Halloween 2018: Events in Brighton and Hove
Here’s our guide to getting spooked out and partying until the early hours during October. But beware the age restrictions on some events – always check before booking! This year Halloween falls on Wednesday 31st October.
Throughout October: Brighton Horrorfest
Brighton Horrorfest is being revived again this year, featuring 13 days of frightening shows and workshops for all the family (plus for adults-only, so do check before booking) in the month leading up to Halloween. Event details are viewable on their website, and include:
Phantasmagorical – 16th-17th October, 20:00
The Raven and Other Nasty Poems – 19th-21st October, 18:00
The Other Realm Lectures: The Witch Hunts – 25th October, 18:00
Talking to the Dead: A Séance – 26th-27th October, 22:15
The Boo-tique Cinema – 18th-20th, 25th-27th October, 19:30
Throughout October: Tulley’s Pumpkin and Spook Fest
This daytime Halloween festival features exciting haunted house attractions aimed at the 6-13 year age group, including the brand new Terror Trail and the Twisted Fun House, plus classic favourites such as The Horrid Hayride and The Creepy Cottage. The Fest is open on the weekend of 14th & 15th, then daily from 21st to 29th October, and booking is strongly advised.
Friday 26th October: Pryzm Halloween Weekender
For one week only the regular LOVE2 night takes on a Halloween theme! Expect special FX, confetti cannons, laser light shows, pyro explosions and more to make you jump and smile during a night of all-round spooky entertainment. All to sounds brought to you by DJ Ben Loren and disco host Fatjack. From 9pm to 3.30am - ID required.
Friday 26th October: Komedia: ‘Drag You Under The Bus’
This Halloween-time, get into the spirits at Komedia’s weird and wonderful alternative show. Burlesque and performance art combine in this unusual take on traditional cabaret hosted by Hans Euff and with a line-up including Joe Black, Rococo Chanel, Alpha Bites and Vlad Von Kitsch. Suitable for ages 16 and up, the show takes place in the small Komedia Studio – so grab your tickets before they vanish! Advance price: £12.
Saturday 27th October: Pryzm: Playground’s Halloween Special 2018
Turn up at 10pm and party till 4am at this full-on Halloween experience – where you’ll find the unexpected. “Dare you come to play in our playground?” ask the organisers. Wahahaha! Limited early bird tickets available from £10 so don’t miss out on whatever this turns out to be…
Saturday 27th October: Komedia: Spellbound
Dubbed the biggest party of the Hallowe’en weekend, this alternative 80s goth-themed bash features dark alternaive anthems from the likes of Souxie and The Banshees, Alien Sex Fiend, Killing Joke and Talking Heads, alongside the more obvious Monster Mash, Thriller, Ghostbusters and The Time Warp. Expect to be horrified by chilling cabaret, classic film clips, and the results of the free face-painting stall! Drinks deals also available throughout. 10pm till late, Komedia downstairs. Over-18s only.
Wednesday 31st October: British Airways i360: Halloween Fright Flights – Adults Only
It’s Halloween and demonic clowns and other freaks from the Victorian show are out to play. Creep through the horror maze and onto the glass viewing pod, where the horrific ghouls have taken control. Before the West Pier burned down, horrific unsolved murders took place at its Victorian funfair, leaving restless ghouls to roam around the West Beach area. British Airways i360 is now being haunted by the twisted souls of the performers from the old West Pier.
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Mary Kalmus is a journalist and communications professional who has worked widely across the consumer press and local newspapers and within the NHS. She loves Theatre in all its forms and lives in Brighton.