From scary screams to our TV screens

Date Published: 07 December 2021
Trinity Arts Centre

Trinity Arts Centre will take centre stage in the new series of Help! My House is Haunted’. 

The Grade 2 Listed building attracted a lot of attention following a feature highlighting some ‘spooky’ CCTV footage at the centre, last Halloween. 

Film crews were eager to experience the paranormal activity for themselves and captured a special ghost hunt from the Trinity Arts Centre. 

The show will be broadcast on the Really Channel and is episode 11 out of the 12 episodes. 

Lisa Hickman, Box office and admin manager at the Trinity Arts Centre said it is a ‘must see’ programme to watch. 

She said: “I managed to watch the show when it was first aired on the Discovery Channel earlier this year but now audiences will get a second chance to watch it on the Really Channel. 

“I am so excited for people to see the show as this was the one and only time we have had an actual TV company here at Trinity. I know it was about the ‘hauntings’ and not the theatre but it has attracted so much interest. 

“People can see the inside of Trinity and find out some actually really interesting history about the place, some of which I didn’t know and I’ve worked here forever!” 

Trinity Arts Centre, formally Church of Holy Trinity was built in 1841-43 to serve the growing population of Gainsborough.  

The church became redundant and derelict in 1973, and it was only when a group of volunteers started ‘Project 77’ in 1977, after being gifted the church that the hard work began.  

After a lot of fundraising and hard work to get Trinity off the ground, it was then converted into an arts centre and was officially opened by Princess Anne in 1984. 

Since residents of Gainsborough can remember, there has been many occasions of things going ‘bump in the night’, unexplainable occurrences and moments which leaves the hairs on the back of your neck standing up. All things which attracted the TV film crew to inspect further.   

Lisa has experienced some paranormal activities herself at the arts centre, where she has worked for 24 years 

She said: “We’ve had numerous ghost hunts here at Trinity Arts Centre, and they’ve never disappointed. Things usually happen which leave us all either unable to explain what we have just seen, or heading for the exits! 

“In the past, we have had tables lifting off the floor, orbs appearing on the cameras and many reports of music playing or lights being switched on after the rooms have been checked and locked. 

“I have worked here since 1997 and even now after all these years sometimes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up, especially when being backstage. We even have CCTV footage that looks like a ghostly image of a woman caught walking through walls!” 

You will be able to see some of the spine chilling action for yourself on Friday 10 December, exact times are on the Really Channel TV guide. 

On a lighter note, you can also visit and experience the Trinity Arts Centre for yourself this coming Christmas to watch our spectacular pantomime, Aladdin. 

But will there actually be someone behind you or will it just be the ‘spirit of the ring’ our new panto character, played by Ex-EastEnders star Cheryl Fergison. 

Anton Benson Productions will be pulling out all the stops for the show and you never know you may even get chance to meet the star in person (known by many as Heather Trott.)  

This is certainly a show you don’t want to miss out on, so book your tickets here.