Haunted Basement

DREAMS & NIGHTMARES is an art show that revels in the imagination of our subconscious. In the battle between light and dark we don't always choose the path we walk at night. And sometimes the line between dream and nightmare is nebulous. We’re looking for artists to submit works that display their viewpoint or relationship with a dream, a nightmare, or their confluence. Though Catacomb Collective is known for horror (Haunted Basement) this event is not a haunt and we are not limiting the show to that genre. We welcome artists to interpret the theme as they are inspired to exemplify it. All subjects and styles are welcome.

Join us on June 21st and 22nd at Bumbling Fools Mead

Artist application and details : https://forms.gle/p42pZw6KFom4Y69u5
Deadline to apply is March 14th at 10:00pm

Promo art by Heather Jo

We Now Have a Patreon!

We really need monthly sustaining members to join our Patreon and provide ongoing support. If you are able to contribute, please visit Patreon.com/CatacombCollective and do so today. Help us reach our goal of $2,000 per month to animate our horrors and keep the lights on, when we need them. Many theaters this past year have gone dark, with your help we can bring back the Haunted Basement you know and loathe! If you would rather make a one-time donation or recurring donation (of any amount) off of Patreon, you can click here to donate to the Haunted Basement.
Many of our projects these past three years have been new territory for us, and this one will be as well. We are excited to have a platform to share some of the behind the scenes with our fans! If you’ve been through the Haunted Basement before and ever wondered how we did it, this is your chance to peek behind the bloody curtain ... By joining patreon you will get updates on our upcoming projects and bragging rights as one of our coveted Bonefactors & Blood Bathers. You will also see exclusive behind the scenes content. Patreon receive goodies designed by our Ghouls; And certainly some surprises along the way. With your help we can remain alive. Or, at least, undead.

Art of Fear

Since 2005 we have been terrifying the Twin Cities with absurdist psychological horror.  Before inching downstairs, you must sign a waiver and present valid ID. Prepare yourself for immersive theater, created by a community of avant-garde artists and horrible creeps who will…

terrify you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below you’ll find the most common questions that we receive. If you have a question not addressed below, please email us.

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The Haunted Basement is a nonprofit arts organization, and promotes a culture of radical inclusion and expression thanks to our volunteers and donors.


(612) 666-9221



What to Expect

The Haunted Basement is a basement, it's deliciously moist. Expect strong smells, physical contact, and projectile liquids. You may get very messy, you may have to crawl, and you may find yourself in a confined space with something horrible.

What to Wear

The Haunted Basement is a great place to take a date. However, it is a bad idea to show up in nice clothes. They will get dirty. Make sure your shoes are closed toed. Don't wear heels.

What to Bring

Make sure you bring a valid ID. Leave your bags at home, if you don't need it, don't bring it. Also bring a good attitude, prepare to scream, laugh, and for your skin to crawl.

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The Haunted Basement is a nonprofit arts organization which promotes a culture of radical inclusion and expression thanks to our volunteers and donors.