The Pike Place Market at night may seem empty but it is full of ghost stories. See this major tourist & local landmark in an entirely different way. During the day the Market is packed with thousands of people. At night you can see the architecture, the art, the lighting, the use of space - that you would never notice in the day. It’s the perfect “stage” for ghost stories. Unexpected Productions at the Market Theater now operate the Market Ghost Tours. Under the name Market Ghost Stories the theater will run tours on the weekends through the summer of 2018.
The tours begin on July 14th and run Saturday & Sunday at 5:00 & 7:00. October will have an expanded schedule and additional guides/characters.
All of the tour guides are trained in Improvisational theater. This allows the experience to be unscripted and the content, direction and presentation are unique to each tour with audience participation encouraged.
The Pike Place Market is the number one tourist destination in Washington, attracting more than ten million visitors a year. Very few of those visitors see it 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, and the nation's first Mortuary.