Join us for Halloween on the Plymouth Barbican – 2019

This October Half Term Holidays, Monday 21st till Sunday 27th October 2019 , there will be lots of activities for both kids and grown-ups to enjoy. Many of the Barbican businesses will be hosting Halloween themed nights, special family events and themed offers. 

Explore this page further for more details. 

Following from previous year’s great success from the ‘Petrifying Pumpkin Trail’ & ‘Briny’s Magical Mix-Up” be ready for ‘Find boo’s Crew’ –  a free family trail organised by the Association of Barbican Businesses. Grab your sheet from the Tourist Information Centre or print it off via our online version. Sweet treats will be waiting for all the young Potion Masters who complete the trail. 

BARBICAN BUSINESSES – If you are putting on something Halloween themed please get in touch! Email We’ll add them to our event list and dedicated website page too.

EVENTS All Week: Monday 21st to Sunday 27th October 2019

  • HALLOWEEN TRAIL – FIND BOO’S CREW In the great storm of 1792 the ghost ship Boo ran aground in Sutton Harbour, within sight of the land she lost all hands. Every Halloween since that day the Boo’s crew of ghoulish pirates comes ashore in search of treasure and a chance to shiver the timbers of any mortals that they meet. You may not see the ship but you’ll hear her creaking rigging and the ships bell tolling for the return of her skeleton crew. You’ll need to be quick before they return to their watery graves at the bottom of Davey Jones Locker.Pick up your FREE trail sheets from the Tourist Information Centre on the Barbican from Monday 21st October. The TIC is open Monday to Saturday 9am – 5pm and 10am – 4pm on Sundays. (Many thanks to Clare Phillips from TIC for coming up with this year’s Halloween trail theme and organising. Her vision was brought to reality with graphics put together by Eddystone Media)
  • CLAYART Halloween themed paint your own pottery throughout the week and right up to 31st October.


See the ‘Halloween on the Barbican 2019’ Facebook Event page for a selection of offers and treats across the barbican:



Thursday 24th October

+ ANNABEL’S CABARET & DISCOTHEQUE – Miss Sammy Dodgers Halloween Burlesque Show from 9pm+

Saturday 26th October

+ NATIONAL MARINE AQUARIUM – Family Fright Night – Join us for a frightfully good evening of fun in celebration of Halloween this October! Including a frightening Fright Night zone, trick or treating and a Spooktacular show, it’s an event you won’t want to miss. And, with a prize given to the person in the best fancy dress costume, it’s the perfect opportunity to get creative and get into the ‘spirit’ of this horribly fun evening. Book your tickets: here

+ PLYMOUTH BOAT TRIPS – Come and enjoy our Halloween themed children’s disco – on board music, games and chance your arm with our Trick or Treat Treasure Chest. Kids Fancy Dress Competition!! (5pm to 6.30pm) Book your tickets with Plymouth Boat Trips: here

+ PLYMOUTH BOAT TRIPS – Come and join our spooktacular All Hallows’ Eve party cruise, a perfect excuse to get dressed up & show us your monster mash on the dance floor. Our resident DJ will be on-board playing all your party favourites. (7.30pm to 10.30pm) Book your tickets with Plymouth Boat Trips: here

Friday 1st November

+ BOSTON TEA PARTY – This year we all felt a bit too ‘mid 20’s’ to go out Trick or Treating with the rest of the whippersnappers so as an alternative we felt like treating you all to a Terrific night of live music and Discounted food instead! (6pm to 10.45pm) Details: here