The Groundlings Theatre located in Portsea near Portsmouth is a popular location for ghost hunters with various paranormal
events companies running events there and has appeared on television in the 2021 series of the British ghost hunting show, 'Help! My House Is Haunted'.
The Georgian theatre is said to be haunted by the ghost of a young boy known as Little George, who is said to have been mistreated and maybe even killed in the building. His ghost has reportedly been seen sitting on the stairs in the building.
The Groundlings Theatre is a personal favourite of television ghost hunter and demonologist, Fred Batt. Known for his appearance on the British ghost hunting show 'Most Haunted', Fred recently told us the theatre is "really active" and one of his favourite places to investigate.
During a recent ghost hunt at the theatre with members of the public, Fred said he and his guests made contact with a French spirit while using a piece of paranormal equipment that lets investigators hear spirit voices.
Fred said "this French girl came through and she was speaking in English, but you could tell it was a sort of broken English. And then she started saying a few French things. There was a French person there who was translating it and then all of a sudden the spirit's French voice came through on this app."