Creation at Halloween Late. c/o Richard Budd

The Story Museum in Oxford is hosting a spook-tacular Halloween Late on Tuesday October 31 for adults only!

Not only is it the perfect chance to explore the museum after dark, but there’s a terrifying trail to embark on from ghost stories to supernatural tales, horror movies to so don an outfit, grab a glass of poltergeist punch and get ready to be scared out of your wits. BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE

Skeleton Courtyard

Here’s a terror-fuelled taste of what to expect

  • Take a seat amongst the trees of The Whispering Woods, where award-winning theatre company, Creation, will enchant you with tales of weird disappearances and wild wizardry from the wonderful world of The Brothers Grimm
  • Enter the Magic Common Room, where you’ll encounter ancestral magic by exploring the wonderful world of magical objects from traditions near and far, with Holly Brewer
  • Travel through haunted landscapes of American literature to explore stories of ghostly children in fascinating short talks with Professor María del Pilar Blanco and discover how ghosts and ghost stories connect different cultures. 
  • Settle down with a drink in the beautiful Woodshed Theatre and lose yourself in a terrifying selection of silent horror movies, brought to life by a live improvised soundtrack for strings and electronics from violinist Mike Simmonds (Nick Cale, Bonobo, Quantic) and viola/ electronics wizard Jules Arthur (Moulettes/Dizraeli).

‘It’s a unique opportunity to see our most unusual museum at night,’ says Ameneh Enayat, senior producer.

The Sandman

And with spooky dress encouraged, an adults only (18+) rule and tickets for £20 (students £10) you can buy your tickets here BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE

Then on November 2, there’s even more thrills and spills for grown-ups with The Crick-Crack Club, the UK’s busiest and boldest performance storytellers. The Magician’s Apprentice is laced with horror, humour, romance and rumour, performed by Sally Pomme Clayton; and Mr Sandman – Bringer of Dreams and Nightmares is dark, unsettling, and intensely magical performed by Crick-Crack founder and story-teller Ben Haggarty. BOOK HERE