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 …

First Fortnight Festival at Riverbank Arts Centre

First Fortnight Festival at Riverbank Arts Centre

We are  delighted to partner once again with First Fortnight Festival in January 2019. Our programme this year includes: A talk on Arts and Health programmes and initiatives in Kildare (FREE) LYSIS – an immersive performance created by Shine (a Drogheda-based mental health support group) that traces the lives of five people, directed by Declan Mallon of Upstate Theatre. LYSIS …

Spring 2019 at Riverbank Arts Centre

Welcome to our Spring programme – the evenings are getting brighter and we have 50+ performances, screenings, exhibitions, family events, music and comedy gigs, workshops and literary events for the season ahead.  Our beautiful cover is designed by artist Grainne Bath Enright. (If you are a postal subscriber, your brochure will be in the post in early January!)   Christmas …

Christmas opening at Riverbank Arts Centre – and gift ideas!

Riverbank Arts Centre Gift Vouchers The perfect gift for the music, theatre or cinema fan in your life! We have vouchers for €10, €20, €30, €50 and €100 Riverbank Arts Centre Gift Vouchers are valid for all event tickets (for 12 months from date of purchase) and can be redeemed online or by phone/in person through our Box Office. Ideal …

Young Critics’ Programme at Riverbank Arts Centre

We are delighted to be working with a group of eight talented young critics who are attending and reviewing most of the theatre shows at Riverbank Arts Centre this season and next: Kate Bevan, Jenny Dillon, Becky Donovan, Stephanie Hood, Sinead Mooney, Kai Ryan, Caitlin Smith and Rachel Thornton. This group, drawn from members of Kildare Youth Theatre and Griese …

Open call for cover illustrator

We are inviting graphic artists and illustrators to submit a cover proposal for our upcoming brochure. Each season Riverbank Arts Centre publishes programme of events and activities taking place. This is published on a quarterly basis. Since 2009,  we have commissioned artists to illustrate the programme cover; turning the programme into a piece of art delivered to our patrons across …

Fighting Words – like to join our team of volunteers?

Riverbank Arts Centre is delighted to partner with Fighting Words on a series of workshops in 2019. Fighting Words aim is: To help children and young people, and adults who did not have this opportunity as children, to discover and harness the power of their own imaginations and creative writing skills. At its core, Fighting Words is also about something …