The Ghost House 2022-10-19T11:31:32+01:00

Project Description


The Ghost House

Once every hundred years, the Ghost House reappears…and today you have the chance to visit. With the help of famous Ghost Hunter Lady Helena Hope, with her supernatural skills and your courage, you will discover the truth behind the legend of the man who once lived there – Black Hearted Benjamin, highwayman and now, GHOST. 

Journey into a shadowy world of shipwrecks and sword fights, through the thin veil that separates our world from the world we call, ‘the past’. Secrets emerge and things definitely go bump in the night in this seriously spooky story for audiences aged 8+.

The Ghost House is a walk-through theatre experience in a custom built, multi-space set, featuring live performances, magic, digital technology and dance from Cahoots, makers of The Grimm Hotel.

Your Visit

14 – 31st October 2022

Age Suitability: 8+ (All under 18s must be accompanied by an adult)

Duration: Approx 75 mins

Location: Cityside Retail & Leisure Park, Belfast

Proudly presented as part of Belfast International Arts Festival’s 60th Edition

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Creatives, cast & crew

Created & Directed by

Paul Bosco Mc Eneaney


Patsy Browne-Hope

Costume Designer/Maker

Meghan Beattie

Stage Manager

Sophie Thompson

Written by

Charles Way

Composer/Sound Designer

Peter J. McCauley

Costume Designer/Maker

Jessica Smith

Technical Manager

James McAlister


Kevin McHugh

Installation Designer

David Morgan

Lighting Designer

Simon Bond

Costume Designer/Maker

Mel Lyle

Assistant Stage Manager

Declan King


Hugh W. Brown

Lady Helena Hope

Allison Harding

Turn Joe

John Paul Connolly


Caolan McBride

Catherine Cusack

Olivia van Niekerk

The Lady in the Window

Maggie Cronin


Declan King

Black Hearted Benjamin

Harvey Schorah

Keeleen Cusack

Harriet Ellis

James Cusack

Chris Vann


How it Works

The Ghost House is a walk-through theatre experience featuring live actors, magic and illusion, digital technology and dance.The show takes place in a 12,000 sq foot space that has been transformed with incredible scenic detail into Cahoots’ very own Ghost House. You will be walking through the experience, entering various different rooms and watching exciting pieces of theatre, dance and magic as our ghost story unfolds.

Some areas of The Ghost House will be dark, and contain scenes that younger children may find scary.  The experience is for children age 8+, and all under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

Theatrical smoke and lighting will be used at points throughout the performance. 

We recommend you wrap up warm for your visit, as the Ghost House will be a little chilly! 

You can leave the Ghost House at any time, but due to the immersive nature of the piece, you will not be able to re-enter. Latecomers can not be admitted, so make sure you arrive with plenty of time.


The Ghost House is kindly supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Belfast City Council

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