Old Nick Theatre

 

Overview

A terrifying place for an overnight ghost hunt. Since it’s opening over 23 tormented deaths have been documented to of occurred here.

Are you ready to spend the full night participating in a spooky ghost hunt and sleepover at a former police station in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire?

THIS EVENT INCLUDES A SLEEPOVER ON LOCATION

The Old Nick Theatre in Gainsborough is a terrifying place for an overnight ghost hunt. Since it’s opening over 23 tormented deaths have been documented to of occurred here, more than many locations ten times its size. This location boasts very dark cells and corridors for you to investigate and of course, to sleep in. This is a place that only the brave should enter. Join the Haunted Houses team at The Old Nick Theatre, Gainsborough, at what was once the centre of justice for the town of Gainsborough. 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, where 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. Haunted Houses likes to work in small teams to give you the very best experience possible. For the very brave lone vigils (ghost hunting in a room all alone) are very popular and plenty of opportunities to do so will be given.

Reported Ghosts

Ghostly Activity includes Dark shadowy figures and frightening poltergeist activity in the dark derelict police cells. Figures have been seen in the theatre area which was used as the Old Court. Disembodied voices, loud footsteps and a dark sinister presence have also been reported. With over 25 deaths inside this Old Police Station no wonder it holds so many ghosts.

Our previous visits have seen high amounts of activity, from locked off trigger objects being moved, to whistles coming out of the darkness. The Old Nick is the favourite haunted location for many of the Haunted Houses team.

Venue History

The Old Nick was built in 1850 and served as the towns Police station and magistrates court for over one hundred years, which housed the town’s most notorious criminals until 1970. In 1979 it was purchased by the Gainsborough Theatre Company and the court room was converted into a small theatre. Small café added and is still used to this day as a venue for entertainment.

In 2017 the neglected cells and police station which had remained untouched since its closure in the 1970’s, was transformed into a Police museum which now houses a large display of local Police and crime memorabilia.

  • 31 Spring Gardens,
  • Gainsborough,
  • Lincolnshire,
  • DN21 2AY
  • 9:00 pm
  • -
  • 9:00 am
  • (Arrive for 8:45 pm)
  • This is a ticketless event, please sign in on arrival

Are you ready to spend the full night participating in a spooky ghost hunt and sleepover at a former police station in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire?

THIS EVENT INCLUDES A SLEEPOVER ON LOCATION

The Old Nick Theatre in Gainsborough is a terrifying place for an overnight ghost hunt. Since it’s opening over 23 tormented deaths have been documented to of occurred here, more than many locations ten times its size. This location boasts very dark cells and corridors for you to investigate and of course, to sleep in. This is a place that only the brave should enter. Join the Haunted Houses team at The Old Nick Theatre, Gainsborough, at what was once the centre of justice for the town of Gainsborough. 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, where 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. Haunted Houses likes to work in small teams to give you the very best experience possible. For the very brave lone vigils (ghost hunting in a room all alone) are very popular and plenty of opportunities to do so will be given.

The Old Nick was built in 1850 and served as the towns Police station and magistrates court for over one hundred years, which housed the town’s most notorious criminals until 1970. In 1979 it was purchased by the Gainsborough Theatre Company and the court room was converted into a small theatre. Small café added and is still used to this day as a venue for entertainment.

In 2017 the neglected cells and police station which had remained untouched since its closure in the 1970’s, was transformed into a Police museum which now houses a large display of local Police and crime memorabilia.

Ghostly Activity includes Dark shadowy figures and frightening poltergeist activity in the dark derelict police cells. Figures have been seen in the theatre area which was used as the Old Court. Disembodied voices, loud footsteps and a dark sinister presence have also been reported. With over 25 deaths inside this Old Police Station no wonder it holds so many ghosts.

Our previous visits have seen high amounts of activity, from locked off trigger objects being moved, to whistles coming out of the darkness. The Old Nick is the favourite haunted location for many of the Haunted Houses team.

  • Feel safe! Hosted by a friendly, genuine, safety conscience, and knowledgeable team of experienced people
  • Experience the atmosphere! Enter one of the UK’s most haunted buildings, communicating with its resident spirits and ghosts in the dark
  • Honesty is our only policy! This is a real ghost hunt experience. There is no faking or trickery of paranormal activity. If it happens, then it is for real!
  • Keep refreshed! Unlimited hot and cold drinks, crisps and biscuits available all night and included in the ticket price unless specified. Dietary requirements also catered for
  • Teamwork! Your ghost hunt will be run in a small and personal group giving you maximum involvement
  • Be hands on! You will have access to everything you need to conduct your experiments throughout the night – no sharing equipment with other groups or waiting around
  • Don’t be disturbed! Exclusive night-time access to the location for your overnight ghost hunt
  • Learn about various ghost hunting techniques and try them out for yourself on your investigation or share any knowledge you already possess to aid the investigation
  • Discover more about the high-tech ghost hunting gadgets. Many as seen on T.V, hold them in your hands and freely use them
  • Take part! Help to lead a scientific vigil, or perhaps a more traditional ghost hunting experiment- or simply just be an observer. The choice is yours
  • Working respectfully. Start your evening by learning how to apply spiritual protection, and work using the upmost respect for the sprits we encounter and fellow guests
  • All attendees must be 18 years or older
  • Not suitable for those in pregnancy
  • 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
  • This location has a small free carpark to the rear, and street parking available at the front
  • Refreshments are provided by Haunted Houses Events and are included in the price
  • Guests may also bring own personal breaktime snacks
  • This location has an optional sleepover included in the price
  • The sleeping facilities are shared accommodation
  • This is an onsite sleepover ghost hunt, breakfast is not available
  • Own camp bed, air mattress etc… is required
  • Own Sleeping bags and pilliows are required
  • This location is not suitable for wheelchair users or those with mobility issues

Old Nick Theatre

£49.00 Per Person

A terrifying place for an overnight ghost hunt. Since it’s opening over 23 tormented deaths have been documented to of occurred here.

  • 9:00 pm
  • -
  • 9:00 am
  • Gainsborough,
  • Lincolnshire
  • This is a TICKETLESS event

Louise Brammer

Fantastic team really enjoyed my ghost hunt at old the nick 12 hour lockdown best one I’ve been on.

Paul Clark

First time ever and we went to the old Nik theatre at Gainsborough. Got more than we bargained for. Fantastic night and all the staff were brilliant. Would highly recommend to anyone. Thanks for a brilliant hunt.

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