‘They’re creepy and they’re kooky, Mysterious and spooky,

They’re altogether ooky, The Bram Stoker Festival Family.’

This year sees Bram Stoker Festival spawn a programme more adventurous, outrageous, ambitious and deliciously debauched than before from quirky family ‘funderlands’ and contemporary art installations during the innocent daylight hours before mutating into something more sinister beneath the pale moonlight: from night time outdoor forest aerial acts to freak show carnivals… come closer…but beware…we bite! And once bitten by the volunteering bug there is no cure but to join our Festival Family of Monsters.

Our ‘Monsters’ can be found at our ‘graveyards’ (venues) throughout the festival meeting, greeting and scaring our audience while being the face of the festival.  They will protect them from the shadows at our outdoor events and encourage them to bring out their darker side at our night events.  These undead masses selflessly give up their free time to make sure that the public enjoy themselves and that the festival is a ‘screaming’ success.

This October Bank Holiday Weekend (28th-31st) sees opportunities in not only our traditional roles of – Front of House duties in venues and but also in make up, artist liaison, social media correspondents and festival photography. ‘If you go down to the woods today you’ll find a big surprise’ …. Do you have what it takes?

How To Become a Volunteer Monster This Festival

Simply complete the Volunteers Application and email it back to the Volunteers Dept by October 14th. Any questions, comments or queries please do not hesitate to contact Mama Morticia at

Volunteer Recruitment Open Call

Or if you are one of those monsters who easily get distracted by a daylight and miss deadlines (just ever so slightly) why not come along to our Volunteer Recruitment Open Call on Saturday October 15th @ 14:00hrs  at the DIFF HOUSE, 13 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin 2  you can fill in the application there and then and learn more about our Family of Volunteering Critters. – MAMA MORTICIA


DEADline for Applications is the Friday, 14th of October 2016

by 5pm sharp