Halloween Shows and Events in London

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London Horror Festival
The Dark Circus Party Halloween Special
Beauty And The Feast
The Theatre of Blood - A Halloween Ball
Halloween: Carnival Of Carnage
The Quarter of Curiosity Shop
Casillero del Diablo presents Friday the 13th
Halloween Crazy Circus Party
Fright Night: Science of Nightmares
The Quarter of Curiosity Shop
 

 

Halloween is a great excuse to roll out some classic horror movies from years gone by and if you've got a favourite, the chances are somewhere will be showing it as part of a Halloween themed screening. There's also plenty of on-stage events and pop-ups taking place with a scary twist, including workshops, masterclasses and parties.

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Beauty And The Feast

This palatable pantomime for adults reworks the classic fairytale.

The Vaults, Arch 233, 10 Leake Street, London, SE1 7NN

Tube: Waterloo Station , Lambeth North Station

 

Dates: 6th October 2017 to 14th January 2018

 

A delectable retelling of the original fairytale, Beauty and the Feast takes over the Vaults under Waterloo this winter. Hoping to amuse your bouche with some fine art feasting, it's a palatable pantomime that will see you arrive as beauty and leave as beast. Your Godmother, Fairy Liquid, is tired of mute dinners and boring conversations, so she is serving up a theatrical dining experience like no other. Follow in the footsteps of Belle through the grey palace, greeting serving staff who are desperate to serve along the way. After dinner and plentiful booze, you must try to break the romantic curse. If you're successful, the celebration will continue late into the night, with disco balls and chandeliers galore. And don't forget to leave your manners at the door.

 
 
 

London Horror Festival

The UK's biggest horror festival is back for three weeks of horror.

The Old Red Lion Theatre, 418 St John Street, Camden Town, London, EC1V 4NJ

Tube: Angel Station

 

Dates: 15th October to 4th November 2017

 

The London Horror Festival returns to the Old Red Lion Theatre this October for three weeks of horror in the performing arts. The UK's biggest festival of horror is jam-packed with theatre, puppetry, cabaret, spoken word, body horror, clowning and comedy as well as mummies, zombies, ghosts, vampire and bodies of Frankenstein. Show highlights include horror comedy Curse of the Mummy, fringe successes The Twins Macabre, and Knock Knock from The Underground Crown Club. There's also a short horror playwriting competition, providing a platform for emerging talent in the horror theatre scene.

 
 
 

The Quarter of Curiosity Shop

Halloween workshops, parties and masterclasses.

Carnaby Newburgh Quarter, 8 Ganton Street, London, W1F 7QP

Tube: Oxford Circus Station

 

Dates: 17th - 31st October 2017

 

Open for a limited time this Halloween, The Quarter of Curiosity Shop brings atmospheric installations and parties to the Newburgh Quarter, just off Carnaby Street. Events include a series of free workshops such as Halloween Headdress making, potion cocktail making, pumpkin planters and Halloween masterclasses. Plus, a spooktacular alternative Halloween florist will offer posies and bouquets in suitably themed shades; think black roses, black Asparagus Fern, deep purple Calla Lillie's and Love Lies Bleeding. There will also be a Halloween fright night party on Thursday 26th October.

 
 
 

Fright Night: Science of Nightmares

Delve into your darkest nightmares at The Book Club.

The Book Club, 100-106 Leonard Street, London, EC2A 4RH

Tube: Old Street Station

 

Dates: 25th October 2017

 

This Halloween, The Book Club invites you to delve into your darkest nightmares with a special Fright Night event. With the help of artist and producer Carla MacKinnon and lecturer in psychology Dr Josie Malinowski, the event will explore the world of night terrors, sleep paralysis, lucid dreaming and more. Carla MacKinnon will share her own experience of sleep paralysis with a screening of her award-winning documentary Devil in the Room while Dr Malinowski will explain different techniques that can be used to gain control of your dreams. There will also be the chance to make your own sleepy tea bag to take away while you discover the history of sleep-inducing herbs and orthodox medicine.

 
 
 

The Theatre of Blood - A Halloween Ball

Five stages, four immersive realms and over 100 performers.

The Coronet Theatre, 28 New Kent Road, London, SE1 6TJ

Tube: Elephant & Castle Station

 

Dates: 27th October 2017

 

The Coronet Theatre kicks off Halloween weekend with The Theatre of Blood - A Halloween Ball. Suzette Field and A Curious Invitation will descend upon the theatre to stage the spectacular, which will be a dark tribute to the classic monsters of horror. With five stages, four immersive realms and a cast of 150 performers, the line-up includes burlesque bombshell Kirby Marzelle, twisted sideshow siren Charlie Bouquette, musical mortician and maestro Troylus Searll and death blues funeral trash orchestra The Dead Brothers. There's also a vampire circus, a mausoleum and a madhouse celebrating 1972 horror flick The Asylum and.

 
 
 
 

The Dark Circus Party Halloween Special

A traditional circus bill with a twisted and ghostly spin.

The Grand Hall, Euston Road, London, WC1H 9JE

Tube: King's Cross Station

 

Dates: 28th October 2017

 

The Dark Circus Party gets even darker this October with the Halloween Special. Taking place at The Grand Hall, it will be a spellbinding concoction of atmospheric production, decadent cocktails and innovative theming with impressive theatrical performances. Guests will be welcomed into an abandoned circus to enjoy a traditional circus bill with a twisted and ghostly spin; think caged curiosities breathing fire and swallowing swords, ethereal skills performances and treacherous trapeze acts. Cocktails will include the Ringmaster's Poison and the Circus Royale while the dress code is Dark Circus, with every guest required to dress as one of the troupe, whether that be a Sideshow Freak, Tragic Clown or Lion Tamer. Jeans, trainers and t-shirts are strictly forbidden.

 
 
 

Halloween: Carnival Of Carnage

Four floors of scary storytelling, seances, cinema and dancing.

The Kings Head, 257 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8AS

Tube: Old Street Station

 

Dates: 28th October 2017

 

Hullabaloo's sell-out Halloween party Carnival of Carnage is being resurrected this year. Taking over members club The Kings Head on Kingsland Road, it will bring together scary storytelling, seances and a cinema across four floors as well as the opportunity to dance the night away. Dress the part according to the dress code - clowns in cravats, dandy devils, tail-coated terrors, monocled mummies or whatever turns you on - and prepare to strut your stuff. Tickets are only 10 but are limited and there won't be any door sales.

 
 
 

Halloween Crazy Circus Party

Live music, circus performers, aerial acrobats and roaming beasts.

Pop Brixton, Brixton Station Road, London, SW9 8PQ

Tube: Brixton Station

 

Dates: 28th October 2017

 

Pop Brixton will be given a lavish makeover this Halloween, transforming into the Crazy Circus Party. Promising a whole new level of haunted, the one-night-only event invites guests to party the night away among Halloween-style extra. Think pink elephants, a devil to dance with, psychedelic sounds and gypsy crystals. The Voodoo Love Orchestra, Opsa Balkan Band, Rum Buffalo and Sasha Dieu will provide the music, with circus performers, aerial acrobats, roaming beasts and mythical monsters joining them on stage. There will also be the chance to have your fortune read in the giant Gypsy Crystal, where fortune-tellers will work their magic and a glitter and tattoo bar will provide the finishing touches to revellers' costumes.

 
 
 

Casillero del Diablo presents Friday the 13th

The wine brand presents an experimental screening of the cult classic.

Kachette, 347 Old Street, London, EC1V 9LP

Tube: Old Street Station

 

Dates: 31st October 2017

 

This Halloween, wine brand Casillero del Diablo presents an experimental film screening of cult classic film Friday the 13th. Taking place at Kachette in Shoreditch, the free screening will be accompanied by a range of Casillero del Diablo's wines and themed food. Debuting in 1980, the classic film launched the now famous Friday the 13th franchise and follows a group of teenagers as they attempt to re-open an abandoned campground only to be murdered one by one by a mysterious killer.

 
 
 
 
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