4 Days of Deadly Adventures in Dublin.
25th - 28th October 2019.

October 09, 2019

4 Days of Deadly Adventures in Dublin.
25th - 28th October 2019.


Bram Stoker Festival 2019 


Bram Stoker Festival will once again thrill and terrify Dubliners and visitors with a packed programme celebrating the legacy of one of Ireland’s most treasured authors this October Bank Holiday Weekend. The gothically inspired programme mixes family-friendly adventures with late-night antics for mates, dates and everything in between. From seances, spectacles on water, spooky readings, unsettling installations and freaky film screenings, there’s a jam-packed line-up not to be missed.

While many events are free, ticketed events are selling fast!

Here’s our pick of the bunch…


Spooky Stories at Marsh's 

Fri 25 & Sat 26 Oct, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Free Event
Suitable for all ages (children must be accompanied by an adult).

For more than three hundred years Ireland’s oldest public library has stood in Saint Patrick’s Close on the edge of the Cathedral graveyard, for early readers it provided the only path to our door. Marsh’s Library invites guests to wander the darkened galleries where books of witchcraft and heresy are to be found, visitors will be regaled with bizarre tales from our past.

Visit here for further information.


Meeting House Horrors: The Lost Boys

Sun 27 Oct, 8.00 – 10.00pm
Tickets: €16 (incl. €1 booking fee)
Suitable for 15+. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Sunday night at Bram Stoker Festival is ripe for some ‘Vampire Tales’ at ‘Meeting House Horrors’ the outdoor film screening series of your favourite spooky films, with ‘The Lost Boys’ winning the vote as the most in demand vampire film for our big screen!
Before the screening, they will also be showing a new short horror comedy, The Early House. This is an outdoor event protected by Meeting House Square’s umbrellas, but one must dress for the temperature. It’s encouraged to bring blankets & hot flasks.

For more information or to book tickets please click here


Bite of Dublin: Walking Tour

Location: All Over Dublin – Meeting point at Dublin Castle, Palace St Gate, Dublin 2
Mon 28 Oct, 3.00pm – 6.00pm
Tickets: €43.55 (incl. €3.55 booking fee)
Suitable for ages 18+

This is the perfect opportunity to explore Dublin’s food scene, with specially created food inventions inspired by Bram Stoker at Bite of Dublin Walking Tour. Accompanied by expert ‘horror scholar’ Valeria Cavalli, this tour will tell tales of Stoker’s life in the city, the inspiration behind many of his early writings and lesser known stories of Stoker’s life, while sinking your teeth into specially developed culinary treats by some of the best eateries in Dublin.

For more information or to book a tour click here



Location: Wolfe Tone Square, 23 Jervis Street, Dublin 1
Fri 25 Oct – Mon 28 Oct
Tickets: €13 (incl. €1 booking fee)

Séance explores the psychology of a group of people who have been bombarded with suggestible material. It is an intense sonic performance for twenty people at a time, lasting for twenty minutes. This is an immersive and unnerving experience that has chilled audiences around the world, blurring boundaries between reality and the otherworld.

For more information click here


Night Watch

Fri 25 – Mon 28 Oct
All Day | Free Event
Suitable for all ages.

The Haunted Express

Night Watch is a free, outdoor spectacle taking place across all four days of the festival.

Best enjoyed from dusk until 9.30pm, but visible all day, swathed in fog and foreboding lights, a sinewy forest of reflections shifts and sways on the water, while watching eyes blink and turn in the wind. Lurking further out in darker waters, a ghostly fragmented ship hovers, moored with unknown intent, while a ghostly fog shrouds a shadowy vampirical form.

For more information click here



Location: St. Patrick’s Park, Patrick St, Dublin 8
Sat 26 Oct & Sun 27 Oct, 11am – 4.30pm
Admission is free, but there are charges for rides and food concessions.
Suitable for all ages.

Stokerland, a pop-up Victorian fun park for families and the eternally young, will open its gothic gates on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th of October in one of Dublin’s most beautiful green spaces, St. Patrick’s Park.

With one of the city’s stunning cathedrals as a gothic backdrop, this ghoulish gathering will present street theatre, a performance tent, free face-painting, Victorian funfair rides, macabre thrills and ghoulish games for everyone to enjoy.

Complete with a food village, olde-worlde games, face-painting and more, this family-friendly fun-day is the perfect way to entertain children 12 and under this Hallowe’en Bank Holiday weekend.

Fancy dress encouraged! Admission to Stokerland is free but there are small charges for rides and food concessions to suit all budgets, but BYOPicnics are also encouraged!

For more information click here


Meeting House Horrors – The Craft (& premiere of The Early House)

Fri 25 Oct, 8.00pm
Tickets: €16 (incl. €1 booking fee)
Suitable for ages 15+. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

A coven of outcast teenage girls start practising magic in an attempt to exert some power using supernatural means. As far as 90s teen movies go, The Craft is unapologetically and deliciously dark, with this ultimate girl gang paving the way for a slew of witch-themed TV shows and movies in the late 1990s and beyond. Get your best goth threads and chokers ready and come dressed up… after all, we are the weirdos, Mister!

Before the screening, we’re thrilled to present the premiere of a new Irish short horror- comedy, The Early House.


Insta Terror

Mon 21 Oct – Mon 28 Oct
Suitable for ages 12+. Will contain unsettling images and video footage.

Presented by Bram Stoker Festival and MORB

A first for Ireland, InstaTerror is a horror story told entirely over Instagram.

Follow @marniedark now – the story kicks off on October 21st.

Anyone with a smartphone and a sense of humour can follow this terrifying haunting as it unfolds over the course of a week. As tension builds and the body count rises, this macabre, made-for-millenials adventure will culminate in a shocking climax during the Festival. Prepare yourself for this groundbreaking online event which harnesses modern technology to tell an ancient story of horror.

Suitable for ages 12+. Will contain unsettling images and video footage.

Stay up to date on all events using #BiteMeDublin.

Follow the Festival on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

Stay in The Heart of it All

Camden Court Hotel is the ideal choice for those looking to travel with ease around Dublin City. Guests can avail of secure parking, free high speed Wi-Fi, Smart TV with Netflix and complimentary access to Camden Court Fitness. 

Click here to view our rates and availability for Bram Stoker Festival and midterm break.

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