Frightful fall fun awaits! We've put together the best artful Halloween activities New Jersey has to offer—everything from undead dramas to live, local music; freaky films to happy haunts; and family-friendly activities to creeps for couples—in one eerie event guide. Find the perfect performance or party for every pumpkin in the patch!
Come to what some call the “haunted” Physick Estate for this immersive theatrical performance that includes scary images, strobe lights, and other effects. Read more.
Poe by Candlelight is East Lynne’s final "Tales of the Victorians" performance for 2019. Like other "Tales" that take place at different venues throughout the summer, this features light refreshments and stories read by ELTC actors. Read more.
This fun Halloween-themed program features orchestral works meant to set a spooky mood. Come enjoy this annual favorite, complete with decorations and a family-friendly atmosphere. Read more.
A concert of diva showstoppers starring the Glinda and Elphaba from the Broadway production of Wicked and featuring selections from Wicked, Gypsy, Ragtime, Titanic, Phantom of the Opera, and many others! Read more.
With the passing of prohibition and organized crime on the rise, The Juice Joint, a swanky speakeasy run by Rosie Marie, has been nothing but jumping. To celebrate its success, Rosie is planning a party to remember at the exclusive nightspot, and YOU are invited! Read more.
Come ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggedy beasties! The Folk Project’s fifth-annual Halloween Show promises to be more fun than (mostly) human beings should be allowed! This is a member showcase, where Folk Project members perform whatever spooky/funny/silly/dramatic number their hearts desire. Read more.
Close out National Chemistry Week and get a jump-start on Halloween! Try out your costume and enjoy spooky science, crafting fun, and a trick-or-treat scavenger hunt for goodies. Show off your ensemble in a costume parade and don’t forget to bring a bag to collect your sweets! Read more.
You’ve seen Harry Potter before—but you’ve never heard it like this! Watch Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ in HD while the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra plays the full film score LIVE in gorgeous Prudential Hall. Read more.
The hilarious Peabody Award-winning hit TV comedy is coming to New Brunswick with an all-new Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live: The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour! Join show creator and original host, Joel Hodgson, and the world’s greatest—and only—movie-riffing robots, Tom Servo, Crow, and Gypsy, as they take you on an exhilarating roller coaster ride through some of the cheesiest films ever made. Read more.
In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon), stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), a transvestite scientist. Read more.
Get into the Halloween spirit by bringing the Sanderson sisters back to life one more time! Join actress Kathy Najimy for a LIVE discussion and Q&A following a screening of the classic Halloween movie Hocus Pocus. Read more.
Find out why this event has quickly become a local family tradition! Trick-or-treat in your Halloween costume and meet traditional costumed characters, such as the Mummy, Grymm Witches, the too-tall scarecrow, and many others. Read more.
This year’s Something Wicked This Way Comes shines a lantern light on witches. Shakespeare Theatre will deliver a potent brew of tales about witches good and bad, scary witches, funny ones, little twitchy witches, trios of them, their pets, their peeves, and their peevish pets! Read more.
Spooks, specters, and scaredy-cats contort and cavort through a circus of scare. Vampires soar, skeletons stagger, and acrobatic cats romp through a humorously haunted bazaar of the bizarre. Indulge your inner eerie in Spooktacular, a family-friendly, bone-chilling delight! Read more.
New Jersey’s largest Halloween party returns, featuring special guests and DJs. Dress up to win costume contests for sexiest, scariest, and best couple. The party will feature 2,000+ people, an amazing concert production, dancers and performers, and more. Read more.
Join State Theatre NJ for the ultimate audience participation film, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, starring Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, and, of course, Meat Loaf! Receive a FREE goodie bag of props, sing along to the songs, dress up if you want to, and get ready to "Time Warp" for a night you'll never forget! Read more.