The Alternative Christmas Fest @ The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh

20 December - 21 December

The Banshee Labyrinth, 29-35 Niddry Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LG

Edinburgh Horror Festival



The Edinburgh Horror Festival, in association with Posturous Productions and The Banshee Labyrinth bring you a special pre-Christmas weekend of alternative Christmas festivities. Seances, panel shows, improvised Dickensian comedy tales, horror stories, variety acts and movie screenings.

There are options to buy tickets for each individual show, or you can buy tickets for one evening, or the entire weekend at discounted prices. What are the shows? What is on? Well...

The Underground Seance // Friday 20th Dec at 7:30pm
Tickets: £8.00 // Chamber Room

Edinburgh Horror Festival Sell Out Act 2016 - 2019. Join paranormal illusionist Ash Pryce, described by the BBC as Leicester's answer to Derren Brown, and actor Rowan Miller as you embark on a journey into the dark world of the spirit. Featuring spooky demonstrations, spirit phenomena, the Ouija Board and mind reading, all culminating in a Victorian Cabinet Seance. One Night only, this show will take you into the realms of the spirit, in a 250 year old underground vault within the Banshee Labyrinth in Edinburgh's Old Town.
You can find out more here

Edinburgh Horror Show // Friday 20th December at 9:00pm
Donation or Reserve for £5 // Chamber Room

Edinburgh Horror Show, the variety night that started the Edinburgh Horror Festival and a sell out show at this year's Edinburgh Horror Festival is back for the Christmas season! A spooky variety night at Scotland's Most Haunted Pub. You'll be treated to the very best of Edinburgh live entertainers and acts from the Horror Festival itself. From magic to comedy, via theatre, spoken word and music. There is a great host of acts and a welcoming and fun night for all.
You can find out more here

The Haunted House // Saturday December 21st at 7:30pm
Donation or Reserve for £5 // Cinema Room

Charles Dickens's last Christmas Ghost book comes to life with a sell-out dramatized reading from Posturous Productions, the producers of the 2018 Halloween sell-out horror pantomime Frankomime's Monster. When John moves into an old country house which everyone told him was haunted, he begins to experience weird sounds and it becomes very difficult for him to keep the staff from shivering, shaking or quitting. What could possibly be going on? Introduced, adapted and read by Oliver Giggins.
Facebook event: You can find out more here

The Great Big Christmas Gameshow // Saturday December 21st at 9:00pm // Donation or Reserve for £5 // Cinema Room

Join us for our popular and warped comedy panel gameshow with a terrifying horror and... Christmas?...twist! Two panel teams will compete in panel show rounds such as odd ones out, fact or fiction, general knowledge, and video rounds. And the best part? It's all horror AND Christmas related. Produced by the creators of the sell out Great Big Geek Gameshow, they bring their fun twist on the classic panel gameshow.
You can find out more here

Stand Up Dickens // Saturday December 21st at 10:15pm
Donation or Reserve for £5 // Cinema Room

From the disturbed mind that brought you Stand Up Horror comes the gothic world of Dickens. You decide what the characters do, find and sometimes - yes sometimes - even love. Every night is different and every night is horrifically hilarious. In Scotlands MOST HAUNTED PUB, come along and experience the unique, and hilarious Stand up Dickens (yeah, we know, there's a joke in there but we're too mature to make it).
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Movie Screenings // various times and dates // ALL FREE // Cinema Room
Movies so far planned include The nightmare Before Christmas, Scrooged and the all time classic Christmas family movie... uhm... DIE HARD!!!! More to be confirmed. All films are free and unreserved.


Get a combined ticket for both the Underground Seance and guaranteed seating at The Edinburgh Horror Show for just £12.00.

Get a combined ticket for guaranteed seating at The Haunted House, Great Big Christmas Gameshow and Stand Up Dickens for just £12.00.

Get a combined ticket for guaranteed seating at all live shows including the Underground Seance for just £20

You can find out more and purchase tickets here