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Backstage Pass For New Ghost Hunting Tour
If walls could talk, Birmingham's New Alexandra Theatre would have a lot to say, but now theatre-goers have the chance to see if they can experience the past with ghost tours in the run up to Halloween.
Sppoky goings on at Birmingham's Alexandra Theatre
The site of the original building in Station Street came to life when Queen Victoria was on the throne, but it was later replaced in the 1930s with the art deco venue that is so well-loved today.
Not only has it hosted thousands of famous actors and actresses over the decades, it also has a ghostly history. In 1910, the former owner Lester Collingwood was killed in a road traffic accident but there was more bad luck when the next owner, Leon Salberg, died in his office at the theatre in 1938. Rumour has it that Salberg's ghost haunts the theatre.
The historic Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham
The lock-in experience from 10.30pm is the first one ever held at the New Alexandra Theatre. Guests will see backstage and in the nooks and crannies of the huge building before being allowed to stay until 3am in the auditorium with torches and paranormal expert Marq English.
Marq plans to lead the tour, answering questions about what may be going bump in the night.
The ghostly goings-on may leave guests needing a stiff drink, so there's a special Halloween cocktail in the piano bar thrown in after the one-hour tour and before the auditorium sit-in begins.
Tickets for the Ghost Tour and Lock-in cost £30. Visit the theatre website for more information on all the ghost tours.