Kenilworth Priory Theatre Ghost Hunt
Warwickshire Overnight Ghost Hunts/ Ghost Hunting Events
Kenilworth Priory Ghost Hunts with Paranormal Eye UK
The Paranormal Eye team is inviting you to join them on an intense ghost hunt at the Priory Theatre in Kenilworth. The theatre, located in Warwickshire, was converted from a disused chapel built in 1816. However, some believe that there was also a former church at the location. The theatre is like a Tardis (bigger on the inside), once you enter it. After dark, we will have full access to all three floors, including the crypt hidden underneath a trap door within the stage area. According to reports, ghost hunts here can be terrifying as poltergeist activity has been witnessed in the main theatre. Several former paranormal investigators have encountered dark energies there. They have seen dark ghostly shadows and heard footsteps, deep growls and moans, which many believe are connected to the former chapel. If you're ready to step out of your comfort zone, come and join us for a ghost night. You will be a part of séances, watch and wait vigils, and some modern equipment sessions, including spirit boxes and EVP sessions. Get ready to enter this old theatre and experience the unknown. Haunted theatre?
History Of Kenilworth Priory Theatre
The Priory Theatre Company gave its first performance, as the Kenilworth Players, on 13th January 1932 on a portable stage in the old Abbey Hotel Ballroom. After six productions, the Players disbanded in 1939, leaving their location and equipment in a timber yard near the centre of Coventry, where miraculously, most of it survived the war!
Late in 1945, work began converting a disused Chapel (built in 1816) into a Theatre as a permanent home for the newly reformed Players. A stage and raked auditorium were made using the original stage equipment and timber from the cases that housed aircraft convoyed across the Atlantic during the war. The Priory Theatre opened on 8th April 1946.
Work continued to improve the Theatre. In 1947, the rear of the stage was extended. In 1951 the Dress Circle was built, upholstered seating was installed throughout, and by the summer of 1952, there was a kitchen and two first-floor Dressing Rooms.
By 1965 the stage had been extended to more than double its original depth, and a new foyer was built at the front of the building.
A 'Graduate Section' existed in the early 1950s. Still, it was not until 1967 that the 'Young Stagers' was formed to encompass the talents and enthusiasm of the young people who had appeared in primary production that year. Now called the Priory Youth Theatre, they are a flourishing part of the Theatre, contributing to Main Theatre productions and staging significant productions.
In 1968, the Kenilworth Players became the Priory Theatre Company and, in 1972, gained admission to the Little Theatre Guild of Great Britain. By 1974 a Lounge Bar had replaced the Dressing Room of the Circle Foyer.
But on 4th September 1976 came the destruction of thirty years of work when fire gutted the Theatre. Undaunted, the members set about rebuilding, significantly improving all areas, especially the backstage facilities. Four full-scale productions were staged at local Amateur and Professional Theatres while rebuilding continued, and the Gala Re-opening took place on 28th September 1978.
One year later, the Company was hosting its first Little Theatre Guild of Great Britain National Conference and welcoming delegates from all over the country to a packed weekend of activity.
Early in 1979, the Company purchased the old National School (built in 1832 and Kenilworth Library) just one hundred yards from the Theatre. This now provides the Rehearsal Room and Wardrobe Department.
In 1982, the Golden Jubilee was celebrated with a bumper season of twelve plays, including Alan Ayckbourn's The Norman Conquests Trilogy, in the repertoire for a month.
Disaster struck again in the summer of 1984 when the Theatre was closed to build foundations under a small section at the side of the building. Re-opened in March 1985, the Theatre has gone from strength to strength. In 1989, Dave Willetts, our Patron who appeared in two productions at the Priory before turning professional, held a Gala Evening at Warwick Arts Centre to benefit the Theatre. The proceeds of this evening significantly contributed to a new Foyer and Bar.
This Event Includes
Investigating with the Paranormal Eye UK Team throughout the evening
Exclusive access after dark to all areas
Spiritual Medium during the investigation
Working in Small Groups, Using an array of different equipment and techniques
Complimentary Tea, Coffee,
Complimentary light snacks
Before booking this event, please read the following as per our terms and conditions which are agreed upon at the point of sale.
All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Requirements For This Event
All attendees must be 18 years or older.
Not suitable for pregnant ladies.
Anyone under or suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or illegal substances will not be permitted.
This is an old and dark location, all attendees must bring a torch with them.
All attendees are expected to wear sensible shoes no heels or sandals etc.
We advise that you wear warm clothing, as this locations can be very cold after dark (even during the summer months)
This location is not suitable for wheelchair users or those with mobility issues.
PLEASE NOTEAll payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.
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