First in, first scared at Halloween's haunted Whangarei Quarry Art Centre

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Northland Youth Theatre members would be giving those brave enough a haunted-house style experience around the darkening Quarry Art Centre this Halloween. PHOTO/CHRIS SCHREUDER
Northland Youth Theatre members would be giving those brave enough a haunted-house style experience around the darkening Quarry Art Centre this Halloween. PHOTO/CHRIS SCHREUDER

It's first in, first scared for those looking for a frightfully good time this Halloween.

Northland Youth Theatre's Fright Night tonight and tomorrow will see the young theatre-makers lead those brave enough around an abandoned quarry - now the Quarry Arts Centre.

Super-spooky features include the neighbouring Mission Ground cemetery, which houses 700 graves of some of the pioneers, vagrants, waifs and strays of early Whangarei. There was also a condemned building and unstable cliff face - "so a bit of danger", said NYT manager Jess Collins.

The event is all-ages and will tell some of the history of the art centre and former quarry.

"If you've got really little kids come earlier, and later the scarier you want it," Ms Collins said.

"In the dark it should be quite scary."

More than 30 actors aged 9 to 18 would be involved in Fright Night, which also acted as Northland Youth Theatre trust's flagship fundraiser.

First entry 6.30pm, last entry 8.30pm tonight and tomorrow. $5 per person.

- Northern Advocate

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