Theater Superstitions & the Supernatural

What number of of you could have heard of some well-known haunted theaters or possibly legends surrounding haunted theaters in your space?
There’s a good motive for a way frequent this phenomena happens. Theaters are locations that generate nice ardour from the actors which spills out into the viewers. The sheer quantity of vitality created in a constructing little question leaves behind just a few impressions or could lead the spirits to linger. The paranormal has develop into so synonymous with the theater that many superstitions and traditions revolving the supernatural stay in use as we speak. 

Do not Flip Out That Mild!

Theaters usually go away a ghost mild left on in a single day on the stage. Though it does have sensible security makes use of the custom’s origin is extra rooted within the paranormal. Some imagine it’s left on to present the spirits their time to carry out on the stage, however the normal consensus is the illumination is to appease the ghosts. If the Ghost Mild wasn’t lit the spirits would trigger mischief or worse curse the theater. 

Any individual’s Watching Me?


There’s a rule within the theater to by no means ever use peacock feathers on stage. The tip of the  feather’s design is alleged to be the illustration of ‘The Evil Eye’ also called ‘The Satan’s Eye’. If worn on stage the feathers will convey unhealthy luck to the manufacturing inflicting missed traces, surroundings collapses, and lighting points. 

The Beginning of Tragedy


In accordance with Aristotle, Thespis of Icaria, (which is the place we get the phrase “thespian”, which means “actor”) was the primary actor to ever seem on stage. Males had spoken on stage in boards as themselves or as storytellers however Thespis was the primary to seem as a personality within the type of a play and this was the beginning of tragedy. He’s additionally credited with the creation of theatrical touring. Typically any mischief or mishaps within the theater first get blamed on the ghost of Thespis who is alleged to journey the world’s theaters inflicting mayhem. November 23rd marks the day of his first efficiency and being the day he wreaks essentially the most havoc. With the intention to hold Thespis pleased a theater should shut it is doorways for one night time per week which is mostly on a Monday. This offers actors the night time off after a weekend of performances.

The Play That Shall Not Be Named

“The Scottish Play” or “The Bard’s Play” is what theater people typically name Shakespeare’s Macbeth. It’s believed that the play is tormented by a curse and uttering the work’s title in a theater can convey misfortune. Shakespeare supposedly

 used actual spells he obtained from a neighborhood coven of witches however that the incantations are incomplete bringing on the curse. The character Hecate’s, the Goddess of Witchcraft, traces are believed to strengthen the curse when they’re spoken. Different theories embrace that the play itself was an insult to a gaggle of witches and so they cursed the play for eternity or that the cauldron initially used was stolen from a witch. The origin of the tales of the curse date again to opening night time when an actual dagger was used rather than a prop and an actor died. Different mishaps and tragedy have occurred through the years together with accidents, deaths, fires, and a riot. 


Written By

Stephanie Sutera

Affiliate Director & Photographer

Thames Society of Paranormal Investigations

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