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Market Ghost Stories: A Haunted Excursion
July 14, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pmFree
Unexpected Productions is offering a new type of theatrical event, Market Ghost Stories, a ghostly adventure through the Pike Place Market. This 75-minute excursion leads you through the Market’s unusual arcades and alleys while sharing the often overlooked darker history of Seattle. By connecting each building, each landmark, to the ghost stories told you will see the Market in an entirely new way. Led by members of Unexpected Productions Improv, Market Ghost Stories is the evolution of the original Market Ghost Tour. Who better to share stories than an improv company that has been weaving stories for 35 years.
Tours run Saturday – Sunday 5:00, 7:00. Meet at Unexpected Productions’ Market Theater, at the infamous gum wall.
The Pike Place Market is the number one tourist destination in Washington, attracting more than ten million visitors a year. However, very few of those visitors are allowed access at night.
The ghost stories illustrate the history of the district. Within the Market, there are the remnants of several graveyards, a former brothel that still stands with its original sign, the nation’s first mortuary and stories on every corner. It’s different at night. Join us for an intimate and eye-opening experience. UP’s Market Ghost Stories connects the visitor and local to the history of the land, to the tribulations of the early formation of Seattle, and to beloved landmarks.
Who doesn’t like a good ghost story? Be moved to delight, fear, and excitement by looking at a place, so familiar, in an entirely different way.
How is this different from ghost tours in the area?
This is not a ghost tour. It is a theatrical excursion through the Pike Place Market at night. It is the evolution of the original Ghost Tour partnered with UP Improv, both have been a part of the Market for decades.
Do you go inside haunted locations?
The entire Market is the haunted location. The Market is a nine-acre district bordered by cobblestone streets. There are a few surprises, so not all locations can be disclosed in advance.
Can you guarantee that I will see a ghost?
Ghosts are not on the payroll and do not keep predictable schedules.
I don’t believe in ghosts, is this appropriate for me?
Of course, any good ghost story is rooted in actual events. We tie the history of the location with the story.
The subject matters can be a little confusing and frightening. Accompanied children eight and under do not need a ticket and are free to attend.
Private tours require contacting us. Private tours can be customized to include additional content, stops, and equipment for ghost hunting. Private tickets cost $35/each with a minimum of six tickets purchased. If you are two people and want to schedule a private tour a minimum purchase of six tickets is still required
Rain or Shine?
Tours operate in any weather conditions. If it’s really pouring down, we keep you covered in the arcades of the Market.
Can I take pictures on the tours?
Yes! The Market at night is very beautiful on its own and worth bringing a camera for. Unfortunately, we do not allow video recordings of the tours.
There are no refunds. If you have purchased online tickets in advance & you need to change your tour date, time, or name on the tickets you may contact us at least 24 hours before your adventure to do so.