5 Fun Halloween Events in Boston’s Back Bay

Boston is home to the truly terrifying. A short broomstick ride away from Salem, where the witch trials took place, Beantown has a cornucopia of graveyards, creepy landmarks and supposedly haunted houses. In our Back Bay neighborhood, there’s plenty to see this Halloween, too, with a roster of events that will both delight and fright.

“The Rocky Horror Picture Show”

When: Thursday, Oct. 27
Where: 175 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02111

AMC Loews Boston Common 19 is showing a special presentation of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” on Thursday, Oct. 27 at midnight — the spookiest way to kick-start your Halloween weekend. Why not don a costume from the cult classic for this singalong screening?

“Le Corsaire”

When: Friday, Oct. 28 through Sunday, Nov. 6
Where: 539 Washington St., Boston, MA 02111

The Boston Opera House, located close to luxury apartments in Back Bay, hosts a special 10-day event for Halloween this year: “Le Corsaire,” performed by the Boston Ballet. This visual extravaganza — choreographed to the majestic swells of composer Adolphe Adam — tells the story of Conrad, a pirate who travels across the high seas to rescue Medora, a gorgeous harem girl. Tickets start at $35.

Beacon Hill With a Boo!

When: Monday, Oct. 31
Where: 24 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02133

Back Bay bristles with history, from the Victorian brownstones on Newbury to the Beaux-Arts splendor of Boston Public Library. If you want to explore the community’s grizzly past, join Beacon Hill With a Boo!, an eerie walking tour that traverses Back Bay and neighboring Beacon Hill. You’ll visit the home of George Parkman — a doctor who was famously dismembered — and hear gruesome stories of serial killers and murderers. General admission tickets cost $20.

Halloween at the Gibson House

When: Monday, Oct. 31
Where: 137 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02116

Visit the Gibson House Museum for a free night of Halloween-themed events, which run from 5.30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Built in 1859, this celebrated house — a National Historic Landmark — is famous for its stunning brownstone exterior. Inside, ostentatious rooms are decorated with Japanese wallpaper and gold-framed portraits, making the high-end Victorian rowhouse a popular haunt for history buffs.

L.A.H. Zombie Prom

When: Monday, Oct. 31
Where: 100 Arlington St., Boston, MA 02116

Liquid Art House, a bohemian art gallery-cum-restaurant, where contemporary prints adorn the walls, hosts a special night of signature cocktails and performance art on Halloween. The L.A.H. Zombie Prom features body painters, a live DJ and tasty desserts created by pastry chef Ryan Boya. Tickets cost $30.