What are the timings of The Midnight Run?
The Run will start at 6pm and finish at midnight. Staying for the full duration of the Run is required to get the most out of the experience and interact effectively with the rest of the group. There will be plenty of opportunities for rest and breaks along the way.
What do I need to bring?
Please come dressed for the weather, with comfortable footwear for walking as participants can expect to walk up to 5km over the course of the evening. Details of any other items you need will be communicated to ticket holders before the event.
What route will The Midnight Run take?
The Midnight Run route has been carefully planned by our team and will cover iconic and alternative outdoor spaces. It will take place in 4 locations around Dublin City and participants will move from each venue via public pathways and walkways. Details will be revealed as you go so you can enjoy a feeling of exploration and adventure.
Where does the route begin?
The starting point of the Run will be confirmed with ticketholders closer to performance date. Please make sure your Abbey Theatre account is up to date with correct contact details.
Will any food or snacks be provided?
There will be a meal stop on the night, which is included in the ticket price.
Is there an age restriction for The Midnight Run?
The minimum age for participating in the Midnight Run is 16+. Anyone under 18 should be accompanied by an adult. There is no upper age limit however, attendees need to be able to carry their own weight or attend with someone to assist with any accessibility issues they have.
What will happen on The Midnight Run?
The Run will last 6 hours which will feature 3 artist-led workshops. The run will commence at 6pm and you will be travelling in a group of up to 35 participants. The Runners are led by a MNR Facilitator on foot through a route exploring an urban area. On the journey, the Runners take part in cross-art form workshops, curated by local artists.
Past Runners have enjoyed activities from life-drawing to choral singing, and tai chi to puppetry, all whilst exploring a city as a group. Each MNR is bespoke, built on the idea that what is experienced on the night is specific and true to the locality.
Is there any running involved?
No! The Run will be walked at a comfortable pace, dictated by the group. There may be some activities and games that involve light physical activity.