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January 2021

Riverbank Arts Centre – Covid update January 2021

Friday 1st January, 2021 - 08:00 - Friday 5th March, 2021 - 17:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

Due to the current level 5 restrictions our building remains closed, but we are are working away behind the scenes and will announce more online events in the coming weeks. Thank you for your ongoing support for the arts and we look forward to welcoming you back to the venue when it is safe to do so. Meanwhile we hope you enjoy some of our online events. We  will be presenting online theatre,  cinema, workshops, and family events throughout this…

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ONLINE QUIZ: Good news quiz with JUNEFEST

Thursday 28th January, 2021 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

We are teaming up with June Fest as part of the First Fortnight festival to bring you a 'good news' version of their online quiz. It will be full of fun questions, comedy and positivity to help banish the January blues! There will also be lots of prizes up for grabs for the winners. You can join the online quiz through your phone, tablet, laptop or PC.  You can take part solo or field a team from your sofa -…

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February 2021

FAMILY: Online Book Clinics with Children’s Books Ireland

Saturday 6th February, 2021 - 11:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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FREE

 ++This event is now fully booked. Please keep an eye on Riverbank Arts Centre's website as we often partner with Children's Books Ireland and hope to present more Book Clinics in the future++ Riverbank Arts Centre is partnering with Children's Books Ireland on FREE online book clinics on Saturday 6th February, 11am-3pm. Are you a young reader? Looking for a new series to delve into? Feeling uninspired by your bookshelves at home? Do you need a prescription for an exciting…

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ONLINE THEATRE: TOM CREAN: Antarctic Explorer

Thursday 18th February, 2021 - 19:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10 per device

Play on Words Theatre presents: Tom Crean, the intrepid Antarctic explorer and one of Ireland’s unsung heroes, is brought to life in this dramatic and humorous solo performance by Aidan Dooley. Hear the riveting true stories of Crean’s Antarctic explorations as one of the few men to serve with both Scott and Shackleton and survive the three famous expeditions: Discovery, (1901 – 1904); Terra Nova (1910 – 1913); and Endurance (1914 - 1916). Crean’s story is a testament of human…

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FAMILY MUSIC: A Piece of You with Greg Sinclair

Saturday 20th February, 2021 - 11:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10 per family

A Piece of You is an online live interactive performance; your own private concert over Zoom. Performer Greg Sinclair will turn your thoughts and feelings into your very own music score using colourful and expressive graphic notation. Greg will then play your music on his cello from his home in Edinburgh, in this unique piece all about you. Duration 30 minutes  (A parent/guardian must accompany the child/children on the Zoom call for the duration of the event) Ages 7  years+

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March 2021

VISUAL ART: Invisible Cords – An exhibition by Clodagh Kelly

Saturday 13th March, 2021 - 10:00 - Saturday 24th April, 2021 - 17:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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'Invisible Cords' is a collection of artwork developed by Kildare based visual artist Clodagh Kelly over the last ten years.  Clodagh uses drawing, mixed media and natural materials to explore health, landscape, healing and form in space.  This exhibition draws from three bodies of artwork 'Scratched Room', 'Cruel Nature' and 'Boundaries' allowing the underlying invisible cords that resonate between the different series to emerge. ABOUT THE ARTIST: Whilst exhibiting in Ireland, Clodagh studied Fine Art at the Dublin Institute of Technology, Trinity College…

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LIVE BROADCAST: ODD THEATRE COMPANY – The Last Five Years

Saturday 20th March, 2021 - 20:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€15 (to view the live broadcast online)

++Please note, due to Level 5 restrictions The Last Five Years live broadcast has been rescheduled to Saturday 20th March.  If you have purchased tickets, they are valid for the new date. Please contact our Box Office  - boxoffice@riverbank.ie - if you would like any additional information ++ The Odd Theatre Company is proud to present its production of the award-winning musical The Last Five Years, a show widely regarded as one of the finest musicals of the 21st century.…

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September 2021

MUSIC: The Illegals with Niamh Kavanagh

Saturday 18th September, 2021 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€22

Let us take you back to 1980: you had your Rubik’s Cube for Christmas, Mount Saint Helens erupts, The Undertones are demonising their Perfect Cousin and… Eagles and Fleetwood Mac served-up two of the best live double-albums of all time. Widely regarded as one of the best live tribute acts in the country, The Illegals present their ever-popular classic-rock revival show replicating the sound of the world’s two greatest rock bands. Led by Niamh Kavanagh, she of the mesmerising voice and mischievous spirit, The…

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COMEDY: Dirtbirds – No Filter

Saturday 25th September, 2021 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€22/€20

In a world where women are expected to have the patience of Mother Teresa, the arse of Jennifer Lopez, the social media profile of Kim Kardashian and the BMI of Elle McPherson the pressure is relentless. Dirtbirds the comedy duo and internet sensation present their hilarious new show ‘No Filters’ which takes a close look at the barrage of bullshit we are subjected to on a daily basis and reminds us that despite what we’re told there is NO SUCH…

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October 2021

An Evening with Michael Harding

Thursday 21st October, 2021 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20

Join Ireland’s foremost storyteller as he takes to the roads, dispensing his unique take on ordinary and extraordinary life in Ireland today. “A self-deprecating and winsome writer whose bittersweet musings on middle-age, loneliness and the search for spiritual enlightenment…are leavened by an incredibly dry and unforced wit” Metro Herald “…an embattled hero for our times” The Sunday Times   +RESCHEDULED due to Covid-19 health and safety restrictions - this event was originally due to take place in November 2020+

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