As the nights draw in this autumn, the master of spooky tales, Mark Gatiss, invites you to turn the lights down low and gather round to hear him read some of his favourite ghost stories, live from the Nottingham Playhouse stage.

Full of classics of the genre along with lesser known gems, join us this Hallowe’en and enter the thrilling world of the supernatural, but beware! The audience may be socially distanced but there’s always room for the chilling presence of a shadowy other

Ghost Stories with Mark Gatiss is part of the Nottingham Playhouse Unlocked festival of live and live-streamed shows. In-person tickets are now SOLD OUT but you can still enjoy the show by booking for our livestream. Choose ‘Book Digital Tickets’ when booking.


Please note: We are sad to say that, due to unforeseen circumstances, Jade Anouka is no longer able to join us as our special guest for Ghost Stories this weekend.

The good news is, we’ve called in a favour with an old friend and Adrian Scarborough will now be joining us for the show. Thanks so much for stepping in at such short notice, Adrian.

Ticketing Information

If you’re buying a ticket to watch the livestream of the show via Zoom

Livestream tickets are limited to one per booker, as one ticket enables access to the show for one device and will be tied to a unique link. If you were hoping to book on behalf of someone else, we ask that they book themselves into the show using their own account. This way, they will receive their own unique link to access the show.

Tickets for the livestream will be taken off-sale one hour before the performance start time to allow us to make sure you receive your link to access the show.

As soon as you book, you will be sent a confirmation email and we’ll be in touch in advance of the event with full details of how you can join the performance online. If you are booking close to the time of the show, please be assured that your link will arrive no later than 30 minutes in advance of the performance.


If you’re buying tickets to see the show in person at Nottingham Playhouse

We have a number of additional measures in place to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable visit. You can find out more about these here.

All shows in the festival will be sold as unreserved seating. We will allocate your exact seats in the auditorium and confirm these with you in advance of the performance. In order for this process to happen, please be aware that in-person tickets will be taken off sale at 5pm the day before the show.

No more than 6 tickets can be booked in a single transaction. Our socially distanced seating plan means most people will be sitting in groups of 2 seats together. If your party is more than 2 people, we will make every endeavour to allocate you seats as close together as possible. Equally, if your booking is made up of more than 1 household, you’ll also be seated separately – we will request this information from you prior to allocating your seats.

If you have a booking to join us in person and have specific access requirements, for example if you require level access, please email us at


Access Performances

British Sign Language Interpretation is available in-person, at our 2.30pm performance on Saturday 31 October. Please choose ‘Book venue tickets’ when booking and select the Tickets that indicate “BSL Interpretation required” to let us know that you’ll need to be seated near the interpreter.

Our live-streamed version of the show at 2.30pm on Saturday 31 October will be Captioned and Audio Described. Please choose ‘Book digital tickets’ when booking. We’ll then email you instructions before the performance letting you know how to access these services during the live-stream.


Mark Gatiss
Mark Gatiss
Adrian Scarborough
Adrian Scarborough

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