It's the 2012 Philly Zombie Prom; THE event of the season!!
Last year's prom sold out ahead of time - so be sure to get your tickets EARLY - advance tickets are just $11* at The Troc Box Office window. The window is open 11:30am-6pm weekdays and til 5pm Saturday - Prom tickets can also be purchased at the box office during all main stage events; there's no limit to the number of tickets one can purchase at a time. You can also purchase tickets online.
*Note: a $1 facility fee is applied to each ticket - additional processing fee is applied to tickets bought online.
Beginning Monday, August 27 - advance tickets can also be purchased at Crash Bang Boom, located at 528 S 4th Street (bet. Lombard & South sts). They're open Monday-Thursday Noon till 8pm; Fri/Sat Noon till 9pm, Sundays Noon till 6pm.
Host Robert Drake will crown the 2012 Philly Zombie Prom King & Queen at 11pm - and officially ring in the Halloween Season!
8PM: The Trocadero opens its doors to let in the onslaught of zombies!
8PM: Makeup artists begin the zombification of the willing! Get your zombie face on $10+
(100% of the fee goes directly to the artist)
8PM: Smile for your FREE Zombie Prom Photo, taken off the main entrance!
10PM: Live Not On Evil shamble onto the stage!
11PM: We crown the 2012 Philly Zombie Prom King and Queen!
11PM: The Young Werewolves shamble onto the stage.
- DJs Dave Ghoul and Kiltboy spin zombie lovin' dance music to end the night!
The Philly Zombie Prom takes place at the Trocadero Theatre, located at 1003 Arch Street in Philadelphia. Please scroll down the page for more details. For general info visit the PhillyZombieCrawl.com FAQ page.
The Philly Zombie Prom is a 21+ event so please be sure to bring your I.D. No I.D. means no club - which means no prom for you. Then you'll be a very sad zombie indeed.
Come dressed as a zombie going to a prom! Basic makeup may be available but it is suggested that you provide your own just to be sure you have some. For tips and ideas on how to look like a zombie go here.
We will be crowning a King and Queen of the Zombie Prom, which will receive prizes! So go all out with your outfit! You may go home with something other than another zombie!
Makeup artists will be located in the Lobby at the Philly Zombie Prom to help you get your Zombie Face on! They charge $10 and up and 100% of the fee goes directly to the artist so show your support! where Note that if you do decide to have one of them do your makeup for you we highly suggest that you get to the Prom as early as possible since there is always a line for the makeup artists through the night!
You can also visit the PhillyZombieCrawl.com FAQ for more.
To help plan your outfit, be sure to print out a coupon to save 15% off your entire purchase at the Masquerade Costumes Mega-Store, located on Columbus Blvd. at Washington Avenue!
Simply click on the image below, print it out and then take it with you to the Masquerade Costumes Mega-Store!
Coupon must be presented at register upon check-out.
Coupon is in an Adobe Acrobat PDF format. You can download the free Acrobat Reader HERE.
And, if you're searching for some thrift clothes for your outfit, check out Philly AIDS Thrift on the 500 block of Bainbridge - mention the Philly Zombie Beach Party for 15% off!
Do you plan on making a whole weekend out of the Philly Zombie Prom? Well if so then here is some helpful information for you.
Both the Loews Philadelphia Hotel and the Hampton Inn offer special rates for those attending an event at the the Trocadero Theatre. Just be sure to mention the Trocadero Theatre when making reservations at either of the hotels.
Philly Zombie Crawl suggests that you visit www.gophila.com to find good deals, things to do and places to eat throughout Philadelphia.
Visit www.southstreet.com for a list of stores, music, restaurants and more on South Street.
Some places you may want to visit while in Philadelphia - Mutter Museum, Eastern State Penitentiary, Edgar Allen Poe House, Independence National Historical Park, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Historic Laurel Hill Cemetery.
Oh yeah, and try not to get too drunk at the event -- who knows what ghoulish creature you may wake up next to.
Jordan Baumeister - NBC 10 Around Town, 2009
No matter what kind of music you’re into, the Prom won’t disappoint. If you want to dance there will be a few DJs to help you get your Thriller on. If you want to rock, Live Not On Evil and The Young Werewolves will be happy to oblige.
Torin Sweeney - Examiner.com, 2009
What more could a couple of living dead lovebirds ask for?
City Paper - Agenda Picks, 2009
How do you improve on the American institution that is the high-school prom? Why you add the living dead, of course.
Twilight madness aside, it’s fair to say the whole vampire thing is dying down (pun intended). Now zombies—here’s something to get excited about.
Philadelphia Weekly - Events, 2009
Of course, it would rain on Zombie Prom. It rained on zombie homecoming and zombie spring fling too. Man, what is up with this school, it's like the zombie seniors are cursed.
Johnny Zito - ComicMix interview at the Philly Zombie Prom, 2008
Nothing's more horrifying than memories of prom. Haunting us years later like an overachieving poltergeist, no one can forget the corsages, the poofy dresses, the tuxes that never fit. In honor of the quintessential pinnacle of senior high, the Philly Zombie Prom plays on old fears with a twist of bloody glitz and glamour.
City Paper - Agenda Picks, 2008
I feel a Philly tradition in the making-one that won't end until we've strangled the last baby boomer with the guts of the second-to-last baby boomer. And then eaten them.
Philadelphia Weekly - Editor's Picks, 2008
It's the morning after the Philly Zombie Crawl Zombie Prom and Joe Flyblown wakes up confused, his head throbbing something rotten. "Urgh?" He tries to draw upon the power of every brain he's ever eaten to figure whose mausoleum he's rising from the dead in.
Philadelphia Weekly - A-List, 2007
Depending upon what year you graduated from high school, you may already have the perfect outfit for Zombie Prom. The creators of Philly Zombie Crawl - the Easter bar crawl in honor of history's most famous zombie - are hosting this new brainy bash in response to Philly zombie enthusiasm.
City Paper - Agenda Picks, 2007