The McKittrick Hotel
The McKittrick Hotel, home to one of New York City's most beloved immersive theatrical experiences, the long-running Sleep No More, turns up the heat for Halloween with Inferno, a special party experience following its Oct. 30-31 performances. Described as an evening of "deviant witchcraft" and a "one-of-a-kind party experience," Inferno kicks off at 10 PM, and tickets include a bottomless bar, live music and theatrical entertainment. For those who want to spend the entire evening at the McKittrick, packages are available offering a Halloween-inspired dinner at The Heath, followed by Sleep No More and a ticket to the party. Tickets begin at $70 and guests are invited to dress in attire "inspired by the occult."
Your ticket buys you a full hour within the walls of the Blood Manor, but can your nerves take it? One of New York City's most popular haunted houses once again invites guests to wonder its terrifying themed rooms, corridors and labyrinth of passageways - all designed to be the most "scream-inducing" attraction in the New York tri-State area. Don't get lost! General admission is $30.
If you were planning on getting together for a seance this Halloween, upgrade to A Taste of Magic's The Séance, an immersive performance experience that is sure to satisfy your taste for a scare. With an audience capacity limited to 12 seats, the show offers an intimate and chilling evening of terror, ghost stories, voodoo and magic. Tickets are $60.
There's a new kid in town on the immersive theatre scene in New York City and that's Houseworld, a premiere surrealist spectacle taking place in a transformed historic rectory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The show launched Oct. 8 and invites 30 guests to participate per performance, stepping into a dream world that explores the human psyche. Some of the characters that audiences can expect to encounter as they roam the space freely include "The Bathtub Guru," "The Cook," "The Spirit in the Attic" and "Stranger Cat." General admission tickets are $60.
The Broadway supper club has theatre fans covered over the Halloween weekend. On Oct. 30 at 11:30 PM, the cabaret venue presents Ghost Light: Songs and Creepy Stories From Broadway and Beyond to Get You in the Halloween Spirit, starring Tony winner Daisy Eagan (The Secret Garden), Christina Sajous (SpiderMan: Turn Off The Dark), Doreen Montalvo (On Your Feet!, In The Heights), Keala Settle (Waitress) and Stacy Sullivan. Amazing Grace's Dan Pardo serves as music director. Tickets are $30.
Sondheim fans need look no further than Feinstein’s/54 Below for a spooky treat on Oct. 31. Back for a third year, the supper club presents Into Sweeney Todd's Woods, an evening celebrating two of the composer's most popular musicals. The concert is hosted by Phil Geoffrey Bond from Sondheim Unplugged and features special guest Sarah Rice, who originated the role of Johanna in the Broadway staging of Sweeney Todd. Tickets begin at $35 and the concert kicks off at 9:30 PM.
Go Down the Rabbit Hole
The award-winning and critically acclaimed Then She Fell recently celebrated its 3rd anniversary as it continues to attract audiences from around the world. The immersive theatre experience is inspired by "Alice in Wonderland" and evokes the inner, psychological landscapes of writer Lewis Carroll. The show invites 15 audience members to explore a dreamlike world that is truly unforgettable. Tickets begin at $95.
Nightmare Horror Show
Psycho Clan, the artistic team behind Nightmare Haunted House, are foregoing the usual Halloween attraction and launching Nightmare Horror Show: New York's Most Terrifying Theater Festival, running Oct. 7-31 in its Lower East Side location at the Flamboyan Theater at the Clemente. The slate features eight new mini-horror productions, each designed to scare and intrigue. Tickets for a single show begin at $25 with package deals available.
Cry Tears of Laughter at The People's Improv Theatre
If being petrified isn't really your thing and you'd rather scream with laughter this Halloween, make your way just south of the theatre district to the People's Improv Theatre on East 24th St. On Oct. 31, the P.I.T presents its monthly Gas Station Horror, a high-energy improv show that turns terrible horror movies into excellent comedy. Tickets are only $10, which is frighteningly affordable.
Off-Broadway Delight: Ghost Light: The Haunting
La Luna productions presents an Off-Broadway staging of Ghost Light: The Haunting, a show inspired by "Yotsuya Ghost Tales," the story behind such cult horror films as "The Grudge" and "The Ring." Ghost Light: The Haunting tells the story of a Japanese-American actress who returns from the dead to wreak vengeance on her husband. Written by award winning playwright, Carol Fisher Sorgenfrei and directed by Emmy Award winner Penny Bergman, the production begins previews Oct. 23 at the Barrow Group Theatre with a special opening night performance on Halloween at midnight. Tickets from $18.
Be Guided By the Moonlight
Once the sun sets, Brooklyn's Green-Wood cemetery is no longer the peaceful place it appears to be during the day. Sign up for two of the Halloween-special guided tours on offer: Into the Veil: An After Dark Exploration, Oct. 24 and the Moonlight Walking Tour, Oct. 25. Armed with nothing but a flashlight, explore the tombstones and look out for some of the spirits of Green-Wood's most famous residents: Leonard Bernstein and Jean-Michel Basquiat to name a couple! Tickets from $60.