The Morecambe Winter Gardens in Lancashire is one extremely haunted theatre with hundreds of reports of paranormal activity and experiences. Visited by Most Haunted Live back in 2008. Ghost hunts here have left people terrified and many refuse to stay alone in many of the vast areas. Dark sinister apparitions are often seen, and many people have felt extremely uncomfortable especially near the stage area. Ghost hunts at Morecambe Winter Gardens can be a truly 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 ?
Meet The Ghosts of Morecambe Winter Gardens
Morecambe Winter Gardens is one of most haunted sinister theatre`s in Lancashire, The location has become a very popular 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 the point of seeing your breathe and poltergeist activity is also reported.
Morecambe Winter Gardens is a harrowing location , this location will no doubt make you feel uneasy. Are you ready to join the Paranormal Eye Team as we take you inside the haunted sinister theatre.
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 as much an iconic landmark in the town as the Midland, from where guests in the towns 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, Lancashire, England. Designed by architects Mangnall and Littlewood, with Frank Matcham as a consulting architect, it was originally built as the Victoria Pavilion Theatre in 1897 and 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 to be 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 of its kind (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 consultant. Prominently sited on the sea front, the main elevation is an ornate, symmetrical composition in brick and terracotta. A big 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 as a result of 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 - very wide and covered by a vast 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 curve of the ceiling embraces a huge tympanum above the proscenium and boxes, decorated at the sides with painted muses etc. The proscenium is framed by coupled columns 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 tier. 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.
THIS EVENT INCLUDES
A guided tour of the building with the lights on, Working in small groups. Ouija/spirit board sessions, EVP Sessions, Table tipping and seances.
Tea/ Coffee and light snacks are provided.
Please remember to bring a torch as this location is very very dark ! remember to wear warm clothing and suitable footwear. This location is not suitable for anyone with mobility issues.
OVER 18`s ONLY.
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