The Castle After Dark
- 23rd, 24th, 29th - 31st October
- Tickets from £20
- Suitable for those looking for a fright
The Darker side of Halloween
Brace yourself as the Castle comes to life with haunted spirits and fearful frights like never before with more scares at every twist and turn of this haunted castle.
This will the ultimate Halloween night for fearless friends, date nights and up for it families with an evening of live music, captivating entertainment, quirky roaming characters, delicious street food and thrilling attractions!
With brand new attractions: Hunted and Massacre-ade Ball, these are sure to get your heart pumping and spine tingling but be warned these are not for the faint hearted! Don’t forget The Castle Dungeon will be open every evening to put you through your paces as you journey through the depths of Warwick’s most putrid and petrifying history.
Scare attractions and experiences…
Unveil one of Warwick’s most unnerving, ghostly tales: The Powder Ball. As you journey through some of the Castles most haunted rooms with a flick of a switch it can all go horrifying wrong. Prepare yourself for the unwanted return of Warwick’s wicked spirit.
Venture underground through twists and turns of darkness and fear as you join the Earl of Warwick’s hunting party. In this fast paced, high energy attraction you must decide: are you the hunter or the prey?
Journey through the darkened twists and turns of the Haunted Hollows and meet unnerving characters along your way. With chilling music and effects this walk-through attraction takes a dark turn.
The Castle Dungeon
Feeling brave? Delve into the depths of Warwick’s most gruesome and grizzly history as you venture through The Castle Dungeon meeting the plague doctor, the torturer, the executioner any many more along your way!
Entertainment and much more...
The main stage comes to life as it's filled with live bands!
Food & Drink
Feast upon an array if delicious street food from local vendors, in partnership with The Open Arms, and enjoy a selection of craft beers and gins, whilst taking in the castle’s spooky surroundings.
We fire up the Central Courtyard, as it comes to life with captivating entertainment that is sure to create an electric atmosphere!
- Thrilling festival-themed evening
- Access to live entertainment, food & drink
- Only on 23rd, 24th, 29th - 31st October
- Turn your spectacular spooky day into a fearsome family overnight stay and spend the night in Fright’s Village. You’ll find Halloween themed décor, enjoy evening ghost stories and a visit from our witches or wizards at breakfast!
- Access to over 20 spellbinding shows and amazing attractions
- Rainy Day Guarantee
- Access to castle and grounds
Calling all Annual Passholders!
Tickets for The Castle After Dark 2021 are now live for you to book! We can’t wait to welcome you back this year for a Halloween full of spooky fun.
Frequently Asked Questions
A festival-themed Halloween evening event, filled with live entertainment, offering the very best in street food and drink, and features sinister scare mazes for daring thrill-seekers.
Suitable for ages 12 and above.
Ticket is valid from 6pm-10pm, October 23rd, 24th & 29th - 31st 2021.
Yes. If you wish to attend both Halloween events at Warwick Castle, you will need to pre-book a ticket for each event.
If you have tickets for both daytime and evening, you will leave site at the end of the day and re enter at 6pm onwards.
Yes. The following attractions have a limited capacity and therefore a free of charge timeslot will be allocated to you. These can not be pre booked and are only available on the day. These can be booked via the Warwick Castle App closer to 23rd October
- Witches Tower
- The Massacre-ade Ball
The Castle Dungeon is a separate attraction and for this you will need to purchase an additional ticket. Please note this is suitable for those aged 10 and above.
This will mean that the date you want is fully booked. If this is the case, our calendar will show the next available date.
The Haunted Castle and Castle After Dark are both extremely popular and therefore the castle can be very busy during this time. Halloween weekend typically sees the highest visitor attendance and therefore our attractions and food outlets will be very busy on these days. On very busy days it is possible that some attractions may reach capacity and be unavailable to experience.
The dates that we expect to be at our busiest this year will be 23rd, 24th, 28th, 29th, 30th and 31st of October.
If you have purchased Dungeon tickets as well as castle entry then we recommend arriving at the castle at least 1 hour before your dungeon time slot and then arriving at the dungeon itself at least 10 minutes before your time slot. Please speak with a member of staff upon arrival if you are close to your timeslot when you arrive. We are unable to change dungeon ticket time slots, or offer refunds, especially on busy days. Please note anyone visiting the dungeons must be over the age of 18 or be accompanied by an over 18 year old. We also do not recommend the dungeons for anyone under the age of 10.
Yes. Day and evening parking charges will apply in both of our car parks.
Some of our Annual passes will include parking in our Stratford Road car park.
No. We are only accepting card payments. These should be contactless, where possible.
We are afraid that any guest under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an over 18 year old.
Yes, but the following attractions are unsuitable for wheelchair users:
- Upscares Downscares
- The Kingmaker
- Only the last 4 rooms of The Castle Dungeon
Yes, please come prepared for all weather conditions. Extreme weather conditions may interrupt some shows, this will be advised via the Warwick Castle App on the day.
We recommend our Castle After Dark event for children aged 10 years and older.
Please go to the Annual Pass pre-book page to find out more and pre book for daytime tickets. You will also find here information on the applicable discounts for the Castle After Dark evening.
Yes. We encourage dressing up to visit us at Halloween, however character masks are not allowed within The Castle Dungeon attraction. We are a family attraction and we ask that you consider this when making your costume choice.
Yes. We do have shows throughout the day and evening on our Dead Centre Stage where lighting will be flashing and moving.
No, we will only be accepting pre-booked tickets.
You will receive a confirmation email with your unique barcode which will be scanned by a member of staff on arrival. You can bring this email as confirmation on your phone, tablet or printed.
We strongly recommend taking screen shots of each barcode before arriving at the castle. You can also add your tickets to the Warwick Castle app for even easier entry to the castle.
Please check your spam mailbox as our email may have gone there. Not there? Please email our customer service team on email@example.com and we will assist you.
Any promotions will state what dates they are eligible and how they should be booked, in the promotion terms and conditions. Promotions are only valid against the daytime ticket and not the evening ticket.
All tickets must be pre-booked in advance, including Carer’s tickets. Please add these tickets to your basket when booking, proof of carer status should be shown upon arrival.
Yes, all tickets must be pre-booked in advance, including children under 3. Please add these tickets to your basket when booking online.
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