Roddy Doyle to visit Riverbank Arts Centre!

Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge is the Kildare Partner of Fighting Words. We present creative writing workshops for primary and secondary schools and run a young playwrights’ programme. Fighting Words workshops are always free of charge to the participants. We are hosting an introduction to Fighting Words at Riverbank Arts Centre with co-founder and Chairman,  Roddy Doyle, on Wednesday, 29th January …

First Fortnight Festival at Riverbank Arts Centre

Riverbank Arts Centre is delighted to partner with First Fortnight Festival again this year to present theatre, screenings, discussions and family events. First Fortnight is a charity that challenges mental health prejudice through arts and cultural action. FAMILY DAY – Saturday 18th January WORKSHOP: Batman Needs a Break Pow… Sock… Smash… Batman spends so much time fighting crime and pouring over …

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 Ann Kiernan – From Darkness to Life! 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 in early January.   

The Faerie Tailor opens at Riverbank Arts Centre

The Faerie Tailor exhibition is a journey into tiny, magical worlds created by Donegal-based artist, Emily Bazeley.  The exhibition opened on Friday 15th November – we invited local school St. Conleths and Mary (First Class) to join us for a special tour and questions and answer session with the artist herself!   The artwork in this exhibition has been crafted from …

OPEN CALL for Cover Illustrator

We are inviting graphic artists and illustrators to submit a cover proposal for our Spring 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 …

Kildare Readers Festival 2019

We are looking forward to celebrating the 10th anniversary of Kildare Readers’ Festival with Kildare Library & Arts Services this October with a line-up of literary luminaries – and all events and workshops are FREE to attend! Booking online or through our Box Office on (045) 448 327 For details of other KRF events around the county see www.kildarereadersfestival.ie  Wednesday, …

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 …