Experience Opportunity

Edinburgh Horror Festival Volunteer Registration 2024

Each year we require a number of people to help make the Horror Festival work. We ourselves are volunteers on the Organising Committee and enjoy the experience of the EHF and all the acts, and people we get to meet.

The Edinburgh Horror Festival takes place primarily at The Banshee Labyrinth, Scotland's Most Haunted Pub, on the weekend closest to Hallowe'en. We occasionally run additional events at other venues.

Volunteering at the EHF primarily involves working with the Front of House team to facilitate the smooth running of the event. This can include checking guest lists, showing audiences to their seats, helping performers organise the room between shows, being on hand to answer questions for audiences and customers, guarding the doors to ensure no late admission.

It's a very social event, with lots of folk in EdHorrorFest T-shirts around supporting each other, the festival, the venue and the shows. There are chances to explore the back stage set up, and previous volunteers have gone on to bring their own shows to the Festival, or get involved behind the scenes with shows. One of the Trustees that runs the Edinburgh Horror Festival started as a volunteer for the weekend event.

You'll make new friends, see some excellent shows, spend time in a spooky venue, and take part in a rapidly growing grass roots event.

Volunteers are not expected to pay anything for their participation. We offer training for Front of House and can offer some minor tech training if a volunteer is interested.

Every volunteer gets a T-shirt, badges, stickers, Hallowe'en treats, free entry to shows, free soft drinks on duty, and a life time membership card for alcoholic drinks (when off duty) at the Banshee Labyrinth.


Due to our venues being over 18 only, you must turn 18 on or before the Volunteer Induction day which is Sunday October 27 2024. The Festival will run Thursday October 31 to Sunday November 3.

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