Old Nick Theatre Ghost Hunt • Sat 16 May - BOOK HERE
Light a candle, find a comfy seat and delve into The Ghost Book. Discover haunted places, spooky stories and book yourself a ghost hunt, if you dare?
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Ghost Hunts


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?

Read a full account of the theatre’s history and hauntings here. 



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.

  • Your ghost night commences with a brief chat about what you may experience as a ghost hunter on the night and how to use all our ghost hunting equipment whether you are using the spiritual or scientific the equipment, you are free to use any of the ghost hunting equipment as you attempt to interact with the spirit world.
  • On your ghost hunting night and paranormal investigation we do not waste your time or money talking about ourselves on a ghost hunt or taking you on a tour of the building to pass time. What we do is utilise every minute possible into providing our guests with an amazing most haunted experience, at a most haunted venue or location in the U.K, after all it is simply your ghost night.
  • Participate in.
  • Victorian Séances
  • Table Tipping Experiments
  • Ouija Boards
  • Glass Divination
  • Lone Vigils (optional)
  • Human Pendulum
  • Use all the latest ghost hunting equipment such as Mel Meters, K2 meters, Franks box, motion sensors, sound enhancers, night vision goggles, infra red camera’s and much more as we search for ghostly communication from the other side
  • Why not come and experience an evening with Simply Ghost Nights at this fantastic location!

Hot and Cold drinks and snacks will be provided.