Welcome to Upstairs at the Gatehouse
John Plews, owner of Upstairs at the Gatehouse for the last twenty years, welcomes you to his theatre. John has experienced minor paranormal phenomena at the venue himself and has certainly heard tales from several actors who have seen resident ghost Mother Marnes up close and personal,
The haunted history of The Gatehouse, and the theatre which sprawls under its eaves, is far too involved to cover fully in a five minute introduction, but we are sure that John will certainly set the scene! Those who wish to find out more may wish to check out Della Farrant’s book Haunted Highgate, which covers many previous landlords’ and punters’ experiences in the ancient tavern. You can also read some articles about the pub and theatre’s paranormal reputation here.
And be sure to check out The Spooky Isles podcast recorded Upstairs at the Gatehouse in 2014, featuring a walk through of the most haunted areas of the theatre, with John Plews, Symposium speaker Jon Kaneko-James, and Della Farrant.