A scene from the Sleepy Hollow Experience

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 – Sunday, November 4, 2018

Times: Shows begin at 7:30 pm on Wednesday nights and 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm Thursday - Sunday

Cost: Prices vary; see below for more information

Parking and the Box Office are located by the Museum's Education Center

THE SLEEPY HOLLOW EXPERIENCE RETURNS TO OLD STURBRIDGE VILLAGE

Old Sturbridge Village once again joins with producer/director Brian Clowdus to bring The Sleepy Hollow Experience to the Village. Recognized as one of the country’s top five Halloween plays by American Theatre Magazine, The Sleepy Hollow Experience is an immersive, outdoor theatrical experience that reimagines Washington Irving’s iconic 1820’s tale.

At The Sleepy Hollow Experience, guests will be ghoulishly guided through the Village’s countryside where they will encounter Ichabod Crane, Katrina Van Tassel, Brom Bones and quite possibly the Headless Horseman. Please note that each outdoor performance is approximately 1.5 hours long, and requires standing and walking. Performances are rain or shine. If the evening is a rainout, a modified version of The Sleepy Hollow Experience will take place in Old Sturbridge Village’s Stephen M. Brewer Theater.

One and a half hours before show time, guests can enjoy hot soups and chowder, snacks and sweets. When you purchase your show tickets, you have the opportunity to pre-purchase a hearty soup/chowder meal for an additional $8 (this meal will also be available for purchase the night of the show for $10):

Additionally, sweets (and libations) will be available for purchase during intermission. Beer, wine, and cocktails will be available before the show and during intermission. You must have a valid photo ID in order to purchase any alcohol. Guests are welcome to enjoy their libations during the performance.

Consider extending your stay after seeing The Sleepy Hollow Experience and enjoy a restful night stay at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges.  A Special rate of $99 per night plus tax is available for those attending The Sleepy Hollow Experience.  Call 508-347-5056 today to make your reservation.

Tickets:

To purchase tickets, click on the week you wish to attend below and then click your preferred date and time. 

Please print and bring your tickets with you the night of your performance. Tickets will not be mailed, and there is no Will Call. The Village will not hold tickets – all tickets must be purchased in advance.

IMPORTANT – Performances are rain or shine. No refunds or exchanges. The show begins promptly at 7:30 or 9:30 pm. It is approximately a 5-minute walk from the Box Office to the first scene/show location.

Week of September 24

Wednesday, September 26 | 7:30 pm | $35
Note – Doors to the Box Office & Ichabod’s Tavern open at 6:00 PM

Thursday, September 27 | 7:30 pm | $35
College students with a valid college ID can get tickets for $25 on Thursday nights!
Note – Doors to the Box Office & Ichabod’s Tavern open at 6:00 PM

Friday, September 28 | 7:30 pm | $45
Note – Doors to the Box Office & Ichabod’s Tavern open at 6:00 PM

Friday, September 28 | 9:30 pm | $45
Note – Doors to the Box Office & Ichabod’s Tavern open at 8:00 PM

Saturday, September 29 | 7:30 pm | $45 – SOLD OUT
Note – Doors to the Box Office & Ichabod’s Tavern open at 6:00 PM

Saturday, September 29 | 9:30 pm | $45
Note – Doors to the Box Office & Ichabod’s Tavern open at 8:00 PM

Sunday, September 30 | 7:30 pm | $40
Note – Doors to the Box Office & Ichabod’s Tavern open at 6:00 PM

Week of October 1

Wednesday, October 3 | 7:30 pm | $35
Note – Doors to the Box Office & Ichabod’s Tavern open at 6:00 PM

Thursday, October 4 | 7:30 pm | $35
College students with a valid college ID can get tickets for $25 on Thursday nights!
Note – Doors to the Box Office & Ichabod’s Tavern open at 6:00 PM

Friday, October 5 | 7:30 pm | $45 – SOLD OUT
Note – Doors to the Box Office & Ichabod’s Tavern open at 6:00 PM

Friday, October 5 | 9:30 pm | $45
Note – Doors to the Box Office & Ichabod’s Tavern open at 8:00 PM

Saturday, October 6 | 7:30 pm | $45 – LIMITED SPACE
Note – Doors to the Box Office & Ichabod’s Tavern open at 6:00 PM

Saturday, October 6 | 9:30 pm | $45
Note – Doors to the Box Office & Ichabod’s Tavern open at 8:00 PM

Sunday, October 7 | 7:30 pm | $40 – SOLD OUT
Note – Doors to the Box Office & Ichabod’s Tavern open at 6:00 PM

Sunday, October 7 | 9:30 pm | $35
Note – Doors to the Box Office & Ichabod’s Tavern open at 8:00 PM

Week of October 8

Wednesday, October 10 | 7:30 pm | $35
Note – Doors to the Box Office & Ichabod’s Tavern open at 6:00 PM

Thursday, October 11 | 7:30 pm | $35
College students with a valid college ID can get tickets for $25 on Thursday nights!
Note – Doors to the Box Office & Ichabod’s Tavern open at 6:00 PM

Friday, October 12 | 7:30 pm | $45 – SOLD OUT
Note – Doors to the Box Office & Ichabod’s Tavern open at 6:00 PM

Friday, October 12 | 9:30 pm | $45
Note – Doors to the Box Office & Ichabod’s Tavern open at 8:00 PM

Saturday, October 13 | 7:30 pm | $45 – SOLD OUT
Note – Doors to the Box Office & Ichabod’s Tavern open at 6:00 PM

Saturday, October 13 | 9:30 pm | $45 – SOLD OUT
Note – Doors to the Box Office & Ichabod’s Tavern open at 8:00 PM

Sunday, October 14 | 7:30 pm | $40 – SOLD OUT
Note – Doors to the Box Office & Ichabod’s Tavern open at 6:00 PM

Sunday, October 14 | 9:30 pm | $35
Note – Doors to the Box Office & Ichabod’s Tavern open at 8:00 PM

Week of October 15

Wednesday, October 17 | 7:30 pm | $35
Note – Doors to the Box Office & Ichabod’s Tavern open at 6:00 PM

Thursday, October 18 | 7:30 pm | $35
College students with a valid college ID can get tickets for $25 on Thursday nights!
Note – Doors to the Box Office & Ichabod’s Tavern open at 6:00 PM

Thursday, October 18 | 9:30 pm | $35
College students with a valid college ID can get tickets for $25 on Thursday nights!
Note – Doors to the Box Office & Ichabod’s Tavern open at 8:00 PM

Friday, October 19 | 7:30 pm | $45 – SOLD OUT
Note – Doors to the Box Office & Ichabod’s Tavern open at 6:00 PM

Friday, October 19 | 9:30 pm | $45 – SOLD OUT
Note – Doors to the Box Office & Ichabod’s Tavern open at 8:00 PM

Saturday, October 20 | 7:30 pm | $45 -SOLD OUT
Note – Doors to the Box Office & Ichabod’s Tavern open at 6:00 PM

Saturday, October 20 | 9:30 pm | $45 – SOLD OUT
Note – Doors to the Box Office & Ichabod’s Tavern open at 8:00 PM

Sunday, October 21 | 7:30 pm | $40 – SOLD OUT
Note – Doors to the Box Office & Ichabod’s Tavern open at 6:00 PM

Sunday, October 21 | 9:30 pm | $35
Note – Doors to the Box Office & Ichabod’s Tavern open at 8:00 PM

Week of October 22

Wednesday, October 24 | 7:30 pm | $35
Note – Doors to the Box Office & Ichabod’s Tavern open at 6:00 PM

Thursday, October 25 | 7:30 pm | $35 – SOLD OUT
College students with a valid college ID can get tickets for $25 on Thursday nights!
Note – Doors to the Box Office & Ichabod’s Tavern open at 6:00 PM

Thursday, October 25 | 9:30 pm | $35
College students with a valid college ID can get tickets for $25 on Thursday nights!
Note – Doors to the Box Office & Ichabod’s Tavern open at 8:00 PM

Friday, October 26 | 7:30 pm | $45 – SOLD OUT
Note – Doors to the Box Office & Ichabod’s Tavern open at 6:00 PM

Friday, October 26 | 9:30 pm | $45 – SOLD OUT
Note – Doors to the Box Office & Ichabod’s Tavern open at 8:00 PM

Saturday, October 27 | 7:30 pm | $45 – SOLD OUT
Note – Doors to the Box Office & Ichabod’s Tavern open at 6:00 PM

Saturday, October 27 | 9:30 pm | $45 – SOLD OUT
Note – Doors to the Box Office & Ichabod’s Tavern open at 8:00 PM

Sunday, October 28 | 7:30 pm | $40 – SOLD OUT
Note – Doors to the Box Office & Ichabod’s Tavern open at 6:00 PM

Sunday, October 28 | 9:30 pm | $35
Note – Doors to the Box Office & Ichabod’s Tavern open at 8:00 PM

Week of October 29

Wednesday, October 31 | 7:00 pm | $45
SPECIAL PERFORMANCE ON HALLOWEEN
Tickets to this special Halloween Performance includes the show plus a complimentary glow cup and a Meet and Greet with the cast after the show.

Coming from a distance? Enjoy a restful night in the Old Sturbridge Inn & Reeder Family Lodges for the special Halloween rate of just $31! Offer valid on October 31, 2018 ONLY and ONLY for guests who have tickets to Sleepy Hollow on October 31. 

Thursday, November 1 | 7:30 pm | $35
College students with a valid college ID can get tickets for $25 on Thursday nights!
Note – Doors to the Box Office & Ichabod’s Tavern open at 6:00 PM

Thursday, November 1 | 9:30 pm | $35
College students with a valid college ID can get tickets for $25 on Thursday nights!
Note – Doors to the Box Office & Ichabod’s Tavern open at 8:00 PM

Friday, November 2 | 7:30 pm | $45
Note – Doors to the Box Office & Ichabod’s Tavern open at 6:00 PM

Friday, November 2 | 9:30 pm | $45
Note – Doors to the Box Office & Ichabod’s Tavern open at 8:00 PM

Saturday, November 3 | 7:30 pm | $45 – SOLD OUT
Note – Doors to the Box Office & Ichabod’s Tavern open at 6:00 PM

Saturday, November 3 | 9:30 pm | $45
Note – Doors to the Box Office & Ichabod’s Tavern open at 8:00 PM

Sunday, November 4 | 7:30 pm | $40
Note – Doors to the Box Office & Ichabod’s Tavern open at 6:00 PM

Sunday, November 4 | 9:30 pm | $35
Note – Doors to the Box Office & Ichabod’s Tavern open at 8:00 PM

The headless horseman rides through the shadows

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is The Sleepy Hollow Experience scary or terrifying?

While there is no blood and gore, the production is not for the faint-of-heart. Serenbe audience members describe the production as “scary, thrilling and haunting.”

Is The Sleepy Hollow Experience a family-friendly production?

Yes, if your children are not afraid of the dark! However, the production is not recommended for children under the age of 10.

What happens if it rains the night of our performance?

The Sleepy Hollow Experience is always performed rain or shine. Please know the outdoor production will be performed in light rain. If a rainout is expected, we will present a modified version of the production in the Stephen M. Brewer Theater at Old Sturbridge Village. There are absolutely no refunds or exchanges.

What should I wear?

The average evening temperature in October is 45 degrees, so dress warmly as the entire production takes place outdoors. Sweatshirts, stadium blankets and hand warmers will be available for purchase at the event.

How do I get in and where do I park?

The entrance to The Sleepy Hollow Experience is located at the Old Sturbridge Village’s museum education center, so note that you cannot enter through the Village’s main entrance. Once you leave Route 20, follow signs to Sleepy Hollow parking.  For more details on directions, download the map below.

Do you serve alcohol?

Absolutely, so bring your photo ID! Beer, wine and cocktails will be available before the show and during intermission. Guests are welcome to enjoy their libations during the performance. Just remember, it’s important to always designate a driver!

Should I have dinner before coming to the show?

One and a half hours before show time, guests can enjoy hot soups and chowder, snacks and sweets. Additionally, sweets (and libations) will be available for purchase during intermission.

On Thursday nights, the Thursday Rib Room at the Oliver Wight Tavern is open 5:00 – 7:30 pm. See the menu and learn more here.

Are there restrooms available before or during the productions?

Yes, handicap-accessible portable restrooms will be available at Ichabod’s Tavern, as well as during intermission.

What can I bring with me to the show?

Guests are not permitted to bring bags, backpacks, fanny packs or outside food or drinks into the Village. Only small purses will be permitted.

Is there any local shuttle service from area hotels?

The town of Sturbridge currently runs a free Saturday Shuttle from 3:00 pm to 11:30 pm, with convenient pick-up and drop-off on demand. The shuttle has stops at a variety of hotels (including the Old Sturbridge Inn & Reeder Family Lodges), restaurants, and other attractions in Sturbridge. The shuttle currently only operates on Saturdays. Learn more here.

Who should I contact if someone in my party has special needs or a question?

Contact Old Sturbridge Village’s Visitor Center at 508-347-0290.

Trailer:

Eat & Drink at Ichabod’s Tavern

One and a half hours before show time, guests can enjoy hot soups and chowder, snacks and sweets. Additionally, sweets (and libations) will be available for purchase during intermission.

When you purchase your show tickets, you have the opportunity to pre-purchase a hearty soup/chowder meal for an additional $8 (this meal will also be available for purchase the night of the show for $10):

Guests 21 years and older with a valid ID may also purchase beer, wine, and cocktails before the show and during intermission. Guests are welcome to enjoy their libations during the performance. Just remember, it’s important to always designate a driver!

Press:

I'm with the Press and Interested in Covering the Event

For media inquiries, contact:

Michael Arnum, APR
Director of Marketing & Public Relations
508-347-0205
marnum@osv.org

2018

THE SLEEPY HOLLOW EXPERIENCE IS THE PERFECT HALLOWEEN SHOW (5 STARS PLUS)

By Johnny Monsarrat | September 28, 2018
Boston Events Insider

Read the review here


THE SLEEPY HOLLOW EXPERIENCE AT OLD STURBRIDGE VILLAGE GUARANTEED TO GIVE YOU CHILLS THIS OCTOBER

By Tim Jones | October 12, 2018
Mass Live

Read the article and see the video here.


OLD STURBRIDGE VILLAGE HOSTS PERFORMANCES OF SLEEPY HOLLOW

By Mass Appeal on WWLP | October 5, 2018

View the TV segment here.


CAST ANNOUNCED FOR THE SLEEPY HOLLOW EXPERIENCE

By BWW News Desk | September 18, 2018

Read the article here.


THE SLEEPY HOLLOW EXPERIENCE

By Fox 61 | October 11, 2018

View the TV segment here.

2017

SLEEPY HOLLOW AT OLD STURBRIDGE VILLAGE IS MUST SEE OUTDOOR THEATRE (5 STARS)

By Johnny Monsarrat
Events Insider | October 12, 2017

Read the article here.


THE HORROR OF SLEEPY HOLLOW RETURNS TO OLD STURBRIDGE VILLAGE

By Susan Dunne
Hartford Courant | August 21, 2017

Read the article here.


THE SLEEPY HOLLOW EXPERIENCE RETURNS TO OLD STURBRIDGE VILLAGE

by BWW News Desk
Broadway World | August 10, 2017

Read the article here.


‘OSV’S POPULAR SLEEPY HOLLOW RETURNS’
by Joshua Lyford
Worcester Magazine | August 3, 2017

Read the article here.

2016

‘THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW’ COMES ALIVE’

By Seth Stutman
WWLP | October 31, 2016

See the show segment here.


‘LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW’ COMES TO LIFE AT OLD STURBRIDGE VILLAGE

By Craig S. Semon
Telegram & Gazette | October 20, 2016

Read the article here.


STEP INTO SLEEPY HOLLOW, IF YOU DARE

by Madeline Bilis
Boston Magazine | September 30, 2016

Read the article here.


SLEEPY HOLLOW COMES TO OLD STURBRIDGE VILLAGE

by Steve Annear
Boston Globe | August 23, 2016

Read the article here.


SLEEPY HOLLOW: OLD STURBRIDGE VILLAGE BRINGS THE TIMELESS TALE TO LIFE 

by Joshua Lyford
Worcester Magazine | July 14, 2016

Read the article here.


THE LYFORD FILES: THE RIFFS OF SLEEPY HOLLOW 

by Joshua Lyford
Worcester Magazine | October 13, 2016

Read the article here.


THE SLEEPY HOLLOW EXPERIENCE COMING TO OLD STURBRIDGE VILLAGE IN OCTOBER

by BWW News Desk
Broadway World | July 26, 2016

Read the article here.


Old Sturbridge Village is putting on an interactive performance of Sleepy Hollow

by Alban Murtishi
MassLive.com | July 28, 2016

Read the article here.


HEADLESS PILGRIM: THE SLEEPY HOLLOW EXPERIENCE AT OLD STURBRIDGE VILLAGE 
by J.W. Ocker
Odd Things I’ve Seen | October 22, 2016

Read the article here.