June Fest 2022

Riverbank Arts Centre is delighted to once again partner with June Fest for 2022 Festival. June Fest is a community and family-orientated festival run by the non-profit organisation, White Lily Events, in Newbridge each year during the month of June. The Festival has been running since 2012 and celebrates its 10th ‘birthday’ this year. The Festival grew out of the …

Riverbank Arts Centre – MUSIC BURSARY – applications open!

Riverbank Arts Centre invites applications from professional musicians (of all genres) for a music artist support programme.  The primary objective of the Riverbank Arts Centre Music Bursary is to provide opportunities for Kildare-based professional musicians to develop their practice and/or to create and develop new work. Four bursaries are available as part of this programme – each comprising a cash bursary (€2500) …

Special Screening for Ukraine – OLGA

We have a special screening in support of Ukraine on Wednesday 6 April – OLGA, a new film about a young female Ukrainian gymnast forced to train in exile, from debut director Elie Grappe. We will be joined by special guests Sofia Syvak and Marharyta Chemer, two Ukrainian nationals in their 20s who moved to Kildare for their safety a few …

Launch of The Lonsdale Project film

Born in Newbridge, Co. Kildare, Kathleen Lonsdale (1903-1971)  was a crystallographer, anti-war campaigner, writer, mother, and former inmate of Holloway Prison. Despite being a pioneering Irish scientist and activist, Kathleen Lonsdale’s name and legacy are curiously unknown by the general public.  In 2020, theatre company Super Paua harnessed an interdisciplinary team of artists, educators and scientists, to create an engaging piece …

Post-Primary Schools Programme – Spring Edition!

Riverbank Arts Centre is delighted to present a new programme for Post Primary Schools this Spring which includes a range of online interactive events/workshops and a return to live events and activities in our theatre. LIVE PERFORMANCE: A VERY OLD MAN WITH ENORMOUS WINGS (23 March) Adapted from Gabriel García Márquez’s short story, Dan Colley and Riverbank Arts Centre bring …

Revised January Programme at Riverbank Arts Centre

In light of the new Government Covid safety restrictions in place, some of our plans for January 2022 have been revised.  Thanks to all the artists, companies and importantly our audience members who have worked with us to ensure these events can take place. Here is a summary of upcoming events: VISUAL ART: INVISIBLE CORDS by Clodagh Kelly (14 January – …

Christmas Opening at Riverbank Arts Centre

As we reach the end of another challenging year, we would like to thank you for your support, for bearing with us over rescheduled events and changes to our planned programme. Thank you also for returning to Riverbank Arts Centre for arts events and for your patience as we worked with new procedures to keep audience, artists and our team …

First Fortnight Festival 2022

Riverbank Arts Centre is delighted to partner with First Fortnight festival once again to bring you a programme of arts events and activities. Now in its 13th year, First Fortnight is an arts-based mental health charity that organises a festival at the beginning of the year, aimed at raising awareness of mental health and challenging stigma.  Riverbank Arts Centre has …

Update: New Covid Restrictions

In light of this evening’s Government announcement, Riverbank Arts Centre will be required to reduce our audience capacity to 50%.  Please bear with us as we contact artists and audiences impacted by these new Covid safety measures. Anyone affected by the new restrictions which come into place on 7/12 will hear from us on or before that date. If you …