As All Hallows’ Eve is creeping just around the corner, it’s time to start upping the fright factor and getting into the spooky mood. With loads of things going on all around the city, we’ve made a list of the best alternative Halloween events happening in Liverpool.
>October (and all year)
>Price: £12 for students (bring your NUS card)
Throughout October, the people behind the original Liverpool history/ghost tour are putting on three different city tours for those wanting to get spooked. Take your pick between ‘Hope Street Shivers’, ‘Auld City Vaults of Doom’ and the ‘Ghost Bus’ for a history lesson on the dark side of Liverpool that you’ll never forget.
‘Frankenstein’ at the Everyman
>Friday 28th Oct – Saturday 29th Oct
>Price: £5 per ticket
The fantastic YEP (Young Everyman and Playhouse) take on Philip Pullman’s version of the original ghost story by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. A great adaptation of a classic, this play will definitely get you in the mood for October 31st!
Chamber of Horrors in St. George’s Hall
>Monday 24th Oct – Monday 31st Oct
>Price: £15 per ticket
Looking set to be the perfect event for all horror fans, ‘The Chamber of Horrors: Resting Ground of the Unsaved’ is taking over St. George’s Hall for a week of terror. The dark corners and secret corridors of the Grade I listed building will come alive with special effects and characters from the deadliest horror stories of the past century.
N.B. The event organisers have claimed this event will not be for the faint hearted… Anyone with a nervous disposition or phobia of the dark might want to avoid it.
‘Psycho’ at the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
>Monday 31st Oct
>Price: £7 per ticket for LJMU students
Quite possibly the most quintessential horror film of all time, Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Psycho’ is being brought to life by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Experience the 1960’s classic on the Phil’s one-of-a-kind cinema screen, whilst the orchestra build up the tension by playing the music live in the background. Tickets are selling quick so act fast!
PLEASE NOTE: Student tickets for this event have now sold out.
Ghost Tour at the Royal Court
>Tuesday 8th November
>Price: FREE for LJMU students
We invite all students (if you dare) to experience the haunted side of “the people’s theatre”. Expand your knowledge of Liverpool’s rich cultural heritage, and the role which the Royal Court has played. This event is part of a collection of events taking place on the 7th – 11th November for LJMU’s Directed Study Week – keep your eyes peeled for the other things going on that week.
Susan Hill’s ‘The Woman In Black’ at the Everyman
>Monday 7th – Saturday 12th November
>£5 tickets for LJMU students
The production of the ultimate ghost story comes to the Everyman Theatre next month, and it’s sure to make your spine tingle. ‘The Woman in Black’ has shocked fans on stage and screen for almost three decades since the novel was originally written by Susan Hill in 1983. Don’t miss out on this incredible touring performance – otherwise it might just haunt you for the rest of your life…….