Culture Night 2019

We have lots of activities for Culture Night – Friday 2oth September. We are open until 8pm  – please drop in!   5:15pm Guided tour of  The Great Irish Weather Exhibition (suitable for all ages)           6pm Official opening of TOTALLY EAST by H.E. Deike Potzel, German Ambassador to Ireland           6:30pm THE …

Writing for Theatre – Young Playwrights Programme

Fighting Words are leading a playwriting programme at Riverbank Arts Centre that will support young writers (18-21 years) to create a new work for the stage. In a series of group workshops led by the Fighting Words team, participants will learn playwriting skills including how to write characters and structure a duologue. The writers will receive supportive feedback on their …

Kildare Readers Festival 2019

We are looking forward to celebrating the 10th anniversary of Kildare Readers’ Festival with Kildare Library & Arts Services this October with a line-up of literary luminaries – and all events and workshops are FREE to attend! Booking online or through our Box Office on (045) 448 327 For details of other KRF events around the county see www.kildarereadersfestival.ie  Wednesday, …

New Season at Riverbank Arts Centre – 100+ events!

We have a brand new season ahead and a new brochure with a beautiful cover illustration by artist Deirdre Byrne! We have 100+ performances, screenings, exhibitions, gigs, workshops and literary events for the season ahead. If you are a postal subscriber, your brochure should arrive on Monday 26th or Tuesday 27th August. Or you can collect one from our Box …

Riverbank Redevelopment – On the path to achieving our vision

In 2017, Riverbank Arts Centre was awarded a substantial grant from the Department of Arts to make major improvements to the venue and its facilities. The arts centre was selected as one of the Department’s flagship projects and was one of only two centres in the country to receive the top award of €1m. In addition, the commitment of support …

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 …