Old Nick Theatre Ghost Hunts Gainsborough | Lincolnshire


Event Date | TBC
Event Price | £35.00 per person
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Old Nick Theatre Ghost Hunts Gainsborough

Fancy the challenge of spending time alone in one of the old nicks prison cells? (warning these are dark creepy cells that once housed unsavoury characters!) Or would you rather stick together in numbers and investigate the theatre room, back stage areas (formerly the old court and Judges rooms) and former Victorian residence? This gem of a location has it all and as you walk around the place, you will start to feel very unsettled!…

History of the Old Nick Theatre

This Victorian building started out over a hundred years ago as serving it’s time as the Headquarters of the Lincolnshire Constabulary with its own Magistrates court. In 1979 the courtroom was transformed into a theatre which remains today, the old Judges rooms are now back stage rooms and the costumes are stored upstairs in what would have been the children’s bedrooms. Today the theatre is soon to continue it’s restoration but for now has been pretty much untouched. The police cells are a true reflection of Victorian times.

Paranormal Activity at the Old Nick Theatre

Previous investigations and employee accounts stack up to an impressive list of paranormal occurrences at The Old Nick Theatre. Staff often feel uneasy when walking alone through the building, the old police cells and corridors certainly have a dark depressive feel. Temperatures have dropped on command here along with visitors feeling sick and unwell, an eerie presence also lurks in the exercise yard. In the theatre area and former bedrooms above, voices have been heard and captured which appear to be unhappy with people being there. It’s believed over 20 deaths occurred here, does this have anything to do with this place being so haunted?!

What’s Included | Old Nick Theatre Ghost Hunts

  • Access all areas at the Old Nick Theatre including womens cells, male cells, former police rooms, former residential rooms
  • Jam packed night of ghost hunting using different techniques (see “What’s Included” tab below for full details)
  • Small group vigils – average group size 8 (maximum 10)
  • A chance to go it alone  (free time)
  • Full use of all the very latest paranormal equipment.
  • Complimentary Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate and soft drinks

Event Dates Available…


Event times | 9.30pm – 3.00am
Arrival times | 9.00 pm

What happens after I’ve booked my place?

You will receive an order confirmation email once you have successfully placed your order. This is your proof of purchase as we do not send tickets out for our events, instead we operate a Guest List system. On receiving your order you will be automatically added to our guest list. If choosing to place down a deposit, please ensure you pay your remaining balances in no later than 4 weeks prior to the event. The week of your event we will put up welcome information under the “Your Event” tab on this website.

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Old Nick Theatre Ghost Hunts | Gainsborough

Haunted Evenings are all set to investigate this former Victorian police station (now theatre) very soon!. Our Old Nick Theatre ghost hunts will see guests setting up and conducting several different ghost hunting vigils down in the male and female police cells using  all the very latest paranormal equipment.  The team will guide you around this mighty spooky building hosting a variety of ghost hunting vigils before any guests brave enough will get free time to conduct their own experiments. Find yourself using our thermal imaging cameras, or conducting experiments with our high tech trigger devices. For the more traditional amongst us, why not have a go at glass divination, dowsing rods, human pendulums or table tipping. Whatever floats your paranormal canoe, you’ll be guaranteed a night full of activities that will keep you gripped and wanting more!

Guests will have a chance to carry out glass divination experiments, table tipping, human pendulums and use dowsing rods in our traditional vigil. Guests will then move on to another area of the Old Nick and take part in our handheld vigil, a chance to use all the latest paranormal equipment. Guests will have a choice of equipment to use and a chance to take an equal role in carrying out the vigil. Our trigger object vigil is designed to emulate the lock down experiment. Hi-tech objects are set up in the hope that spirits will come forward and interact.

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Whats Included

*Welcome Meeting with complimentary refreshments (Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate & Soft Drinks on arrival)

*Brief walk round of the location with the lights on, pointing out places of interest.

*Guests will then be split into smaller groups to carry out small vigils

*Equipment Vigil. Guests will investigate an area using all the latest paranormal equipment. We will show you how to use all the devices, from thermal imaging cameras to listening devices. We will also see what we capture using voice and video recorders.

* Communication Boards. Guests will move on to another area and use techniques on the Ouija board, Yes|No boards. Paranormal Equipment will also be available for guests to use during the session.

* Victorian Vigil. Guests will move on to another area and will have a go at using old and new techniques such as Table Tipping, Human Pendulums. We will also carry out EVP experiments, alongside these more traditional style investigations.

* Lone Vigils. Guests brave enough will be given time to re-visit areas of the location unaccompanied. Armed with walkie talkie contact with the team, guests can take any available equipment and conduct their own vigils.

*Group Vigil. Guests wanting to stay close to the team, will finish off the night carrying out a final vigil in the most active part of the location, using the technique that had the best response.

*Complimentary tea, coffee,hot chocolate & soft drinks will be available throughout the event.