Halloween Shows and Events in London

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The Dark Circus Party Halloween Special
Divine Proportions
The Crystal Maze Halloween: The Dark Maze
The London Cabaret Club Twisted Halloween Special
London Horror Festival
London Horror Festival
Halloween at Covent Garden
Halloween at the Petrie Museum


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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Divine Proportions

A unique, immersive event based on the story of Dionysus, God of Wine.

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

Tube: Waterloo Station , Lambeth North Station


Dates: 11th September - 12th January 2019


Renowned for hosting quirky and immersive events, the Vaults keep up the tradition with Divine Proportions, a unique dining experience that brings together feast and fetish. Based on the story of Dionysus, God of Wine and Merriment, the immersive event takes the ancient Greek myth as a starting point and offers an exploration of female beauty and sensuality, personal freedom, expression of gender fluidity and sexual desire. Guests will be led on a mythical and theatrical journey before sitting down to enjoy a feast inspired by Greek mythology. Expect juniper and beetroot cured salmon, roast guinea fowl breast with orange saffron, and caramelised white chocolate with coconut milk and Manuka honey ganache. Following dinner, it will be time to venture to the Underworld for late-night revelry amongst the darker celestial beings.



The London Dungeon hosts its scariest event for 40 years.

London Dungeon, Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7PB

Tube: Waterloo Station , Westminster Station


Dates: 01st - 31st October 2018


This Halloween, The London Dungeon is hosting Screamfest, its scariest event in 40 years. Billed as the ultimate Halloween event, it will boast the most stories, scares and special effects and see an extra splattering of horror added to the classic shows, including Jack The Ripper, The Great Fire of London and Sweeney Todd. Visitors will be able to take on London's only underground water ride, dodge the grasp of an escaped convict from Newgate Prison and brave an exhilarating vertical free fall drop ride. Additionally, the spine-tingling Séance returns, during which guests will sit around a Ouija board and summon the spirits.


London Horror Festival

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

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

Tube: Angel Station


Dates: 07th October - 03rd November 2018


The London Horror Festival returns to the Old Red Lion Theatre this October extending to four weeks and presenting over 30 productions 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 and vampires. Show highlights include three new Frankenstein shows marking the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley: gender-bent by Burn Bright Theatre in their female-led retelling; frozen in the Antarctic wilderness by Two-Body Problem's chilling contemporary continuation of the story; and defiled by Fred Strangebone. Werewolf: Live, a comedy game show, comes fresh from Edinburgh Fringe, The Teind asks participants to pick their own poison and Midnight Horror from Chamber Piece Theatre presents a particularly spooky late night show.


Tea Break Theatre: Frankenstein

A feminist interpretation of Mary Shelley's classic novel.

Sutton House, 2 & 4 Homerton High Street, London, E9 6JQ

Tube: Hackney Wick Overground Station


Dates: 16th October - 03rd November 2018


This winter, the historic Sutton House plays host to Tea Break Theatre's Frankenstein. The thrilling, immersive production is a feminist interpretation of Mary Shelley's classic novel, encouraging audiences to reflect on female identity and the role of women in society. In this modern version, Victor brings a female creature to life: the ideal woman who fails to live up to his expectations. Audiences will leave pondering the ultimate question: who is the real monster? It's the perfect production for Halloween.


Halloween at Covent Garden

See the pumpkin patch showing 150 gourds and the UK's largest pumpkin.

Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9DD

Tube: Covent Garden Station , Leicester Square Station, Charing Cross Station


Dates: 22nd - 31st October 2018


Covent Garden is getting in the spirit of things for Halloween and installing the UK's largest pumpkin, weighing one tonne and measuring over three feet tall, in the covered market. The monster pumpkin is part of a pumpkin patch display showing 150 gourds; visit and you can select your own small pumpkin to take home and carve into a Jack-O-Lantern on the 31st October. Many of the shops and restaurants in Covent Garden are putting on special events. Balthazar hosts 'Balthoween' with the sinful 'Balthobombe' dessert - a chocolate sphere disguised as a pumpkin - and a coin which could earn you a free cocktail. Creepy Halloween makeup masterclasses begin on 22nd October and Sunday 28th October sees children's author Laura Ellen Anderson read about Amelia Fang's adventures in the South Wells section of the Market Building.


The London Cabaret Club Twisted Halloween Special

See spine-chilling contortionists and spooky dance spectacles.

The Bloomsbury Ballroom, Victoria House, 37-63 Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1B 4DA

Tube: Holborn Station , Russell Square Station


Dates: 25th - 27th October 2018


The London Cabaret Club is putting on a weird and wonderful showcase for the scariest season of the year with a Twisted Halloween Special featuring spine-chilling contortionists and spooky dance spectacles. You'll be greeted by a host of spirits and transported through a tunnel of fear into the 1920s-haunted ballroom. While enjoying the ghoulish cabaret show, you'll be treated to seasonal menu of pumpkin risotto, parmesan, kale crisps, beef tartare, quail egg and parmesan shavings. Finish with oozing chocolate fondant and chilling vanilla ice-cream, homemade profiteroles with dark chocolate sauce and passion fruit tartlets. Try the trick or treat cocktails at the bar and you can choose from the Flaming Zombie with passionfruit and rum and mini smoking Pumpkin Vodka Martinis.


The Dark Circus Party Halloween Special

A traditional circus bill with a twisted and ghostly spin.

Secret Location, , London, XX1 0LL



Dates: 27th October 2018


The Dark Circus Party gets even darker this October with the Halloween Special. Taking place at a secret London location, 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.


The Luna Cinema Halloween

The film masters returns with a special spooky season.

Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD

Tube: South Kensington Station , Gloucester Road Station


Dates: 28th - 29th October 2018


Described as "the kings of the outdoor cinema experience" (Tatler), The Luna Cinema is back for Halloween. Continuing its tradition of pairing movies with amazing locations, the spooky season will see traditional horror movies screened in the Natural History Museum's grand Hintze Hall. Films on the line-up are Blair Witch Project, The Silence of The Lambs, Ghostbusters and The Shining. All guests will receive one bag of popcorn on entry and further light snacks and drinks will be available to purchase throughout the evening. Additionally, guests will have access to the Life in the Dark exhibition.


Halloween at the Petrie Museum

A whistle-stop tour of pop culture over the past two hundred years.

Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, Malet Place, University College , London, WC1E 6BT

Tube: Euston Square Station , Warren Street Station, Euston Station, Goodge Street Station


Dates: 31st October 2018


This year Halloween coincides with the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein and the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology marks the occasion by looking at how Mary Shelley's novel has influenced our attitudes to death. Egyptologist and cultural historian John J Johnston and UCL curator Subhadra Das (who looks after the Pathology and Galton collections) give a whistle-stop tour of pop culture over the past two hundred years to reveal our hopes and dreads. With a free glass of wine included in the ticket price and dressing up strongly encouraged, the event is sure to be dead good.


The Crystal Maze Halloween: The Dark Maze

The maze is given a spooky twist for one day only.

The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience, 10-14 White Lion Street, Angel, London, N1 9PD

Tube: Angel Station


Dates: 31st October 2018


This Halloween, The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience transforms into The Dark Maze. With all the thrills and challenges of the regular game, visitors will still need to work their way through a labyrinth of zones, tackling the infamous challenges along the way, but with a few extra frights and scares thrown in. Participants will meet the Blood Baron, who will be on hand to serve up a few challenges to test, thrill, surprise and amaze.

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