WHAT IS THE NIGHTMARE REALM?
The Nightmare Realm is Ireland’s premier scare house walk-through attraction. This year in Dublin the recurring nightmare is going to be bigger and freakier than ever before. There will also be triple the terror with three spine tingling haunts.
WHERE IS THE NIGHTMARE REALM?
We are located at the RDS, enter through the main RDS gates on Merrion Road and follow the signs from there.
ARE YOU IN CORK THIS YEAR?
No, unfortunately we couldn’t find a suitable venue for this year's Nightmare Realm, but we hope to be back next year!
WHAT ARE YOUR OPENING DAYS?
We’re open every Wednesday to Sunday night. We'll be open nightly for Halloween week.
WHAT ARE YOUR OPENING HOURS?
Our opening times vary from 6pm-10pm, check the tickets page for Dublin opening times, and watch our Facebook page for updates and special events.
HOW LONG DOES IT RUN FOR?
The Nightmare Realm will run throughout October 2018, check the booking page or times page for specific timeslots. We will be closed some Mondays and Tuesday so be sure to double check those dates before coming along to the RDS.
WILL I HAVE TO QUEUE?
Of course you will, but if you get a Fastpass, the queue is quicker.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET THROUGH THE REALM?
It takes approximately 30 minutes to go through the realm but it is really down to the pace you go at yourself from room to room.
HOW MUCH ARE THE TICKETS AND HOW CAN I BOOK THEM?
The Price will vary depending on when you are coming along and what type of ticket you are purchasing, see our Booking Page for specific prices. Also keep an eye out for competitions to win free prizes and other stuff on our Facebook page.
You can book tickets online to guarantee availability, or purchase your tickets directly at the venue (subject to availability).
HOW DO I KEEP UP TO DATE ON THE NIGHTMARE REALM?
IS IT FIRST COME FIRST SERVED?
To guarantee entry on the night, we recommend you book your tickets online. With our booking system, you can choose your preferred timeslot, which will reduce your wait time on the night. In order to skip the queue, choose a FastPass for the date you dare to be scared!
Weekends are extremely busy at the Nightmare Realm, so we are not accepting walk-ups on Friday and Saturdays. Our box office will be closed on Friday and Saturday nights, so you must pre-book tickets online to guarantee entry. On other days you can turn up on the night and buy tickets at the our Ticket desk in the RDS but this is subkect to availablility so we would recommend booking ahead online. Tickets purchased subject to T&C’s.
WILL THERE BE CLOWNS?
Yes, there will always be clowns.
DO YOU DO GROUP PACKAGES?
Groups of 15 or more are offered a free pastpass upgrade, pending availability. This upgrade means you get the fastpass ticket at the regular adult ticket price (€21pp). The fastpass allows you to skip the queue allowing the quickest access into The Nightmare Realm. Group prices are only available if you purchase your ticket in advance and are not available at the box office.
CAN I RESERVE TICKETS OR DO YOU TAKE DEPOSITS?
We are not able to take reservations or accept deposits/part payments on orders. We can let you know the price and availability at the time of your query, once we receive payment in full we can make the booking and confirm your order with you. If your preferred time and/or price is no longer available when payment is received we can offer you an alternative or refund your payment.
IS THERE AN AGE LIMIT?
We are an over 13s event
HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE ALLOWED IN AT A TIME?
Approximately 5 people per group – but it really does depends on how many of you there are, what type of group you are and how busy it is.
HOW MANY FLOORS ARE THERE?
I wouldn’t worry about how many floors there are, I’d worry about what’s in there!
The RDS is all on the same floor but there is walking involved.
WHAT IF I WANT TO LEAVE HALF WAY THROUGH?
For those of you who are scaredy cats and want the characters to back off a little from you as you go through the realm, you can purchase Zombie insurance on the night at the realm for an extra €2. There are also security staff on hand to guide you out and emergency exits too so not to worry.
WHEN WILL THE PICTURES FROM LAST NIGHT GO UP?
Keep an eye out on our Facebook page – we have lots of them so it takes time!
HOW MUCH IS A GROUP PHOTO?
Check back for 2018 prices as soon as we have them confirmed.
CAN I SEE MY PHOTO ON FACEBOOK?
If you purchase it on the night it will also go up on Facebook. Only sold photos are uploaded to Facebook.
CAN YOU REMOVE MY PHOTO FROM FACEBOOK PLEASE?
Yes, please private message us on Facebook and we will do so - make sure you link to the photo you want removed so that we can find it.
IS IT SUITABLE FOR PEOPLE WITH EPILEPSY?
We advise against it.
IS IT SUITABLE FOR PREGNANT LADIES?
This is at your own discretion.
IS IT SUITABLE FOR THE ‘OLDER FOLK’?
Yes, but again this is at your own discretion.
IF YOU HAVE A HEART CONDITION SHOULD YOU GO?
This is at your own discretion but you will get unexpected frights which are probably not great for the ole ticker!
CAN SOMEONE WITH REDUCED MOBILITY GO?
Yes, the RDS venue is wheelchair accessible but there are some narrow corridors and tight corners involved in the haunt.
ANY JOBS GOING?
Available jobs are advertisd on our Auditions/ Recruitment Page. We recruit creatures, make-up artists, admin staff etc.
HOW OLD DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO WORK FOR THE NIGHTMARE REALM?
16 years old is the legal age to work. If you're 16 before the event starts but not in time for auditions, then you're still welcome to come along to our auditions workshop.
CAN YOU HELP OUR CHARITY?
If you are a charity, thank you for your interest in The Nightmare Realm. As you can imagine, we are inundated with charity requests and therefore we have decided to commit to annual charity partners. Please send the following details to firstname.lastname@example.org and mark the subject line as ‘Charity of the Year’.
Include charity name, charity Reg No, details of what the charity does and who the charity benefits, details of how you would like to partner with The Nightmare Realm, your reach, ie. supporters. We wish you the very best with all of your fundraising efforts.