Spring Primary School Programme Launched

Riverbank Arts Centre is delighted to present a new programme for Primary Schools this Spring which includes a range of online interactive events/workshops and a return to live events in our theatre. LIVE PERFORMANCES: We have a fabulous show with music and puppetry to welcome you and your class back to Riverbank Arts Centre – Ceol Connected’s WUNDERGROUND (18 February) Join …

VISUAL ART: Invisible Cords – introduction by Clodagh Kelly

‘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 …

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 …

Riverbank Arts Centre seeking to recruit VENUE DIRECTOR

Riverbank Arts Centre, the county arts centre for Kildare, located at the heart of the county in Newbridge, is entering an exciting period of change and development and to help lead the organisation through this period of transformation they are seeking to recruit an experienced and skilled Venue Director. The role, which will report directly to the Board of Riverbank …

Pure Mental begins National Tour

Riverbank Arts Centre presents the world premiere of Keith Walsh’s debut play,  Pure Mental, in November 2021, followed by a national tour to 16 venues across the country. Credits: Keith Walsh – Writer/Performer Janet Moran – Director/Co-Writer Phil Jennings – Production Designer Riverbank Arts Centre – Producer Pure Mental is produced by Riverbank Arts Centre with the support of the Arts Council, Creative Ireland and Kildare County Council, with additional …

Linda Geraghty steps down after 10 years as Venue Director

After more than 10 years at the helm at Riverbank Arts Centre, Linda Geraghty is moving on from her role as Venue Director. The board and team at Riverbank Arts Centre would like to pay tribute to Linda’s leadership of the arts organisation over the last decade, an era in which Riverbank has become central to the arts in Kildare …

We are hiring… Theatre Technician

Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge is currently seeking applications for the role of Theatre Technician (part-time) Full job description here>> The Theatre Technician is responsible to the Technical Manager and ultimately to the Venue Director. In consultation with the Technical Manager, the Theatre Technician is responsible for assisting with the efficient realisation of all technical and staging requirements for performances and events at …