10 Things To Do In Sheffield This Halloween

From zombie raving to fire walking, ghost hunting, macabre movies and even a burlesque ball; with Halloween just around the corner, this weekend is all about the freakier side of life. Here are a few spooky shenanigans to set you off…

Fear Fest

Magna // October 29th

It’s back! Yorkshire’s biggest fright night dance party will this year feature a terrifyingly stellar line-up of some of the best dance, hip-hop and grime acts on the circuit, including a Chase & Status headline DJ slot, Lethal Bizzle, Darius Syrossian, Big Narstie and more! A sell-out every year; make sure you take advantage of the early bird discounts on Skiddle.

Tickets here.


TNK Halloween Special

The Night Kitchen // October 28th

Hamburg’s electro queen Helena Hauff heads up the Halloween special at late night labyrinth The Night Kitchen, alongside Matrixxman and Space Dimension Controller. One for those who aren’t afraid of things that go bump in the night…

Tickets here.


Halloween Special ft.  Daniel Avery

Hope Works // October 28th

With a headline slot from Fabric resident Daniel Avery plus the legendary Radio Slave, Edward and Volte-Face plus Sheffield talent Lo Shea, Chris Duckenfield, Linnemann and more, Hope Works’ Halloween special promises “perfect loops and all-consuming atmospheric oceans of sound” – get involved.

Tickets here.

Velvet Burlesque Grand Halloween Ball

Sheffield City Hall // October 29th

“Devilish dancers, madcap magicians, sideshow shenanigans, comedy capers, and ferocious freaks” will be the order of the day at this year’s Velvet Burlesque ball, a late night escapade into the world of masquerade, horror, gothic and everything in between. Dressing up is positively encouraged!

Tickets here.

Photo: Steven Feasey

Photo: Steven Feasey

Devilish Drop

Corporation // October 28th

The daddy of all alternative nights, expect everything from hardcore, punk and emo sounds in the Fractured room to dance, indie, pop and soul in the Anthemic room. Upstairs you’ll find Popcorn, delivering a unique mixture of pop, disco and 80s tunes. Wear what you want, dance how you like and enjoy a monster mash of music at ear-spitting volume.

Tickets here.


Steel City Firewalk

Hillsborough Arena // October 28th

Fancy walking twenty feet across fiery embers that burn upwards of 650°C? No this isn’t a form of torture, but an adrenaline-fuelled challenge, raising money for local youth homeless charity Roundabout. All you have to do to take part is raise a minimum of £75 in sponsorship and full training will be given, so no experience is necessary. Apple bobbing, stalls, face-painting and a fancy dress competition will all be on hand to entertain whilst the daredevils amongst you get ready for the main event. Email or call 0114 253 6753 for more info or to register.

Info here.

Steel City Ghost Tour

Take a turn around our city with Mr P. Dreadful and find out about the city’s darkest secrets and ghostly goings on. Three different routes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays make sure you never get the same story twice. Dare to be scared and book now for Halloween week.

Tickets here.


Detonate Halloween Special with Kano

O2 Academy // October 29th

Underground music promoters Detonate always know how to throw a good party and their annual Halloween Special is one of the most explosive of the year. With Kano, Kurupt FM, Shy FX, My Nu Leng, AJ Tracey plus more yet to be announced, this year is set to go off!

Tickets here.

Dr Strange

Curzon // All weekend // Prices Vary

If Dr Strange is the first you’re hearing of Benedict Cumberbatch, you must have been living under a rock for the past few years. The English actor’s fame has skyrocketed after the BAFTA winning series of Sherlock on BBC One, a brief stint as a dragon in The Hobbit Trilogy and an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of war hero, Alan Turing. Now he is the newest recruit to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, adding a fantastical, sci-fi twist to proceedings.

Tickets here.


Cirque de la Babes

Bungalows and Bears // October 29 // Free

Girl Gang Sheffield bring you a night of wonderment, fun and weirdness with DJs, live performers, spooky surprises, circus games, face painting, a dress up box, ghoul booth and much more.

Head here for more info.


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