The Bram Stoker Festival, which takes place from the 24th to the 27th of October, celebrates the work of one of our most famous, and scariest, novelists. There are plenty of family-friendly activities at both affordable prices and for free.
The Vampire with No Teeth is a fun musical storytelling session suitable for children aged between six and ten years in the Project Cube on Saturday at 11am, 1pm, 2.30pm and 4pm. Tickets are €5 per person, €13.50 for a family of tree or €17 for a family of four.
Minnie and the Illywhackers will be running a spooky sing-along of jazz, country and blues on Monday at 3pm. It takes place in the Ark in Temple Bar and costs €12, with a discount when booking multiple tickets.
Dracula’s Basement Spooky Sounds Lab is where kids can try out Dracula’s instruments and use the special sound lab looper to create the spookiest sound loops on the planet. Free entry on a first come first served basis. Free entry on a first come first served basis, in the Ark in Temple Bar, Sunday and Monday 26th-27th October, 11am – 2pm.
Some other free events include Dracula an Chéad GaelGore, a retelling of the Dracula story with a Gaelic twist on Sunday from 2pm in Dublin Castle’s Chapel Royal, and Goth Karaoke in Meeting House Square on Sunday from 4pm to 5.30pm.