Christmas Opening at Riverbank Arts Centre

As we reach the end of another challenging year, we would like to thank you for your support, for bearing with us over rescheduled events and changes to our planned programme. Thank you also for returning to Riverbank Arts Centre for arts events and for your patience as we worked with new procedures to keep audience, artists and our team …

First Fortnight Festival 2022

Riverbank Arts Centre is delighted to partner with First Fortnight festival once again to bring you a programme of arts events and activities. Now in its 13th year, First Fortnight is an arts-based mental health charity that organises a festival at the beginning of the year, aimed at raising awareness of mental health and challenging stigma.  Riverbank Arts Centre has …

Update: New Covid Restrictions

In light of this evening’s Government announcement, Riverbank Arts Centre will be required to reduce our audience capacity to 50%.  Please bear with us as we contact artists and audiences impacted by these new Covid safety measures. Anyone affected by the new restrictions which come into place on 7/12 will hear from us on or before that date. If you …

Riverbank Arts Centre seeking to recruit VENUE DIRECTOR

Riverbank Arts Centre, the county arts centre for Kildare, located at the heart of the county in Newbridge, is entering an exciting period of change and development and to help lead the organisation through this period of transformation they are seeking to recruit an experienced and skilled Venue Director. The role, which will report directly to the Board of Riverbank …

Pure Mental begins 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 16 venues across the country. Credits: Keith Walsh – Writer/Performer Janet Moran – Director/Co-Writer Phil Jennings – Production Designer Riverbank Arts Centre – Producer Pure Mental is produced by Riverbank Arts Centre with the support of the Arts Council, Creative Ireland and Kildare County Council, with additional …

Linda Geraghty steps down after 10 years as Venue Director

After more than 10 years at the helm at Riverbank Arts Centre, Linda Geraghty is moving on from her role as Venue Director. The board and team at Riverbank Arts Centre would like to pay tribute to Linda’s leadership of the arts organisation over the last decade, an era in which Riverbank has become central to the arts in Kildare …

We are hiring… Theatre Technician

Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge is currently seeking applications for the role of Theatre Technician (part-time) Full job description here>> The Theatre Technician is responsible to the Technical Manager and ultimately to the Venue Director. In consultation with the Technical Manager, the Theatre Technician is responsible for assisting with the efficient realisation of all technical and staging requirements for performances and events at …

Pop-Up Gallery: KARE portraits by Claire Murphy

We are delighted to welcome KARE portraits by Claire Murphy to our Pop-Up Gallery in the Riverbank Arts Centre foyer from 22 October. This exhibition is a result of a collaborative project between artist Claire Murphy and KARE, an organisation that provides support to people who have an intellectual disability and their families. Between May and June 2021, the artist …

SPECIAL EVENT: screening of Limbo & Q+A

Riverbank Arts Centre is partnering with Dublin International Film Festival to present a screening of LIMBO by Ben Sharrock on Monday 18th October, a witty and poignant film about wanting to belong. LIMBO tells the story of Omar (played by Amir El-Masry), a young Syrian musician stationed upon a fictional remote Scottish island, where he and a group of new …

We are hiring… TECHNICAL MANAGER

Riverbank Arts Centre is currently seeking applications for the role of Technical Manager  FULL JOB DESCRIPTION HERE>> The Technical Manager will report to the Venue Director and is responsible for providing technical support to all visiting companies, artists, groups and individuals in the presentation of the artistic programme at Riverbank Arts Centre. Experience in a technical theatre environment is essential and …