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Ghost Hunt Tickets:
Our Team Leaders will help you take part in a serious paranormal investigation, using our extensive range of the latest, high-tech ghost hunting equipment and a selection of old-school tools too.
Please note that Ghost Hunts are aged 18 and over, unless otherwise specified.
About Theatre Royal, Brighton
This 200 year old Theatre opened its doors to the public in the early 1800s and is one of the oldest working theatres in the country with an exquisite example of a regency auditorium and a collection of historic buildings surrounding the stage house.
The Theatre suffered mixed fortunes for its first fifty years, with no manager lasting more than 18 months and with the risk of financial ruin always close. In 1854 actor Henry John Nye Chart took over the management of the Theatre and turned its fortunes and reputation around, embarking on an extensive expansion and renovation programme with renowned Theatre architect Charles James Phipps (who was also responsible for the Royal Hippodrome Theatre in nearby Eastbourne). Nye Chart turned this disreputable playhouse into a nationally respected institution and he was one of the great actor-managers of the late nineteenth century.
When Nye Chart died in 1876, his wife Ellen Elizabeth Nye Chart took over the management; with considerable flair and imagination she secured the Theatre’s national reputation as one of the most prestigious venues outside of London. It is thought that the 'Grey Lady' ghost, seen by a number of actors at the theatre, could be Ellen.
The Paranormal Database reports sightings of 19th century, French actress Sarah Bernhardt, who pushes people out of her way and disappears through a bricked up door to her old dressing room.
Other ghostly sightings include that of two young children and an ex-stage manager.
Parking: The closest car park is the NCP Brighton Theatre car park, which can be reserved in advance (we recommend doing this) and normally costs us £5 for the evening. The car park address for sat nav is: Church Street, Brighton, BN1 1US