Halloween is one of the most exciting times of the year, especially for those who love going out and doing things. And, with three universities in one city, Brighton is absolutely packed full of Halloween events every year. If you’re in the seaside city this October, here are the best Halloween events in Brighton.

1. Boolesque

Boolesque Brighton Halloween Event
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Where: The Mesmerist, 1-3 Prince Albert StreetBrighton, England, BN1 1HE


The Mesmerist is a brilliant bar and venue by the seafront that offers great drinks and vibes. It hosts a range of events all year round in what the venue refers to as “The Flipside”, a separate part of the building, but this Halloween the venue is hosting two wonderful nights of spooky burlesque. With performers like Molly Bomb, Dixie Dread, Cherry Shakewell, and Sirona Thorneycroft. Anyone after something calmer than a rave or a spooky-themed night out should definitely check out this slightly lighter Halloween event in Brighton.

2. Nightmare in Brighton 

Nightmare in Brighton Halloween Event
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Where: Revolution, Popworld, Walkabout

When: Monday 31st October, 9pm onwards

Nightmare in Brighton is an event that has been gracing Brighton’s venues and students since 2012. It is a multi-venue event that brings fancy dress, ghoulish games, and resident DJs. The event is exciting, spooky, and packed full of monsters, tricks, and treats.

Tickets are available on Fatsoma.

3. Halloween Discoland 

Halloween Disco Brighton
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Where: The Arch, Brighton

When: Sunday 30th October, 10pm onwards

Reportedly one of Brighton’s number one Halloween events, this night out at The Arch is a repeatedly sold-out Halloween experience. The event is a spooktacular Halloween all-nighter that offers 6 hours of non-stop partying to any visitors. The venue is transformed to provide partiers with everything from ABBA, Michael Jackson, and Queen as well as the usual commercial, hip hop, and house. There are specialist sound and lighting effects, ridiculously sick Halloween visuals and decor, and, best of all, a £250 prize for the best dressed.

Tickers are available on Fatsoma.

4. Spellbound Halloween Party

Spellbound Halloween Brighton
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Where: Komedia

When: Saturday 19th October, 11pm onwards

A night like no other on this list, Spellbound is a Halloween party with an 80s theme. It is an alternative 80s spooktacular with hosts Simon Price and Jayney BlamBlam who will do everything they can to give you a night you will never forget.

5. The Halloween Nightmare 

The Halloween Nightmare Brighton
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Where: Pryzm

When: Sunday 30th October, 10pm onwards

This event sells out across the country, and the Brighton event is no exception. You can expect Halloween costumes left, right, and center, as well as a live freak stage show and spooky tunes blasting all night long!

6. Carnival of the Dead 

Carnival of the Dead Halloween Brighton
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Where: Pryzm

When: Saturday 29th October, 9pm onwards

Pryym’s Carnival of the Dead is a unique, thrilling mix of circus, carnival, and Halloween vibes with up-and-coming DJs, huge decor, production, giveaways, costumes, face paint and if that’s not enough, 2,500 Halloween partiers.

Tickets are available on Fixr.

7. Brighton’s Official Zombie Fest

Brighton Official Zombie Fest
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Where: Shooshh

When: Saturday 19th October, 10.30pm onwards

Brighton’s Zombie fest has arrived with a Freaky Fire Show filling Shooshh, turning a usually glitz and glam venue into a blood-curdling exciting venue. Partygoers can expect to see creepy cocktails, brilliant visuals, and a freaky fire show like no other.

8. Apocalypse Halloween

Apocalypse Halloween event brighton
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Where: ABOVE, Charles Street Tap

When: Saturday 29th October, 10pm onwards

Apocalypse is one of Brighton’s key metal, emo, and alternative nights. The event usually runs once a month, but this month we get an additional visit from the emo gods! The event will consist of great costumes, and a mixture of alternative tunes from A Day To Remember, Avril Lavigne, Dojira, Motionless in White, and even Rammstein.