The Old Nick Theatre in Gainsborough is a fascinating and frightening place for an overnight ghost hunt. With more than 25 documented deaths on this site and many dark cells and corridors to investigate, this is a foreboding and sinister place. Ghost hunts at The Old Nick Theatre have seen some shocking Poltergeist activity and people have fled in fear rather than spend time alone in the many cells. Join us at what was once the arena of justice for Gainsborough for a unique ghost hunt that will terrify even the most experienced paranormal investigator.
The Old Nic Theatre is a unique location to investigate with the Haunted Happenings Team. Once Gainsboroughs centre of Justice for many years. This converted Police Station and Courts has had reports of ghostly activity with many people refusing to go down to the cells deep below the building, sinister footsteps and ghostly shadows are a regular occurance in the covered exercise yard. In the theatre area and adjoining dressing rooms, door handles have been turned by unseen hands and objects are often reported to be moved from one room to another. Join the team for an overnight ghost hunt at the unique Old Nic Theatre
The Old Nic Theatre in Gainsborough was the Police Station and Courts for well over one hundred years with more than 20 documented deaths within the cells that are now deep below the theatre. The abandoned cells and exercise yard can be a truly harrowing place to investigate with many people leaving vowing never to return. The old courts and Judges rooms which are now the theatre and dressing rooms are rife with poltergeist activity many objects have been moved only to turn up in another area, doors slammed and locked from the inside.
During our past investigations here we have witnessed dark menacing shadows, people have been touched by unseen hands and a door leading to the Judges room slammed shut as we tried to leave. Be prepared for a night out at a theatre like no other
The Old Nick, for over one hundred years the Divisional Headquarters of the Lincolnshire Constabulary and the former Magistrates Court in Spring Gardens, Gainsborough. The courtroom was converted into a small theatre in 1979 but the basic structure remains visible and unaltered.
In 1979 the company acquired the town's old police station and magistrates court, a grade II listed building in the heart of Gainsborough. GTC Patron Douglas Parkinson leased the venue to the company for a nominal rent, and they transformed the premises to create a Bar, Coffee Room, Costume/Props stores and a unique 55-seater theatre-in-the-round where the courtroom had been. The newly rechristened OLD NICK THEATRE opened to the public in 1980 with "DEAR BRUTUS". Douglas Parkinson became the company's first Honorary President, enjoying the results of his generosity until he died in 1993, paying GTC the ultimate compliment by leaving them the Old Nick building in his will.