Paisley Halloween Festival – What’s on Friday 25 October?

  • Silent disco – new for 2019!
  • Into the dark – behind the scenes aerial rehearsals
  • Exhibition of excess
  • Terrifying tales
  • Pumpkin carving
  • Haunted carnival
  • Sensory safe space
  • Halloween film – Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • Street theatre

Creepy Central

Friends Dancing at Halloween Silent Disco

Silent Disco – NEW for 2019!
Dunn Square, Paisley
Various times
Adults £5, kids £3, family £14

Read all about the Spooky Silent Disco here.

Book your tickets online now.


Eerie East

Halloween ringmaster and fire eater

Into the dark – Behind the Scenes Aerial Rehearsals
Paisley Abbey, Gauze Street
5pm – 8pm

Take a peek behind the scenes as our talented and daring aerial artists prepare for Saturday’s big performance. Witness aerial work that will leave you breathless and ground based choreography in front of Paisley Abbey.

Performers for Scotland’s leading aerial company All or Nothing will join a cast of local young people to create this dramatic sneak preview of what’s to come – make sure you come back on Saturday for the jaw-dropping performance!

Exhibition of Excess
Abbey Gardens
4pm to 9pm, performances at various times

A series of curious booths inspired by Victorian sideshow performers with a contemporary twist. The exhibition will explore modern day culture and society. Expect to see spooky celebrities, rabid reality stars and ghoulish game show hosts.


Terrifying Tales
Paisley Abbey
4pm – 9pm

Prepare to be spooked with gruesome tales of Paisley’s ghosts and ghouls. Join the Village Storytelling Centre for some hair-raising stories.

Suitable for all ages and abilities. No booking required.


Pumpkin Carving
Paisley Abbey
4pm – 9pm

Drop in and carve your Halloween pumpkins into a piece of scary Halloween art. Adult assistance is welcomed. Suitable for all ages.

Tickets for pumpkin carving cost £2 per pumpkin and you can book your place online here.


Haunted Carnival
Bridge Street
4pm – 10pm

Do you dare to brave the haunted fun fair? Scare yourself on the spooky ghost train, take a ride on our vintage carousel or take on our monster rides that will turn your world upside down!

Height restrictions apply. Prices vary per ride.


Nasty North

Rocky Horror Picture Show (15)
The Wynd Centre, Paisley
7.30pm to 9.10pm

Fasten your garter belt for this time-warping cult classic starring Tim Curry, Barry Bostwick, Susan Sarandon and Meatloaf.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is the story of newly engaged and squeaky-clean college kids Brad and Janet who breakdown outside the creepy and bizarre residence of Dr Frank-N-Furter.

Bursting at the seams with timeless classics this legendary rock ‘n’ roll musical includes sing-a-long favourites; Sweet Transvestite, Science Fiction/Double Feature, Damn It Janet and, of course, the pelvic thrusting Time Warp.

Dress-up, singing and shout-along is encouraged!

Tickets are free but limited. Secure your space on Eventbrite now.

Sensory Safe Space
POP, Piazza Shopping Centre
4pm – 9pm

This is an inclusive space specially created for individuals with additional support needs and their families and carers. It features sensory items, arts and crafts, visuals, soft lighting, music and comfortable seating.

Nasty North, Creepy Central & Eerie East

Colourful umbrellas in Cirque Bijou Halloween LED umbrella performance.

Street Theatre
County Square, Gauze Street and Abbey Gardens
4pm to 9pm

Look out for bizarre street theatrics and walk-about performances throughout Paisley town centre this Halloween. Keep your eyes peeled for acrobats, high-wire walkers and hula hoop performers. Plus, SPARK! LED drummers will be lighting up the streets, Mr Wilson’s Second Liners will be rallying impromptu raves on street corners and Cirque Bijou will be dancing in the streets with their colourfully lit LED Umbrella performance.

You can also get a special glimpse of some of the large-scale art works that will feature in Saturday’s ‘Dark Circus Parade’, which will be displayed in County Square 4pm – 9pm. You’ll have to wait until Saturday to see all the art works paraded in their full glory.


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