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Overnight Ghost Hunts, Haunted Nights

Morecambe Winter Gardens Ghost Hunt 

Lancashire Ghost Hunts 

Morecambe Winter Gardens Ghost Nights / Paranormal Events / Overnight Ghost Hunts 

Ghost hunts at the old theatre are certainly not for the faint-hearted and are a genuinely terrifying experience. Morecambe Winter Gardens is one of the most haunted sinister theatres in Lancashire; The location has become a prevalent location for those serious ghost hunters. Many people have reported being grabbed by unseen hands, heavy footsteps are heard from the long-empty eerie corridors, Dark, sinister shadows are seen roaming around the balcony areas. Sudden drastic temperature changes even to seeing you’re breathing and poltergeist activity are also reported.

Morecambe Winter Gardens is a harrowing location; this location will undoubtedly make you feel uneasy. Are you ready to join the Paranormal Eye Team as we take you on a ghost hunting experience inside the sinister haunted theatre?

The Morecambe Winter Gardens in Lancashire is one extremely haunted theatre with hundreds of reports of paranormal activity and experiences. They were visited by Most Haunted Live back in 2008. Ghost hunts here have left people terrified, and many refuse to stay alone in many vast areas. Dark, sinister apparitions are often seen, and many people have felt highly uncomfortable, especially near the stage area. Ghost hunts at Morecambe Winter Gardens can be a terrifying experience. Be ready for the pitch-black conditions that await you. Are you ready as we open the doors and unlock the secrets of this extremely sinister location? 

History of Morecambe Winter Gardens 

The Winter Gardens in Morecambe was opened as the Victoria Pavilion Theatre in the last years of the 19th century and has played host to some of the most famous names in entertainment. Its grand red brick frontage is an iconic landmark in the town as the Midland, from where guests in the town’s heyday may just have been able to hear the laughter from crowds of more than 2,000.

The theatre closed in 1977 and stood empty for years before it was threatened with demolition.

The Winter Gardens is a Grade II listed building in Morecambe, England. Designed by architects Mangnall and Littlewood, with Frank Matcham as a consulting architect, it was initially built as the Victoria Pavilion Theatre in 1897. It was an extension to the existing Winter Gardens complex, which has since been demolished.

The theatre closed to the public in 1977 and was listed the same year. It is considered one of Morecambe's most significant features, and a campaign for its restoration has been ongoing since 1986. This is a music hall of a rare type, probably now unique (following the loss of the Islington Palace, London, formerly Mohawks' Hall of c.1869, demolished 1982) - that is, a big concert party or minstrels' hall.

It was built in 1897 to the designs of Mangnall & Littlewood, with Frank Matcham as a consultant. Prominently sited on the seafront, the main elevation is an ornate, symmetrical composition in brick and terracotta. A prominent central gable with an elaborately scrolled outline expresses the rear wall of the auditorium and is flanked by projecting square towers with shaped gables. At ground level, the entrance is set between shop fronts. Internally, a flavour of Matcham is detectable in a building quite unlike any of his surviving works.

The general form must be Mangnall & Littlewood's, although the design of the balconies and some other details may have been modified due to Matcham's involvement. The foyer is richly appointed, with mosaic, coloured and modelled faience tiling and plaster decorations and a pair of remarkably preserved bow-fronted ticket kiosks. The stair hall is equally elaborate, with marble, coloured tiles, and fine joinery. This leads to curving promenades at two levels with glazed screens looking into the hall. The hall itself is impressive - vast and covered by an enormous segmental tunnel-vaulted ceiling which soars over the whole space, including the area over the tops of the boxes, and is divided into richly decorated panels.

The ceiling curve embraces a huge tympanum above the proscenium and boxes, decorated at the sides with painted muses etc. Coupled columns frame the proscenium with garlanded shafts supporting an enriched entablature and an elaborately modelled, scrolled and panelled gable-like attic ornament. On either side are two tiers of paired boxes set in splayed pavilions against which the balconies terminate. A deep serpentine-fronted balcony returns along the side walls with five rows of seats. The upper tier is set back and has shallow slips above the side promenades of the lower level. The fly tower is plain rendered with dressing rooms on either side. For some conventional stage productions, this great space has too large a capacity and too small a stage.

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