1. Most shows are digital.  If they are donation shows then they will be watchable on our Facebook page, on the web page and on Youtube.

2. If it's a ticketed digital show you will be sent information on accessing the online show once you have paid.

3. The in person walking tour is strictly limited and you MUST purchase tickets before attending. Over 18s only.

4. To donate to donation shows there is a link on each web page, as well as in video. Please do donate if you are able.  Many in the arts havent been able to work and earn since Lockdown began- support the arts.

5. Although the videos are accessible for all, we suggest that younger audiences may not find them suitable.  As a rule, over 18s should view first, though most shows will be engaging for younger horror fans too.

6. Though this line up is intended, Covid issues are always possibilities and line ups could change at any point.

7. Each digital show* has a premiere date and time where it will stream as live.  It will be online for approx one our after it's end time before being made private.  The full line up will then be available form Monday 26th October at 6pm until the end of the Festival.

*The one exception is Dread Falls Theatre: Patient 4620.  This is an online interactive event which runs from 6pm on Thursday October 22nd until the end of the festival.


The Edinburgh Horror Festival, or EHF as all the cool kids call it, is  one of the most popular Hallowe'en events in Edinburgh.  Incorporating theatre, comedy, magic, spoken word, movies, games, improv, workshops, interactive events and more.   So there will be plenty of things to do in Edinburgh during the Haunting season of Hallowe'en and Samhuinn.


The EHF 2020 will run Thursday October 22nd to Sunday November 1st 2020. 


It will be almost entirely digital this year.  See the home page for a full list of shows.  The only in person live show is the Horror & Dungeon Walking Tour which meets at the Statue of David Hume on the Royal Mile- opposite the Heart of Midlothian, outside the High Court.


There are some restrictions at our venues, mainly due to either licensing laws or the legal restrictions on altering certain types of building.  With assistance, people on crutches or with walking aids should be able to access all of our venues.  Those in wheelchairs may find there is no access.  It is best to contact us directly if you have any concerns about mobility and access.  Unless specifically stated, all shows are over 18.  This applies to all shows we host, produce and stage and not exclusively those during the main EHF runs in the Autumn.


All shows can be booked via our website.  Head over to the "What's On" or "Programme" pages and click on the show you want.  You will be taken to a page where ticket sales can be made.  We'd advise you to arrive no later than 10 minutes before to ensure you get a good seat for shows as seating position is not allocated- the earlier arrival, the more choice in exact seat you'll get.  Note, the Lauriston Castle events are all pre-sales only due to limited numbers.  Donation/ Pay What you can shows all have the option to reserve seating ahead of time, though a donation speech may still be made by the act at the conclusion of their show.

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