Something Wicked: A Halloween Revel

A late night, Macbeth-themed party and sleepover. Running for two nights only.

The theatre is dark, but the building is alive. Our popular Revel events return with a haunting night inspired by our chilling past productions of the cursed Macbeth.

Friday 30 and Saturday 31 October, from 8pm 
The Other Place and the Royal Shakespeare Theatre

A black and white image of Lady Macbeth sleepwalking in the 1955 production of Macbeth.
Lady Macbeth sleepwalks, Macbeth, 1955
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With immersive pop-up performances, haunted theatre tours, dancing, cocktail making, an escape room, ghost stories and a sleepless sleepover, Something Wicked is a night you won’t forget. Will you be able to survive the witching hour and last the night?

Kicking off at The Other Place, get inspired by our iconic archive of past productions and see how we do our gruesome effects with a Blood, Guts and Gore demonstration, led by RSC artists. Try the techniques yourself as you get ready for the spooky night ahead with bewitching hair, gory make-up and costume making. Explore the secrets of the archive further by immersing yourself in our history of the cursed play.

Just before the witching hour, the party moves to the haunted Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Beware the clutches of the three witches who will tempt you with their cauldron-brewed potions and try to trap you in our bespoke The Play’s The Thing escape room. If you survive, sit down and feast at Banquo’s midnight banquet, dance the night away in the witches’ rave cave and hear about what goes bump in the night with ghost stories in the Tower.

If you think you can stomach even more, stay through the night and walk amongst the ghosts in our creepy After Hours tour - discover the true horrors of the RSC from our very own staff. If the spooky happenings don’t keep you awake, get cosy and sleep soundly in our atmospheric theatre building and wake up to a reviving hot drink and breakfast.

With more to be announced…

Tickets for Something Wicked

Revel (8pm - 2am) £50

Revel and Sleepover (8pm - morning) £80

Book Tickets

Additional information

Catering will include vegetarian, vegan, dairy free and gluten free options. Please let us know if you have any other allergies or dietary requirements.

Please bring bedding for the sleepover.