Over Lunan – FAQs


We want you to feel as safe and comfortable as possible when you come to Over Lunan and have put a number of measures in place to ensure the enjoyment and, most importantly, health and safety of audiences and all staff.

Signage, plus our friendly front of house team will be in attendance, to guide and assist you on your journey.

Over Lunan is a fully contact-free experience, with programmes available as digital downloads from our website or on arrival.

Please do not travel to or attend Over Lunan if you have: a fever or symptoms of respiratory infection (cough, sore throat, shortness of breath); have returned from overseas or have been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days.

Information on self-monitoring for symptoms, safe travel and up-to-date Public Health Advice is available here, along with all current COVID-19 protection levels in Scotland here.

If you become unwell during your visit, you can access local health care here.

Please be aware that some people may find COVID-19 safety measures more difficult to adhere to, including those with sight loss, autism, learning disabilities, dementia or other communication or mobility needs.

If you would like further information on anything the below FAQs do not cover, please contact us on 07902 193 793 or overlunanaudience@gmail.com.


How do I get to Over Lunan?

The entrance to Over Lunan is immediately adjacent to the car park by the beach. Disabled parking is also available. The What3Words location for the entrance is olive.mashing.subsystem.

By car
The easiest way to travel to Lunan Bay is by car. We will have car spaces available for audience members.

If you’re travelling by car, please put DD11 5ST in your GPS or Google Maps. Lunan Bay is approximately 9 miles north from Arbroath and 5 miles south from Montrose.

The journey time from Arbroath is around 20 minutes via A92. The journey time from Montrose is around 10 minutes via the A92. Please come via the A92 and avoid the smaller country roads where possible, to not disturb the small communities in the area.

By train and bicycle
It is also possible to travel by train to Arbroath or Montrose and then cycle to the beach. National Cycle Route 1 from Montrose is just over 6 miles and takes 35 minutes; the same National Cycle route from Arbroath is just under 9 miles and takes around 50 minutes. You will be welcome to secure your bike to the railings in the car park area. Please check the times for your return train journey before booking your ticket.

PLEASE NOTE: All travel by public transport should be planned in advance to allow for any disruptions or restrictions placed on services by the Scottish Government and you are reminded to wear appropriate face coverings and use hand sanitiser regularly.

When are the performances?

Over Lunan will run from 9 to 19 September 2021 with two performances each evening. There is no performance on Monday 13 September.

What time is the performance?

There is one performance starting at 8pm and second at 9.45pm every evening.

When should I arrive for Over Lunan?

We are asking audience members to arrive no more than 15 minutes before the advertised start of the performance.

How long is Over Lunan?

Over Lunan lasts for approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes, there is no interval.

How long is the journey?

Over Lunan takes audiences on a journey through two sand dunes and onto Lunan Bay beach. The overall distance is just over 1km (0.8 miles).

There is a period of time during the event (approximately 25 minutes) when audiences will be able to rest on mats/cushions in one of the dunes. Mats/cushions will be provided and cleaned in between uses by our FOH team. We will also provide a limited number of camping chairs which can be reserved via email overlunanaudience@gmail.com or via telephone 07902 193 793.

What should I wear to the event?

We are expecting the temperature to be around 10 degrees Celsius, so please wrap up warmly. We would also advise you to bring a light rain coat in case the weather changes and wear footwear that is suitable for sand.

Is the event suitable for children?

Over Lunan is suitable for audiences aged 12+, it is not suitable for younger children. Babes in arms are welcome to come with their parent or carer as long as the adult is happy to carry them during the whole performance. Babes in arms do not require a separate ticket.

Audience members who are less than 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

What happens during Over Lunan?

Without giving too much away, Over Lunan is a multisensory experience that will take place in the dunes and on the beach of Lunan Bay.

Audiences will be led on a journey that explores our relationship with mythology, environment and each other, featuring live performance, soundscape and atmospheric lighting.

Where can I park?

There is a car park at the beach where there will be a designated area for Over Lunan audience parking.

Is the journey dark or covered?

Over Lunan will have some lighting along its route but is otherwise reliant on natural light, which will decrease as the sun sets.

Are dogs allowed?

We would love to be able to accommodate dogs at Over Lunan but we also need to think of our audiences, so please leave your pets at home. Only support dogs are allowed. Please also remember to pick up any dog mess or other rubbish and use the bins provided. 

Can I take photographs and video?

We are encouraging audiences to put their phones on silent, leave them in their pockets and fully immerse themselves into the world of Over Lunan and be mindful of other audience members. However, if you feel particularly inspired by a view or a sound, feel free to capture it but please without a flash and share these on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using #OverLunan and tagging @AproximaArts and @Arbroath2021.

Can I buy food or drink at the event?

The Lunan Bay café may be open during performances – please check in advance. There is also an option to book a table at Imrie’s Bar & Grill at Lunan House Hotel nearby. 

I am travelling to Over Lunan. Can I stay in a hotel or camp nearby?

Yes, there is a beautiful campsite right next to Lunan Bay; you can book a pitch here. To protect local residents and the unique landscape of Lunan Bay, we actively discourage wild camping. Please note the area will be patrolled by the event security.

There are also a range of hotels and holiday lets in the area details of which are available on the VisitScotland website.

Are toilets available on site?

There are two gender neutral portable toilets available on site.

What happens if I’m late to the event?

If you are running less than 10 minutes late, please arrive on site and our Front of House team will direct you. If you’re running more than 10 minutes late you will not be admitted and your ticket will not be refunded.

Can I experience the event in other ways?

Aproxima Arts is also producing a radio piece to accompany Over Lunan if you cannot visit Lunan Bay. It is broadcast on Radio North Angus on 6 Sept at 8am and then on 8 Sept at 12.15pm, also on Resonance FM on 10 Sept at 8pm and 13 Sept at 10am and on Resonance Extra on 10 Sept at 8pm.

Those visiting Lunan Bay beach at a later date will be able to listen to the soundscape from Over Lunan by scanning a QR code which will be installed on a plaque on the beach.

Who is producing Over Lunan?

Over Lunan was commissioned by Hospitalfield and Arbroath 2020+1 Festival and is delivered by Aproxima Arts, Glasgow-based arts and social action organisation led by Angus Farquhar.

The event is generously supported by the Scottish Government, EventScotland, Creative Scotland, William Grant Foundation and Garfield Weston Foundation.

How is Over Lunan linked to the celebrations of the Declaration of Arbroath?

Over Lunan is a creative response to the ancient topography of the landscape that forms the special character of Arbroath and the wider region.


Is Over Lunan accessible to people with sensory impairments?

We welcome all visitors and aim to provide best possible access to everyone in order that they enjoy their visit. The event is suitable for visitors with a sensory impairment.

Over Lunan can be fully enjoyed by people with a visual or hearing impairment or those who are blind. Music and soundscape are crucial to the audience experience and that is why we do not recommend this event for audiences who are D/deaf.

Is Over Lunan accessible to wheelchair users?

No. We have looked into using beach wheelchairs for the event but sadly the sand in the dunes is too deep for them to work.

Will there be loud or sudden noises?


Will there be subtitles or audio description?

There will not be any audio description or subtitling facilities available on site.

Are the toilets on site accessible?

One of the portable toilets will be an accessible toilet with a baby-changing facility.


How do I book a ticket for Over Lunan?

The event is now sold out but please keep an eye on this website for any returns. You can find out more about the Terms and Conditions here.

Please follow us @AproximaArts and @Arbroath2021 for latest updates. Once booked, you will be asked to show your ticket on your phone upon arrival at the beach. If that’s not an option for you, you may bring a print out of your ticket with you.

How much are the tickets?

The full ticket price is £12 plus a £1.50 booking fee per ticket.

Are there any discounts?

Concession tickets will cost £8 plus a £1.50 booking fee per ticket.

These are available to:

  • Under 16s
  • Unemployed / in receipt of benefits
  • Residents of the following Angus postcodes: DD11, DD10, DD9, DD8 & DD7

We offer free tickets to personal carers/assistants. To book a free carer ticket call the Box Office on 0131 226 0019.

I am no longer able to attend the event. Can I get a refund?

Tickets for Over Lunan are non-refundable. However, if you test positive for Covid-19 or are told to self-isolate, please do not attend the event and contact us ASAP on 0131 226 0019, by 3pm the day before the date you had booked for at the latest In the event that the timeline allows for it, we will look to rebook you into a different performance. If this is not possible, we will issue a refund for your ticket, excluding the booking fee.

Can I buy tickets on site?

Tickets can only be purchased in advance through Aproxima Arts or Arbroath 2020+1 websites. You can book your tickets up to 3 hours before the advertised start time.

Will I get a refund if the event is cancelled?      

Yes. In the event of cancellation, a full refund less the booking fee of £1.50 per ticket will be automatically issued by our ticketing provider.

Will the event be cancelled because of bad weather?

We will monitor weather forecasts daily; in severe adverse weather conditions, where we cannot guarantee the safety of audiences, the performance will be cancelled and we will contact ticket holders directly. We will not cancel the performance in ‘normal’ rainy conditions.


What Covid-related precautions are you planning to introduce on site?

Aproxima Arts and Arbroath 2020+1 are committed to creating a ground-breaking and atmospheric experience with Covid-19 safety measures at its heart. Physical distancing will be in place throughout the event and capacity has been strictly limited to allow enough space for audience and performers to enjoy the event within these restrictions. In addition to this, we have implemented a one-way system through the installation to assist with audience management and flow.

We continue to monitor and evaluate the changing situation and liaise with all partners involved in the production of Over Lunan to make sure we maintain the Scottish Government guidelines for outdoor events as the minimum standard of safety for our planning. We will update ticket holders prior to their arrival with the detailed Covid-19 safety measures we request of them, as well as publishing these on social media and our website.

What happens if the Government changes the safety guidelines?

If the situation or restrictions change and Over Lunan can no longer take place, we will get in touch with all ticket holders and automatically issue a refund.

Do I need to wear a mask or gloves or be socially distant?

As this is an outdoor event, we will encourage you to wear face coverings, though these are not compulsory. Staff will be wearing face coverings throughout.

Apart from members of your own ‘bubble’, you will be asked to maintain social distancing and remain one metre apart for the duration of your visit.

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