Ghosts at the Palace Theatre, Southend

This grand theatre was built back in the early 20th Century and it was opened for theatre use in 1912 and is still open to this day.

If you sit down to watch a show at the Palace Theatre, the empty seat behind you may not be as empty as you may think.

Actors have reported smelling tobacco backstage when no-one has smoked. Visitors have reported feeling a hand touching their shoulder whilst watching a show.

The ghost that has been haunting the Palace Theatre for so many years is thought to be that of George, the old theatre manager. He got so upset at the state of the theatres’ finances that he hung himself.

Other experiences include the reported sighting of a woman in white and the sound of a piano playing out in a deserted part of the building.