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 …

OPEN CALL for Cover Illustrator

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

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, …