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: Haunted Houses Events Ltd
YOUR EVENT: This is a special ghost hunt that will excite even the most experienced paranormal investigator and newbie alike.
Your event includes 12 hours on location. Spend time investigating the many areas of the Old Nick Theatre, from the police quarters, creepy cells, exercise yards to the old courtroom upstairs, which now serves its purpose as a theatre!
Your ghost hunt at the Old Nick Theatre will see you exploring all areas of the building made available to us. You will be able to experience glass divination, table tipping and a group human pendulum experiment. Plus, for those comfortable enough – Ouija boards will also be on hand for you to use – all to aid your communication with the dead. Also, you will have a whole host of the most up-to-date ghost hunting gadgets to use whilst you carry out your ghost hunt. Taking part in spirit call-outs and wait to see what happens in the silence that follows.
About your Old Nick Theatre Ghost Hunt and sleepover:
Pick a spot to bed down for the night, the choice of sleeping areas is yours, and if you are brave enough you can sleep in one of three VERY active prison cells!! Don’t worry – there are also more comfortable and warmer areas to sleep in the building so a sleepover at the Old Nick caters for all.
•Ghost hunting in small, personal groups
•An introduction to ghost hunting techniques and equipment
•Psychic and scientific experiments throughout the night
•A Psychic medium on hand to give guidance on most ghost hunts
•Lone vigils in the dark for the very brave
•Full use of our equipment
•Unlimited hot and cold drinks, crisps and biscuits
•A friendly, energetic and professional team delivering an amazing experience
• Please note:
•This location has no sleeping facilities, you are required to bring your own camp beds and sleeping bags/pillows
•Haunted Houses Events will provide all refreshments throughout the night inclusive
•This location has no shower facilities. Hand basins only
•This location has street parking only
•This location is not suitable for wheelchair users or those with mobility issues
•All attendees must be 18 years or older
•Guests are to bring any personal snacks, medications and wash items as per required
•This is a very dark location, all attendees must bring a torch with them
•All attendees are expected to wear sensible shoes and warm layered clothing