Get spooked this Halloween in London with these blood-curdling nights out.
House of Mask Halloween Special
Taking place at a secret East London location on 31 October, this one-off party promises to be the “skulliest of the year” with plenty to scare and surprise. Although the finer details of the event are strictly hush hush, revellers can expect interactive theatre, street food, puzzles and live art. With previous DJ performances from Groove Armada, B Traits & Zed Bias, party-goers can expect a top-notch soundtrack from some big-name artists.
The event is free but you’ll need to register here
Twisted Fairy Tales
Proud Cabaret City and Proud Cabaret Camden is hosting three spooky nights of seductive burlesque and cabaret performances, bringing a deviant side to fairy tale characters like Little Red Riding Hood and Alice in Wonderland. Taking place from 30 October to 1 November, the event includes a delicious three-course meal and tasty cocktails. On the menu are hearty dishes like Chicken Chasseur and Sea Bass, while puddings include Black Forest Trifle and Coconut Creme. Diners will be served cocktails by a bevy of burlesque beauties. There will be risqué performances from some of the finest artists on the London cabaret circuit, including Sasha Flexy as a mischievous Snow White and Sophia St Villier as a bewitching Maleficent.
Tickets are £35 for a three-course meal and the performance.
A Grimm Halloween Party
Inspired by Grimms’ fairy tales, this Halloween party on Saturday 1 November will plunge guests into a macabre night of scary thrills, live performances and themed rooms. As guests arrive, they will make their way through a ballroom frozen in time and overgrown with sword-proof creepers, in the centre of which a wooden pyre will stand, which will play host to DJs and bands. From the ballroom and through the enchanted forest are secret rooms which will be decked out in a slew of fairy tale themes, from the witch’s gingerbread cottage to Rapunzel’s lonely tower. Cocktails such as the poisoned apple and the huntsman’s heart can be ordered from the magic mirror menu. Guests should dress as characters from childhood fantasies and adult nightmares and can have their picture taken in the glass coffin photo booth.
Tickets are £25 and are available by calling 020 7724 1617 or through the Bourne and Hollingworth website.
London’s scariest theatre show is hosting a late-night performance at 10.30pm on Halloween at the Arts Theatre. Written by The League of Gentleman’s Jeremy Dyson and Severance’s Andy Nyman, the show comes with a health warning to stay away if you have a nervous disposition because it contains “moments of severe shock and tension”. Go and see it if you dare!
Halloween: Subterranean Scream
Delve into London’s dark side at the London Transport Museum’s special Halloween late event. Author Scott Wood, who penned London Urban Legends: The Corpse on the Tube and Other Stories will be exploring the Tube’s creepy past in a series of talks throughout the night. If you’re feeling brave, see what your future has in store with a tarot consultation by author and tarot reader Cilla Conway. A deadly makeup artist will be on-hand to create authentic and gruesome wounds and you can enjoy 2-4-1 on spooky cocktails.
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