Ghost Hunter Tours had to the Theatre Royal in Margate to investigate this very active location.
The night will consist of spirit board, table tipping, glass movement, sensory work, also using the equipment such as K2's, the night will be dedicated to guests new and old and with the help of the experienced staff will make sure you will have the best night possible and that you come away feeling like a ghost hunter. The venue is well documented as one of the countries most haunted locations - are you brave enough to join us?
The theatre dates from 1787 and was radically altered in 1874 by Jethro T. Robinson (father-in-law of Frank Matcham, the famous and prolific theatre architect who along with his two protégés are responsible for more than building 200 theatres before 1915).
It is listed Grade II* and is sited within a conservation area.
The Theatre Royal, sited at the northeast corner of Hawley Square, was part of the planned expansion of the small town and port of Margate during the mid-Georgian period. It was built to vie as a facility for the entertainment of the upper classes with the Assembly Rooms, Cecil Square (1770s), and the Circulating Library, Hawley Square (1786), both now demolished.
The 1874 conversion marks the transition of the theatre from a Georgian boxed Playhouse into a Victorian Theatre. The stage was shortened and a second-floor ‘gallery’ level added to the expanded auditorium.
As well as welcoming some of the greatest acting ‘stars’ of the Victorian era, the theatre was the site of the first drama school in the country, the School of Acting opened by Sarah Thorne in 1885, and attended by a young Edward Gordon Craig, who went on to become the undisputed father of modern theatre design and was arguably the most important theatre practitioner to come out of Britain since Shakespeare.
Ghost Hunt At The Theatre Royal Margate 13/3/21
Saturday, 25 January 2020 from 21:00 pm-01:30 am