Event by Rook Rentals, hosted at Lofty's Cocktail Emporium
16 Glover's Court, PR1 3LS
Date: October 20th
Times: 8pm - Midnight
Facebook Event: Rook's Haunted House
We're back, creating an all new Halloween event!
We've picked a weekend to avoid clashing with any other events or private parties to help you get the most out of this spooky season!
Then, we packed that event with years of experience, top end decorations and fantastic entertainment across three floors, added free drinks, complimentary raffle tickets and pinatas, to make something for everyone and plenty of space to make the night the experience you want it to be.
Enter through the doors to find yourself in our Funeral Parlour, decked out with gravestones, statues and coffin. The perfect place to relax with a drink - either purchased from the cocktail bar or from our complimentary selection of bespoke warmed mulled cider or mulled wine.
When you're ready, head upstairs to the dark nursary, featuring bar, dance area, and live performances!
Kicking us off is DJ CAPPERS fresh from Blackout to bring a mix of Halloween favorites, rock, metal and punk throughout the night, armed with fog machines and lasers.
Our first live performer Alistaire Topp takes the mic early in the evening to take you to the depths of ritual rock.
Myths and Monsters return with a selection of classic horror themes and new music through creative use of synths and hacked Gameboys.
Joining Myths is TechnologyIsEvil, glitch artist performing live projection remixes of his artwork!
Later in the evening and if you need a break from dance and the madness of the top floor, grab yourself a treat and enjoy live dramatic reading performance from Phantasmic Phil, regailing us with classic and modern horror short poems and stories.
If you do want to push yourself further, visit the top floor, where Doctor Martland is waiting to greet you in his laboratory - an experience scare actor, Doc Martland wants to introduce you to his paranormal research, experiments - give you a spook and a laugh! What's more is he wants to introduce you to our Halloween shots game Trick-Or-Treat. When offered, pick your poison from the tray of shots wherein all but one are a sweet treat - and one a sour trick!
Wrap up your visit with the doc (till you're ready to return, he'll be performing all evening and keeping things fresh in his morgue) by letting him take your photo in our laboratory set as a way to immortalize the evening (because Doc knows you're not immortal!).
Between all the dancing, complimentary drinks, bar and live acts we'll be inviting you to try your luck at our pinatas, filled with ghoulish delights; strut your stuff in our best costume competition which you get to cheer your votes for and perhaps pick up some more raffle tickets for a chance to grab some horrifically good prizes!
Come on down October 20th to kick your Halloween season off with Preston's most unique Autumn event and get the most our of 2018 - and your costumes!
Give us a Like on Facebook (link at top of page) and click "Going" so we can be sure we've made everything as perfect as we can for everyone - it really helps us to get an idea of numbers to prepare for - and, plus you can stay up to date with announcements and prizes!
If you've got any special requests for the DJ in advance, leave us a comment and we'll make sure it's ready to play when you arrive!
Though Rook's Haunted House wraps up for midnight, Lofty's as it's usual evening will begin and carry on til 6am!
Rook retains the right to refuse or revoke entry. Though we have never had to employ this right we want to note we promote welcoming and inclusive environments to all. Harassment of staff or patrons will not be tolerated, nor will racism, sexism, LGBT-prejudices or drug use/sales.
We must operate a "Fair Use" policy on the free drinks. We will have cauldrons brewed up in preparation for the event fresh on the day, and will base this on the number of people expected to attend. Please drink responsibily and do not abuse the service as we will step in if you have more than reasonable share/become beligerant due to drink.
The shots will all contain an alcohol percentage, which may vary batch to batch - and though one will be sour for the game, all will be safe to drink. These will be presented as available via "Doctor Martland's" discretion throughout the evening.
We fully welcome and encourage photography! Please be sure, though that any people in your shots are happy to be.
Likewise, please do not attempt to move or alter our props and decorations - not only can they be very expensive but also very heavy!
Our "Lab" is designed to pose for photos in and pose with props, however - this will be over seen by Scare Actor Ewan Mulligan as "Doctor Martland" whom will remain in character. Our photography "booth" with "Doctor Martland" will have all pictures posted on our Facebook page/this web page after the event, which you are welcome to use on your personal social media.
"Doctor Martland" may appear anywhere between over excited through to aggressive. Please note he cannot touch you with out permission, nor are you to touch the performer. The character may be rude, crass or even insulting however all is done for entertainment purposes and without intention to contradict our own inclusive policies as above. The character does not represent actor, company or host ethics and opinions.
You're certainly encouraged to interact with the actor - he's there for that - however please keep in mind the Doctor will require time to rest and reset between performances, and you may be asked to leave and return later.
Predominantly: Do as you will, but do no harm! These events are all for fun!