HALLOWEEN THEATRE

Los Angeles Halloween Theatre
Halloween Theatre in Los Angeles
Los Angeles Halloween Theatre, Horror Plays & Haunted Performances

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, few if any Halloween theatre productions are expected to occur in Los Angeles during October 2020.

No longer a mere sideshow, theatre has become one of the major Halloween Events in Los Angeles. Not only do local drama troupes stage horror plays in traditional theatrical venues; also, there are numerous interactive and/or immersive experiences set in unconventional locations (such as real houses and cemeteries), which place audiences inside the play and sometimes even turn them into participants - unwilling or otherwise.

Many of these productions are one-time-only events, but new ones appear every year, and several have become perennials. On this page, you will find:

  • Updates: the latest news about Halloween theatrical productions in Los Angeles.
  • Perennials: a list of long-running Halloween plays that return annually. These link to pages dedicated to them, containing video, photos, and reviews too unwieldy to squeeze onto this page.
  • Related Events: Other Halloween events that incorporate theatrical elements, such as living history museum tours with actors portraying ghosts of the past.
  • Best Halloween Theatre: recommended plays from established producers
  • One-Shots and Recent Additions: Information on interesting Halloween plays that have yet to establish themselves as perennials.

Note: "Halloween Theatre" is a somewhat nebulous designation. Unlike traditional Halloween Haunts, horror-themed plays have a shelf life that extends beyond October, so some of the entries here may start in September or last until December; a few may even show up during the off season.


Los Angeles Halloween Theatre: Updates

Get the latest news about seasonal horror plays in our Halloween on Stage archive.


Los Angeles Halloween Theatre: Perennials

Below are annual favorites that return every Halloween. Click through to access more information, including reviews, photos, and/or video of past productions, plus updates about their current efforts.

Creep LA Immersive Experience

ROW DTLA 777 S Alameda Street Los Angeles, 90021 creepla.com 2020: Apparently cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The CreepLA url now forwards to Night Fever LA, an interactive experience ...
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Delusion: Interactive Theatre

www.enterdelusion.com bluebladesaga.com 2020 Dates: None Announced. About Delusion Interactive Theatre This impressive combination of storytelling, stunts, and special effects sets the bar by which all other Halloween haunts in Los Angeles ...
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Drama After Dark

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

2020 Update: Although a new location had been secured for Halloween 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic has rendered an in-person event unlikely; therefore, Drama After Dark: A Night of the Macabre ...
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Fallen Saints

2020 Dates: None announced, due to Covid-19 Pandemic. Check for updates here. Fallen Saints General Information Fallen Saints is an annual anthology series of short plays staged by Force of ...
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Ghost Walk Riverside

2020 Dates & Hours: October 23 & 24 at 6pm, 7:30pm & 9pm. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, this Halloween, California Riverside Ballet presents their 29th annual Ghost Walk ...
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Urban Death: Tour of Terror Haunted Theatre

2020 Update: Urban Death Tour of Terror has not been scheduled for this Halloween. Note: Advertisements have been disabled on this page due to the "shocking" content contained here. If ...
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Vampirates Dinner Adventure

2020 Update: There will be no Vampirates this Halloween. Though Pirates Dinner Adventure plans to reopen sometime in the fall, they will feature their regular, year-round show, not Vampirates. Vampirates ...
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Wicked Lit Halloween Theatre Festival

2020 Update: Wicked Lit has not scheduled a production for this Halloween, but the official website promises "Big News Coming Soon!" Wicked Lit Halloween Theatre Festival General Information Wicked Lit ...
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Los Angeles Halloween Theatre: Related Events

There are some Los Angeles Halloween tours and festivals that incorporate dramatic elements into their presentations, such as actors portraying the ghosts of the past in historical cemetery tours. Though these events are not quite plays in the traditional sense, they are theatrical, so we list them here.

Long Beach Historical Cemetery Tour 2014: Rhea

Long Beach Historical Cemetery Tour

2020 Date: The annual Historical Cemetery Tour has not been scheduled, due to Covid-19 pandemic Long Beach Historical Cemetery Tour ...
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Ghost Walk Riverside

2020 Dates & Hours: October 23 & 24 at 6pm, 7:30pm & 9pm. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, this ...
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Best Halloween Theatre

Because of the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic, few Halloween theatrical productions are planned, and those seem to be virtual versions instead of the usual live events.

Drama After Dark

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

2020 Update: Although a new location had been secured for Halloween 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic has rendered an in-person event unlikely; therefore, Drama After Dark: A Night of the Macabre ...
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Ghost Walk Riverside

2020 Dates & Hours: October 23 & 24 at 6pm, 7:30pm & 9pm. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, this Halloween, California Riverside Ballet presents their 29th annual Ghost Walk ...
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Los Angeles Halloween Theatre: One-Shots & Recent Additions

The following are Halloween horror plays that have appeared either too infrequently or too recently to be included among our list of perennials. If these shows return, we may upgrade them to the main list at a later date.

Best Medicine Productions launched The Shadow Space in the spring of 2019, then brought it back for the Halloween season. The interactive play's gimmick was casting the audience as invisible ghosts watching a human murder-mystery unfold before them. The intention was to bring the play back, possibly as an ongoing series.

The Count's Den offers a sort of interactive vampire dinner theatre throughout the year with a continuing cast of characters. For Halloween 2019, the presented Bite, a stand-alone effort geared toward fans seeking out seasonal entertainment who might not have been familiar with the venue's usual presentation.

Crossroad Escape Games entered the Halloween sweepstakes in 2019 with The Séance, a one-hour interactive play.The venue presents escape rooms throughout the year, some of them horror-themed, and they plan to offer The Séance or a similar interactive horror play for future Halloween presentations.

The Huntington Gardens introduced Huntington After Dark for Halloween 2019, which was essentially a variation on Drama After Dark, which had been staged at the location for many years previously. Like Drama after Dark, the new event included live performances staged throughout the grounds, but the subject matter was expanded to include Shakespeare and opera instead of focusing only on the works of Poe and Gorey.

Rogue Artists Ensemble crafted the excellent Kaidan Project: Walls Grow Thin for Halloween 2017 and followed up with another fine (though less seasonally relevant) production for Halloween 2018, Señor Plummer’s Final Fiesta. Since then they have presented no new Halloween theatrical productions, but we hope they return to the form sometime in the near future. Check for updates in our Rogue Artists Ensemble Archive, or visit their website.

All of the above Halloween plays were immersive theatre productions, suggesting they may portend a new trend in Halloween entertainment, possibly replacing pop-up Halloween haunts. We explore this possibility in "Immersive Theatre: The Future of Halloween in Los Angeles?"