Séance: Live

Theatre (horror, magic)

  • Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose - Other Yin
  • 21:00
  • Aug 27
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Sam Lupton / Grim Up North Productions
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience participation, Contains distressing or potentially triggering themes, Strong language/swearing, Themes of spiritualism, death, suffering, communicating with the dead and belief. This is entertainment, not a spiritual event or gathering.
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Do you believe in ghosts? Let's find out, in this recreated Victorian séance. For over 100 years, the séance has been an attempt by the living to communicate with those who have passed. Our performer denies all belief in an afterlife, but using age-old techniques, will demonstrate how mediums convince audiences of their skills, before attempting a genuine séance experiment. With live audience interaction, this promises to be a nail-biting, once-in-this-lifetime experience. Described as unsettlingly spooky and wonderfully atmospheric. For entertainment purposes only, this is not a spiritual event.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Patrons enter the building via either 3 shallow steps or the platform lift. Please note the platform lift is only suitable for manual wheelchairs and not power wheelchairs. The Other Yin can be accessed via the building lift to the 2nd floor. The Accessible toilet is located on the Basement level. Please make yourself known to a member of staff (in a pink t-shirt) if you require assistance or require a specific seat.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Serena 41 days ago

Wasn’t sure what to expect but loved this show! Sam debunks and shows you just how mediums are so
convincing. He has some wonderful tricks of his own along the way - some of which I’m still wondering how he did it. A very entertaining hour!

Naomi 42 days ago

I really enjoyed the show but it wasn't really what it described - not a Victorian Séance. Was left with questions at the end about how things were done, which I was hoping would have been answered. Also the Fox sisters made noises by cracking their toes. It was very fun though, just not what I expected - a great showman overall.

Lucy Bullimore 42 days ago

Really enjoyed the show! Sam was a great performer and I was hanging on his every word. Despite there being some more than rowdy audience members, he kept his composure and kept the atmosphere alive. Would deffo recommend this show to fans of all things spooky and tales of the unknown!

Chloe Ainsworth 44 days ago

Absolutely amazing!
It was the last show of my Fringe trip and what an ending!
I had the pleasure of catching Sam at 2 other shows earlier in the week, I was blown away both times, so ending the week with a fantastic mentalist, who not only had me laughing throughout his sets but also left me jaw dropped, was a no brainier.
The séance was informative, gripping and at points truly scary.
Things happened that were utterly unexplainable and the ending.. Well you need to experience it for yourself, definitely something to experience if you enjoy mentalism and the occult!

Alison K 46 days ago

The show doesn't really match the description. I was expecting a re-creation of a Victorian séance, but there's no sense of it being Victorian. There's simply a lot of talking and not much action. There was a lot of squealing from certain members of the audience which I suppose some might describe as "atmosphere".

Kirsty Thomson 47 days ago

Scared, bewildered but above all blown away

Joe Janes 48 days ago

The description says that it's a "recreated Victorian seance" and it is not that, but it is still worth seeing! Sam debunks the tricks of the trade of mediums and tells us about that infamous trend of talking to the dead. Like the best magicians, he tells us what's going to happen and then goes beyond our expectations when they do happen. Very clever, often astounding.

Sarah D 50 days ago

Really enjoyable show. Some absolutely wonderful tricks that I'm still scratching my head over a week after seeing them done. Great atmosphere was built up and there were many points in the show that were genuinely creepy while still allowing for a lot of jokes and levity.

Krage Brown 55 days ago

So glad I booked to see this last night - trust me, it's absolutely worth seeing!

Sophia Webb 55 days ago

Brilliant show! I had to keep reminding myself that it was fake!

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UK Theatre Web (4/5 stars) 42 days ago

certainly very entertaining!

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