5 things to do in Belfast this Halloween
Here are some of the spookiest things happening across Belfast this month.
- October 20
W5 Late is a strictly adults-only, after-hours evening at Northern Ireland’s award-winning science and discovery centre! Don your scariest costume for chills and thrills and explore over 250 interactive exhibits in four incredible exhibition areas. Discover what lurks within their haunted mansion ‘Monster Manor’ but beware you might meet some unexpected characters along the way! Get up close to some creepy crawlies and engage with the experts in their spooktacular series of lecture theatre talks as you explore the science of fear, plus so much more!
- Belfast, October 31
Halloween Monster Mash returns to Titanic Slipways on Halloween Night (Wednesday 31 October) - promising all a ‘ghoulishly’ good time!
The fangtastic entertainment feast includes spooky street shows and performers, breath-taking fire and halo glow shows, creepy arts and craft workshops, monster fairground rides and live music on stage from The Professionals, recently crowned ‘2018 NI wedding band of the year’. There will also be a range of sweet treats, candies and hot food available for purchase during the event.
Belfast Horror Con
- October 27
Taking place at the Clayton Hotel, this event will feature eight media guests including David Warner (The Omen), Barbara Nedeljakova (Hostel), Shauna MacDonald (The Descent) and Belfast’s own Patricia Quinn who played Magenta in the cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Two films, including locally produced Braxton Butcher, will be screened in the Hotel’s Titanic Suite followed by Q&A’s with the films creative teams. Other attractions include a Gaming Lounge where attendees can test PlayStation 4 VR games including Until Dawn: Rush of Blood and LOC-Down Events will be providing a number of Horror themed costumed characters. The Olympic Suite will host a number of traders, novelists, independent comic creators and a SFX make-up artists.
Wireless Mystery Theatre Presents Frankenstein
- October 30
On the 200th anniversary of the publication of the great Gothic novel, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein's Monster will be reanimated, piece-by-piece. Join Wireless Mystery Theatre – Ireland's longest-running audio theatre company - as they bring the creature to life with galvanisation, harnessed lightning, and their usual mix of live music, sound foley, and horror at the Crescent Arts Centre.
Murder Mystery at Belfast Castle
- October 12
The event involves all of your guests acting as teams of Detectives. They must attempt to solve a deadly whodunit by answering three simple questions: who committed the crime, how and why? Accompanied by a delicious meal, the night begins with the audience witnessing scripted scenes featuring events that took place in the run-up to the ghastly crime. You will meet each of the suspects as they join you at your table to be interrogated. 'Have you ever had an affair? How much money do you have? Have you ever been blackmailed?', these are the questions asked the most - and after all, who wouldn't want to ask them?
Jail of Horror
- October 12 - 31
The one-of-a-kind 'Jail of Horror' tour through Crumlin Road Gaol, Belfast's oldest prison, will offer a terrifying experience and is guaranteed to scare even the bravest of visitors.
Belfast Telegraph Digital