FAQs - Thrive Festival


1When and where does the event take place?
Thrive Festival takes place Saturday 29th of February & Sunday 1st March 2020 in The Convention Centre, in Dublin City Centre.
2What should I wear and bring with me to Thrive Festival?
You should wear workout or comfortable clothing. There is no need to bring any workout equipment with you to the event. If your class requires equipment it will be provided for you to use during the event. If you choose to attend one of our talk sessions you may want to bring a notebook and pen. Thrive Festival is welcome to all, so if you are coming to just listen, watch and learn from our experts, and explore the exhibitors taking part throughout the show, you are very welcome without your work out gear!
3What does a ticket include and how does it work?
Tickets are non-refundable and we are unable to change the time or date once booked.

Thrive Festival has 1 program per day 9.30am to 6.00pm.

Pre-booking will be advised and available for boutique fitness experiences.For more detailed information on ticket types and what each gets you please visit our page https://thrivefestival.ie/ticket-types/

Once tickets are booked, you will be issued details on how to book your classes, see below for more details.

You can take some time out and explore the biggest and best brands from Ireland and beyond in our THRIVE Marketplace. The marketplace is a key part of the festival with delicious food and drink, natural beauty products as well as tastings and experiences.
4Can I buy tickets on the day?
Yes, subject to availability tickets will be available to purchase from box office on the day.
5Will I have to pre-book any classes?
Ok – so you’ve purchased your entry ticket, what next? Only some of our classes need to be booked, these are out boutique fitness experiences and studios. If you want to guarantee a space in our boutique fitness experiences and studios we would advise you pre-book your place. If you would rather book on the day you can do this at the venue too! Everything else on the schedule is open to attend including our live cookery demonstrations and Thrive Talks.

A detailed timetable will be available under the drop down menu 'Timetables'
When you receive your tickets via email, each ticket will contain a unique Access Code, that allows each ticket to book their own specific sessions.Please note that this can only be done 24hrs after buying your ticket Full details and links on how to book your sessions will be contained on your ticket and the email confirmation.
6What if I don't book my classes?
We only offer pre-booking for our boutique fitness experiences and studios. However, booking is not necessary and booking will still be available on the day.
7What time do the doors open/close?
Doors open both days at 9.30am and gain visitors entry to the event until 6.00pm.

8How long is each class?
Each class/demonstration/talk is approx 45 minutes in length. This will give you plenty of time to get to and from the sessions you have booked!
9Is there parking on site?
Yes, there is. You can find full information on parking at the following link :

http://www.theccd.ie/parking and you may pre-book your parking online

Although The CCD is so centrally located we would advise customers to arrive by public transport
10How can I get to the venue (CCD)?
Rail and DART
The CCD is less than 10 minutes on the Luas Red Line from Dublin’s two main railway stations, Connolly and Heuston. Operated by Irish Rail, these stations serve all the major towns and cities in Ireland.
The DART rail network runs along the coast of Dublin, from Malahide and Howth, to Bray and Graystones, providing transport from the city centre to suburban areas. Connolly, Pearse Street and Tara Street DART stations are all located about 10 minutes’ walk from the CCD.

Tram (Luas)
Luas is Dublin’s light rail transit system. There are two lines, the Green Line and the Red Line. The CCD is on the Red Line, conveniently linking to downtown Dublin and Connolly and Heuston rail stations. Major Square and Spencer Dock are the closest stops. Switch between the Red and Green lines at Abbey Street / O’Connell – GPO / Marlborough stops.

Dublin Bus offers a high frequency, easy-to-use and accessible service across all of the city centre and surrounding areas. These services include city bus services, Airlink, Nitelink and DART feeder buses. Exact change, weekly tickets or top up Leapcards must be used. Busáras is the central bus station in Dublin for intercity and regional bus services operated by Bus Éireann. Busáras is just 5 minutes from The CCD on the Luas Red Line and is located beside Connolly railway station.

By Car or Taxi:
The Convention Centre Dublin is just minutes away from Ireland’s M50 motorway network and Dublin’s Port Tunnel, making it easy to bring in supplies and equipment for your event. It is also next to the Samuel Beckett Bridge which spans the River Liffey, aiding access between the North and South of the city. The CCD has its own underground car park, with over 2,000 spaces located in car parks nearby, as well as considerable on street ‘pay and display’ parking on North Wall Quay and adjoining roads.
11Is there an ATM / cash machine in the building?
No, the closest ATM is in the Fresh convenience store on Mayor Street Lower.
12What hotels are closest to The CCD?
Five large hotels lie within 800 metres of The CCD and a further 20,000 hotel rooms are within a 10km radius.
13Do you have an eco-policy?
The CCD is one of Europe's most environmentally-friendly venues. They have a comprehensive waste management policy in place to help manage the generation and segregation of waste.

CCD Hospitality take care to ensure that all their products are considered eco-friendly. They use 100% recycled napkins and wooden stir sticks, and all their disposable coffee cups are broken down to SRF waste.
14Public Health
Coronavirus: Events at The Convention Centre Dublin, including Thrive Festival this weekend, are continuing as normal. To date, Ireland has had no flight or transport restrictions in place, but we will continue to follow the advice of the HSE (Health Service Executive in Ireland), National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) and the WHO (World Health Organisation). Our event team are fully briefed on the processes recommended and we will have sanitizer wipes at each studio plus sanitising stations positioned throughout the venue. We will be reminding visitors to frequently use these sanitizing units throughout their visit to Thrive.
15Is the CCD wheelchair accessible?
Yes, there is lift access to all floors and all spaces are wheelchair accessible. The signature stage auditorium has 20 spaces suitable for wheelchair users and at least one companion seat next to the wheelchair user’s space.
16 Can I bring minors to Thrive Festival?
Thrive Festival is an over 16 years event so people over 16 can only partake in classes. A student ticket is available for ages 16 and upwards. Please note that not all activities may be suitable for teens, please check the schedule for more information. Student IDs will be checked on the day. If you want to bring children along to the festival you are welcome to do so but they will not be allowed into fitness classes.
17What form of payment do vendors accept?
Vendors at the Thrive marketplace accept cash and card payments.
18Will there be a cloakroom?
Yes there will be a cloakroom clearly signposted in the CCD at a cost of €2 per item. We will provide space in each room and at each stage for you to store your bags if you do not wish to use the cloakroom. However, we cannot accept responsibility for any items that are not stored in the cloakroom and are left at your own risk
19Will there be showers or changing rooms onsite?
There will not be any showers or changing rooms at the CCD.
20Photography & Videography
All sound and moving or still picture rights including, without limitation, on the Internet, vest exclusively with the Organisers and any material filmed or recorded at the Event may only be used for the personal, non-profit making enjoyment of amateurs. By entering the venue, Ticket Holders consent to being photographed, filmed or recorded as visitors attending the Event, and consent to the image or recording of them being used in future marketing material for the Event, or their sponsors.
21Do I need to bring my own yoga mat?
If you would like to use your own mat please do bring it to the event. However, rest assured that mats will be provided in the yoga and pilates sessions. If you would like to purchase a mat at Thrive Festival McSport will have a pop up shop in the THRIVE Marketplace located on the ground floor
22Will there be food on site?
Yes we will have amazing food vendors on site, these are located in the THRIVE Marketplace
23Is it suitable for a pregnant person?
It depends on what workout/ boutique fitness experience you want to take part in and your own fitness capabilities. If you are pregnant and taking part in a workout you must disclose your pregnancy to the instructor/ staff members so we can make sure it will be suitable. If you are pregnant and worried about taking part in workouts there will be a huge amount of other experiences to take part in and enjoy at THRIVE Festival including Cookery Demonstrations, Breathing Workshops and Expert Talks. For more information and queries please contact us at info@equinoxevents.ie.