Lyceum Theatre, Crewe
The current Lyceum Theatre building in Crewe dates back to 1911 though the theatre has been on the site since 1876, when it originally opened in a converted Roman Catholic Church which had been established to cater for the needs of migrant Irish workers. This was replaced by a purpose built theatre in 1887 which unfortunately also needed repalcing after it was destroyed in a fire in on 11 March 1910.
The following article by Rhiannon Hilton entitled ‘Ghost sightings at Crewe Lyceum Theatre’ was published in the Crewe Chronicle on 13 October 2010.
‘VISITORS to Crewe’s Lyceum Theatre may come across some ghostly activity this Halloween following sightings of a ‘lady in white’.
The theatre, which was built on top of a graveyard, has had a number of reported ghost sightings during the years, with the most recent taking place on October 1.
The ghostly figure was reportedly seen by a member of staff and a member of the public on two different occasions.
The pair both described a sudden drop in temperature and seeing an older lady in a full-length white embroidered period dress who was dancing.
A spokesman for the theatre said: “This particular ghost has not been seen since the late 1980s and whenever she appears there is usually a strong smell of perfume which lingers.”