The best Halloween events in Nottingham

The clock is ticking! Halloween is coming, guys, so check out the best Halloween events in Nottingham here to sort some last-minute plans.

Skiddle Staff

Date published: 25th Oct 2023

Have you got your pumpkin carved? Costume planned out? Halloween party playlist at the ready? Halloween films to scare you silly? Most importantly, have you secured your tickets for the best Nottingham Halloween events? If not, let us give you a hand. 

Whether you’re looking for mad Nottingham Halloween parties, brunches, family events, games, or something else, you can find it here. 


Detonate Halloween: In The Arena


When: Saturday 28th October 2023

Where: Motorpoint Arena Nottingham in Nottingham

Local party starters Detonate is throwing possibly the biggest Halloween rave in Nottingham this year, boasting a lineup packed with some of the hottest names on the DnB circuit right now. Taking over the Motorpoint Arena, it’s going to be absolutely massive with loads of ravers and Detonate’s signature wild pyro. 

Tearing up the decks at this one is a true veteran, Sub Focus (DJ set + ID), liquid DnB heroes Hybrid Minds, Bou, Dimension, Friction, A Little Sound, and loads more to be announced soon.


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Foreverland Nottingham: Dopamine Dreams


When: Saturday 28th October 2023

Where: The Level in Nottingham

Unleash your inner child’s wild imagination at this multi-sensory rave by Foreverland. With trippy visuals, psychedelic decor, themed characters, bubbles, confetti, and house, tech, and dance bangers, Foreverland offers the ultimate adult playground. Go crazy with interactive art installations and bouncy tunes in this mind-bending wonderland this Halloween. 


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This event has been cancelled
We regret to inform you that our event on 28th October at The Level will no longer be taking place.



TASTÉ. Presents: SKREAM (Halloween Special)


When: Saturday 28th October 2023

Where: Stealth in Nottingham

One of the most iconic names in electronic music, Skream, comes to Stealth for one of the best Nottingham Halloween parties. Headlining with an extended three-hour set, the legendary DJ/producer is sure to keep ravers dancing until the very end at 10pm, following sets from support. Fancy dress is highly encouraged, and with the show ending at 10pm, you’ve got plenty of time to head to another event, or party, or get a good night’s rest.


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Groovebox Halloween | Unit 13


When: Saturday 28th October 2023 

Where: Unit 13 in Nottingham

Nottingham’s Groovebox, perhaps known for Groovebox Festival, offers one of the best Halloween events in Nottingham this year with Richy Ahmed, Darius Syrossian, Adrianna, Nath Brown, and Denno on the decks. After selling out the past two years, we’d recommend snapping your tickets up ASAP to ensure you aren’t left disappointed. And if you and your mates get together and buy four, you can save 20 quid!


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Nottingham Halloween Festival


When: Monday 23rd October - Sunday 5th November 2023

Where: Old Market Square in Nottingham

This free Nottingham Halloween event is perfect for families! Crazy creatures will be dotted around on top of buildings like Theatre Royal, Nottingham Castle, and Binks Yard, why not see if you can spot them all? There’ll also be other thrills like chocolate-making and crafts workshops, pumpkin carving, and more. On the 31st, there’ll be live entertainment like the monster mash disco, Batman will be stopping by with his Batmobile, and face painting will be available to those over the age of three. Most activities are free but some charges may apply. Click or tap the event title or image for more info! 


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Just the Tonic Comedy Club


When: Saturday 28th October 2023 - shows at 7pm and 9pm 

Where: Just The Tonic At Metronome in Marco Island, Nottingham

Just The Tonic has been booking the world’s best comedy acts for over 25 years now. This Halloween in Nottingham, the club brings Steve Hall, Addy Borgh, Dave Longley, and Lindsey Santoro to perform two shows, one at 7pm and another at 9pm, on the spooky weekend. The comedy club and the comedians have been highly praised by those in the industry, so you can rest assured knowing you’re going to have an excellent night out here. 


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Vibe Presents Spooky Sessions


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When: Saturday 28th October 2023

Where: Nottingham Secret Garden in Nottingham 

Nottingham Secret Garden is about to undergo an eerie transformation, decked out in Halloween decor with skeletons, zombies, and someone dressed like Ken from the Barbie movie jamming to house, deep house, tech house, and minimal bangers.  

Curtis Badder, Menneske, Jacob Frawley, and JENCE will be providing the tunes at Vibe’s debut event at Secret Garden. Fancy dress is encouraged but not essential. But you don’t want to be the only one with a bit of fake blood on your shirt while everyone else gave it their all, do you? 


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Black Parade - 00's Emo Anthems


When: Friday 27th October 2023

Where: Billy Bootleggers Bar in Nottingham

American-ish bar and venue Billy Bootleggers (formerly Percy Picklebackers) celebrates Halloween with loads of throwback emo bangers. We’re talking FOB, P!ATD, MCR, Jimmy Eat World, Paramore, YMAS, PTV, ADTR, and so much more. If teenaged you ever muttered the words, “It’s not a phase,” wanted snake bite piercings, or could barely see through your fringe, this is easily one of the best Halloween events in Nottingham this year.


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Unchained: The Gallows Costume Party


When: Saturday 28th October 2023

Where: Escobar in Nottingham

Half the fun of Halloween is dressing up. Whether you take it really seriously with SFX makeup or dress up as a bottle of ketchup, it’s one of the things we love best about the holiday. Escobar brings a costume party to the people of Nottingham with seven live artists, DJs all night long, and a full costume dress code. From 9pm until 3am, an array of artists will bring house, techno, DnB, and rap tunes so you and your crew can enjoy the best spooky vibes this year. 


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Halloween workshops hosted by Tiger Community Hub


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When: Monday 23rd October - Friday 3rd November 2023 

Where: Tiger Community Hub - 19-21 Lister Gate in Nottingham NG1 7DE

Got some little ones to entertain during this half-term Halloween period? Tiger Community Hub has daily workshops from now until the 3rd of November to get them in the spirit. Most of the workshops are £2.50 each and include a drink for the littluns and tea or coffee for the adults. Workshops include a zombie tea light jars workshop, anime drawing, one for making spooky characters from recycled milk cartons, pumpkin carving (which is £5 to attend), colouring, collage making, and more.



Sundays @ The Cell - HALLOWEEN - 2-4-1 Drinks Before Midnight


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When: Sunday 29th November 2023 

Where: The Cell in Nottingham

Here’s one for you guys in hospitality, retail, and any other job that might have you working on weekends with Sundays or Mondays off. Notts’ biggest Sunday night brings house, disco house, DnB, and R&B this Halloween. Head down before midnight to save on your ticket and take advantage of 2-for-1 drinks! 


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So Fetch - 2000s Halloween Party (Nottingham)


When: Friday 27th October 2023

Where: The Tunnel Club Nottingham in Nottingham

“In Girl World, Halloween is the one day a year when a girl can dress up like a total slut and no other girls can say anything else about it.” So Fetch, the 00s throwback event inspired by Mean Girls, comes to The Tunnel Club for a Halloween special. Mean Girls-inspired fancy dress is encouraged (of course) and tunes will be nothing but the best including the biggest hits from Rihanna, Avril Lavigne, Britney, Bey, Justin Timberlake, Usher, Gwen Stefani, Amy Winehouse, and more.


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Nottingham Halloween Outdoor Cinema


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When: Sunday 29th - Tuesday 31st October 2023

Where: Wollaton Hall in Nottingham

The UK's biggest outdoor cinema brings iconic horror movies suitable for all ages to Wollaton Hall this Halloween. If you’ve got younguns with you, Hocus Pocus, showing on Sunday, is PG, The Lost Boys on Monday evening is a 15, and finally Scream, on Halloween night, is rated 18. Picnics and drinks are welcome but there's also an on-site bar with hot food and snacks available if you accidentally leave yours at home. 



Halloween After-Party - Limited Free Tickets - Party Till 6am


When: Tuesday 31st October 2023

Where: NG ONE Nightclub in Nottingham

Perfect for night owls, late-shift workers and people who love to party hard, this Halloween afters comes to student-friendly venue NG ONE. Split across two rooms with four bars, NG ONE keeps the party vibes going strong until 6am, so you can squeeze every possible bit of fun out of the spookiest night of the year. The free tickets have been claimed, but don't let that deter you as tickets are only £4 and include a vodka mixer! 


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When: Tuesday 31st October 2023 

Where: Rough Trade in Nottingham

Hosted by Marilyn Sane and Nana Arthole with music from DJ Boz and Baby Trap, this drag bingo event is free to attend! For £6 you can play three games for the chance to win prize bags including tricks and treats, Halloween horrors, and cash. Come "dressed to distress" for the chance to win a devilishly delightful goodie bag, and enjoy a mix of pop, dance, electro, and rick with a focus on spookier sounds. 



Halloween Takeover at Revolucion de Cuba Nottingham!


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When: Saturday 28th October 2023 

Where: Revolucion De Cuba in Nottingham

Fancy doing Halloween a little differently this year? Why not try it Cuban style? Rev De Cuba brings the heat (literally) to its Halloween fiesta with fire breathers, samba dancers, a live band playing salsa and Latin, and DJs on both floors at 9pm, after the band. 

If you’re feeling fancy, secure table tickets which, depending on which you choose, can include ten bottles of beer, 10 bottles and a bottle of house spirit, or, finally, a bottle of house spirit, a giant cocktail sharer, and a bottle of prosecco. If you're looking to go all out, there’s really no better way than with these boujee packages.  


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Halloween Spectacular - Halloween Tabletop Gaming Party


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When: Tuesday 31st October 2023 

Where: LeadBelt Games Arena in Nottingham 

If you love destroying your mates or family at board games, this is the one for you. LeadBelt Games Arena is a tabletop gaming venue and they're going hard on Halloween. There'll be all-night horror-themes board games and RPGs, Jack-o-lantern and miniatures painting competitions, fancy dress, spooky snacks and drinks, and more. Arrive in full fancy dress for 20% off the £5 entry price!



Psyked Halloween: Bennie


When: Tuesday 31st October 2023

Where: Billy Bootleggers Bar in Nottingham

Another one at Billy’s, Psyked brings drum and bass star Bennie over to headline a night of carnage from 10pm until 3am. Joining Bennie on the night are support acts CLV B2B Sketch, FMS B2B Chennerz, Milzy B2B Scozza, and Trentbass for DnB, UKG, breaks, and jungle bangers. And to top it all off? Tickets are super affordable! 


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Nottingham - Rumour Halloween Special


When: Thursday 26th October 2023 

Where: Popworld Nottingham in Nottingham

Popworld isn’t messing about this year! One of the biggest Nottingham Halloween events for students, the club will be fully decorated to set the tone. Immersive horrors will have your hair standing on end, professional makeup artists will be on hand to make you look as scary as the terrifying visuals in the venue, and, since it’s the best bit of Halloween, there’ll be a free trick or treat sweet stall. Start planning your costume now because there’s a prize for best dressed! 


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Hopo’s Halloween


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When: Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th October 2023 

Where: Hopkinson Antique & Art Centre in Nottingham

Hopkinson brings a free Halloween event to Nottingham suitable for all ages! From 11am until late, all sorts of eerie activities will be around for you to enjoy like the trick-or-treat treasure hunt, tarot readings, and fairground games. Spooktacular nibbles and tipples will be available from Station Street Kitchen and we recommend wearing your spookiest 'fit for a chance to win the fancy dress competition! Finally, for £5, you can witness the debut of The Lonely Ghost, an original Tim Burton-inspired poetic and musical performance by Nightmare Arcade.





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When: Friday 27th October 2023

Where: Nottingham Secret Garden in Nottingham

The creators of Lemonade Bangs bring Secret Garden Raves to one of Nottingham’s most popular rave spots right now. Party as the sun sets to house, tech house, minimal, and garage tunes this Halloween. The hidden gem is known for and will be fully heated and covered for this one, so no need to worry about the unpredictable British weather! 


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If you aren't living it up in Nottingham this Halloween, check out our other Best Halloween Events lists from cities all across the country by clicking or tapping on the links below: 

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Check out our What's On Guide to discover even more rowdy raves and sweaty gigs taking place over the coming weeks and months. For festivals, lifestyle events and more, head on over to our Things To Do page or be inspired by the event selections on our Inspire Me page.