The Ambassador Theatre to Become a House of Horror for October
The team behind Dublin’s original smash hit horror attraction Damnation, as well as Galway’s renowned CarnEvil return with Bloodlust: Rise of the Vampirates.
Bringing their trademark terror to the historical Ambassador building – just in time for Halloween – the programmers have teased horror fanatics with some details about the event.
“Recently, you may have noticed renovations at the Ambassador Theatre on O’Connell Street Dublin. Some cracks had appeared in the basement floor and essential maintenance work was ordered to be carried out. Working in the crypts below, an ancient door was opened by unsuspecting workmen. A search party was sent beneath and nothing but bloody remains were found.
It is believed that this crypt was built to contain the most evil creatures of them all, the Vampirates! Bloodthirsty, evil scourge of the sea made immortal by the bite of vampires they had chanced upon adrift. These barely human monsters and their comrades lie in wait below the theatre to test your courage. Run through mazes, crawl through tunnels, try to escape the horror. Fast, frenzied and starved of blood, the Vampirates will get you. There is but one question you must ask yourself: Are you brave enough? Or foolish enough?”
Their largest work to date, organisers say Bloodlust is a walk-through experience aimed at adults who enjoy the fear factor. Using high end special effects, hydraulics, pneumatics, audio-visuals along with ‘real living monsters and the occasional human’, the team behind the attraction assure they will have those who attend screaming all the way through.
Previous show Damnation took place at the RDS in 2014 and revolved around the mysterious disappearance of Samuel Page, a blacksmith who operated locally in the 1830s. Meanwhile, 2017’s CarnEvil centred on a group of Carribbean artists invited to Galway, who began practicing voodoo and witchcraft on the county’s unsuspecting population.
Bloodlust opens daily at Dublin’s Ambassador Theatre from 4th October with previews on the 1st and 2nd. It takes place every Monday – Thursday from 6pm-11pm and Friday – Sunday from 4pm and 11pm. Last entry is at 10.45pm.
Tickets are on sale now from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide and from the Ambassador Theatre Box Office. They cost €21 for Monday to Thursday shows and €23 for the weekend. Entry for the previews is €12. Will you take the risk?
For group bookings call 01 6486029 or e-mail [email protected]