Groundlings Theatre

 

Overview

Staff refuse to walk the building alone at night. Are you brave enough to investigate in the dead of night with only a torch to find your way around? Groundlings is reported to be very haunted and ghost sightings have often been reported.

Groundlings Theatre Ghost Hunts

Portsmouth, Hampshire Ghost Hunt

Groundlings Theatre can be found in the heart of Portsmouth and is right next to Gunwharf Quays and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Get ready to brave the spooky world of the paranormal with our Groundlings Theatre Ghost Hunt! Located in the historic city of Portsmouth, this 1784 building is steeped in ghostly history, including links to Queen Victoria and Charles Dickens.

Experience the chills as you explore the theatre’s haunted corridors, with reports of children laughing and poltergeist activity. As you embark on your ghost hunt with Haunted Houses, you’ll have exclusive access to the building at night. Learn about ghost hunting techniques and use our state-of-the-art scientific equipment to communicate with the spirits. From traditional techniques like Ouija boards and table tipping to simply asking for interaction in the dark, you’ll get to experience it all. Lone vigils are also available for the bravest amongst you. Our small group sizes ensure that you’ll get the most out of your ghost hunting experience, and we guarantee there is no fakery or tricks involved.

Are you ready to take on the challenge? Book your spot now. Trust us, you won’t forget this night at Groundlings Theatre.

 

INCLUDED IN YOUR GROUNDLINGS THEATRE GHOST HUNT

 

  • – Unlimited hot and cold drinks.
  • – Use of ghost hunting equipment.
  • – Victorian experiments including Ouija Boards.
  • – Experienced and friendly hosts.
  • – A group discussion of findings at the end.
  • – Car park on site that is managed by YourParkingSpace
  • – A great evening of ghost hunting at an infamous Leeds site.

 

NOTE BEFORE BOOKING YOUR GHOST HUNT

 

  • – This Grade 2 location is not suitable for wheelchair users.
  • – This is a real ghost hunt, not a ghost walk/history tour.
  • – All attendees must be 16 years or older.
  • – Not suitable for pregnant people.
  • – Nearby Hotels check here
  • – Be sure that you can make the date. All bookings are non-refundable or transferable.

www.haunted-houses.co.uk 

 

Reported Ghosts

There have been many reports of paranormal activity at Groundlings Theatre so much so that the staff refuse to walk the building at night alone. The building is said to be haunted by ten friendly ghosts, although there have been reports of poltergeist activity in the past. The sounds of children laughing have been heard and it is said that children still roam the theatre from days gone by when the building was used as a school. Strange unexplained noises, footsteps coming from empty rooms and even full ghostly sightings.

Venue History

Built in 1784, Groundling Theatre is a unique building steeped in history with secret doors and hidden rooms. It was formerly known as “The Old Benny”, the first free school for impoverished children. Starting out as a boys only school, with a very disciplinary attitude to education, the downstairs was the classroom and the upstairs was used by high society for meetings, theatre and concerts.

In 1837 the school expanded to include girls and later a junior school was formed in 1873.The school closed in 1939 on account of World War II and it said that a Nazi sympathizer shone a torch from the rooftop to indicate to bombers seeking to bomb Portsmouth Dockyard. The school closed in 1962 and became a youth training centre before becoming the Groundlings Theatre in 2010.

The theatre was frequented by Queen Victoria and in 1812 Elizabeth Dickens went into labour with Charles Dickens when attending a dance in the building. The building still retains a lot of it’s original features such as floorboards and fireplaces.

Groundlings Theatre Ghost Hunts

Portsmouth, Hampshire Ghost Hunt

Groundlings Theatre can be found in the heart of Portsmouth and is right next to Gunwharf Quays and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Get ready to brave the spooky world of the paranormal with our Groundlings Theatre Ghost Hunt! Located in the historic city of Portsmouth, this 1784 building is steeped in ghostly history, including links to Queen Victoria and Charles Dickens.

Experience the chills as you explore the theatre’s haunted corridors, with reports of children laughing and poltergeist activity. As you embark on your ghost hunt with Haunted Houses, you’ll have exclusive access to the building at night. Learn about ghost hunting techniques and use our state-of-the-art scientific equipment to communicate with the spirits. From traditional techniques like Ouija boards and table tipping to simply asking for interaction in the dark, you’ll get to experience it all. Lone vigils are also available for the bravest amongst you. Our small group sizes ensure that you’ll get the most out of your ghost hunting experience, and we guarantee there is no fakery or tricks involved.

Are you ready to take on the challenge? Book your spot now. Trust us, you won’t forget this night at Groundlings Theatre.

 

INCLUDED IN YOUR GROUNDLINGS THEATRE GHOST HUNT

 

  • – Unlimited hot and cold drinks.
  • – Use of ghost hunting equipment.
  • – Victorian experiments including Ouija Boards.
  • – Experienced and friendly hosts.
  • – A group discussion of findings at the end.
  • – Car park on site that is managed by YourParkingSpace
  • – A great evening of ghost hunting at an infamous Leeds site.

 

NOTE BEFORE BOOKING YOUR GHOST HUNT

 

  • – This Grade 2 location is not suitable for wheelchair users.
  • – This is a real ghost hunt, not a ghost walk/history tour.
  • – All attendees must be 16 years or older.
  • – Not suitable for pregnant people.
  • – Nearby Hotels check here
  • – Be sure that you can make the date. All bookings are non-refundable or transferable.

www.haunted-houses.co.uk 

 

Built in 1784, Groundling Theatre is a unique building steeped in history with secret doors and hidden rooms. It was formerly known as “The Old Benny”, the first free school for impoverished children. Starting out as a boys only school, with a very disciplinary attitude to education, the downstairs was the classroom and the upstairs was used by high society for meetings, theatre and concerts.

In 1837 the school expanded to include girls and later a junior school was formed in 1873.The school closed in 1939 on account of World War II and it said that a Nazi sympathizer shone a torch from the rooftop to indicate to bombers seeking to bomb Portsmouth Dockyard. The school closed in 1962 and became a youth training centre before becoming the Groundlings Theatre in 2010.

The theatre was frequented by Queen Victoria and in 1812 Elizabeth Dickens went into labour with Charles Dickens when attending a dance in the building. The building still retains a lot of it’s original features such as floorboards and fireplaces.

There have been many reports of paranormal activity at Groundlings Theatre so much so that the staff refuse to walk the building at night alone. The building is said to be haunted by ten friendly ghosts, although there have been reports of poltergeist activity in the past. The sounds of children laughing have been heard and it is said that children still roam the theatre from days gone by when the building was used as a school. Strange unexplained noises, footsteps coming from empty rooms and even full ghostly sightings.

  • Onsite car park that is managed by YourParkingSpace. You can pre-book your space in advance by searching location ID 1784 via www.YourParkingSpace.co.uk or by downloading the YourParkingSpace app and searching ID 1784.
  • TRAIN, BUS & FERRY The closest train and bus stations are Portsmouth Harbour and The Hard Interchange. The Isle of Wight Passenger Ferry along with the Gosport Ferry are based at these locations. All are approximately a two-minute walk away from Groundlings Theatre.
  • Refreshments are provided by Haunted Houses Events and are included in the price
  • Guests may also bring own personal breaktime snacks
  • Tea is available
  • Coffee is available
  • Fruit flavoured Squashes are available
  • Plant based milk is available at request (24 hours notice please)
  • Food and snacks are not provided
  • This is not a sleepover event
  • Groundlings Theatre is a Grade II* listed building and unfortunately does not have disabled access to the upstairs where the auditorium is located.

Groundlings Theatre

£45.00 Per Person

Staff refuse to walk the building alone at night. Are you brave enough to investigate in the dead of night with only a torch to find your way around? Groundlings is reported to be very haunted and ghost sightings have often been reported.

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