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Applications for the London Horror Festival 2020 will open in April 2020


We programme a broad range of horror theatre, comedy, magic, and performance art, from psychological spine-chillers to all-out splatter, improvised ghost stories to grotesque stand-up and séance magic to body horror, and almost anything else imaginable. Our purpose is to foster new talent as well as nurturing the already burgeoning live horror scene within the UK and we are always free to chat! Use the contact form, or send us an email and we can talk more about what we do!


"LHF were really supportive, especially the producer, Katy - we really enjoyed our run at the Old Red Lion and will definitely be coming back!"

Blackshaw Theatre

"The London Horror Festival programmed my first ever full length play and I couldn't have asked for a more supportive organisation. They were willing to take a risk on an unknown writer and allowed me full creative control.  I enjoyed the experience so much that I came right back the following year with a brand new show!"

Gavin Innes

"My experience at the festival was amazing, it was very well produced and I got all the support that I needed in order to focus on my work. Being part of a festival that is not happening in your home country is always a bit of a gamble. In this case it wasn't. Great Work!
Thanks for having me."

Philipp Oberlohr

"The London Horror Festival was a fantastic and varied festival to be part of. We had great support from other companies in the festival, the LHF organizers and even their patron; on our opening night Nicholas Vince saw our director doing front of house and took over from him which sums up the supportive, enthusiastic atmosphere we found throughout the festival. Speaking to audiences after shows you found out they’d traveled from places like Devon just to be part of the LHF and watch some of the shows."

Stack Ten Theatre Company

"To all companies considering involvement in the LHF ...

This dead soul city and its hell bound inhabitants are lucky to have such an enriching exhibition of darkness.

The LHF provides a unique platform for the horror genre. It's a place for lovers of the macabre to wash themselves in the gore of theatre.

Bring them your nightmares, skin crawlers and the devils on your backs.

The LHF team are extremely supportive and give you the feeling of belonging to a family...of weird twin nieces , strange uncles, grannies in the attic and daughters in the cellar."

Ben Whitehead/Fred Strangebone

"The London Horror Festival is probably our favourite fest of all. Aside from how cool it is to have such a niche few weeks of theatre in the capital, you get the added bonus of a friendly and inclusive atmosphere from everyone involved. Highly recommended for lovers of the dark."

The Off-Off-Off-Broadway Company

"LHF gave us the opportunity and the platform to take our crazy idea and turn it into a show. They gave us their time, support and resources, the combination of which allowed us to enjoy the most successful run in our theatre companies history. We cannot wait to return this year."

Underground Clown Club

"London Horror Festival was so much fun. We thank you for the opportunity to showcase our work in a theatre for the first time to lots of new audience which we found worked very well :) The festival had lots of variety and things we've never seen before and we are looking forward to attending the shows again next year. The LHF producers are very creative, organised and a pleasure to work with."

Burlesque In Underland

"We have performed at three London Horror Fests and it is now a staple in our calendar. The team are brilliant at promotion and really help to get the word out about your show. The Old Red Lion is a great venue for horror from it's rather creepy old cinema style seating, to it's very black blackouts! What we love most is the real sense of community - you get to meet lots of other horror theatre companies and everyone is incredibly supportive - thank you Team LHF!"

The Twins Macabre