The return of HERCAT the American illusionist

Immersive theatrical experience

Immersive theatrical experience


  • Start date: 31 October 2019
  • End date: 02 November 2019

Ticketing information

£18 admission. 

Includes drink on arrival.

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

Acclaimed "psychic" comedian Peter Antoniou will re-imagine a very Victorian "séance" held at Hillsborough Castle in 1889 by the famous Illusionist, ventriloquist, and humourist, HERCAT. 

Enjoy a drink on arrival and enjoy the intimate and opulent surroundings of the Throne Room in Hillsborough Castle as you are transported to the secretive world of Victorian high society.

Peter Antoniou fuses his amazing and uncanny ability to read minds with razor sharp wit to create unique live entertainment experiences.

He has become an international sensation, presenting his remarkable shows for sell-out theatre audiences, comedy clubs and royalty.

This is an immersive, interactive experience. There will be no demonstrations of mediumship.

An image of candles burning

Join in an interactive lecture to explore of the mysterious Goligher Circle, a family of working-class Belfast psychics who were the subject of a series of experiments from 1914 to 1920.

02 November 2019

Hillsborough Castle


Separate ticket (advance booking required)

View of Hillsborough Castle gardens lit with colourful lights at night
Families Tours and talks

Take the family on a magical 'sound and light' walk through the gardens this Halloween and discover a spooky side to Hillsborough Castle.

31 October - 03 November 2019

Hillsborough Castle

Walks last 25 minutes

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

A mother and two children the Glen at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens

Discover our Wonder Weekends together this Halloween! Enjoy some spooky storytelling and get hands-on with fascinating objects and craft activities.

Selected dates in October and November

Hillsborough Castle

Drop in throughout the day

Included in all admission tickets (members go free)