WHAT IS THE EHF?
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.
Edinburgh Horror Festival is a programming and hosting organisation, we do not generally produce shows ourself though we may co-produce some. In the overwhelming majority of cases shows are entirely self contained with no input or control from us.
WHEN IS IT?
The EHF 2021 will run October 22nd to October 31st 2021. The digital component will run throughout those dates, and the live shows will only happen from Thursday October 28th to Sunday October 31st incl.
WHERE IS IT?
Shows will be in-person at the Banshee Labyrinth [Niddry Street, EH1 1LG] and Edinburgh Dungeon. Regardless of Covid restrictions, we will also have a digital line up. The shows in connection with the Edinburgh Dungeon will begin with a walking tour and not start at the venue itself. See relevant show pages for details.
ARE THERE AGE RESTRICTIONS?
Unless specifically stated, all of our events are over 18 only and ID may be requested.
ARE VENUES ACCESSIBLE?
Accessibility varies by venue. With assistance, people with walking aids should be able to access the Banshee Labyrinth but do bear in mind there are spiral stone steps and straight steps within the venue, and to access some performance spaces.
The Edinburgh Dungeon is fully accessible, but you should check their website for specifics. thedungeons.com/edinburgh
Those in wheelchairs may find there is no access to the Banshee Labyrinth. It is best to contact us directly if you have any concerns about mobility and access. This applies to all shows we host, produce and stage and not exclusively those during the main EHF runs in the Autumn.
HOW TO BOOK TICKETS/ RESERVE SEATS
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- in some cases this may redirect to a secondary website.
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 the exact seat you'll get.
All in-person events are either paid admission or Donation/ Pay What you can- these donation shows 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. It is highly recommended you do reserve seats.
WHAT ARE THE COVID RESTRICTIONS?
Please see our dedicated COVID RULES page for full details.