The Old Nick Theatre has a nod to its history in its name. Built in 1850, it was originally a police station.
The Divisional Headquarters of Lincolnshire Police used the building from 1850 until 1974. It also housed the magistrates court. The Gainsborough Theatre Company took over the use of the building in 1979.
You can also visit The Old Nick Police Museum here.
Many undesirables were held in the cells below what is now the theatre. Their graffiti can still be seen on the walls.
The Old Nick Theatre is home to many spirits. Unsurprisingly prisoners as well as a judge, an old woman and children.
Audible activity reported includes whispered conversations, whistling and heavy footsteps.
Reports include an unexplained burning smell. Also, full bodied apparitions and a LOT of poltergeist activity.
The building has an fascinating diverse history. Are you ready to experience it?
YOUR HOSTS: Simply Ghost Nights
YOUR EVENT: Join Simply Ghost Nights and be detained for a ghost hunting event at The Gainsborough Old Nick Theatre, this former Police station and now Theatre will be your home for the night as we investigate recent reports of paranormal activity.
With over twenty unexplained deaths on these premises. Dare you investigate the eerie cells, corridors, officers rooms and theatre on a ghost hunting investigation at the Gainsborough Old Nick Theatre & Former Police Station
Be part of the team and together we can all solve the mystery at The Gainsborough Old Nick Theatre, ‘Of what went bump in the Night’.
On our last ghost hunting event here one startled ghost hunter screamed in terror as she felt unseen hands grab at her hair. Also strange phenomena has been reported for many years by its visitors, cold hands have been felt on unsuspecting customers. We have also heard unexplained banging and tapping from within the main theatre room in which we were holding our séances.
We have also witnessed light anamolies in the theatre room as well and some ghost hunters have claimed that they could hear the theatre seats moving up and down.
Hot and Cold drinks and snacks will be provided.