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Gateway's Haunted Playhouse

 
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Average Review
  (157 reviews)
Scare Factor
Very Scary
Appropriate For
Not Recomended for Kids Under 13
Organization Type
Charity / NOT For Profit
Listing Categories
Drive-Through, Haunted Houses, Not-So-Scary Haunted Houses (Kid Friendly)
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Outdoor Event(s), Covered Wait Area, Touching Not Allowed, Free Parking
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Gateway's Haunted Playhouse, Long Island’s number one rated haunted house, returns for an all-new season of Halloween scares!

As a division of The Gateway, Performing Arts Center of Suffolk County, Gateway’s Haunted Playhouse utilizes the numerous theatrical designers and staff at the Gateway – Long Island’s oldest professional theatre. Dozens of professionally trained actors prepare and rehearse each character that inhabits the haunt, giving it a unique, theatrical quality unrivaled on the island.

These actors inhabit a carefully crafted, three-dimensional environment created and built by the Gateway’s renowned design and production team. Over 100 people are on hand every evening to ensure the smooth operation of each haunt.

Each year, a new theme, path and characters are created, giving patrons a brand new experience as they explore the walkthrough attraction. This year’s theme will be sure to bring you nightmares in the latest thrilling installment.

Since its first year in 2007, Gateway’s Haunted Playhouse has grown from its original two-week run, to now include six-weeks of terrifying scares. It has received praise from numerous outlets at the local, state and national levels.

Gateway’s Haunted Playhouse has won the title of Scariest Haunted House on Long Island for three years in a row by popular vote on an interactive News12 poll. It has received favorable attention by the New York Times, and has been cited as one of the top ten haunted houses in New York by USA Today.

This Bellport Haunt was named One of America’s Best Haunted Attractions by Hauntworld Magazine, the world’s number one haunted house resource, and had since built on that success.

HE MIDWAY
The fun begins before the Haunt! Gateway’s Haunted Playhouse features a nightmare carnival on our Midway every haunt night with food, drinks, and attractions. The Midway is our queuing area, so you can sit down with a snack instead of having to stand on line, and it also makes for a perfect waiting area for those not going through the Haunt.

ATTRACTIONS
Be amazed by the skill and artistry of our world renowned fire breather! Visit our fortune teller and discover what your future holds! See if you can survive an attack of the undead at our shooting gallery! Get your own experience of death by stepping into our coffin ride! Or take home a souvenir from our boo-tique!
2022 Special Events:
October 19: Zombie Apocalypse. Zombies invade the haunted house!
October 20: Hollywood Horrors. Featuring your favorite Hollywood horror characters!
October 26: Clown Invasion. Maniacal madcap clown masquerade!
October 27: Glowstick Night. Only a single glowstick to guide you through the haunted house - no lights!
KID'S DAYTIME HOURS
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Oct. 15-16, 22-23 and 29-30

Come one come all! Mini witches and warlocks, mini pumpkins and cats, mini monsters and fairies, mini superheroes and bats. Take a stroll through our not-so-scary Halloween adventure, an outdoor walk-thru for kids of all ages. Encounter goofy creatures, bewitching tricks, and make some new friends along the way. Swap the chills and thrills of the oh-so-scary for the giggles and squeals of the not-so-scary! Family-friendly tunes complete the atmosphere… there’s even a treat at the end. Debut this year’s costume, if you’d like, and show everyone just how spooky and grim or valiant and prim you can be!

Tickets are $15 per person. Tickets are sold for specific 15 minute entry times. Choose the desired time and please arrive at Gateway no more than 15 minutes before your entry time. Latecomers may need to reschedule for another date or time.

Recommended for children ages 3 and up and those who might not be ready for Gateway’s Haunted Playhouse at night. Absolutely no newborns or infants permitted, for their own safety. No strollers, carriages, or baby carriers of any kind are permitted inside the tour. This is strictly for the safety of you and your child! Due to the nature of this event we are not wheelchair accessible.

*The price is $15 for every living, breathing creature who enters the tour. This includes children, adults, grandparents, etc. Open 12pm - 4pm
COVID-19
Some locations may have last minute updates due to changing circumstances. Please visit the attraction's website and/or social media before going to double-check that they are open.
 
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  • So much fun

    Such a great experience. Wait time was not long at all, bathrooms very clean. Staff was incredibly professional. Was scary but not terrifying. The sets were very well done.

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  • The Best Haunted House on LI!

    This is by far the best Haunted House on Long Island!!! I’ve been to tons of others and was no where as good as this! I loved the unexpected scares and the actors were amazing and did an awesome job at scaring me, very well done!!!

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    Posted October 2019

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    4 out of 5 found this review helpful

  • Email Verified Loved the ambience

    Loved the ambience and the entire team. I was there with my kids and we had a wonderful time. The playhouse was designed so well. They let just enough people on so we did not have the issue of being overcrowded while exploring the scenes. That made the experience even more scary. We made it through all the rooms and was terribly scared. It is our 3rd year in the row and we are sure to come back.

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    Posted June 2019

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    3 out of 3 found this review helpful

  • Fun night!

    What a fun night! The place is super scary too. Cannot wait to go back!

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  • Email Verified Pretty awesome

    It was pretty awesome and well done. The set design, rooms, and props were impressive. Actors’ makeup and costumes looked realistic. I was impressed by the sound effects. In one room, I thought I was walking on water, but instead it was smoke. Few of the jump scares caught me off guard. Overall, it was great fun. I totally recommend this haunt to all scare lovers out there.

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    Posted November 2018

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  • Awesome experience

    Awesome experience. My husband, son and I had an absolute blast!! The playhouse was unique from other haunts. It was eye catchy with lots of props and animatronics. Nice effects, impressive design on the sets. The showmanship of the staff was well played. Totally worth it.

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  • The drive there was scarier than the actual house

    I’ve visited a new haunted house every year for the past 10 years and this one didn’t really scare me the way I though, given the ‘really scary’ rating. Out of about 30 rooms that I think I went thru, maybe about 3 where actually unique and scary( one of which resembled an ‘eyes wide shut ‘ mask with the long bird nose, where there was a room full of the same character but they didn’t really move) . The setup is convenient since u can get drinks and food while u wait, which is really helpful if there’s a long wait. Ps I bought my tix online , my card was charged, but I never recvd my confirmation code, then I was made to pay again when I arrived.

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  • Email Verified Fantastic place to go!!

    Fantastic place to go if you want to get scared. Few of the jump scares caught us by surprise as we were distracted by something else. Excellent special effects as well. Found absolutely nothing to be disappointed about. I want to go back on next Halloween.

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  • Amazing time!!

    We honestly had an amazing time. Themed after playhouse, kudos to the team it definitely looked like one. Except there is something that had gone all wrong inside this one. The story was amusing. Worth every penny.

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    Posted October 2018

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  • Email Verified Different from others

    It was great fun at the playhouse. It was quite different from other haunt houses. It was more fun and a bit of eerie in there. Definitely there were some scary parts and we did feel fear. Kids are sure to feel intrigued with a lot of doll stuff looking scary. The presentation was remarkable. A lot of effort has gone into the making and the actors did a tremendous job. We loved our time there.

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    Posted October 2018

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  • Loved the ambience!!

    Loved the ambience and the entire team. I was there with my kids and we had a wonderful time. The playhouse was designed so well. They let just enough people on so we did not have the issue of being overcrowded while exploring the scenes. That made the experience even more scary. We made it through all the rooms and was terribly scared. It is our 3rd year in the row and we are sure to come back.

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    Posted October 2018

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    2 out of 2 found this review helpful

  • Email Verified Entertaining

    I and wife drove for more than an hour to reach Gateway’s and we were quite impressed. The half an hour walk was quite scary and entertaining. The room had separate themes and creepy interiors. The scare intensity was good, but I would want more intense scares. Staff was helpful and friendly. Actors were passionate and professional. Totally worth the money and time. Certainly I would suggest this haunt to my friends.

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  • Email Verified The Scariest

    This haunt goes totally out of the box to give you the heebie jeebies. I never get scared and I mean NEVER REALLY scared and this REALLY scared me this year. I was literally out of breath and shaky when I came out. These spooks give. it. their. all. Plus the haunt was so long!! We had to be in there 30 mins or longer. If youre looking for a REAL scare this halloween season, Gateway is the place to go. Would give this haunt 6/5 if I could.

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    Length of Event: 31-45 minutes
    Time Visited: 5PM - 9PM
    Would Recommend: Yes
    Suitable For Kids: No
    Posted October 2018

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