The best Halloween events to attend in Newcastle

Ready for your stomach to churn? For your heart to race? To feel fear and adrenaline rushing through you? Check out these killer Halloween events in Newcastle for a spooky, unforgettable Halloween weekend.

Skiddle Staff

Last updated: 26th Oct 2023

Halloween isn’t just fun for kids. Adults get into just as much mayhem by dressing up in crazy costumes and heading out for a wild night of terrors. And as Halloween creeps closer and closer, now’s the time to think about how you want to spend it, whether in the club, out and about with your pals, or just doing something with the family. 

Tickets for Halloween events in Newcastle are flying out already, so there’s no time to lose! To help you get the wheels in motion, we gathered some of the biggest, best, and spookiest events here. Check them out!

Hedkandi Present: A Twisted Disco Halloween

When: Sunday 29th October 2023

Where: Colonel Porters Emporium in Newcastle Upon Tyne

For a long time now, Colonel Porters has been the spiritual home of Hedkandi's special Sunday sessions, with every party delivering a truly special atmosphere that rivals the original nights at Stereo. This spooky season, one of such nights is ready and waiting to send you into a freakish frenzy on the dancefloor. 

Hedkandi are returning to Newcastle for another deliciously devilish Halloween party, with Mark Doyle, Marc Rowell, and Mark Ireland spinning the tunes. They love a theme on these Halloween nights, so make sure to wear your scariest costumes and most ghoulish makeup to dance along to the twisted Kandi anthems. Tickets below!


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NE Bass & Selecta: K Motionz, A Little Sound //Halloween Special

When: Tuesday 31st October 2023

Where: NX Newcastle in Newcastle Upon Tyne

If you like your raves being of a heavier ilk, where the bass shakes the room and the skanking never stops, then we have the perfect Halloween event for you. Selecta and NE Bass have teamed up to bring K Motionz and A Little Sound to NX, Newcastle on Halloween night this year.

These are two of the hottest properties in Drum and Bass right now, and to see them take the Toon by storm this Halloween is something you will have to trick or treat yourself to. The ultimate bass-fueled night in Newcastle this Halloween, tickets below!


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Bounce Heaven - Ministry of Bounce Halloween Special

When: Friday 27th October 2023

Where: Digital in Newcastle Upon Tyne 

If you want to kick off Halloween Weekend in the biggest possible way, then the Bounce Heaven Halloween party at Digital should be the only thing you consider. A sell-out event for 3 years in a row, the Ministry of Bounce Halloween Special is returning with an absolutely stacked lineup. With the hottest property in bounce, DJ Hannah Taylor headlining, alongside Bounce Heaven head honcho Andy Whitby and some of the biggest names in the scene, this one is going to be massive.

Dress up in your best costume and get yourselves down for a boogy this Halloween, tickets below!


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Inertia #3 Halloween

When: Saturday 28th October 2023

Where: SR44 Warehouse Club in Newcastle Upon Tyne

Ravers of the Toon, prepare for a spine-tingling, heart-pounding experience as the team over at Beast Inc. summon the spirits of house & techno to dance with you under the moonlit sky this Halloween. Expect heart-thumping basslines, hypnotic melodies, and pulsating rhythms that will keep you moving all night long.

It's time to unleash your inner rave daemon and let the beats possess your soul at one of the most electrifying Halloween raves in the whole of Newcastle! Tickets below!


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Skint XL - Times Square Terror Tent - Special Guest DJ: Tech It Deep

When: Tuesday 31st October 2023

Where: Times Square Terror Tent in Newcastle Upon Tyne

Newcastle's biggest student budget Thursday night is going XL for a Halloween special like no other on Tuesday 31st October! Expect the usual Skint madness only this time it's supersized in a ridiculous 2000-capacity party tent on Newcastle's Times Square. With Huge festival production, Halloween decor, over 100ft of bars, food vendors, Skint resident DJ Chris Shaw leading the massive stage games and a headline set from Tech It Deep!! (The groove-master behind Maria Maria); students of Newcastle cannot miss out on this one, it's really the only place they should be. Tickets below!


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Newcastle / Northumbria - Rumour Halloween Special

When: Sunday 29th October 2023

Where: Riverside Newcastle in Newcastle Upon Tyne

Another one for you Students in Newcastle, the Riverside is transforming like Frankenstein's monster once again into a rave-fuelled House of Horrors. All the ghouls and gremlins across the Toon will be coming together in a zombie-like hoard in this frightening foray that has sold out for 8 years in a row!

Expect Immersive Horrors, a free trick-or-treat tuck shop, a full club decor overhaul, professional spooky make-up artists, terrifying visuals, and even a fancy dress competition with a prize for best dressed. It's the ultimate Halloween party in the Toon and you have to be there, tickets are on final release, so grab them now! 


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Creeper Halloween Party 

When: Tuesday 31st October 2023

Where: Hard Rock Cafe in Newcastle Upon Tyne

Prepare for a haunting Halloween extravaganza at Hard Rock Cafe Newcastle this year as Creeper comes down to deliver his Halloween Party. A DJ set courtesy of Creeper will ignite the night with an exclusive DJ Set, while Rise Newcastle adds to the fiery atmosphere. Dress to impress in our Halloween costume contest and seize the chance to win fantastic prizes. Food and drinks, including spooky cocktails and scary snacks, will conjured up by their culinary wizards too. So, rally your friends, don your most enchanting costumes, and join in on this night of Halloween magic!


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Boozy Brushes, Halloween Sip and Paint Party! Newcastle

When: Tuesday 31st October 2023

Where: Billy Bootleggers in Newcastle Upon Tyne

If you fancy something a bit more relaxed, where you aren't surrounded by a bunch of sweaty people in costumes and loud music, then this is the perfect escape from the usual Halloween revelry. Down at Billy Bootleggers on Halloween night, Boozy Brushes are putting on a special Halloween-themed Sip and Paint party, where you and your pals can come together, get a little tipsy, and paint some of the spookiest things your mind can conjure up. 

What's not to love? It's a relaxing evening with friends where you can still feel like you're in the spooky spirit, grab your tickets below now as places are limited!


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The Horror Car Wash


When: Thursday 26th - Tuesday 31st October 2023  

Where: Rainton Arena in Houghton-le-Spring

If you’re happy to venture a little out of Newcastle (and trust us, it’ll be worth it) The Horror Car Wash is here to make your nightmares come true. This year, they’ve added four brand new fright zones to make you wish you brought a spare change of underwear. Sit in your car with your family and friends and look on in horror as ghosts and ghouls pop up throughout the wash with special effects to seal the fate of your pants. You don’t come across an event like this every day!  


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Bynofest Halloween special


When: Friday 27th October 2023

Where: SR44 Warehouse in Newcastle Upon Tyne

If you prefer the harder sounds of dance, we've got a stunner here for you. With trance, hard dance, hardstyle, and techno sounds, Bynofest welcomes you to enjoy sounds spun by regular faces at some of Britain’s biggest dance fests including Coloursfest, Misfits parties, and Hardstyle Superheroes. Get down and rave to the harder sounds from 10pm until 4am. Happy Halloween! 


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Halloween All-Nighter


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When: Sunday 28th October 2023

Where: Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle Upon Tyne

Everyone knows one of the best bits about Halloween is the movies. Head over to Tyneside Cinema to explore four themed screens showing 17 horror films, running from dusk ‘til dawn! The films on offer? The complete Book of the Dead, outrageous aliens, slashers, and a mystery selection of horror. To seal the deal, there’ll be a Halloween film quiz, music, costumes, jump scares, a prize for best dressed, and more. 



Psycho Path presents Fear Ground


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When: Thursday 26th - Tuesday 31st October, family days on 28th and 29th

Where: Psycho-Path presents Fear Ground, Lintz Hall Farm in Newcastle Upon Tyne

The north's biggest scare park has gotten even bigger for 2023 with twelve nightmare attractions, the brand new The Hunt, Crawl Space, Corn-ered, and so much more to leave you shaking in fear. If you've got littluns, head over on the 28th or 29th for their Family Freight Fest with a fun scare maze, stage shows, pumpkin picking, games, and more. 



Spooky Halloween Walk at Tynemouth Priory 



When: Saturday 28th - Tuesday 31st October 2023

Where: Tynemouth Priory and Castle in Newcastle Upon Tyne

This family-friendly exploration through the shadows of Tynemouth Priory delves into tales packed with strange and spooky goings-on from ghost-hunting storytellers. Wander the grounds under the moonlight for a light-hearted Halloween event with the kids. Choose from three early evening timeslots - 5.30pm, 6.30pm, and 7.30pm - to submerge yourself in the holiday’s eerie aura. 



Halloween Half Term at Belsay Hall



When: Saturday 28th October - Sunday 5th November 2023

Where: Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens in Newcastle Upon Tyne

Young witches and wizards are invited to hop on their broomsticks for a day of enchanting fun at the sunning Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens this half-term. Over at one of Newcastle’s most remarkable heritage sites, younguns can enjoy hari-raising stories told by creepy storytellers, losing themselves in their imaginations. Can they figure out the clues in the Halloween Quest? Find out this half-term at this stately castle this spooky season. 



Halloween at Slug And Lettuce



When: Thursday 5th - Tuesday 31st October 2023 

Where: Slug And Lettuce - 30 Grainger St in Newcastle Upon Tyne

Looking for something a bit simpler? Somewhere you and your mates can get (im)mortal? No worries. Why not check out Slug And Lettuce? The Newcastle Central venue is split across three floors and offers three creepy-themed drinks to get you in the daunting All Hallows Eve mood. Plus, a banging soundtrack to keep you living it up until late. 



Eldon Scare's Big Trick or Treat



When: Saturday 28th October 2023 

Where: Eldon Square in Newcastle Upon Tyne

Another one for those little monsters, Eldon Scare’s Big Trick or Treat has teamed up with shops and restaurants to offer a huge trick-or-treat experience. Participating shops will have a sticker in the window so your munchkins will know where they can find free devilish delights, roaming from door to door. Get there early to collect a free Halloween treat bag and map to kick off the sweet haul of the century! 

There’ll also be a face painter, and a friendly monster and witch trainer roaming the malls, casting spells and stopping for selfies. 9am - 10am is an autism-friendly hour, a quieter setting with the North East Autism Society available to provide any additional support. 



With so many fiendish forays happening in Newcastle this Halloween, we couldn't possibly include them all in one list, so if you didn't find what you're looking for, find all of the Newcastle Halloween Events on sale on Skiddle by clicking, or tapping - HERE 


Or if you want to explore what other cities in the UK have on offer this Halloween, click on the city links below and explore what other eerie-sistible (sorry) events are happening across the country:

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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.