Haunted Theatre Tour
Scotland’s oldest theatre and perhaps, its most haunted!
Saturday 19th May at 7:30pm
Dark shadowy figures, reports of poltergeist activity and the legend of a bizarre double tragedy have woven their way into a chilling ghost tour featuring Scotland’s oldest working theatre – the Theatre Royal in Dumfries.
Mostly Ghostly Tours, Dumfries and Galloway’s first paranormal team and creators of the Dumfries Ghost Walk, officially launched their Haunted Theatre Tour in October 2011. Hosted within the walls of the Theatre Royal in Dumfries, the brave and curious can look forward to hearing wide ranging reports of ghostly activity as they are led around the hidden recesses of this historically important building.
After taking their seats in the atmospheric auditorium, guests will learn of some fascinating witness accounts connected with the stage area. From there, they will be given a guided tour of the Theatre’s most active locations, including the famously haunted basement, the Green Room.
The team have been delighted with the ongoing support they received and look forward to revealing exciting ghost stories and incredible history to their guests at the newly-renovated Theatre Royal.
Kathleen Cronie, founder member of Mostly Ghostly, said; “Following the success of the Dumfries Ghost Walk, we were keen to create a tour which would provide access to an allegedly haunted building, thus giving participants the chance to soak up that all-important sense of atmosphere and perhaps experience something first hand.
Old theatres are synonymous with eerie happenings and where better to explore than the magnificent Theatre Royal right here in Dumfries. We were delighted when the Guild agreed to host our tour and look forward to welcoming new as well as familiar faces through its historic doors. ”
Alan Henry, Former Master of the Guild, said; “The Theatre is one of the stopping places on Mostly Ghostly’s successful Ghost Walks, and from that came the idea to have a whole evening devoted to the happenings in the Theatre Royal. We are delighted, therefore to work in partnership with Mostly Ghostly and open our doors to people who might not otherwise come to the theatre.”
Main picture: courtesy of Phil Rigby