WHAT IS THE NIGHTMARE REALM?
The Nightmare Realm is an award winning scare event held every October in Dublin, Ireland. Last year we won Best European Independent Scare Attraction and hold the title for number 1 in the world as voted by Unilad Adventures in 2018. Its the only event worth going to for your Halloween experience!
We’ve been innovating our show and thrilling our victims for over 10 years. We are a live immersive walk through horror maze. We can sometimes be controversial, but it’s always thrilling. We will push you outside your comfort zone, challenge your expectations and blur the boundaries between of entertainment and fear.
WHERE IS THE NIGHTMARE REALM?
We are located at the RDS, Dublin. Enter through the main RDS gates on Merrion Road and follow the signs from there!
IS IT SAFE TO GO?
Due to covid 19 we are awaiting government guidelines on whether to proceed with this years event. We will keep our fans and customers updated as soon as we know!
CAN THE ACTORS TOUCH YOU?
No, we are a no-touch haunt and always have been.
This goes both ways, the customers are to respect our performers and keep their hands to themselves. We have security on premises at all times and have Gardai on duty for any serious incidents.
WHAT ARE YOUR OPENING DAYS?
We’re open every Wednesday to Sunday night. We’ll be open every night for Halloween week. Watch our Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook page for updates, offers and special events.
WHAT ARE YOUR OPENING HOURS?
Our opening times vary from 6pm-10pm depending on the night, check the tickets page for our opening times, and watch our Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook page for updates, offers and special events.
HOW LONG ARE YOU OPEN?
The Nightmare Realm will run from October 4th 2019 to November 1st, check the booking page or times page for specific time slots before arriving at the RDS.
WILL I HAVE TO QUEUE?
Of course you will, but if you get a Fastpass, the queue is quicker.
WHAT DAYS ARE BEST TO GO?
Peak days are Fridays and Saturdays which usually SELL OUT.
For a more intimate experience we reccommend going on a quieter day during the weekdays.
WHAT IS FAST PASS?
Fast pass is an upgrade ticket to beat the main long queues and gain entry to the houses faster. You will still have to queue but it is significantly shorter.
SHOULD I TURN UP EARLIER THAN MY TIMED TICKET SUGGESTS?
We recommend turning up for the time allocated on your ticket, no earlier. If you book for 7pm – arrive at 7pm. We aim to get everyone in to the mazes within your 30 minute time slot depending on peak and off-peak times. During peak times (weekends) the queues are longer so you may be waiting an extra 15 minutes.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET THROUGH THE REALM?
It takes approximately 45 minutes to go through the realm but it depends on how busy we are on the night and ultimately its the pace you go at yourself from maze to maze.
HOW MUCH ARE THE TICKETS AND HOW CAN I BOOK THEM?
IS IT FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED?
Yes. We do recommend booking in advance online as there is often limited availability on the door during peak (weekend) times. With our booking system, you can choose your preferred time slot, 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 with longer wait times on Fridays and Saturday nights, so we advise you pre-book tickets online to guarantee entry. Tickets purchased on the door is subject to availability and all tickets purchased subject to T&C’s.
WHAT IS ZOMBIE INSURANCE?
Zombie insurance is a bright yellow band you wear and hold up when it gets too intense, if you feel that you will not make it through the entire attraction or if you just need a breather from our monsters. They must back off if they are shown the band and give you space.
They are €2 and can be purchased from the BOX OFFICE on entrance.
DO YOU DO GROUP PACKAGES?
Groups of 15 or more are offered a free fast pass upgrade, pending availability. The fastpass allows you to skip the queue gaining 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?
We are not able to take reservations on tickets. 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. We won’t ID you if you look under 13 however it can be too intense for the younger audience, so bring an adult with you!
HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE ALLOWED IN AT A TIME?
Groups of 8 at max are allowed but to really immerse yourself in the experience we advise going in smaller groups – but it really does depends on how many of you there are, what type of group you are and how busy it is. The smaller the group the better the fun!
ARE YOU WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE?
We are very happy to say Yes, we are wheelchair accessible.
WHAT IF I WANT TO LEAVE HALF WAY THROUGH?
Not everyone is brave enough to make it through the entire attraction, if you think this is you then just get one of our Zombie Insurance bands to lessen the scare for an extra €2 at Box Office. There are also security staff on hand to guide you out and emergency exits too if you really want to leave.
WHEN WILL THE PICTURES FROM LAST NIGHT GO UP?
Only sold photos go online. Keep an eye out on our Facebook page – They are uploaded within 24hrs. Please only message us if you can’t find your photos more than 1 day after your last visit.
HOW MUCH IS A GROUP PHOTO?
Check back for 2020 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, within 24hrs. Only sold photos are uploaded to the Facebook page. Please only message us if you can’t find your photos more than 1 day after your last visit.
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 and remove it.
IS IT SUITABLE FOR PEOPLE WITH EPILEPSY?
We advise against it as we do have strong strobe lighting through out the show.
IS IT SUITABLE FOR PREGNANT LADIES?
If going into labour in a haunted house surrounded by monsters is your thing!
In all seriousness, No. We strongly advise against this.
IS IT SUITABLE FOR THE ‘OLDER FOLK’?
Yes! However we really don’t want another heart attack scare so this is at your own discretion.
IF YOU HAVE A HEART CONDITION SHOULD YOU GO?
No no and more no. *says its louder for the people in the back* NOOO!
WILL THERE BE CLOWNS?
Yes, there will always be clowns. But we have monsters far scarier than silly Clowns inside our haunts..
WILL YOU REVEAL WHO YOUR ACTORS ARE UNDERNEATH THE MAKEUP?
No. Given what their job entails, our performers safety is our number one priority. For the privacy and safety of all of our scare performers, we never reveal who our Characters and Icons are underneath the makeup.
ANY JOBS GOING?
Available jobs are advertised on our Auditions/ Recruitment Page. We recruit performers, make-up artists, admin staff etc. Drop us an email! We are always on the lookout for new talent.
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 in October but not in time for auditions, then you’re still welcome to come along to our auditions workshop.
ARE YOU IN CORK?
No, since they knocked our building down we haven’t found an available site venue for The Nightmare Realm, but we will not give up on our Cork audience! Until then, it’s a good excuse to road trip to Dublin for the weekend 🙂
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