A chill in the air, a full moon, the howl of a wolf and the cackle of a witch, it can mean only one thing: queer Halloween parties are afoot. We have made a ghoulish grimoire of the best parties around Ireland to get your spook on.
There are numerous Halloween parties to showcase your fangtastic costumes and spine chilling dance moves. Each event has something for everyone’s taste, whether you are a Dracula or a Nosferatu or more a Carmilla.
So sink your teeth into these frightfully fun Halloween parties:
Mother presents: Lost Souls at Lost Lane. Halloween Bank Holiday
“This Halloween Bank Holiday Sunday, down a winding lane at the bottom of Grafton street, the souls of all those slain at last years Disco Bloodbath will rise again.”
Come join in on the monster mash as decomposing drag wraiths and Kelly-Anne Byrne slither onto Dublin’s newest blood stained dance floor. With darkness encroaching and Samhain drawing near, fight back against the dark with your best dance moves. Be prepared to get down and dirty.
Where: Lost Lane, Grafton Street, Dublin
When: Sunday, October 27th
Tickets: €11.37 – €16.75
Halloween Drag Spooktacular
Scraggs Alley is about to be overrun by the strutting dead as they prepare to host Carlow’s first ever Halloween Drag Spooktacular. On October 26th, glamorous monsters will be taking to the stage. The phenomenal drag superstars Lucy Lashes and Carrie Deway will be hosting the night. If that wasn’t enough, SQUARE 1 will be debuting their ghoulish show Haus of Horrors.
Go all in on your costume and you could be in with a chance to win Carlow Pride Festival Best Fancy Dressed 2019 Trophy. DJ Lenny will be playing some ghastly funk for the Graveyard after party.
All proceeds made from the event will be going towards funding Carlow Pride Festival 2020.
Where: Scraggs Alley, Tullow Street, Carlow
When: Saturday, October 26th
Tickets: €5 at the door before 9:30pm. (€7 after)
Grab ’em by the Ghoulies!
Dublin Bears will be launching the newly refurbished Adelphi with a night of gruesome fun. And in true creepy twin fashion, this is a two-fold celebration as DJ Gerry Moore (GerBear) will be marking 30 years as a DJ this year. These Halloween parties are unmissable.
The newly refurbished Adelphi will use a new sound and lighting system as well as a private entrance and an enhanced ambience. This is a men’s only event.
All proceeds from the cloakroom will be going towards Gay Switchboard Ireland.
Where: Adelphi, 52 Middle Abbey St, Dublin
When: Saturday, 26th October
Tickets: €5 before 11pm. €10 after 11pm
Bukkake Halloween Spooktacular
The club for all the divine freaks and devilish angels is coming back to the Opium Rooms for a killer Halloween Party. The rooms will be packed with terrifying DJ’s playing hypnotic turns. You can catch Stephen Dowling in the Pop Room and then in the Main Room, there will be Paddy Schaill, Rafael Mafra, and Sean Ratchford.
Where: Opium, Wexford Street, Dublin
When: Sunday, 27th October
Tickets: €7.85 – €16.87
Heels of Hell: Halloween Night
Vicar Street will be left shaking as the drag spirits descend upon Dublin. Hosted by Victoria Secret, the line up consists of Sharon Needles, Alaska, Adore Delano, Miz Cracker, Latrice Royale, Kennedy Davenport, Courtney Act, and Biqtch Puddin. Mixing together sensational lipsyncs, stunning dancing, and jaw dropping live singing in a bubbling cauldron, this is a concoction for an electric night.
Heels of Hell is brought to you by Dragged Up in association with Holy T Events and Jinjer Events. This event is STRICTLY 14+ anyone aged under 18 MUST be accompanied by someone 18+.
When: Thursday, 31st October
Times: 6pm – VIP Mix & Mingle (Doors: 5.45pm), 7pm – Doors Open, 8pm – Showtime
Where: Vicar Street, Thomas Street, Dublin
Mother & Dragged Up present: Drag me to Hell
On October 31st, Mother will be throwing open the gates of hell at the Button Factory and the Devil will be strutting out in prada. Teaming up with Dragged Up, the reigning ‘Ice Queen’ Victoria Secret will be overseeing the wicked rituals of ‘dark drag and dirty disco’. Not to mention this is the official afterparty for RuPaul Queens Heels of Hell.
Downstairs, the Mother DJs will be playing all your favourite festival anthems with performances from the Dragged Up girls, Regina George and Paul Ryder. Upstairs, the princess of darkness Pixie Woo will be casting a spell of dry wit and pop bangers.
So all you scream queens, dress to slay.
When: Thursday, October 31st
Where: Button Factory, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland 2
Tickets: €7.07 – €11.37
Those are some of the best queer Halloween parties across Ireland to make you go bump in the night.
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