Halloween Horrors this October Half-Term

Halloween at Sutton House

This half-term experience Sutton House like never before. Our long term friends and collaborators Tea Break Theatre have taken over the house with Frankenstein inspired decorations and activities for all of the family.

500 year old Sutton House has its own share of spooky history (just ask the crew of TV’s Most Haunted who visited in 2007). Former resident John Machell’s three lurcher dogs are said to have been heard barking at night, even though they were last at Sutton House in the flesh in Tudor times. A mysterious woman in blue has woken up sleeping lodgers by violently shaking the bed, and in the chapel, the voices of two bickering Georgian men can be heard.

To celebrate Halloween and Tea Break’s upcoming immersive performance of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, we invited the innovative theatre group to design an experience for families around Sutton House. Frankenstein, written 200 years ago, takes its name from a young scientist, who creates a monster in a scientific experiment. 

Part science fiction, part campy 1980s B-movie, Tea Break’s interactive exhibition is sure to enthrall children and adults alike. Become a mad scientist for the day this half-term , make magical potions in the witch’s cauldron, test your steady hand in the Electricity Room, take a selfie in a spooky costume and even build your own monster.

All proceeds raised through our exhibitions go towards helping us to take care of 500 year old Sutton House.

Halloween Horrors runs from Wednesday 24th October until Sunday 28th October. Normal admission applies.