New Season at Riverbank Arts Centre – 100+ events!

We have a brand new season ahead and a new brochure with a beautiful cover illustration by artist Deirdre Byrne! We have 100+ performances, screenings, exhibitions, gigs, workshops and literary events for the season ahead. If you are a postal subscriber, your brochure should arrive on Monday 26th or Tuesday 27th August. Or you can collect one from our Box …

Riverbank Redevelopment – On the path to achieving our vision

In 2017, Riverbank Arts Centre was awarded a substantial grant from the Department of Arts to make major improvements to the venue and its facilities. The arts centre was selected as one of the Department’s flagship projects and was one of only two centres in the country to receive the top award of €1m. In addition, the commitment of support …

Transition Year Work Placements 2019/20

+++Application window is now closed – thanks for all the interest!+++ Riverbank Arts Centre welcomes applications from Transition Year students who are seeking work experience. In this week long placement you will learn about administrative, marketing and box office aspects of the arts centre. This placement is suitable for students who are interested in theatre, music, cinema or visual arts …

OPEN CALL for Cover Illustrator

We are inviting graphic artists and illustrators to submit a cover proposal for our Autumn brochure. Each season Riverbank Arts Centre publishes a programme of events and activities taking place.  Since 2009,  we have commissioned artists to illustrate the programme cover; turning the programme into a piece of art delivered to our patrons across the country. Previous cover illustrators include …

OPEN CALL – Artist Incubation Space

The Creative Well presents ARTIST INCUBATION SPACE Part IV AN OPEN CALL OUT Incubation space availability: 6th – 23rd of August 2019 Do you need more space to develop your artwork? This is an opportunity for an artist / or arts collective to use the McKenna Art Gallery at Riverbank Arts Centre as their own studio from the 6th to …

#WeAreThePoets- celebrating the Pollardstown Fen

WeAreThePoets  – The Linnet and the Bee – exploring and celebrating the Pollardstown Fen through poetry and illustration A programme designed by Riverbank Arts Centre taking place at the Curragh Family Resource centre and the Pollardstown Fen, as part of #WeAreThePoets an initiative of Laureate na nÓg. The first workshop is taking place on Thursday 2nd May (National Poetry Day!)  …

NEW season at Riverbank Arts Centre

We have a brand new season ahead and a new brochure with a beautiful cover illustration by Galway-based artist Marta Barcikowska! If you are a postal subscriber, your brochure should arrive on Monday 1st or Tuesday 2nd April. Or you can collect one from our Box Office!  

NT CONNECTIONS Festival 2019

Riverbank Arts Centre and Crooked House are delighted to host youth theatres from Kildare and beyond who will present original work over the course of KILDARE CONNECTIONS FESTIVAL WEEKEND, 29th-31st March 2019. Audiences will see a range of new plays, some commissioned by Britain’s National Theatre as part of its NT Connections programme. We can expect to see a variety …

Women in Theatre Roadshow

Riverbank Arts Centre is partnering with The Lir Academy and The Abbey Theatre to present The Women in Theatre Roadshow. The Women in Theatre Roadshow aims to engage female pupils from secondary level schools throughout Ireland by presenting and facilitating workshops geared towards increasing awareness of technical theatre, stage management and the importance that these departments play in the professional …

Cormac Breatnach – The Whistle Blower Project

This riveting performance (at Riverbank Arts Centre on March 22nd)  weaves the distinct strands of film, live music and images to allow the audience to experience a four-year artistic response by Cormac Breatnach, arising out of a single traumatic event which affected him from the age of 13 into his adulthood. Breatnach’s brother, Osgur, was one of three men wrongfully …