Halloween 2017 ran from Friday 27th October to Tuesday 31st inclusive and followed the pattern of previous years as set out below. This year's theme was 'Manin Black's best stories'. There were be 15 stories drawn from the tales previously told over the last ten years, not only on the regular walks but also from Halloween and our Christmas Specials.
The 2017 Halloween specials followed the established format of stories told in an area around the 'Cow Tower' on the riverside park. There was be magic and effects together with an enhanced troop of ghouls.
Some images from previous events are featured below. Around 1200 people enjoyed the 2017 events in the delightfully spooky setting of the Cow Tower.
Performances were at 7.15 every night with additional 9.30 performances on Friday, Saturday and Tuesday. The event lasts approximately 90 minutes.
The tickets are priced at £8 per night.
The Halloween specials are not recommended for young children (under 8) or those of a nervous disposition. The location of the event is guaranteed to give the ghost team the maximum opportunity to terrify all who dare to attend.
Tickets were available in advance from The Adam and Eve on Bishopgate. Regretably this facility takes cash or cheques only - no plastic. Alternatively you may book in advance by credit or debit card (please see the appropriate section of this site) by phoning us on 07831 189985. There will be no paid admission on the night of the event.
Any customers who could not get to the box office personally or did not have a credit card could e-mail or telephone the Man in Black to arrange delivery of tickets.
E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone 07831 189985
Admission is by the gate on riverside walk adjacent to the St Helen's Wharf public car park near the Adam and Eve pub.
The Adam and Eve offered a barbecue (Ghoulburgers, Spooky dogs and a vegetarian option all at £3.50 and chips for £2.) for those whose stomachs could stand the stress along with their usual range of excellent wines, beers and soft drinks. Spirits however were only be served to spirits.
Rules of Rules of Engagement
For insurance reasons the following 'rules' for the Halloween event have to be published :
No alcohol allowed onto the site.
The organisers have the right to refuse admission to any person believed to be under the influence of drink or drugs.
Any unruly behaviour causing potential risk to performers or patrons will lead to expulsion from the site.
The number of tickets for sale at any one performance will be limited to 150.
No motor vehicles admitted to the site.
Disabled persons are welcome on the site which is fully accesible throughout.
Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
There is no toilet nor catering provision on the site.
Car parking is immediately adjacent on St Helens Wharf public car park.
A trained first aider will be on site at all times.
Appropriate footwear must be worn.
Fire exits are available and will be kept open at all times and in the event of an incident stewards will lead all patrons to safety.
Dogs are allowed but must be kept on a lead.
All attendees must stay with the group and not explore the park in the dark alone.