Halloween Shows and Exhibits in Los Angeles

Theatrical Halloween Fun Comes to LA Stages and Cemeteries

This year, there is a record number of shows and exhibits designed to get you in the Halloween spirit, from familiar favorites to world premiere's. This page includes mostly Halloween shows that run at least a couple weeks and a couple more one-off performances, with a couple themed exhibits thrown in for good measure. 

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    Dungeon of Doom at the Hollywood Museum

    Hannibal Lecter's cell from The Silence of the Lambs at the Hollywood Museum
    Hannibal Lecter's cell from The Silence of the Lambs at the Hollywood Museum. Photo © 2015 Kayte Deioma, licensed to About.com

    The Dungeon of Doom at the Hollywood Museum is a year-round exhibit, but usually gets some more gruesome additions around Halloween. The main focus is the prison corridor set from The Silence of the Lambs, but there are also costumes and props from The Walking Dead and favorite horror villains like Freddy, Jason, Chucky and more.

    More on visiting the Hollywood Museum

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    Nosferatu: A Symphony of Terror

    The classic silent German vampire flick comes to the stage with music, dance and video sequences at the Crown City Theatre in North Hollywood. 
    Location: Crown City Theatre, 11031 Camarillo Street, North Hollywood, CA 91602  
    Dates: Sept 2 - Oct 30, 2016
    Cost:  $30, check Goldstar.com for discount tickets.
    Info: www.crowncitytheatre.com

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    Wicked Lit

    WickedLit
    WickedLit. Photo by Daniel-Kitayama courtesy of WickedLit

    Wicked Lit isn't exactly a haunted attraction or a tour, but contains elements of both. It's a theatrical production at Mountain View Mausoleum and Cemetery where audience members experience three different horror tales in different parts of the cemetery. The plays for this year are the world premiere of H.P. Lovecraft's From Beyond adapted by Trey Nichols; Anansi and the Demons adapted by Jonathan Josephson, and Ellen Glasgow's The Shadowy Third, adapted by Paul Millet. This year the three stories are set within a framework of Camp Mountain View, written by Jonathan Josephson, where the camp is run by a vampire, a ghost, a werewolf and a zombie. Running time is approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes.
    Location: Mountain View Mausoleum, 2300 N. Marengo - Altadena, CA, DO NOT ENTER FROM FAIR OAKS
    Dates: Oct 1- Nov 12, 2016, no shows Oct 19- Nov 4
    Hours: 7:30 pm, pre-show at 7:15 pm
    Cost: $45-$65 General Admission depending on the day, Ticket with Post-show backstage Experience $70-90.
    Info: www.wickedlit.org
    Note: Not recommended for children under 16. Wear comfortable soft-soled shoes for being on your feet in the cemetery going up and down steps all night. Buy tickets early. Productions sell out.

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    Little Shop of Horrors

    The  shiny remodeled Cupcake Theater in North Hollywood is reviving the campy sci-fi rock musical about a carnivorous plant.
    Location:  Cupcake Theater, 11020 Magnolia Blvd, N. Hollywood, CA 91501  
    Dates: Sep 16 - Oct 22, 2016
    Cost:  check Goldstar.com for discount tickets.
    Info: www.cupcaketheater.com

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    Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein

    Mel Brooks' stage musical remake of his classic film about young Dr. Frankenstein's attempts to complete his grandfather's work.
    Location: Palos Verdes Performing Arts - Norris Theatre, 27570 Norris Center Drive   
    Dates: Sep 23 - Oct 9, 2016
    Cost:  check Goldstar.com for discount tickets.
    Info: www.palosverdesperformingarts.com

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    The Hound of the Baskervilles

    Sherlock Holmes' most challenging mystery of a giant ghost dog plaguing a town.
    Location: Long Beach Playhouse, Mainstage, 5021 Anaheim St, Long Beach, CA 90804   
    Dates:  Sep 24 - Oct 22, 2016
    Cost:  $10-24, check Goldstar.com for discount tickets.
    Info:  www.lbplayhouse.org 

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    Hex

    A dance and movement piece drawing inspiration from witchcraft and black magic.
    Location:  Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group: 4850 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91601
    Dates: Tuesdays, Sep 27 - Oct 25, 10 pm
    Cost:  $15
    Info: truefocustheater.com

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    The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Hocus Pocus!

    Just what the title says - a musical parody of the Disney Halloween flick performed in an intimate dinner club setting. In addition to ticket prices, a two item minimum is required with 18% gratuity added. You may be seated with others. Parental discretion advised.
    Location: Rockwell: Table & Stage, 1714 N. Vermont Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90027   
    Dates: Sept 29 - Nov 19, 2016
    Cost:  $22-49, Check Goldstar.com for discount tickets.
    Inforockwell-la.com

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    Scullduggery, the Musical Prequel to Hamlet

    A musical prequel to Hamlet from the gravedigger's perspective.
    Location:     
    Dates: Sep 30 - Nov 5, 2016
    Cost:  $25, check Goldstar.com for discount tickets.
    Info:  sacredfools.org

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    Dracula: Blood Before Dawn

    The famous vampire is back at LOFT Ensemble's reinterpretation of the classic. 
    Location: LOFT Ensemble, 929 E. 2nd Street, Studio 105 Los Angeles, CA 90012   
    Dates: Oct 1 - Nov 13, 2016
    Cost:  $20
    Info: www.loftensemble.com

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    Vampirates Dinner Adventure

    Vampirates Dinner Adventure
    Vampirates at Pirates Dinner Adventure. Photo courtesy of Pirates Dinner Adventure

    Vampirates the musical takes over Pirates Dinner Adventure in Buena Park every year for the month of October.
    Location: 7600 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90620 
    Dates: Oct 3 - 31, 2016
    Hours: Mon-Thu 7 pm, Fri 7:30 pm, Sat 5 & 8 pm, Sun 3:30 & 6:30 pm
    Cost:  $59.95 Adult, $36.95 Child. Check Goldstar.com for discount tickets.
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    Frankenstein: A New Musical

    A 21st century steampunk interpretation of Mary Shelley's classic story.
    Location:  Flight Theatre @ The Complex, 6476 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038  
    Dates:  Oct 7-30, 2016
    Cost:  $42.50, check Goldstar.com for discount tickets.
    Info & Tickets  

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    Spindle City: the Lizzie Borden Musical

    The world premiere of the musical based on the life of the Massachussets woman accused of murdering her parents with an ax. the audience is invited to come in period costume for the Halloween performance.
    Location: Secret Rose Theatre, 11246 Magnolia Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601   
    Dates: Oct 13 - Nov 5, 2016
    Cost:  $18-28, check Goldstar.com for discount tickets.
    Info: lizziebordenmusical.com

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    The Turn of the Screw

    Jeffrey Hatcher's stage adaptation of the Henry James classic, the turn of the Screw. 
    Location: Actor's Coop Theatre at First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood 1760 N. Gower St. Hollywood, CA 90028
    Dates: Oct 14 - Nov 20, 2016
    Cost:  $30 GA, $25 Seniors, $20 Students. Check Goldstar.com for discount tickets.
    Infoactorsco-op.org/wp3/

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    Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

    The gruesome cannibalistic musical about the slaughtering barber and his pastry-baking lady friend.
    Location:    Long Beach Playhouse, Studio Theatre, 5021 Anaheim St, Long Beach, CA 90804
    Dates: Oct 15 to Nov 12, 2016
    Cost:  $10-24
    Info: www.lbplayhouse.org 

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    Villains & Vixens - A Musical Revue of The Dark Side

    A musical revue of famous villains and vixens..
    Location:  Mysterium Theater at the La Habra Depot Playhouse, 311 S Euclid Ave, La Habra, CA 90631
    Dates: Sat & Sun, Oct 15-30, 2016
    Cost:  $15-25
    Info: www.mysteriumtheater.com

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    Ghost Sonata

    Archway Theatre presents August Strindberg's Ghost Sonata, a scathing commentary on guilt and sin, Adapted and Directed by Steven Sabel. 
    Location: Archway Theatre, 10509 Burbank Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601  
    Dates: Oct 21 - Nov 20, 2016
    Cost:  $30, Check Goldstar.com for discount tickets.
    Info: www.archwayla.com, (818) 980-PLAY

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    Disney's Spooktacular October at El Capitan

    El Capitan Theatre
    El Capitan Theatre. Photo © 2005 Kayte Deioma, licensed to About.com

    Disney is screening two spooky films at El Capitan Theatre this Halloween Season, Hocus Pocus and The Nightmare Before Christmas.
    Location: El Capitan Theatre, 6838 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028  
    Dates: Oct 21-31, 2016
    Cost:  $14-23. Check Goldstar.com for discount tickets to individual shows or the whole series.
    Info: elcapitantheatre.com

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    A Faery Hunt's A Mermaid's Tail Show and Fairy Halloween Party

    A Faery Hunt
    A Faery Hunt. Photo courtesy of A Faery Hunt

    Join A Faery Hunt for their enchanting Faery show in the woods at Griffith Park, and for this Halloween production, both children and adults are encourages to come in their Faery best and stay after the show for storytelling, dancing, games, fairy unicorn readings, fairy face painting, and one-on-one time with the fairies.
    Location:  Griffith Park, Fern Dell, 2332 Fern Dell Place, Los Angeles, CA
    Dates: Oct 22, 2016
    Cost:  $25, $15 for show only
    Info:  www.afaeryhunt.com

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    Lucha VaVoom Mexican Horror Story

    Lucha VaVoom in LA
    Lucha VaVoom in LA. Photo by Sheurshots.com courtesy of Lucha VaVoom

    The Mexican masked wrestling, striptease and comedy show takes on a horror theme for Halloween.
    Location: The Mayan, 1038 South Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015    
    Dates: Oct 26-27, 2016
    Cost:  $40-55
    Info:  luchavavoom.com

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    Danny Elfman: Halloween at the Hollywood Bowl

    The view from the benches at the Hollywood Bowl
    The view from the benches at the Hollywood Bowl. Photo © 2009 Kayte Deioma, licensed to About.com

    Film composer and former Oingo Boingo frontman, Danny Elfman, will perform the songs of his character Jack Skellington from Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas. He'll be joined by other singers and a full orchestra and choir to perform the entire movie score live with the movie screening in the background.
    Location: The Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave. Hollywood, CA 90068    
    Dates: Oct 28, 29, 30, 2016
    Cost:  $35-255 
    Info:  Tickets, check Goldstar for discount tickets.

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    "Horror Made Here" on the Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood

    "Horror Made Here" Tour at Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood. Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood

    Last year, Warner Bros. added a special Halloween exhibit on Stage 48 for their Studio Tour. This year, for just two nights, in addition to the horror exhibit on Stage 48, they're inviting visitors to a special Halloween-themed movie screening and a twilight tour of horror movie sets. You'll get to visit the locations where horror classics like “The Exorcist,” “The Lost Boys,” “Gremlins,” “House of Wax,” “Monster Squad,” and “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?” and HBO’s series “True Blood” were filmed.
    Location:  Parking lot: 3400 Warner Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505
    Dates: Oct 28-29, 2016
    Cost:  $75 includes tour, screening and movie-themed treats.
    Parking: $10
    Info: www.wbstudiotour.com/horror-made-here

    More on taking the Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood
     

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    The Experiment: A Rockin' Frank + Wighead Insane Cabaret

    This crazy mishmash of Rocky Horror inspired immersive cabaret is back for two night reprise, this time in Downtown LA. Costumes are encouraged.
    Location: Clifton's Downtown, Shadowbox (Basement), 648 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90404  
    Dates: Oct 28-29, 2016
    Cost:  $40, check Goldstar.com for discount tickets.
    Info:  www.cacstudios.com

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    Things That Go Bump in the Nite at The International Printing Museum

    Performers will share ghostly tales from great authors like Dickens, Saki, Kipling, and a few not so greats. You can also print out messages from the" Great Beyond" on vintage printing presses with their Phantom Printers in the Dead Letter Dept.
    Location: International Printing Museum, 315 Torrance Blvd, Carson, CA 90745    
    Dates: Oct 29-30, 2016, Sat 8 pm, Sun 7 pm
    Cost:  $13 
    Info: www.printmuseum.org  
    Note: No one under 14 admitted
     

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    Beetlejuice Screening at the Alex Theatre

    For one night only, the Alex Film Society will be screening the Tim Burton classic, Beetlejuice (1988), in the 1925 Alex Theatre. The film stars Michael Keaton, Geena Davis, Alex Baldwin and Wynona Ryder.
    Location: Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd. Glendale, CA 91203, between Wilson and California    
    Dates: Oct 29, 2016
    Cost:  $16
    Info: www.alextheatre.org

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    Historical Society of Long Beach Annual Cemetery Tour

    HSLB Cemetery Tour
    Historical Society of Long Beach Cemetery Tour takes place the Saturday before Halloween every year. Photo © 2013 Kayte Deioma, licensed to About.com

    The dead come to life to tell you about the lives they lived and the way they died at the neighboring Long Beach Municipal and Sunnyside Cemeteries in Long Beach. This is a non-scary, family-friendly event as long as your kids can sit still to listen to stories that take 8-10 minutes each.
    Location: Sunnyside and Long Beach Municipal Cemeteries, 1095 E. Willow St., Long Beach
    Date: Saturday, October 31, 2016
    Hours: Tickets go on sale at 8:30 am. Presentations continuously 9 am - 2:30 pm. Allow 2 hours.
    Cost: $20 Adults, Students 5-18 $8, Children under 5 $1, Members $15
    Info: www.hslb.org, (562) 424-2220
    Note: This is an outdoor walking tour on uneven terrain. Wear comfortable shoes, sunscreen and a hat.

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    Halloween Film with Live Organ at Disney Concert Hall

    Disney Concert Hall
    Disney Concert Hall in Downtown Los Angeles, CA. Photo © 2005 Kayte Deioma, licensed to About.com

    For a little something different, spend Halloween night watching a classic silent horror film with live organ accompaniment in the stunning Disney Concert Hall in Downtown LA. This year's film is The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.
    Location: Disney Concert Hall, 111 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
    Date: Oct 31, 2016
    Hours: 8 pm
    Cost: $37-$67
    Info: laphil.org/halloween

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    Phantasmagoria

    On Halloween night, enjoy the haunted illusions of Phantasmagoria, a show of magic treats from TV's Naathan Phan.
    Location:  Mysterium Theater at the La Habra Depot Playhouse, 311 S Euclid Ave, La Habra, CA 90631
    Dates: Oct 31, 2016
    Cost:  $25 ea, $40/pair
    Info: www.mysteriumtheater.com
    Note: 13 and up