Riverside Theatre

Performance Highlights

Friday 27th May at 8pm

FLASH HARRY The Magic of Queen

Ireland's greatest Tribute Act to Freddie Mercury and the Guys

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Saturday 28th May at 8pm

P U C K O O N

An uproarious comedy, based on the book by Spike Milligan

Directed by ZoŽ Seaton

Music by Paul Boyd

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Wednesday 1st to Saturday 4th June inclusive, nightly at 8pm

OUR HOUSE

The brilliant West End Musical by the rock band MADNESS

Directed by Paul McMaster

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Friday 10th AND Saturday 11th June, nightly at 7.30pm PLEASE NOTE EARLIER STARTING TIME

ETOILE SCHOOL OF DANCE presents CURIOUSER AND CURIOUSER!

The School's Annual Showcase Production for Parents and Friends of the Students

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Friday 17th June at 8pm

AN EVENING OF CAUSEWAY DELIGHTS

An evening of Music and Variety designed to raise funds for CANCER FOCUS NI

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Saturday 18th June at MIDDAY Please note the start time!

MR HULLABALOO'S PIRATE ADVENTURES!

A show specially designed for the 3 to 8 (three to eight) years old age group

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Friday 24th & Saturday 25th June, nightly at 8pm

VLDD SUMMER 2016 SHOWCASE

The Dance and Drama Showcase

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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 8pm

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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Monday 5th to Saturday 10th December inclusive - daily at 11am and at 2pm only on Saturday 10th December

ROBINSON CRUSOE AND HIS DARING CARIBBEAN PIRATES!

Hold tight Ė this show travels at a thousand smiles an hour!

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Friday 24th February at 8pm

SEATS OF PLEASURE A show for lovers of literature, music and art

A rare and wonderful look at eighteenth century Pleasure Gardens, as represented in literature, music and art of the period

Director: TONY BAREHAM
Musical Director: ERIC BOYD

ACTORS: Tony Bareham, Jeremy Lewis and Johanne Woods

THIS PRODUCTION IS UNIQUE TO COLERAINE'S RIVERSIDE THEATRE.

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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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Tuesday, 24 May 2016

A RIVERSIDE THEATRE CLUB TALK AND TEA THIS COMING FRIDAY!

At 2pm on Friday in Riverside's Foyer, the Theatre Club will be presenting another in its regular series of Talks and Teas.

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Monday, 23 May 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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Sunday, 22 May 2016

AUTUMN 2016 LINE UP OF EVENTS WILL BE ONLINE FOR VIEWING IN THE NEXT 10 DAYS

You'll be able to see Riverside's programme of events from August through until February 2017 on here in the next week.

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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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Friday, 1 January 2016

CONGRATULATIONS TO DR JAMES NESBITT, OBE!

Riverside extends its congratulations to Jimmy, Chancellor of Ulster University and international actor, whose career was launched in Coleraine's Riverside Theatre.

James Nesbitt, D.Litt., is being honoured with The Order of the British Empire for his services to drama and to the community.

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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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