Halloween is always one of the biggest nights of the year in the Liverpool calendar; 2018 is no exception! There’s lots going on throughout the week for you to choose from – but hurry, things are selling out fast! From nights out, to haunted houses, events, activities, and even life-drawing classes, Liverpool has got it all. Here are some of the highlights from this year that you should check out:
31st OCTOBER –
LOST at the Freakshow (Invisible Wind Factory) – The popular student night LOST returns with a Halloween Freakshow special featuring special events such as an interactive theatre experience, circus performers and three full rooms of music. This event is already on its fourth release so act fast – you can buy tickets here.
FOUND Halloween Special (The Arts Club) – The new counterpart to The IWF’s LOST, ‘FOUND’ is celebrating Halloween with their very own Haunted Circus event. Across three floors enjoy feel good music, hip-hop & R&B and Tech house. This event is also expected to sell out and tickets are available here.
Halloween with Young Marco all night long (24 Kitchen Street) – Don’t miss Kitchen Street’s ‘Abandon Silence’ ghostly special if you’re looking for a night of spooky electro music. Book your tickets here.
Nightmare on Blundell Street (The Supper Club) – If the Baltic Triangle is more your scene, Blundell Street is throwing a Halloween party like no other with live music from FAMOUS MONSTERS and super cheap drinks: Find more info and book your tickets here.
Halloween Fright Night (Electrik Warehouse) – Medication Liverpool has moved to the Electrik Warehouse which stands where the Krazyhouse used to be; it will be throwing a fancy dress special on Halloween with 4 floors of varying music to appeal to everyone’s tastes. Buy your tickets here. Electrik Warehouse is also throwing a Monsters of Rock night on the 27th October – for tickets book here.
Rave from the Grave (Modo) – It’s completely free to enter Modo across Halloween to enjoy their Rave from the Grave! Modo promises ‘terrifying tunes from our gang of ghouls’ – so if you’re looking for a cheap alternative, Modo is the place to go. Find more info here.
1st NOVEMBER –
Bongo’s Bingo Halloween Special with Fuse ODG (Camp and Furnace) – Bongo’s are celebrating Halloween in style across three different nights but there are only tickets still available for the 1st November so you need to act quick to not miss out! Expect the usual fun and prizes with a spooky Halloween twist. Book tickets here.
2nd NOVEMBER –
Tainted Love (Camp and Furnace) – Not content with just 3 nights of Bongos Halloween specials, Camp and Furnace are also celebrating Halloween in style with an 80s themed party – sure to celebrate the best the 80s had to offer. Book your tickets here. Or for a third Camp and Furnace option, check out Mungo’s HiFi Halloween Carnival on October 26th; more info here.
Ed Solo b2b deekline b2b serial killaz // shadows (Hangar 34) – An alternative to traditional Halloween nights out can be found at Hangar 34 with their ‘Jungle Carnival’ promising reggae and Jungle music. Book tickets here. Also at Hangar 34 is the Hip Hop Horror Show on the 31st (find more info for that here)and the Hardstyle Halloween special on the 27th (book here).
Scouser Things (Constellations) – Another club offering a Baltic alternative to Concert Square is Constellations who are back with another Scouser Things special – celebrating the hit Netflix show Stranger Things. Book tickets here. Additionally, Constellations are holding a Halloween special on the 31st itself – check out the poster below and find more info and tickets here.
Also not to be missed: Dragged to Hell (OUT Liverpool, 27th October) – Liverpool’s RuPaul themed bar celebrates Halloween in style (FREE). Ghost presents DJ Spooky (Meraki, 31st october) – for Garage and dubstep fans book here. Blade Blood Rave (Brick Street, 31st October) is a night out dedicated to the iconic scene from the Blade film: expect a blood-filled, vampire themed night. Book here.
Additionally, on November 3rd, Mountford Hall (in the Guild) is celebrating the Festival of The Dead. This is not related to the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebrations but is a separate ball/carnival themed night with loads going on! This is not to be missed and tickets are going fast – find more info and tickets here.
Chamber of Horrors (St George’s Hall, 27th– 31st October) – Following the success of last year, St. George’s Hall is once again opening its doors for its Chamber of Horrors: Gallows Eve. This event is pricey but promises to be one of the most terrifying experiences Liverpool has to offer; if you’re brave enough – find out more and book your tickets here.
Ghoulie’s Haunted House – Ghoulie’s Haunted House on Dale street is open all year round for those who just cannot get enough of Halloween. But this time of year, Ghoulies steps it up a notch – if you haven’t been yet this is the time to go! Take a look on their website here.
The Monster Halloween Ball (Palm House – Sefton Park, 24-26 October) – Possibly the most Instagrammable event this year is the family-friendly Halloween ball at Sefton Park. The Lantern Company are putting on loads of events across the 3 days with workshops, parades and dance parties. All the early-bird tickets have already sold out but to have a chance to go to this spooky event check out the website here.
Baltic Market Halloween Spooktacular (25th-28th October) – As students in Liverpool, you are likely to be familiar with Baltic Market’s popular street food; head down there from Thursday to Sunday to experience Market with a twist; with themed cocktails, special food items like pumpkin pizza and Halloween halloumi, and a spooky DJ to top it off, this 90s themed Spooktacular has everything. Check out their website here.
Zombie Life drawing (Shipping Forecast, 28th October) – For a completely unorthodox life-drawing experience, be sure to check out the Drawing Dead event at the Shipping Forecast; taking place in their ‘haunted basement’, budding artists can enjoy a art class like no other for just over £10 – book here.
Also not to be missed: The Asylum – Zombie Hunting (Newsham Park Hospital) – Known as one of Liverpool’s most haunted building, the former hospital is opening its doors for an immersive zombie-hunting experience. It is however priced at a hefty £70 but could make an amazing gift if you book here. Spooky Speke (Speke Hall, 17th October) – the Tudor Manor just a bus ride away is offering ghostly tours: find more info here. Demonic Descension – Contained Liverpool (Aintree) – not for the faint-hearted, this demonic event is taking place right through October; this is not your typical day out as the ticket includes a live séance with a real Ouija board – this is sure to be terrifying: book here. Finally the Howl-O-Ween Puppy Parade is taking place again! Starting at the Bombed out Church at 11am on Saturday 27th October, you’ll get the chance to see loads of dogs dressed in their spookiest outfits. To find out more or donate to the Merseyside Dogs Home click here.
There you have it, our most extensive Halloween Guide to date. Stay posted for information on Halloween film screenings and make sure to book your tickets now, because what’s scarier than fomo this Halloween?