Kildare Readers Festival 2021

Kildare Readers Festival is brought to you every year in October by Kildare County Library and Arts Service. We are delighted to partner with Kildare Readers Festival once again this year and live events at Riverbank Arts Centre are BACK! These events are all FREE, but booking is essential. Tuesday, 5th October at 7pm – SHELVING Why do artists and writers …

Pure Mental by Keith Walsh – 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 15 venues across the country.  Having finished up a 5-year stint presenting, in the pressure cooker that is a breakfast show, on National Radio, Keith Walsh finally found a bit of time for himself. He decided to …

Culture Night at Riverbank Arts Centre

Riverbank Arts Centre will be open on Culture Night, Friday 17th September,  until 11:30pm! We have two wonderful exhibitions in our galleries at present – drop by and meet the artists: Quarantine Project by Patricio Cassinoni with Nyree Yergainharsian, 70 photos in 70 days,  made entirely at home while in lockdown during a global pandemic. You can book tours of the exhibition …

A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings – National Tour

Riverbank Arts Centre is thrilled to be co-producers of  the National Tour tour of A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings, Gabriel García Márquez’s darkly comic tale, brought to the stage for children and adults to share.  Originally developed by the company as part of a residency at Riverbank in 2019, this award-winning production had sell out runs at Riverbank, Project …

We are hiring… Fixed Term Assistant Producer

Riverbank Arts Centre has a busy Autumn programme ahead with the return of live events, including the premiere of new theatre shows, touring shows, exhibitions, workshops, family shows, screenings and our schools programme. We are seeking a Programme Assistant/Assistant Producer (fixed term 3 months, part time). The successful candidate will work closely with Acting Director/Programme Manager Alex Rosiak. Application deadline …

Behind the scenes…

Our doors are closed for the next few weeks, but behind the scenes we have theatre companies and artists creating new work. This week our artist in residence Dan Colley is developing Lossless, an experimental theatre piece which explores dementia, memory and performance.  For the rest of August our regular collaborators Theatre Lovett are back,  putting the final touches to a …

Tina Claffey introduces some of her favourite pieces in PORTAL

Tina Claffey loves to get ‘lost’ in the bogs, eskers and wetlands of Ireland with her macro lens. This solo show takes the viewer through a portal to other wondrous worlds that coexist with us. Lichens become enchanted forests, mystical goblets appear that are fit for otherworldly kings and queens. This beguiling photography exhibition  – which must close on 30th …

Outdoor poetry events with Nell Regan at Japanese Gardens

We are delighted to present an outdoor poetry event at the beautiful Japanese Gardens, Irish National Stud, on Thursday 29th July with poet Nell Regan.    Nell will read from A Gap in the Clouds, a new version (co-translated by Nell Regan and  James Hadley) of Ogura’s 100 Poems by 100 Poets, one of the most important collections of poetry in …

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, …

PopUpArt Newbridge in Foyer

We are delighted to welcome PopUpArt Newbridge and have 20 local artists exhibiting in our foyer from 12th -30th July. You can see the full list of participating artists, their artworks and a price list here.  One of the artists will be on hand each day during our opening hours – Monday-Friday, 10am-2pm –  to tell you more about the …