Want to have a scream this Halloween? Brighton is always full of great events but it can be hard to choose how to spend the spookiest night of the year. We’ve ridden in to save the day on our broomstick and have created a guide of some of our favourite scary nights out just for you!
Lady Chastity’s Reserve – The Black Lion
An immersive experience that challenges you and friends with a hilarious hour of solving clues to unravel the sticky story of Lady Chastity. Will your team win Chastity’s fabled aphrodisiac wine? Hurry, she doesn’t suffer nitwits gladly. Get together a team of friends, families, colleagues, or grab your beau for a more daring date night. Lady Chastity’s Reserve promises to be an rip roaring challenge for all and has been described as ‘Crystal Maze on Crystal Meth’, this is one you really don’t want to miss!
30 Sept – 29 Nov (Weds – Sun)
Various slots available between 1.30pm & 9.30pm
From £15.50 pp
Dial ‘M’ for Murder – Emporium
Tony Wendice has married his wife, Margot, for her money and now plans to murder her for the same reason. He arranges the perfect murder: he blackmails a scoundrel he used to know into strangling her for a fee, and arranges a brilliant alibi for himself.
“This exciting melodrama had a highly successful run on Broadway and the road… original and remarkably good theatre – quiet in style but tingling with excitement underneath”- The NY Times
28 Oct – 21 Nov
7.45pm Tues – Sat
2pm Sat & Sun
Copperdollar: The Back of Beyond – The Old Market
Following a complete sell-out last year and another appearance at Glastonbury 2015, Copperdollar return with a huge celebration for Halloween and Mexican Day of the Dead. Expect a visual feast of art, performance and music with resident DJ Marc Stylus, who has rocked the floor at The Famous Spiegeltent, Lost Vagueness and many more. With new dances and acts to join in, raise the roof and celebrate life in style. Enter into the bizarre bonanza of dead Carny folk and find yourself drawn into their hypnotic world. Cut loose to the far side of reality, relax in a coffin and make friends with the dead. A night to remember, a place you’ll never forget…
29 – 31 Oct
8pm | £15
Late Night Lingerie 43: Halloween Party – Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
11pm – 3.30am
Halloween Disco – Emporium
Roll up and join us on the spookiest night of the year, October 31st, when Emporium will be hosting our very first Halloween party! Let us scare you senseless at our strictly-costume disco – with very special guests, prizes for best and worst dressed, and games and competitions throughout the night. We assure you it’ll be a night to remember, but just in case you wake up in doubt the next morning, there will also be a photo booth and professional photographer on hand to make sure there is evidence from the night before. Expect blood, guts, gore and a dance floor! Not for the faint hearted!
31 Oct | 9.30pm
Vanishing Point Presents: Halloween Special – Patterns
It’s time to dig out the fancy dress, as Vanishing Point is back with a spooky Halloween special with some of the most exciting underground house talents around. First up is Krystal Klear (aka Declan Lennon) whose unique blend of house, funk and disco can be heard on his monthly show at Rinse FM. Complimenting Krystal Klear is none other than the legendary Justin Robertson who, as one of the true icons of house music over the past 23 years, has produced remixes some of the biggest names in music (Björk, New Order, The Chemical Brothers). Upstairs you’ll find Skint Records with Damian Harris and Matt King who’ll be playing alongside Vanishing Point residents, Teamy and Matthew Balaam.
Sat 31 Oct | 10.30pm – 4am
£8 adv/£10 otd
A Seven Sins themed night packed full of great DJs. Bristol boys and dubstep duo Koan Sound bring their clean basslines and fast beats to the floor joining them is Deekline, a rare figure in dance music and a seminal producer who balances the cutting edge and the mainstream with effortless flair creating a melting pot of dubstep, UK funky, garage, bassline, dancehall and breakstep. Dutty Moonshine will also be there with their mash-up collective of DJ’s who lace bass heavy sets together with a vintage sound pushing the boundaries to controversy and really have one aim for sets: to create absolute mayhem through fun, baselines and antics to rival any cabaret. Finally the special guest on the night will be WBBL from Ghetto Funk, providing funky electronics all night long to get you grooving!
Sat 31 Oct | 11pm-8am
£10 before 12pm
Halloween joke bonus – Who won the skeleton beauty contest? No body. (sorry!)
*Copperdollar image by Dave Toolin