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Performance Highlights

4th July to 31st August - daily except Sundays - during Riverside's standard opening hours, which are detailed on the homepage of this website

FREE FOR ALL

Another exhibition of visual art produced by members of the Pavestone Collective

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Tuesday 26th July at 7.15pm for pre-show interview with Frank McGuinness Performance of the play starts at 8.00pm

OBSERVE THE SONS OF ULSTER MARCHING TOWARDS THE SOMME The modern classic by Frank McGuinness

This performance in Riverside has been generously supported by the Development & Alumni Office, Ulster University

IT'S THE FIRST VISIT BACK TO COLERAINE'S RIVERSIDE BY THE ABBEY THEATRE SINCE THE MID 80s

The Abbey Theatre was founded in 1904 by W. B. Yeats and Lady Augusta Gregory. Its precursors were the Irish Literary Theatre and Frank and Willie Fayís National Dramatic Society. With patronage from Miss Annie Horniman, premises were purchased on Old Abbey Street and on December 27th 1904, the Abbey Theatre opened its doors for the first time.
The Abbey's brilliant reputation for top-quality productions are known the world over.

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RIVERSIDE 2016 MUSIC THEATRE SUMMER SCHOOL

Wednesday 27th July through to Saturday 6th August - daily except Sundays - 9am to 5pm

RIVERSIDE 2016 MUSIC THEATRE SUMMER SCHOOL

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE ARE NOW NO FURTHER SPACES FOR JUNIORS (12 years and under) BUT A FEW PLACES FOR SENIOR STUDENTS REMAIN.

Ben Levy, Director of the course, has left a message containing fuller details of the content of the event under GALLERIES, at top right of our homepage.

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Monday 8th through to Friday 12th August inclusive - nightly at 7pm

New Horizon's ON THE EDGE!

On The Edge is New Horizon's nightly get-together in the Riverside for young adults.

New Horizon is the largest Christian event in Northern Ireland, attracting 5,000 people a day, and it has been running at the Ulster University, each summer for a week, in Coleraine since 1989

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Wednesday 24th to Saturday 27th August with performances nightly at 8pm and at 2.30pm on the Saturday

OF MICE AND MEN

A play adapted from the classic novel by John Steinbeck

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Friday 2nd & Saturday 3rd September with Performances nightly at 8pm

BESIDE THE SEASIDE

An uproarious comedy about holidaymakers in Portrush!

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Saturday 10th September at 8pm

MEGASLAM: AMERICAN WRESTLING LIVE!

A thrilling night of American Wrestling on Riverside's main stage

'A show that the entire family can enjoy' - Tom Sharpe, Gazette Newspapers

'I am sure many people will enjoy this form of entertainment' - Simon Cowell, Britain's Got Talent

'You guys look fantastic, I can't wait to see the show' Stephen Mulhern, ITV 2

Join the conversation - @MegaslamUK



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Wednesday 14th to Friday 16th September, nightly at 8pm

LET'S DANCE!

The premier school for Irish Dance in the North West presents its seventeenth major showcase production in the Riverside

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Saturday 17TH September AT 8PM

RICK SWANN'S BIG JAZZ NIGHT

An evening of Top Class Jazz from Rick Swann and his band - one of NI's leading exponents of the genre

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Thursday 22nd September at 8pm

THE LANTERN MAN

A powerful new play from the writer of The Suitcase, winner of the Belfast Telegraph Audience Award at the 2015 Ulster Bank Belfast International Arts Festival.


Directed by Stephen Beggs, with an excellent cast of seven actors from Ireland and England, this drama of hidden history and conflicting loyalty was inspired by the real life discovery of a collection of World War I lantern slides in a Belfast church.


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Friday 23rd September at 8pm

1916: TIM McGARRY GOES OVER THE TOP!

One of Ireland's top comedy stars of stage, radio and television in a return to Riverside with his new show

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Latest News

Monday, 18 July 2016

STAFFED BOX OFFICE AND RIVERSIDE OPENING HOURS THIS WEEK

Our online ticket booking service now makes it incredibly easy for customers to reserve, buy and then print out their own confirmation, ticket-reservations, which you simply show to ushers at the auditorium doors.

Please click: http://tickets.riversidetheatre.org.uk/

If you don't have access to a PC and want to ensure a member of Riverside staff gets back to you when the staffed Box Office is closed, please leave your name, a message and a contact telephone number on 02870 124430.

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Tuesday, 31 May 2016

New Acting Theatre Manager - Rose McCloskey

With the departure of Jeremy Lewis from Riverside, temporary arrangements have been put in place so that business as normal can be maintained.

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Monday, 30 May 2016

AUTUMN 2016 LINE UP OF EVENTS NOW ONLINE FOR VIEWING

You can now see Riverside's programme of events from August through until February 2017 by clicking EVENTS

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Thursday, 26 May 2016

We're on the lookout for Photographers who'd like to exhibit in Riverside's Foyer Gallery in 2017

Riverside has been specializing in exhibitions of photography in its foyer gallery for the past ten years.

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Monday, 9 May 2016

TEACHERS - PLEASE TAKE NOTE. WE HAVE 2 GCSE SET-TEXTS IN THE PRE-XMAS 2016 LINE-UP

Riverside tries its best to include at least one GCSE set text in each season's line-up. We have two different ones coming in between next August and Christmas

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Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Ballywillan Drama Group gifts a Defibrillator to the Riverside

BDG - which has just concluded its record-breaking run of the musical CATS in Riverside, has given the Theatre a defibrillator

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Friday, 15 April 2016

HOW TO BOOK TICKETS WHEN OUR STAFFED BOX OFFICE IS CLOSED

Please check here for other ways to ensure someone from the Theatre gets back to you, when the staffed Box Office is closed

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Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Listen to the Cast of WAITING FOR GODOT discussing this Beckett masterpiece with UU students

The cast of London Classic Theatre's production of WAITING FOR GODOT met a group of Ulster University students in early November - when performing in Riverside - and here is a recording of that encounter.

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Friday, 18 September 2015

Listen to the Pre-Show Talk on Playwright ALAN BENNETT

Ulster academic, Dr Kevin De Ornellas, delivered the first of this season's Riverside pre-show mini-lectures last week, which was recorded and uploaded. Click here for further details on how to listen to it.

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Thursday, 17 September 2015

PETER MORO - MAJOR THEATRE ARCHITECT AND DESIGNER OF THE RIVERSIDE THEATRE

Riverside was recently visited by DR ALISTAIR FAIR, from Edinburgh.

Dr Fair is a Chancellorís Fellow at the University of Edinburgh. He has edited a book, " Setting the Scene: Perspectives on Twentieth-Century Theatre Architecture", to which he contributed a longer essay about Peter Moroís work. He is currently writing a book about the architectural history of the new theatres built across Britain and Northern Ireland between 1945 and 1985.

You're invited to read his article about Riverside in this News section

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