With haunted underground vaults, tales of torture and the ominous Greyfriars Kirkyard, Edinburgh’s medieval Old Town is said to be one of the most haunted areas in Scotland. Where better to spend your Halloween?
If you’ve ever been on a ghost tour, you’ll know all about the cities dark and chilling history, but have you ever wondered why we are called The Three Sisters?
In 1733, the building was developed into a playhouse, attracting bustling crowds and the best entertainment in Edinburgh, (much like it is today), and it was this reputation that drew the three Mackinnon sisters here in 1741. Cath, Kitty and Maggie fought tirelessly against the authorities to prevent the closure of the playhouse by Town Council but to no avail.
Their fate was sealed in 1753; the three sisters were caught unlawfully performing and operating an unlicensed venue in the back quarter of the venue. It was revealed that regular customers were given their own key to access this secret section of the building during the late hours. All three sisters were found guilty of orchestrating these unlawful gatherings and sentenced to death by the local authorities. Fittingly, their execution was by no means standard. It was decided that they would be taken back to the grounds and permanently sealed into the very room they used for their late night performances – now located on our first floor and aptly named “Maggie’s Chamber”.
The eeriness can be felt walking around the building at night, but why not come and see for yourself? From Monday, 28th October we have a full week of spooky activities planned!
This Halloween is going to be a big one! Watch as we put a spell on you, we’re screening HOCUS POCUS to get you spook-tacularly in the mood! Then stick around for a week long Halloween party!
Join us for our Big Horror Quiz, and test your knowledge of all things Halloween! Featuring a £50 bar tab and great prizes up for grabs, you’d be a ghoul not to get involved.
Will you be a Killer Kween? On the eve of Halloween, we’ll be welcoming the Bingo Babes for a creepy version of Lady Balls Bingo. Join Glasgow’s most FABULOUS drag queens Rujazzle and CJ Banks (AKA the Bingo Babes) in Drag Bingo madness! Featuring fabulous prizes, a plethora of dirty puns and sickening lip-sync performances!
THEN Maggie and her sisters invite you to Edinburgh’s BIGGEST and BEST Halloween party! With a LIVE PERFORMANCE FROM FIVE, get some dancing courage with our Halloween Themed Shots, the Three Witches and Grim Reaper AND we’re keeping the party going through the weekend with fancy dress, live music, shots and DJs!
Check out our event page here to keep up with all of the spookiest events of the year!