Nomad Theatre Network interview with Patrick McCabe

Nomad Theatre Network interview with Patrick (Pat) McCabe following their support of the publishing of his upcoming novel “POGUEMAHONE” by Unbound Publishers. Padraic McIntyre sits down for an in-depth interview with Pat McCabe discussing his upcoming novel Poguemahone, the Covid 19 crisis for the Arts and where he sees the Arts going post-pandemic. The book, the author’s first for Unbound, …

SPOTLIGHT ON… The Odd Theatre Company

Riverbank Arts Centre is delighted to present The Last Five Years by The Odd Theatre Company as a LIVE broadcast from the Riverbank stage on Saturday, 3rd July at 8:30pm.  This dynamic local company usually play to full houses and cheering audiences at Riverbank Arts Centre – so this live broadcast is not to be missed! We caught up with …

Creative Schools artwork in our Foyer!

We’re delighted to have work created by children as part of Creative Schools projects in our foyer – come and see artwork by Kildangan National School, Naas Community National School and Scoil Uí Riada, Kilcock.  Congratulations to all the children, teachers and creative coordinators who took part in these projects! Riverbank Arts Centre is open 10am-2pm, Monday-Friday and the Creative …

Opowiadania Super Paua – Listen to the stories!

Super Paua, a theatre company creating socially-focused shows for young people and communities, presents Opowiadania Super Paua, a series of audio stories for young people (aged 6-12 years)  written in Polish or about Polish culture and experiences. These stories are now available to download for FREE from Super Paua Stories (podbean.com) Seven brand new stories have been commissioned by writers Edyta …

Songs From The Bridge

Riverbank Arts Centre and June Fest are thrilled to present Songs From The Bridge,  an online series of some Newbridge’s finest musicians performing on the Riverbank stage as part of June Fest 2021.  Curated by Stephen Connelly, the line-up features Megan O’Neill, Roisin McAlinden and Appo and the musicians are interviewed by music artist, Tia Burke.   “We have been faced …

Opowiadania Super Paua – launch and family workshop

Super Paua, a theatre company creating socially-focused shows for young people and communities, presents Opowiadania Super Paua, a series of audio stories for young people 6-12 presenting stories written in Polish or about Polish culture and experiences. This is the third series of Super Paua Stories, with the first being in English, and the second – Scéalta Super Paua- in …

SPOTLIGHT ON… June Fest

Riverbank Arts Centre is proud to partner with June Fest on a series of events this year. Now in its 10th year, this Newbridge festival has gone from strength to strength. We caught up with the team and to explore the origins of the festival and also some of the highlights of the month ahead. When was June Fest founded …

GROOVE by Anna Newell Theatre Adventures

GROOVE is a 70’s inspired theatre adventure for audiences of children and young people with complex needs created by Bray-based theatremaker Anna Newell.  Riverbank audiences will be aware of Anna’s previous theatre shows, including Sing Me to the Sea and I Am Baba. GROOVE is full of live harmony singing and immersive video and is for audiences of children and …

Riverbank Arts Centre – MUSIC BURSARY – applications open!

Riverbank Arts Centre invites applications from professional musicians (of all genres) for a new 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. Two bursaries are available as part of this programme – each comprising a …

Fizz&Chips – Never Mind the Weather

In December we announced that we had commissioned Fizz&Chips to create Never Mind The Weather, with the support of a commission award by The Arts Council.  Never Mind The Weather is an outdoor performance for schools on the themes of adaptivity and resilience. This new theatre work will be performed as an in-progress showing through the classroom windows of primary schools in Kildare. Although the …