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!)  …

ANIMAGINATION – Animation, Illustration and Books!

We are delighted to present Animagination, a festival dedicated to animation, illustration and books! FRIDAY 10th May EARLY YEARS: Adventures in Storyland   10:30am & 11:30am (duration 40 mins) Illustration workshop for toddlers and preschoolers (and their grown-ups!) with artist Marta Golubowska SCHOOLS’ EVENT: Pádraig Kenny Reading – 11am Pádraig Kenny introduces his new book, POG. Learn about the inspiration behind the …

European Poetry Festival event

Readings and performances showcasing the energy and innovation of 21st century European poetry Riverbank Arts Centre, Monday, 15th April, 7:30pm This major event is taking place as part of the 2nd European Poetry Festival, featuring renowned poets from across Europe including readings and performances by Serena Braida, Harry Clifton, Jessica Foley, SJ Fowler, Madara Gruntmane, Katharina Maria Kalinowski, Morten Langeland, …

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 …

Manny Man – from internet sensation to stage show!

Riverbank Arts Centre has a special treat in store for St Patrick’s weekend as it presents a new theatre show that brings you the entire history of Ireland in a hugely entertaining production for the whole family – from 8+ to 80+! Based on his successful YouTube series (this clip alone has over half a million views!)  and published books, …

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 …

Sing me to the Sea by Anna Newell

In 2018, along with award-winning composer David Goodall,  Anna Newell created SING ME TO THE SEA – a watery theatre adventure for children with complex needs that is performed in hydropools with both the audience and the performers all in the water! Immersive and multi-sensory, the performance aims to both soothe and stimulate, exploring a range of aural, visual, tactile …