Bay Tales Live 2024: Early Bird tickets

Saturday 2nd March 2024

Tickets are on sale now for our 2024 show – book early to get the best seats at 2023 prices!

Who’s Appearing?

Ann Cleeves, OBE – Bay Tales Patron

Ann has chosen her special guest for her ‘Patron’s Spotlight‘ session.

Publishers are working hard on bringing their very best authors for 2024

We’re already working on some special fringe events and additions for next year

All of which is to say…we can’t tell you who’s appearing yet – but things are going to get even bigger and better and when announcements are made things might happen fast ticket sales wise…so you might want to get in early – and save money at the same time.

20/04/23 Fringe Event Update

At the 2023 show we held two fringe events free to Day Ticket holders. This year we’re going one better…

Friday Night: We’ll be holding another Noir at the Bar Bay event – 10 authors, reading from their work at The Crab & Waltzer. The perfect place to start your weekend with good food, good drink and good company, and great readings.. There’ll be spot prize giveaways and our partner bookshop the bound will be present if you want to get signed copies.

Saturday Night: After our all-day event don’t even think about calling it a day! We’ve got some very special friends putting on an evening of fun. Drink may be involved…for the panel and the audience…more details coming very soon!

Sunday Morning: Following 2023’s podcast special, we’ve got another event happening at Whitley Bay Library, supported by the fantastic team there and featuring two of our favourite authors and audience favourites from previous Bay Tales Live and/ or Virtual Noir at the Bar… (we’re not giving any more clues than that at the moment…but we’ll reveal much more very soon!)

All three fringe events will be free, but places will be limited due to venue size and offered to ticket holders on a first come first served basis. If you’ve bought a ticket direct from us we’ll have your details and will let you know as soon as we formally announce. If you’ve bought direct from the venue, let us know via the contact page to be first to hear. And if you haven’t bought a ticket yet? Contact us to order your tickets, still available for 2023 prices (Just £35.00 + £1.50 venue handling fees) for a very limited time. Tickets will go up in price when full programme is announced.

Three Ways to Buy

Buy Direct From Us Here at Bay Tales

Email us at and we will send you a secure payment list for £36.50 per ticket (that’s a ticket at 2023 price £35.00 plus £1.50 venue handling fee)

We’ll also ensure you’re the first to hear about our 2024 fringe events, and put you in the hat for a few random spot prizes we have planned throughout the year.

Buy in Person From Whitley Playhouse Box Office

If you’re in Whitley Bay why not pop into the Playhouse and speak to the helpful box office staff there who will help you choose the best seat available for the show. For a limited period you can buy your tickets at the box office for the 2023 price of £35.00 plus £1.50 venue handling fee)

Buy Online From Whitley Playhouse

You can buy online via Whitley Playhouse’s website here. You can choose your seat from the seat plan online and receive your e-tickets.

Please note: ordering via Ticketmaster will incur their additional booking and handling charges which we unfortunately have no control over.

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