Elizabeth Ilive’s Hair-Raising Laboratory Trail

Petworth House and Park, Petworth

Saturday-Sunday October 20-28

Trails £3/normal admission prices apply. Age 5+

Elizabeth Ilive’s science experiment has gone horribly wrong and she need your help. Journey around the Pleasure Grounds and help her find a solution to fix her experiment by solving creepy clues. Living at Petworth from the 1780s, Elizabeth Ilive built a laboratory at Petworth House and she was no stranger to experiments.Will you assist her in her work and solve this spine-tingling trail? Pick up the trail from the car park or Church Lodge reception.

Phone 01798 342207 or visit nationaltrust.org.uk/petworth-house-and-park.

Crafty’s Halloween Spooktacular

Alexandra Theatre, Regis Centre, Belmont Street, Bognor Regis

Monday October 22, 2pm

Tickets £10.50/family £40. Age 2-7

In a 45-minute song-filled action-packed performance, Crafty the Crow invites all his friends to see the treasured Golden Pumpkin, on show at his Halloween Spooktacular. But this year someone has been up to no good, because the Golden Pumpkin has been stolen. Come in your scariest Halloween costume and help Sally the Scarecrow solve the mystery of the ghostly goings-on at Crafty’s Halloween Spooktacular – then play Trick Or Treat with Crafty afterwards and receive a special Halloween present. Songs include Ghostbusters, The Monster Mash, Everybody Do This, If You’re Scaredy And You Know It, Row, Row, Row Your Boat and more.

Phone 01243 861010 or visit alexandratheatre.co.uk.

Halloween Crafts

Petworth House and Park, Petworth

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday October 23, 24 and 25, 11am-4pm

£2 per child/normal admission prices apply

Dress to distress at Petworth House and Park and have a go at making some creepy craft to take home. Drop in to the Orientation Point in the Pleasure Grounds and let your creativity run wild. Surrounded by all sorts of spooky decorations, there is fearsome face-painting and you can get yourself a temporary tattoo. There are colouring sheets available as well as menacing monster shapes to decorate. If you’re after a Halloween masterclass, then have a go at making a pumpkin garland, paper jack o’lantern, a hanging bat or a yarn-wrapped mummy.

Phone 01798 342207 or visit nationaltrust.org.uk/petworth-house-and-park.

The Ghost Train

St Paul’s Art Centre, 55b Chapel Road, Worthing

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday October 24, 25 and 26, 7.30pm

Tickets £8.50

Written by Arnold Ridley, the comedy thriller The Ghost Train is presented by Saints Theatre Group and performed in the round at St Paul’s. A young man accidentally strands six passengers at a small Cornish wayside station. Despite the Cornish stationmaster’s weird stories of a ghost train, they decide to stay the night in the waiting room. Soon they regret this decision as ghostly (and not so ghostly) apparitions materialise… This play is the theatre group’s entry in the 2018 Brighton & Hove Arts Council Drama Awards.

Phone 0843 902 0768 or visit stpaulsworthing.co.uk.

Day of the Dead Masquerade 2

St Paul’s Art Centre, 55b Chapel Road, Worthing

Saturday October 27, 8pm-1am


For the biggest Halloween party of the year, Utopia brings a few of Worthing’s finest DJs to play a wide range of dance music. There will be spooky decor, freaky fancy dress and cheap drinks deals.

Phone 0843 902 0768 or visit stpaulsworthing.co.uk.

The Death & Life of The Hippodrome Theatre

Royal Hippodrome Theatre, 108-112 Seaside Road, Eastbourne

Sunday October 28, 7.30pm and 9pm

Tickets £15-£18

Tour Eastbourne’s oldest theatre and meet the resident ghosts and characters from the theatre’s past. Sussex Darkside Productions presents this spooky and immersive, paranormal promenade production, which is not suitable for younger children or for babes in arms.

Phone 01323 802020 or visit royalhippodrome.com.

Beetlejuice (15)

Connaught Studio, Connaught Theatre, Union Place, Worthing

Wednesday October 31, 6.15pm

Tickets £7.50/seniors and students £6

Worthing Theatres celebrate the films of 1998 with this Halloween screening of Tim Burton’s comic horror Beetlejuice starring Michael Keaton, Geena Davis and Alec Baldwin. Adam and Barbara are a normal couple…who happen to be dead. They have given their precious time to decorating their house and making it their own, but unfortunately a family is moving in, and not quietly. Adam and Barbara try to scare them out, but end up becoming the main attraction to the money-making family. They call upon benevolent ghost Beetlejuice to help, but Beetlejuice has more in mind than just helping.

Phone 01903 206206 or visit worthingtheatres.co.uk.

Evil Dead 2 (15) – Halloween at the Haunted Hippodrome

Royal Hippodrome Theatre, 108-112 Seaside Road, Eastbourne

Wednesday October 31, 7pm

Tickets £7

Celebrate the spookiest night of the year in the haunted surroundings of the Hippodrome,and enjoy a screening of the 1987 horror-comedy classic Evil Dead 2, which sees hapless hero Ash (Bruce Campbell) battle deadites, possessed furniture and even his own disembodied hand in a haunted cabin in the woods. There are prizes for best costumes plus themed drinks and snacks.

Phone 01323 802020 or visit royalhippodrome.com.

The Evil Dead (18)

Connaught Studio, Connaught Theatre, Union Place, Worthing

Wednesday October 31, 8.30pm

Tickets £7.50/seniors and students £6

Sam Raimi’s 1981 gory cult classic, starring Bruce Campbell and Ellen Sandweiss, is on the big screen for Halloween. Five college students take time off to spend a peaceful vacation in a remote cabin. A book and audio tape is discovered, and its evil is found to be powerful once the incantations are read out loud. The friends find themselves helpless to stop the evil as it takes them one by one, with only one survivor left with the evil dead and desperately tries to fight to live until morning.

Phone 01903 206206 or visit worthingtheatres.co.uk.

Monsters: A Modern Frankenstein Story

Rialto Theatre, 11 Dyke Road, Brighton

Wednesday November 14, 7.30pm

Tickets £12 and £10

This new production by Pitchy Breath Theatre Company is written and directed by Bradley Barlow. On the night of his wedding, groundbreaking surgeon Victor Frankenstein’s life is changed forever when his past comes back to haunt him. As he battles to justify the decisions made as a young man, he is thrust into the spotlight as his latest medical marvel wreaks a trail of catastrophe and destruction. Celebrating 200 years of Mary Shelley’s horror classic, Monsters faithfully brings the story of Frankenstein into the 21st century.

Phone 01273 725230 or visit rialtotheatre.co.uk.

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