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The Old Nick - Gainsborough Ghost Hunts 

Lincolnshire Ghost Nights and Paranormal Nights 

The Old Nick Ghost Hunting Events


The Old Nick Theatre located in Gainsborough is an intriguing yet terrifying location for a ghost hunt. It has witnessed more than 25 documented deaths, and with its many dark cells and corridors, it's no surprise that it's considered to be an extremely sinister place. The Old Nick has a highly eerie and ominous atmosphere, which can be quite unsettling. The question is, are you brave enough to face your fears and venture into the Old Nick? 


Ghost hunts held at The Old Nick Theatre have revealed some shocking Poltergeist activity. The abandoned cells feel eerie with a deadly silence that can make one shudder. Many people have stopped dead in their tracks and refused to go any further down the corridors and even refuse to return. The exercise yard can be a genuinely harrowing place to investigate, and many people have left, vowing never to return. 


The old courtroom and Judges’ rooms, which now function as the theatre and dressing rooms, are infamous for their poltergeist activity. There have been reports of doors slamming and locking from the inside, dark shadows, and people feeling touched by unseen hands. Join the Paranormal Eye Team as we unlock the secrets of The Old Nick. The main justice building for the Gainsborough area is where you can find us.

History Of The Old Nick Gainsborough 

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 christened 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.

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The Old Nick Theatre Gainsborough

Ghost Hunt 

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Investigating with the Paranormal Eye UK Team throughout the evening

Exclusive access after dark 

Group Vigils


Spiritual Medium during the investigation

Working in Small Groups, Using an array of different equipment and techniques

Complimentary Tea, Coffee,

Complimentary light snacks

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