Frequently Asked Questions about The Dead, 1904
Q: What is the run time?
A: The performance is approximately two hours. Note that there is no traditional intermission.
Q: Where is the American Irish Historical Society?
A: The AIHS is located at 991 Fifth Avenue (at E 80th Street), directly across the street from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. By public transportation take the 6 train to 77th St and Lexington Avenue.
Q: What do you mean by “immersive”?
A: The Dead, 1904 is “immersive” in that audience members are invited guests at the Misses Morkans’ Feast of the Epiphany party, and the play will take place all around them at all times. However, there is no “audience participation” per se – no one will be made to perform or singled out in any way (although you may be invited to dance and share some light conversation).
Q: Will I be able to participate if I have limited mobility?
A: The Dead, 1904 is a mobile theatrical event. While seating will be provided during the meal, and very limited seating will be available throughout the evening for those who need it, guests should be prepared to be on their feet for a substantial portion of the performance and to walk up and down two sets of stairs. A single-person elevator is available only for those who cannot climb stairs.
For guests using wheelchairs, please contact the American Irish Historical Society at 212.288.2263 prior to purchasing your ticket to discuss what accommodations are available.
Q: What is a premium seat?
A: At each performance, premium ticket holders will be seated with the actors at their dinner table to truly experience the famous dinner scene from within.
Q: What does show-only seating include?
A: Show-only seating includes admission and drinks. During dinner, you will be seated in rows behind the diners.
Q: What if I have dietary restrictions?
A: Guests who have allergies, dietary restrictions, or require vegetarian or kosher versions of the dinner should contact Emily Schreiber in advance of the performance date at email@example.com – please also note your restriction when you check in upon arrival.
Q: Cell phones and coat/bag check?
A: There were no cell phones in 1904! Please leave yours at home, or silenced in your bag. We urge everyone to place any bags along with their coats in the coat check on the first floor. The building will be locked during the performance and belongings will be secure.
Q: Is there late seating?
A: Due to the immersive nature of the evening and the service of dinner, late seating is not available. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before performance time.
Q: Is there assigned seating?
A: Premium ticket holders will have special seats reserved at the table with the cast. All others will be seated upon arrival.
Q: How do I buy tickets?
A: Buy your tickets on the Irish Repertory Theatre website here or call the box office at (212) 727-2737.
Q: Can I use my Irish Rep member discount or gift card for this production?
A: Irish Rep member receive 20% off show-only seating for performance November 18-30. Irish Rep Gift Cards are not eligible for this special engagement.
Q: I have an email confirmation but no ticket, is that okay?
A: No physical tickets for this performance will be issued or mailed. The house staff will have your name on the guest list for the evening.
Q: Is this show family friendly?
A: This event is recommended for anyone ages 14 and above.
Q: How does the TodayTix lottery work?
A: A minimum of 40 pairs of general admission (dinner) tickets to The Dead, 1904 will be made available for $19.04 through a daily lottery operated by TodayTix. The lottery opens in the morning for tickets to that evening’s performance; if you win your payment will be processed through TodayTix. You can click here to download their app and learn more.
Q: Is there parking near the venue?
A: The closest garage is Icon Parking Systems at 68 E 80th St. There is also parking right across the street in the Metropolitan Museum parking lot.
Q: What should I wear?
A: Wear comfortable shoes. You will be on your feet for most of the evening (except, of course, for dinner) and there will be one scene that you will need to climb a flight of stairs to reach. There will be a few seats provided for those who require seating.
Attire is flexible, but most guests dress festively.
Q: Can we dress for 1904?
A: If you wish! It’s not a requirement, but feel free, if you happen to have a spare corset or Edwardian waistcoat. Otherwise, just dress as you would for any other night at the theater!
Q: Can I bring a large group to this event?
A: Groups are welcome. If you are interested in a private performance for 42, please contact Jean at Jean@TheDead1904.com as soon as possible.