The UK's original and largest 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 in October, 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 ten years we have championed horror theatre, proudly presenting programmes featuring new writing, adaptations of literary classics, immersive interactive experiences, LGBTQ+ cabaret, musicals, opera, burlesque, 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.

Festival Director: Katy Danbury

Festival Producers: Katy Danbury and Joseph Willis


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