HALLOWEEN TOURS AND SHOWS

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Los Angeles Halloween Horror Plays, Haunted Performances, Scary Screenings, Cemetery Tours, & Museum Exhibitions

Here you will find an eclectic list of seasonal tours and shows: Los Angeles Halloween horror plays and haunted performances, scary screenings of classic horror movies, macabre midnight ramblings among gravestones and historical landmarks. If you enjoy the spooky thrill of wandering through ominous outdoor locations and/or allegedly haunted premises, of if prefer actors on the other side of the proscenium arch (not jumping out at you), this is the place for you.

The fright factor of these Los Angeles Halloween tours and shows varies widely. Museum events tend to use the Halloween season to interest people in historical customs related to the season and to beliefs regarding death and the supernatural. Tours are often educational in nature. Museums and galleries may be eerie but seldom frightful. Plays set in mortuaries can be absolutely terrifying. In general, these Halloween events offer a different kind of fear experience, more subtle and sometimes more profound than the jump-scares of more traditional Halloween Haunted Houses.

Note: If the rational for including these divergent attractions on one page seems obscure, scroll down to the bottom of the page for an explanation.

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Los Angeles Halloween Horror Plays: Alphabetical List

The Halloween Tours and Shows listed here are perennials that return every Halloween season. One-offs and last-minute additions are listed separately, directly after this list. Year-round events suitable for the Halloween season are listed after the One-offs and last-minute additions.

Beyond the Grave Tours

Beyond the Grave Tours

Beyond the Grave Tours/Sorrowful Soirée Workman and Temple Family Homestead Museum 15415 East Don Julian Road, City of Industry, California 91745 www.homesteadmuseum.org 2019 Date & Hours : To Be Announced Price : free Homestead Museum's Be...
Creep LA Immersive Experience

Creep LA Immersive Experience

ROW DTLA 777 S Alameda Street Los Angeles, 90021 creepla.com 2019 Dates : September 13-15, 19-22, 26-29; October 3-6, 10-13, 16-20, 23-27, 30-31; November 1-3 Hours : shows start at 6:15pm, 7:45pm, 9:15pm, 10:45pm 2019 Theme: Haus of Creep: "CONSUMER...
Dearly Departed Horror Film Location Tour

Dearly Departed Horror Film Location Tour

Dearly Departed Tours and Musuem 5901 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90038 United States 1-855-600-3323 dearlydepartedtours.com 2019 Dates & Hours : To Be Announced For the Halloween season, Dearly Departed Tours and Museum presents a Horror...
Delusion: A Haunted Play

Delusion: A Haunted Play

5257 W. Adams Boulevard Los Angeles, CA, 90016142 www.enterdelusion.com 2019 Dates & Hours : To Be Announced, if any. Since staging a revised version of its Halloween 2018 play, Delusion: The Blue Blade , in the spring of 2019, Delusion has...
Drama After Dark: A Night of the Macabre with Poe and Gorey

Drama After Dark: A Night of the Macabre with Poe and Gorey

The Huntington Library, Art Collection & Botanical Gardens 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino 91108 www.facebook.com/DramaAfterDark 2019 Date & Hours : To Be Announced, if any 2019 Update : Due to the scheduling of the Huntington Library's ...
Drunken Devil Halloween Haunt

Drunken Devil Halloween Haunt

* www.thedrunkendevil.com 2019 Date & Hours : To Be Announced View our Drunken Devil Productions Archive : Drunken Devil General Information Drunken Devil Productions describes itself as a “Los Angeles-based, horror-centric live-entertainment c...
Dungeon of Doom: Monsters, Mummies, and Mayhem

Dungeon of Doom: Monsters, Mummies, and Mayhem

The Hollywood Museum 1660 North Highland Avenue in Hollywood thehollywoodmuseum.com Dungeon of Doom Dates & Hours:  10am to 5pm on  Wednesday through Sunday, year-round Monsters, Mummies & Mayhem Halloween Dates: Every Halloween season, t...
Fullerton Museum Haunted Walking Tours

Fullerton Museum Haunted Walking Tours

The Fullerton Museum Center 301 N. Pomona Avenue, Fullerton 92832 (714) 738-6545 Website: Click here 2019 Dates : October 10-11, 15-19, 22-26 & 29-30 Hours : 5:30-8:30pm. Start time is 5:30-6pm for a meet and greet. Tours begin at 6pm and last...
Ghost Walk Riverside

Ghost Walk Riverside

Main Street Pedestrian Mall Main Street and 10th Street, Riverside 92501 www.crballet.com California Riverside Ballet on Facebook 2019 Dates & Hours : October 25-26, 6pm to 10pm Tickets : Admission to the block party is free. Separate tickets a...
Halloween Film with Organ

Halloween Film with Organ

Disney Concert Hall 111 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012 www.laphil.com (323) 850-2000 Date : Halloween night at 7:30pm 2019 Film: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) It has become an annual October tradition: on Halloween night every y...
Haunted Hollywood Scavenger Hunts

Haunted Hollywood Scavenger Hunts

Hawthorne and Highland, Hollywood, CA 90028 www.watsonadventures.com 2019 Dates : October 26, 5:30-8:00pm Tickets : $24 Check out our Haunted Hollywood Scavenger Hunt archive : Watson Adventures Haunted Hollywood Scavenger Hunt General Information ...
Heritage Square Museum Halloween Mourning Tours

Heritage Square Museum Halloween Mourning Tours

Heritage Square Museum 3800 Homer Street, Los Angeles, CA 90031 www.heritagesquare.org (323) 225-2700 2019 Dates : Movie Night: Psycho on Sunday, October 20 at 7:30pm Halloween & Mourning Tours on Saturday & Sunday, October 2...
Hollywood Forever Cemetery Walking Tour

Hollywood Forever Cemetery Walking Tour

Hollywood Forever Cemetery 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90038 www.adsla.org (323) 469-1181 2019 Date & Hours : Saturday, October 13, 10am-2:30pm Tickets : $20. Parking : inside the cemetery gates. Check out our Hollywood F...
Long Beach Historical Cemetery Tour

Long Beach Historical Cemetery Tour

Long Beach Municipal Cemetery & Sunnyside Cemetery 1095 E. Willow Avenue, Long Beach 90806 www.hslb.org 2019 Date & Hours : Saturday, October 26, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Tickets : $20 for adults, $8 for ages 5-18, $1 for 4 and under; $15 for...
Nights of the Jack: A Halloween Jack O’Lantern Experience

Nights of the Jack: A Halloween Jack O’Lantern Experience

King Gillette Ranch 26800 Mulholland Highway Calabasas, 91302 Website: nightsofthejack.com 2019 Dates: October 3 - November 3 Hours : To Be Announced, probably 6-10:30pm Night of the Jack Information Like Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns (back when...
Paramount Pictures After Dark Tour: Tales from the Other Side

Paramount Pictures After Dark Tour: Tales from the Other Side

Paramount Studios 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90038 paramountstudiotour.com 2018  Halloween Dates:   Friday & Saturdays October 5 through November 3, plus Halloween Night. Check website for exact dates, in case of cancellations. Hours : ...
Urban Death: Tour of Terror Haunted Theatre

Urban Death: Tour of Terror Haunted Theatre

Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre 4850 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, California 91601 www.urbandeath.com (818) 202-4120 - reservations 2019 Dates & Hours : To Be Announced Tickets : Read our Urban Death: Tour of Terror Archive Note ...
Vampirates Dinner Adventure

Vampirates Dinner Adventure

Pirates Dinner Adventure 7600 Beach Boulebard, Buena Park, CA 90620 piratesdinneradventureca.com (714) 690-1497  or (866) 439-2469 (toll-free) info@pirates-ca.com 2019 Dates : September 30 through October 31 Monday-Friday: 7:00pm ...
Wicked Lit Halloween Theatre Festival

Wicked Lit Halloween Theatre Festival

Mountain View Mortuary and Cemetery 2300 Marengo Ave, Altadena, CA 91001 www.unboundproductions.org 818 242 7910 201 Dates & Hours : To Be Announced Tickets : Check out our Wicked Lit Archive: Wicked Lit Halloween Theatre Festival General ...
Los Angeles Halloween Plays, Tours & Shows: Additional 2019 Listings

With new shows, tours, and plays opening every Halloween, it can be difficult to keep up. Below, we squeeze in any additions that we have not had a chance to experience ourselves. After we have checked these events out, they may be promoted to the main list.

Carved
Descanso Gardens
1418 Descanso Drive
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
(818) 949-4200
Dates & Hours: Oct. 23–27, 6:30–10:30pm
Tickets: $25 for Descanso Gardens members, $30 for non-members
Website: descanso.org

Carved is a family-friendly event featuring a thousand professionally carved pumpkins in a one-mile walk through the Camellia and Oak Forests. The event is co-produced by Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns, which no longer operates their own event in Los Angeles, having retreated back to New York.

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Halloween Haunted House Tour
Grier Musser Museum
403 S Bonnie Brae Street
Los Angeles, CA 90057
(213) 413-1814
Date & Hours: October 27, 1-4pm
Tickets: $6-10
Website: griermussermuseum.org

The Grier Musser Museum's annual Halloween Haunted House Tour decks out the museum's 1898 Queen Anne Victorian house with historical Halloween decorations. Refreshments are provided.

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Los Angeles Halloween Horror Plays, Tours & Shows: Year-Round Events

Some year-round Los Angeles attractions have horror elements that are appropriate for Halloween, such as the Chamber of Horrors in the Hollywood Wax Museum and the Dungeon of Doom in the Hollywood Museum. The latter sometimes re-brands itself as a Halloween event during October, but you can see many of the same displays throughout the other months.

The Hollywood Wax Museum

The Hollywood Wax Museum

6767 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028 www.hollywoodwax.com hollywood@hollywoodwax.com 323-462-8860 Hours : Sunday-Thursday: 9 am - Midnight Friday-Saturday: 9 am - 1 am Along with the usual movie star celebrity figures, the Hollywood...

 

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Los Angeles Halloween Horror Plays, Tours & Shows: Why List Them Together?

This grouping of shows, tours, cemeteries, exhibitions, screenings, and plays might at first seem odd, but there is a method to our madness: There is a tradition of Los Angeles Halloween horror plays staged in unusual locations, requiring the audience to walk through cemeteries, warehouses, museums, and historical parks, turning the experience into a kind of walking tour. Some Los Angeles Halloween Attractions combine elements of a historical tour with live performance. Every Halloween season features outdoor horror movie screenings, sometimes in graveyards. There have even been exhibitions set in outdoor venues, requiring connoisseurs of macabre art to traipse through foreboding locations at night.