The Temple Bar

121 Western Road
Upstairs: MAY 29-30 at 20:30 (60 min) - FREE and unticketed
Upstairs: MAY 9-11, 14-16, 22-24 at 21:45 (60 min) - FREE and unticketed


My Dearest Ladies and Gentlemen,

Allow me to introduce myself. Bancroft, at your service.

I am the last in a long line of Funeral Directors. Bancrofts have been holding the hands of the bereaved as they let go of their loved ones for generations, all the while maintaining the quiet dignity, calm reverence and sombre air that should accompany us all as we are borne onwards and towards new life.

I cordially invite you to my parlour. There, I will present myself and our family business for your consideration should the worst befall anyone you love.

Naturally the passing of a loved one is often too painful to contemplate. However, such contemplation is necessary. At Bancrofts we acknowledge that passing is an inevitable fact of life, not only a sombre occasion. We believe that in the right hands it can be treated as a celebration.


Audience feedback from Edinburgh Horror Festival 2022



Ticket types this year are Paid, Pay What You Can and Free - this is how it works: Paid: The show is fully ticketed and you pay in advance or on the door; Pay What You Can: You can choose to buy a ticket in advanced to guarantee entry and what to pay over a minimum amount OR turn up at the venue to get in for free in any space that is left; Free: The show is free entry and can be ticketed or unticketed. Watch the show, and the performer will ask for donations at the end for those that would like to contribute.