The best Halloween events to attend in Manchester

Too early to think about Halloween? Rubbish. It's just around the corner! So check out the best Halloween events in Manchester we're absolutely dying for.

Skiddle Staff

Last updated: 27th Sep 2022

Halloween is just around the corner! If you're thinking it’s a bit early to think about events, you can never be too early! It’s the one holiday you know everyone will take advantage of whether they want to dance and enjoy some tunes or nibble some popcorn in front of their favourite scary movie. 

No matter which you prefer, here are the Halloween events in Manchester we're dying to get to this year. For more information about these events, click on the event titles.


WHP22 - Halloween at The Warehouse Project 


Photo: The Warehouse Project / 

When: Saturday 29th October

Where: Depot (Mayfield), Manchester

Lineup: Annie MacPatrick ToppingEwan McvicarDJ BoringNia Archives, and more

You can’t beat a bit of WHP action. This iconic series sees ravers make the pilgrimage to Manchester to rave so late their mums would have a heart attack if they found out what time they're up ‘til. But they don’t understand the electric atmosphere, dreamy production, and of course, the tunes played by the world’s biggest DJs rattling through your bones. Unfortunately, if you want in, you’ll need to whack your name on the waiting list and cross your fingers. We’re rooting for you! 


Find tickets for WHP22 Halloween here




Hit & Run Halloween 2022


Photo: Hidden / 

When: Friday 28th October 2022

Where: Hidden, Manchester

Lineup: TBA 

Hidden is definitely one of Manchester’s best clubs. The place is huge, and walking in is like stepping into another world. With multiple rooms of bangers, it’s the kind of place you don’t mind getting lost in. Head over on Friday the 28th for five hours of dark and twisted tunes from drum and bass, jungle, dubstep and similar genres. Keep an eye out for the lineup, as it’s sure to be killer. 


Find tickets for Hit & Run Halloween here




Festival Of Fear


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When: Saturday 29th - Sunday 30th October 2022

Where: Dock 53, Manchester

COVER BANDS: AC/DC, Metallica, System of a Down, Duran Duran, Beastie Boys, The Cure, Iron Maiden, Kiss, and more

Ever seen a vampire in the pit screaming along to Toxicity? Neither have we. But at Dock 23 in Manchester this Halloween, you might get the chance. Bringing some of the finest cover bands over two days with bars, and food, under a heated marquee, Festival of Fear looks brilliant. And with fancy dress encouraged… well, it’ll obviously be a laugh watching a zombie in a wall of death.


Find tickets for Festival Of Fear here




Halloween Immersive Cinema Scare Attraction


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When: Friday 28th - Monday 31st October 2022

Where: Manchester City Centre, Manchester

Clubbing isn’t for everyone though. Maybe you just want to honour the spooky season properly by being so spooked you check you didn’t leave your seat damp. So why not head over to one of the best Halloween events in Manchester, an immersive cinema experience? The best horror movies will be shown on a big screen with a live interactive cast acting the scenes out too. It’s the best and scariest way to appreciate your favourite horror flicks! 


Find tickets for Halloween Immersive Cinema Scare Attraction here




Pull Up - Free DnB Rave 


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When: Monday 31st October 2022

Where: The Deaf Institute, Manchester

Why is this one of the best Halloween events in Manchester? One: it’s free to enter. Two: it’s at Deaf Institute, easily one of Manchester’s best clubs. Three: there’ll be a bunch of chunky drum and bass, jungle, UK funky, and garage tunes rattling through you as you smash up the dancefloor. And four: it’s on until 3 AM. Guaranteed to be a proper goodun, Deaf Institute simply never fails to impress. Especially with free entry. 


Find tickets for Pull Up - Free DnB Rave here




Halloween All Nighter


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When: Monday 31st October - Tuesday 1st November 2022

Where: 42nd Street Nightclub, Manchester

42s is many Mancs favourite club thanks to it being one of the city’s cheapest. So if you're strapped for cash, you'll be glad to hear they're throwing a Halloween bash with tickets, including a queue jump, for just £7. Get in, get yourself a few £1 shots and enjoy the best indie bangers on a crowded, enthusiastic dancefloor until 6 AM. And listen out for the occasional spooky tune too! 


Find tickets for Halloween All Nighter here




RAW Halloween - Victoria Baths


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When: Saturday 29th October 2022

Where: Victoria Baths, Manchester

Few venues in Manchester are as iconic and different as Victoria Baths. The Grade II* listed building has a partial glass roof and a 6ft deep pool for ravers to dance in. And this kind of opportunity doesn’t come by often, with the venue only occasionally opening its doors for parties. Do Halloween properly at this mad house and techno event with stunning production. 


Find tickets for RAW Halloween - Victoria Baths here




Funkademia Halloween Special at Mint Lounge


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When: Saturday 29th October 2022

Where: Mint Lounge, Manchester

Funkademia is Manchester’s longest-running club night, serving up tasty tunes to a music-loving crowd in Mint Lounge until 4 AM. Get down this Halloween for all the classic bangers from the likes of Chic, Sister Sledge, Prince, Snoop Dogg, and many more. And head down in fancy dress for a free shot!


Find tickets for Funkademia Halloween Special at Mint Lounge here




You can't beat Halloween. Whether you love it for the hours-long scary movie marathons, the dressing up, or just as an excuse to smash back a few shots, it's a holiday we can all get behind. 

If none of these Halloween events in Manchester got you in the spooky mood, no worries. Click or tap here to discover what other eerie-sistible (sorry) events are going down near you.



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.








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