Banbury’s newest arts venue The Castle House in Market Place will open its doors for a Halloween Ball like no other on Friday, November 1.
The spooky soiree will be a showcase for the venue which aims to be a platform for the arts in Banbury.
The first rule to gain entry for the Halloween high jinks is that everyone must go in fancy dress, so no arguments there.
The second rule of the ball is there will be a diverse range of music to suit all tastes.
This will include 12 music acts including local legends Leatherat playing acoustic, rising Banbury metal stars Cried Wolf, The Great Big Bargain, The Nonchalant Brothers, Holly Perkins and Tristan Pate.
The music will be spread across three stages and all the rooms will be decked out with Halloween themed-decorations so party- goers will be able to get in the spooky spirit.
Thirdly there will be fortune telling so you can find out if you will survive the night, and a host of Halloween games such as apple bobbing as well as candy floss and popcorn and silent scary films.
Finally, the friendly staff will be dressed as characters from the book The Night Circus to help sprinkle some mystical magic and circus artistry onto your night.
Castle House manager Suzette Neptune said the main aim is that everyone will have a great time and leave feeling happy.
She said: “At the town’s only Hallowen ball you will find an evening of entertainment like no other. Performers will be hidden in the nooks and crannies of the building as well as three main stages and the entertainment will continue long past the midnight hour.”
Tickets for the event are £5 in advance or £7 on the door and can be purchased from the Castle House or reserved on the Castle House Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ANewViewPromotions.
The event will run from 7pm-late and children are allowed to attend until 11pm.
There will be prizes for the best dressed people there.
On Halloween – the day before the party – there will be a children’s activity day from lunch time with art and crafts and fun activities followed by a children’s film showing at 6pm and a Halloween-themed film for adults from 8pm.