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Covid 19 Update
New guidance for theatres and other venues where large numbers of people congregate was issued by Public Health England on the 15th August 2020.

Currently (20th October 2020) Lincolnshire is still in the lowest Covid Risk Tier.

This means that we are still able to offer full group paranormal investigations consisting of the team members plus up to 25 guests.

Groups will need to have prepared a Covid Risk Assessment, a copy of which we would need to see prior to an event.

We continue to accept small group vigils consisting of 6 people or less. The fee for these is 20 pounds per hour.

All venues are also required to undertake a Covid Risk Assessment. To view our building risk assessment please Click This Link

PLEASE NOTE: The use of Ouija boards, also known as a spirit board or talking board, is NOT allowed in this building



Gainsborough Theatre Company welcomes interest from anyone wishing to hire the Old Nick. For daytime or evening events the charge is from 15 pounds per hour dependent on the number and types of rooms you wish to use.

Our wonderful building is suited to holding a variety of events. We regularly host visiting theatre companies, and the number of teams holding Paranormal Investigations/Ghost Vigils in our building is ever increasing. In recent months - prior to the outbreak of Covid 19 - we have also been hired for parties and photography and film projects.

Paranormal Hires normally run from 7pm to 3am, though other start and finish times can be accommodated by prior arrangement. The hire charge is 350 pounds, with a 50 pounds deposit payable within 4 weeks of a booking, the remaining balance needs to paid 2 weeks in advance of the event date, a total of 25 guests allowed plus the team, a copy of your public liability insurance must be provided.

If you would like more details on what we can offer, have any questions, or would like to make a booking for hire of the Old Nick, please contact us on 0743 4540 516 and we will be more than happy to help.