Applications For The London Horror Festival 2018 Are Currently Open

The UK’s original and largest festival of live horror performance will return to the Old Red Lion Theatre in London this October.

Scaring the living daylights out of audiences since its inception in 2011, the London Horror Festival is a celebration of the ghoulish, the thrilling and the downright macabre.

Now entering it’s 8th year, due to popular demand the London Horror Festival is extending from three to four weeks of events promoting both emerging and established artists, writers and theatre companies experimenting with the horror genre. Each year thousands of people enjoy the London Horror Festival, where highlights include multiple sell-out runs, world premieres by internationally award-winning new playwrights and critically-acclaimed performers, and a host of thrilling new work for all ages and interest groups.

Following the success of the last two years, the LHF return to one of London’s most-acclaimed Off-West End venues, the Old Red Lion Theatre, reputed for shows transferring to the West End and off-Broadway, including The Play That Goes Wrong.

The LHF programme a broad range of horror theatre, comedy, magic, and performance art, from psychological spine-chillers to all-out splatter, improvised ghost stories to grotesque stand-up and séance magic to body horror, and almost anything else imaginable. Their purpose is to foster new talent as well as nurturing the already burgeoning live horror scene within the UK.

Thinking of applying? Check out these testimonials from former participants:

“To all companies considering involvement in the LHF …
This dead soul city and its hell bound inhabitants are lucky to have such an enriching exhibition of darkness.
The LHF provides a unique platform for the horror genre. It’s a place for lovers of the macabre to wash themselves in the gore of theatre.
Bring them your nightmares, skin crawlers and the devils on your backs.
The LHF team are extremely supportive and give you the feeling of belonging to a family…of weird twin nieces, strange uncles, grannies in the attic and daughters in the cellar.”
Ben Whitehead aka Fred Strangebone

“The London Horror Festival is probably our favourite fest of all. Aside from how cool it is to have such a niche few weeks of theatre in the capital, you get the added bonus of a friendly and inclusive atmosphere from everyone involved. Highly recommended for lovers of the dark.”
The Off-Off-Off-Broadway Company

“LHF gave us the opportunity and the platform to take our crazy idea and turn it into a show. They gave us their time, support and resources, the combination of which allowed us to enjoy the most successful run in our theatre companies history. We cannot wait to return this year.”
The Underground Clown Club

“We have performed at three London Horror Fests and it is now a staple in our calendar. The team are brilliant at promotion and really help to get the word out about your show. The Old Red Lion is a great venue for horror from it’s rather creepy old cinema style seating, to it’s very black blackouts! What we love most is the real sense of community – you get to meet lots of other horror theatre companies and everyone is incredibly supportive – thank you Team LHF!”
The Twins Macabre

You can download an application pack and form here: DEADline: 1st July 2018. Good luck!

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