Brighton’s once again got the best on offer this Halloween and, as always, it’s more treat than trick. From family friendly ghost walks to blood curdling satanic circuses, check out our guide and choose the right haunt for you this Halloween.
Shocktober Scream Park – Tulleys Farm
The multi-award winning Tulleys Shocktober Fest will feature 4 new attractions and a record 8 ‘haunts’ in total this year.Come and enjoy the two live music stages, award winning street theatre and scrumptious food, all wrapped up in a friendly festival atmosphere!
Fri 9th Oct – Sun 1st Nov
6pm. Prices vary see Tulleys website
A drop-in discovery day looking at the skeleton collections of the Booth Museum. Bring in your finds and learn about preparing skeletons, reconstructing fossil animals and the mechanics of skeletons.
Sun 30th Oct
10.30-11.45am & 1.30-4pm. Free.
Complete the spooky Halloween trail around the Garden, Meet the resident witch or wizard and collect a treat! Visit the haunted marquee for face-painting, craft activities, and other spooktakular fun. Don’t forget the Adventure Playground, lakes and parkland!
24th Oct – 1st Nov.
10am – 5pm.
Ghost Walk of the Lanes – The Druid’s Head, Brighton Place
We always enjoy this most haunted night of fun and frights! Brighton’s finest Ghost Walkers lead a ghoulish tour of the most haunted parts of The Lanes. The early evening walks are aimed at family but not exclusively, with a few ghoulish goodies for the children to chomp on.
Sat 31st Oct
6.00 pm – 7.30.pm & 9.00 pm. £8 adults/£4 children/£5 for students & senior citizens/ £20 Family tickets (2 adults 2 children).
Spring Barn Spooktacular – Spring Barn Farm
Calling all witches, wizards, ghosts and ghouls! Things are getting a little bit spooky (but not too scary!) down at Spring Barn Farm, join us for lots of Spooktacular fun including: Petrified Pumpkin Carving, Terrible Tattoo Parlour, Creepy Crafty Corner, Cauldron Quiz. As well as all the fun of the farm, with indoor and outdoor play, and lots of lovely animals to meet. Perfect for very little ones.
Sat 24th Oct-Sunday 1st Nov
The City Mayor will be on hand to judge scariest costume and best pumpkin competition. Don’t forget your torches!
Do you dare to visit the spooky underground cellars of Brighton’s most haunted house? Prepare for Halloween with a night of entertainment and discovery. Includes guest mediums offering tarot taster-readings, ghost tales, noir short film screenings and a magic lantern show.
Fri 30th Oct
6:00pm – 10:00pm. £13 per adult/members £10/£6 per child (10-16 years).
The Halloween Lantern Walk will be on Saturday 31 October. The event is for families – and children can enter the best home made lantern competition, and the best fancy- dress competition. There’ll be a modest prize for each! Camper Vanatics are coming who’ll sell bratwurst hot dogs and hot drinks, and there’s a story-teller to come and amuse the children.
Fri 30th Oct
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm. £13 adult/ members £10/ £6 per child (10-16 years). Book in advance.
After the sell-out success of the first Satan’s Circus show in April, Riddles in the Dark returns for a Halloween special of truly terrifying proportions! Fusing elements of truly-twisted live performance art, blood curdling installations and immersive games, the Joker’s venue is transformed into the real stuff of nightmares. This is not just a show, but an entire interactive and immersive experience.
Sat 31st october.
8:00pm – 2:00am. £10 (advance), £15 (on the door)
Throwing together a 3 night extravaganza in the name of all things Halloween, Proud Cabaret Brighton present their Twisted Fairy Tales Chronicles. Whether you’re looking for dinner or just drinks with the show spectacle, prepare to be taken into the dark depths of your favourite fables as you encounter the tragic tales of Alice, Little Red and many more. There’ll be cabaret cavorts, burlesque romps and beautiful scary darlings for you to marvel at.
I’m sure you’d agree, from that picture, it’s likely to be a terrifying night. There’s unlimited rides all night long, exclusive entry to Horror Bar with Guest DJs and Free Halloween punch, trick or treats, live action horror and scares. The pièce de résistance is the ‘walk along the ocean’ and ‘1,700 feet of fear’. This is one not to miss.
Sat 31st Oct
6:00pm – 11:00pm. £20.00, Book in Advance – on sale from 12th Oct
Following a complete sell-out run in 2014, Copperdollar return with their huge celebration for Halloween and Mexican Day of the Dead. Enter into the bizarre bonanza of dead Carny folk and find yourself drawn into their hypnotic world. Cut loose to the far side of reality, relax in a coffin and make friends with the dead. For this is a night to remember, a place you’ll never forget, where the future is past and yesterday hasn’t been!
Thu 29 Oct – Sat 31 Oct
8:00pm – 2:00am. £12 (Early bird)/ £15
Prepare for a helluva spooky karaoke experience with Halloween drinks, playlists and costumes. Whether ghosts, ghouls or even pumpkins are your thing, you’ll have a great time singing Thriller. There’s also a trick or treat shot surprise, 2 treats and 2 tricks… You’ll have to choose wisely. Lucky Voice are also offering a ‘Freaky Friday’ deal – 50% off room hire all night!
Fri 30 Oct – Sun 1st Nov
Emporium will be hosting their very first Halloween party! Let them scare you senseless at the strictly costume disco – with very special guests, prizes for best and worst dressed, and games and competitions throughout the night. Expect blood, guts and gore… And a dance floor.
Sat 31 Oct 9:30pm – 2:00am
You are cordially invited to an evening of mystery, intrigue, murder and sumptuous food, set against the backdrop of a Grade I listed Georgian manor house. This Halloween, enjoy an atmospheric reception drink, indulgent 3 course meal, and solve the murder mystery!
Sat 31 Oct
7:00pm until late. £59.95 per person
Halloween Horror Show – The Grand Hotel
A spooktacular evening of entertainment whilst raising funds to support men, women and families affected by HIV to live independent and healthy lives. The event will be hosted by the ghostly figure of an old film director. Rumour has it that this director only allows his actors one take, and on this Halloween evening the star of the next film could be you! With ghoulish dancing and a grand feast, guests are encouraged to attend in ‘Haunted Hollywood’ themed fancy dress.
Sat 31st Oct.
6:45pm – 2:00am. £95, tables of 10 £850
Join Rialto in an after party special with some fab music and special drinks offers in this fantastic Halloween night out! There may even be the odd classic horror screened. Come dressed up. Full details to be confirmed on their website.
Sat 31st Oct
9pm – 12am. £TBC.
What’s worse than a Living Hell? A Normal one! This Halloween, The Marlborough descends into the bland and beige world of ‘Heteronormativity’. Gasp in horror as your deepest fears come to life. Think: 2.4 spooky children and matching blood stained His n Hers Towels. Dress Up suggestions: Stepford Wives/ Broken Gender Specific Toys/ David and Samantha Cameron.
Sat, 31 Oct,
9:00pm – 12:00am. Free.
DONUTS Halloween special will consist if your usual variety of funk, soul, hip hop and electronic beats! But you can expect the unexpected with this one. Join us in fancy dress (optional but you may win some prizes if we like your costume) at the Komedia on Saturday 31st October. Advance tickets will go fast so make sure you grab them ASAP£3
Sat 31st Oct
11:00pm – 3:00am. £5.
Monsters, mutant children, and malevolent puppets, Mary Beth is friends with them all. And then some…Award-winning performer Mary Beth Morossa has stepped out from the pages of a long forgotten story book, brushed the dust from her corset and is back in Brighton! Meet her friends in a show which fuses macabre poetry, mime, puppetry, and cabaret, which is sure to delight, enchant and disgust in equal measure.
Sat 31st Oct
10:30pm – 12:00amen. £9.
Hip Hop, breaks, soul and funk to wet your beak and strut your feet From 4pm in the garden to 3am inside!
Sat 31st Oct
9:00pm – 3:00am. Free.