Halloween Treats & Tricks

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 Halloween events happening in Liverpool.

Golem‘ at the Everyman Theatre
>Wednesday 18th October to Saturday 21st October
>Price: £5 LJMU student tickets
It’s not about ghosts or skeletons or zombies, but this play by theatre company 1927, is about a different sort of monster. Within Golem, animation, claymation, live music and performance are used to frightening effect to ask questions about technology and how much it controls our lives. A dark tale which explores impact of one of the scariest monsters of our time.

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Pumpkin Picking

>Throughout October
>Price: Differs per location (£1-£10!)
Get your wellies and your woolies on because is the absolutely dreamy autumnal event; head out with your mates to one of Merseyside’s many pumpkin farms! There are plenty to choose from around the area including Poplar Farm just on from Maghull, Kenyon Hall Farm near Warrington and a few over on the Wirral. This article from the Liverpool Echo will give you a good few to start with.

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Shiverpool

>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.

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Wake the Dead Halloween Parade

>Saturday 28th @ 8pm
>FREE
WakeTheDeadParade_LiverpoolOne_291016_LucyMcLachlan_03If you’re struggling to get into the spooky party spirit, this is the event for you. Led by 70-strong drum troup Katumba, this carnival of the dead will be sure to get you moving and grooving as it rips through the city centre. Starting at the top of Bold Street at 8pm, people of Liverpool are encouraged to dress up and join in the party – good luck not going out after this one!


Spooktacular!‘ at the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

>Sunday 29th October @ 2:30pm
>Price: FREE LJMU student tickets
The perfect spooky event for little ones, the Orchestra will play a collection of haunted hits from The Devil’s Galop to Phantom Fairground, and not forgetting the Ghostbusters theme! Attendees are encouraged to dress up in their best Halloween garbs, and with a chance to have a go on the instruments half an hour beforehand, it’s a great way to introduce your children, neices, nephews, brothers or sisters to classical music.

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Liverpool’s Halloween Lantern Carnival

>Sunday 29th October @ 6pm
>Price: FREE
The Lantern Company’s creepy carnival will be returning to Liverpool on Halloween weekend, but this time it’s going to take over the city centre. The family friendly event promises to be “a whopper once-only whirlwind of a night” where underworld inhabitants such as beasts, skeletons and ghosts will light up the streets as they dance through in a carnival of chaos!

Lantern Parade


The Limehouse Golem‘ at the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

>Tuesday 31st October @ 7:30pm
>Price: FREE LJMU student tickets
How better to spend Halloween than with a spooky Victorian murder mystery? Starring Bill Nighy, Olivia Cooke and Douglas Booth, The Limehouse Golem revolves around a series of murders which are LimehouseGolemconsidered to be so gruesome, the people of Limehouse feel they can only be blamed on legendary creature of death……. The Golem! (Cue screams). Join the Student Opps team beforehand for a spooky twist on our City Social…. there may or may not be dressing up/apples on a string. Look on Facebook for info nearer the time!


Songs for the End of the World‘ at the Everyman Theatre

>Tuesday 31st October to Wednesday 1st November
>Price: £5 LJMU student tickets
>”Welcome to New Albion, a near-future dystopia of suffering and exploitation. While some predict armageddon, many are simply preparing for the end.” Lead by the sounds of Dom Coyote and the Bloodmoneys, you’ll forget whether you’re in the theatre or at a gig! Set in a post-apocalyptic world, this is the perfect play to send off the spooky season in style.

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