Ghost Stories by Candlelight


Candles scarcely lighting a complete dark and mysterious environment.

This December, members of the Jersey Youth Performing Arts (JYPA) will bring to life some of Jersey’s most enduring ghost stories.


Telling ghost stories during winter is a hallowed tradition, a folk custom that stretches back centuries to a time when families would while away the dark nights with tales of spooks and monsters.

This December, members of the Jersey Youth Performing Arts (JYPA) will bring to life some of Jersey’s most enduring ghost stories, told by candlelight in the atmospheric Medieval Hall of Mont Orgueil Castle.

Using local writer Erren Michael’s books, Jersey Ghost Stories and Jersey Legends, as source material, the storytellers will share four haunting tales, some of which will be told in Jèrriais, the traditional language of Jersey. The stories will be accompanied by images projected onto the walls of the Medieval Hall, filmed by local company Little River Pictures.

JYPA is a registered charity which provides access to the performing arts to young people in Jersey, irrespective of their economic background. It produces shows and runs workshops for youngsters aged 9 -18 years old and participation is completely free of charge. JYPA also funds bursaries for talented members to attend local performing arts schools.

Performance times

4 December at 3pm, 5pm and 7pm

5 December at 3pm, 5pm and 7pm

10 December at 6pm only

11 December at 3pm, 5pm and 7pm

12 December at 3pm, 5pm and 7pm

Each performance lasts one hour.

Ticket Price

Tickets cost £3.50 per person and are available on the door (no pre booking required).  Please pay in cash on the door, credit cards cannot be accepted.  Children under six go free.  Due to the nature of the stories we recommend that this event is suitable for children aged 9+.

For those that already have pre bought tickets (from 2020), your tickets remain valid for your performance and you only need to bring proof of purchase on the night.