Private Events

Creepy cocktail parties, deadly dance parties, even killer corporate events – If you’re looking for a unique setting for any occasion, look no further! There’s no better venue for your Halloween event than America’s largest haunted house, Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary.

Our in-house event planning team will work with you to guarantee that your event is a spooky success. To begin your night, your group will experience all six haunted attractions that comprise Terror Behind the Walls. Afterwards you will continue the party in your own private courtyard within the massive penitentiary walls. You may even get a special encounter with one of our best entertainers, the zombie SWAT Team!

Rental Includes:
A two-hour private site rental within a 40’x80’ tent covering a dance floor with Top 40 hits and Halloween favorites playing, access to private bathrooms, a non-alcoholic beverage bar, and light fare.

This facility can hold 100 - 200 of your friends or colleagues with seating and table arrangements available at no extra charge. Security will be provided. Additional catering and beverage options available. Pricing available by request.

TBTW tickets not included.

Become one with Terror Behind the Walls:
Our professional special FX makeup artists can turn your guests into the living dead! For $100 (per artist), you can have an artist decorate your guests as you see fit! Artists limited to four per event.

Please submit all event requests to rental@easternstate.org with the following:

  • Contact name
  • Organization (if applicable)
  • Daytime phone number
  • Mailing address
  • Event type (corporate event, birthday party, etc.)
  • Preferred date and time of the event
  • Approximate number of attendees

Rental requests will be served on a first come, first served basis. Dates are subject to availability.

Please see our Event Rental Agreement for restrictions.

Terror Behind the Walls runs rain or shine; therefore, there can be no rain dates for private events. Please dress for the weather, and be sure to wear appropriate footwear. Sandals, flip-flops, open-toed shoes, and high heels are not permitted. Most of the event takes place inside; however, the line and some sections of the tour are outdoors, and the penitentiary is not heated.

Parking:
There is ample on-street parking surrounding the penitentiary. While the parking is unmetered, some streets do have a two or three hour limit. There is a public parking lot right next door, where special arrangements can sometimes be made for groups or private events. For exact pricing, please call Parkway Corporation at (215) 569-8400 x4037.