the london horror festival 2018 programme
The UK’s original and largest annual festival of live horror performance
Scaring the living daylights out of audiences since its inception in 2011, the London Horror Festival is a celebration of the ghoulish, the thrilling and the downright macabre.
Every Halloween season thousands of people enjoy the London Horror Festival, where highlights include multiple sell-out runs, world premieres by award-winning new playwrights and critically-acclaimed performers, and a host of exciting new work for all ages and interest groups. The London Horror Festival runs for four weeks from early-October through Halloween to November, offering a multitude of horror performance at exactly the time of year when audiences desire it. Our programmes always include a number of shows which can be considered ‘family friendly’ as well as plenty of hardcore horrors for the more mature crowd.
Over the past eight years we have championed horror theatre, proudly presenting programmes featuring new writing, adaptations of literary classics, immersive interactive experiences, LGBTQ+ cabaret, musicals, burlesque, opera, live podcast recordings, comedy, clowning, puppetry, storytelling, magic, midnight mind-reading and Séance shows, film screenings with live choirs, radio and playwriting competitions, lectures ... and much more!
Each year promises a broad range of horror theatre, comedy and performance art, from psychological spine-chillers to all-out splatter, improvised ghost stories to body horror. Our purpose is to foster new talent as well as nurturing the already burgeoning live horror scene within the UK.
Please scroll down to see all 33 productions involved in this year's festival. They are chronologically listed according to their appearance in the festival - just click on the ones you like the sound of and get booking! Do bear in mind that a few of the shows are here for one night only so tickets will sell fast!
Interested in hiring the Old Red Lion Theatre for a single night performance? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.