Applications for the London Horror Festival 2019 are now open!

Applications for the London Horror Festival 2019 are now open!

London Horror Festival 2019

This year’s festival has moved to the Pleasance Theatre in Islington and will run from the 8th to 25th October 2019 in both the main (currently the home of Night of the Living Dead Live!) and stage space.

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.

If you’ve been a member of The London Horror Society for a while, you will have heard us crowing about the LHF before. And for good reason! Their purpose is to foster new talent as well as nurturing the already burgeoning live horror scene within the UK, and they do a fantastic job of it.

Check out these great testimonials from previous LHF participants:

“My experience at the festival was amazing, it was very well produced and I got all the support that I needed in order to focus on my work. Being part of a festival that is not happening in your home country is always a bit of a gamble. In this case it wasn’t. Great Work! Thanks for having me.” — Philipp Oberlohr

“The London Horror Festival was a fantastic and varied festival to be part of. We had great support from other companies in the festival, the LHF organizers and even their patron; on our opening night Nicholas Vince saw our director doing front of house and took over from him which sums up the supportive, enthusiastic atmosphere we found throughout the festival. Speaking to audiences after shows you found out they’d traveled from places like Devon just to be part of the LHF and watch some of the shows.” — Stack Ten Theatre Company  

“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

To apply, please download and read an application pack from, before sending a completed application form and any supporting evidence to Katy and Joe.

You have until 10:00am on July 1st to submit applications.

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