Enjoy Sneaky Experience's 'weird and wonderful' nights out at Hatfield House this Halloween
- Credit: Leora Bermeister Farelight Productions
Are you brave enough to step into the unknown in Hertfordshire this Halloween?
Boomtown's theatrical director, Martin Coat, and experiential event experts Sneaky Experience will debut The Veil of Despair – a truly terrifying immersive journey – at Hatfield House next month, along with bringing The Sneaky Sisters Sideshow Spectacular to town.
Pitching up at the Hertfordshire estate this Halloween for four nights, the team behind the travelling Sneaky Sisters will showcase its first carnival of the downright weird and wonderful from Thursday, October 28 to Sunday, October 31, 2021.
Involving a theatrical experience, The Veil of Despair, plus a carnival-flavoured festival night out with The Sneaky Sisters Sideshow Spectacular, guests can expect to feel both unnerved and captivated.
Julia Benfield, founder of Sneaky Experience, said: "After missing out on last year’s opportunity for adventure and mischief, we wanted to create an alternative night out for experience seekers and Halloween enthusiasts.
"Working with Martin Coat, we have created a vivid, frightening narrative with The Veil of Despair and twisted party vibes with The Sneaky Sisters Sideshow Spectacular.
"We promise this will be an exhilarating and exciting experience."
While The Veil of Despair will offer an immersive experience of dark horror, The Sneaky Sisters Sideshow Spectacular presents a musical line-up of festival favourites and a collection of intriguing sideshow experiences.
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- 3 Family living over their own waste for 13 years due to faulty pipe
- 4 Warning issued over park fires as hot weather continues
- 5 Resident's fury after tree barrier to train line destroyed
- 6 Everything you need to know about the August train driver strike
- 7 Meet your officers at Friday’s Welwyn Garden City event
- 8 Serious shrubland fire extinguished next to M25 on Hertfordshire border
- 9 Screen on the Green returning to Welwyn Garden City
- 10 The Hertfordshire athletes taking on European Championships Munich 2022
Theatrical director Martin Coat added: "We've curated a deliberate mix of creativity and chaos designed to offer guests a thrilling escape.
"The Sneaky Sisters Sideshow Spectacular offers an alternative Halloween night out filled with high-energy live music, performance and entertainment that can be enjoyed by all.
"For those looking to take things to the next level, however, The Veil of Despair is a highly immersive, highly visual journey designed to test your courage. It’s certainly not to be attempted by the faint-hearted."
What is The Veil of Despair?
For those with an appetite for a fright this Halloween, The Veil of Despair offers a never-seen-before immersive journey that promises to chill participants to the core.
Uncovering a dark history, participants step back in time to the year 1930 to join the search party for a young girl who has gone missing during an innocent game of hide and seek in the woods of Hatfield House.
With attempts already made by the country’s most courageous soldiers to retrieve the missing child, His Majesty’s Forces are unwilling to lose any more good men to the Veil of Despair.
Desperate for his granddaughter’s return, Lord Wellingham promises to reward anyone who can find the child.
However, there’s just one problem. Stepping into the mysterious veil of light, participants must come face-to-face with a series of disturbing and truly terrifying atrocities…
Are you brave enough to walk into the unknown?
This immersive experience is not to be attempted by the fragile and faint-hearted.
What is The Sneaky Sisters Sideshow Spectacular?
Bringing together an assortment of travelling sideshow entertainment, live music and carnival cabaret, The Sneaky Sisters Sideshow Spectacular will transform the grounds of Hatfield House into a captivating playground of the downright weird and wonderful.
Presenting an unforgettable line-up of acts and experiences, guests will be able to enjoy some of the best names in cutting-edge music and performance the UK has to offer.
The line-up includes Mama Jinx Cabaret and Zoinks Sideshows plus an eclectic mix of music across the weekend from Ibibio Sound Machine, The Skints, Dr Meaker LIVE, Dutty Moonshine Big Band, Oh My God! It’s The Church, and Cut Capers.
Visitors will also meet enigmatic hosts and curious creatures, enjoy sideshows and circus inspired entertainment, and discover street food stalls and debaucherous bars.
All events are held safely outdoors, in the grounds of Hatfield House.
The Veil of Despair and The Sneaky Sisters Sideshow Spectacular run from Thursday, October 28 to Sunday, October 31, with access from 5pm.
Tickets for The Veil of Despair are £55 per person, and includes automatic access to The Sneaky Sisters Sideshow Spectacular.
The event is suitable for those aged 18 plus.
Access to the immersive, intimate journey is limited to 15 people per slot, so early booking is advised to avoid disappointment. Each journey will last approximately 45 minutes.
Tickets for The Sneaky Sisters Spectacular are available from £20.50 per ticket and grant you full entry to live music and entertainment from 5pm.
Visit Sneaky Experience to book tickets.
Sneaky Experience also presents Half Term Halloween at Hatfield House, a jam-packed day of family fun during the day.