London Halloween Performances and Screenings

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London Horror Festival
London Horror Festival
Halloween Horror Screenings
Murder Ballad
A Sequel To Die For
Halloween Movie Marathons
Druids in the Deadhouse


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 taking place with a scary twist, including lectures and live music.


Murder Ballad

Expect blood to be spilt in the UK premiere of this rock musical.

Arts Theatre, 6-7 Great Newport Street, London, WC2H 7JB

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


Dates: 30th September to 3rd December 2016


Off-Broadway rock musical Murder Ballad transfers to the Arts Theatre this autumn for its UK premiere. Starring Kerry Ellis, Ramin Karimloo, Victoria Hamilton-Barritt and Norman Bowman, the musical follows three New Yorkers caught in a secret love triangle. And, in the true tradition of all great murder ballads, when songs of a broken heart are gone sung, blood must be spilt, but by whom?


London Horror Festival

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

Etcetera Theatre, 265 Camden High Street, Camden Town, London, NW1 7BU

Tube: Camden Town Station, Camden Town Station


Dates: 10th to 30th October 2016


The London Horror Festival returns this October, moving to its new home at the Old Red Lion Theatre for three weeks of horror in the performing arts. The UK's biggest festival of horror is jam packed with theatre, LGBTQ cabaret, live podcast recordings, comedy, clowning, storytelling, magic and a virtual reality immersive film experience and a midnight sťance. There's also a short horror play writing competition, providing a platform for emerging talent in the horror theatre scene.


A Sequel To Die For

Sequels are put in the limelight at this frightening month-long film season.

Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, London, WC2H 7BY

Tube: Leicester Square Station, Piccadilly Circus Station, Covent Garden Station


Dates: 18th October to 18th November 2016


The Prince Charles Cinema is getting in on the Halloween action this autumn with A Sequel To Die For, putting follow up movies in the limelight with screenings of some of the best horror sequels. One the line-up are Scream 2, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, The Exorcist III, Alien 3 and Return of the Living Dead. Every ticket also comes with a can of beer and a slice of pizza.


The Glam Clam's Rocky Horror Halloween Homage

This outrageous Halloween event combines film, food and frolicking.

The Depot, 38 Upper Clapton Road, London, E5 8BQ

Tube: Hackney Wick Overground Station


Dates: 27th, 28th and 29th October 2016


For a truly outrageous Halloween, book tickets to The Glam Clam's Rocky Horror Halloween Homage. Teaming with the Backyard Cinema, the three-night event combines film, food and frolicking and will see The Tram Depot transformed into Dr Frank-N-Furter's steamy castle. Guests will be able to enjoy a screening of the cult comedy horror musical and feast on a Rocky Horror inspired menu of meatloaf, Tim Curry curry, rocky road and bloody Marys galore. There will also be an outrageous after-party and live performances from an ensemble cast.


Halloween Horror Screenings

The Rivoli Ballroom screens two classic horror movies this Halloween.

Rivoli Ballroom, 350 Brockley Road, London, SE4 2BY

Tube: New Cross Gate Station (East London line closed. Bus service operates)


Dates: Thursday 27th and Friday 28th October 2016


In partnership with Crafton Park Pictures, the Rivoli Ballroom is hosting a pop up cinema this Halloween, showing two classic horror films over two nights. On Thursday 27th October there will be a showing of 1978 film Halloween, starring Jamie Lee Curtis, while on Friday 28th October it will be Stanley Kubrick's The Shining. At the cinema, there will be two bars, popcorn, hot dogs and ice cream.


Druids in the Deadhouse

Welcome to the Deadhouse, so-called due to the historic gravestones set into the walls.

Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA

Tube: Temple Station


Dates: Friday 28th October 2016


Somerset House hosts an Iron-age open mic night, an evening of druid-themed entertainment on a stage reminiscent of Stonehenge. Programmed and led by acclaimed Welsh artist Bedwyr Williams, Arch Druid for the evening, the event was selected by public vote via Museums at Night. Join 100 or so fellow druids with song, dance, music and comedy in the modern day version of a druidic open mic night. Dress up in robes and fake beards, and join a procession through the atmospheric Lightwells to the Deadhouse, with its historic gravestones set into the walls, for an evening of immersive entertainment.


Dandy Darkly's Myth Mouth

Cabaret performer Dandy Darkly makes his London Horror Festival.

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

Tube: Angel Station


Dates: 28th, 29th and 30th October 2016


Famed in New York, queer cabaret performer Dandy Darkly makes his London Horror Festival debut this Halloween with Myth Mouth. Staged at the Old Red Lion Theatre, the sinister show explores themes of religious extremism, chemical addiction and the public's contemporary worship of media technology. The one-man show sees Dandy, who has been inspired by everything from celebrity deaths to virtual reality addition, regale stories to a pre-recorded soundtrack, which only adds to the tension.


Halloween Movie Marathons

The cinema hosts two spooky movie marathons this Halloween.

Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, London, WC2H 7BY

Tube: Leicester Square Station, Piccadilly Circus Station, Covent Garden Station


Dates: Saturday 29th October 2016


Pack your pyjamas and head to the Prince Charles Cinema this Halloween, where there are two frightening all-nighters to choose from. Classic sleepover favourites will be shown at the Teen Horror Pyjama Party, with The Craft, Scream, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Urban Legend, The Faculty and Final Destination all on the line-up. However, if you're looking for more of a scare, book in for the Classic Horror All-Nighter, which will screen The Exorcist, Alien, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Shining and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

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