Friday 13th sell out for opening fright night of York Maze’s Hallowscream 2023

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Friday 13th may be unlucky for some – especially if you don’t already have a ticket for tonight’s sold out opening of York Maze’s Hallowscream.

But fear not.

Tickets are still available for other other nights, but hurry – they are selling fast.

Hallowscream is open on selected nights from Friday, October 13, to Saturday, November 4. Standard tickets start at £24 rising to £48 on peak weekend nights. There are also Fast Track tickets and tickets that include the fairground rides. There is a £2 booking fee on all tickets.

BUY TICKETS: Tickets must be booked online, they are not available to buy on the gate. For details and tickets visit

York Maze in Elvington Lane – just off the A1079 Hull Road – ran its first Hallowscream event in 2012. Since then it has grown to include five themed scare houses, stage shows, food court, bars and fairground rides.

It employs more than 100 scare actors each night.

Hallowscream has won multiple awards including Yorkshire’s Best Tourism Event and the Best Scream Park in the UK in the annual Scarecon awards.

York Maze also has a Hallowtween event for families with children aimed at the age range of 10-15yrs, which runs daily, 12.30pm to 5.30pm, from Saturday to Tuesday, October 28 to 31, 2023.

Tickets for Hallowtween must also be purchased online - they are not available on the gate – and are priced from £16.95 plus a £2.50 per transaction booking fee.

There is no set age limit and parents can decide if it is suitable for their children. But visitors aged under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult at Hallowtween, including inside the haunted house attractions.

Adults of a nervous disposition who would find Hallowscream too scary are also welcome to attend Hallowtween. For details visit

The fright nights are proving to be a box office winner, says York Maze owner Tom Pearcy.

He said: “We open our Hallowscream nights today and and demand for tickets has been phenomenal. Friday 13th sold out over a week ago, it’s the strongest start to our Halloween season ever.

"I think our visitors have gone for the connection with the Friday 13th film series.

"They are certainly going to get a real-life horror movie experience with our five scare houses, roving characters and over 100 scare actors! Tickets for all the other nights are also selling well including our last night on Saturday, November 4.

Hallowscream 2023 a York Maze opens with a sold out first night on Friday 13thHallowscream 2023 a York Maze opens with a sold out first night on Friday 13th
Hallowscream 2023 a York Maze opens with a sold out first night on Friday 13th

“We like to offer something new each year and this year we have a new scare house for our thrill-seeking visitors to discover. ‘Necropolis’ is based on an ancient Egyptian tomb, visitors must find their way through the maze of passageways and chambers to survive the Pharaoh’s curse and escape!

"Also new for 2023 on the main stage will be a series of Halloween themed performances with a team of professional dancers and guest appearances from our street theatre characters including Lil’ Dribble the chainsaw wielding granny!”

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