bay Tales 2025


  • Date: Saturday 1st March 2025
  • Time: 9.30am

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Please note booking fee applies

Bay Tales Live returns to Whitley Bay Playhouse for a fourth year.


Early Bird Ticket Price: £37.50 for limited time only


In its first three years multi-award nominated Bay Tales has become one of the biggest crime fiction events in the UK and is returning in 2025 with its biggest show yet. 


The all-day event at the Playhouse will feature more panels, more authors and more surprises than ever before. 


Bay Tales Live patron, Ann Cleeves (author of Vera and Shetland) will be welcoming a very special guest for her opening session, followed by panels across the day where you can hear the biggest and best crime writers talking live on stage. 


Featured in The Sunday Times, Tyne Tees television and attracting attendees from around the world, Bay Tales Live offers: 


* panel discussions and your chance to put your questions to your favourite authors

* book signings

* onsite bookshop courtesy of Whitley Bay's premier bookshop 'the bound'

* charity raffle featuring money-can't-buy prizes

* merchandise and tote bags featuring advanced copies of some of 2025's biggest titles before they hit the shelves


Buy your tickets early to benefit from early bird pricing and be in with the best chance to get places at fringe events over the weekend. 


(Fringe event details and applications for ticket holders available by emailing [email protected]


Don't miss out on Bay Tales Live 2025 - 'the crime fiction festival with heart'. 

Note: ticket prices will rise to full 2025 rates on 2/4/24! 

  • Date: Saturday 1st March 2025
  • Time: 9.30am
  • Choose A Date

  • AXS - Official ticketing partner

    Please note booking fee applies

  • Show Start 9.30

    Lunch Break 13.30

    Show Restart 14:45

    Show End 17:30

  • No smoking