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Performance Highlights

THURSDAY 21st JANUARY THROUGH TO SATURDAY 27th FEBRUARY - during Riverside's standard opening hours, which are published daily on this website

LIFE PHOTOGRAPHY

A wonderful selection of portraits and other images, featuring the work of Robert McKeag LBIPP LMPA

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Saturday 13th February at 8pm

YOU MUST BE JOKING!

An evening of comedy stand-up heaven - starring May McFettridge, Jimmy Cricket, William Caulfield and Gene Fitzpatrick

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THE NEIL DIAMOND EXPERIENCE

Friday 19th February at 8pm

THE NEIL DIAMOND EXPERIENCE

A fabulous tribute to one of the best singer/songwriters of the twentieth century

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Saturday 20th February at 8pm

DAVID MEADE MINDREADER - FAKE BELIEVE

It's David Meade's BRAND NEW SHOW

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Thursday 25th February at 8pm

FRANCES BLACK and KIERAN GOSS - REUNION

A very welcome return to the Riverside for these two tremendous artistes

PLEASE CHECK OUT THE FOLLOWING WEBLINK:

http://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/windmill-lane/frances-black-and-k
ieran-goss-31225603.html



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ANOTHER OF OUR BANN BECKETT EVENTS! Friday 26th February at 8pm FREE, PRE-SHOW TALK AT 7.15pm ON THE MAIN STAGE by dr nick Johnson, trinity college dublin

BEGINNING TO END by Samuel Beckett

Another of our BANN BECKETT events, with a pre-show talk at 7.15pm on stage delivered by Dr Nick Johnson, Assistant Professor of Drama, Trinity College Dublin.

A few memorable, Samuel Beckett Quotations:

"Ever tried? Ever failed? No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.

We are all born mad. Some remain so.

You're on earth. There's no cure for that".

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT BANN BECKETT? THEN PLEASE CHECK DOWNLOADS AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE

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Saturday 27th February at 8pm

CHARLIE LANDSBOROUGH in concert

The performer who has scooped just about every award going in both the Irish and UK Country Music scene

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Tuesday 1st March to Saturday 30th April - daily except Sundays during Riverside's daily opening hours, which are published on this website

LANDSCAPES AND SEASCAPES

A fabulous exhibition of photographs in Riverside's Foyer Gallery by NOEL THOMPSON and STEPHEN PRICE

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Wednesday 2nd March at 8pm

DEREK RYAN AND HIS BAND

A great night of musical entertainment with one of Ireland's most popular singers

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Thursday 3rd March at 8pm

AUSTEN'S WOMEN

Rebecca Vaughan's triumphant production, in which you will meet thirteen of Jane Austen's heroines from the writer's most celebrated novels.

A "must see" both for lovers of one of the world's greatest female writers and for students of Austen's life and works.

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Friday 4th March at 8pm

THE ULSTER YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA

A very welcome return to the Riverside by the exceptionally talented members of this orchestra

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Saturday 5th March at 8pm

DEDICATED TO KARATE!

A thrilling evening of demonstrations, scenarios and fights

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Tuesday 8th March at 6pm PLEASE NOTE THE STARTING TIME ADMISSION TO THIS PUBLIC LECTURE IS FREE OF CHARGE

Witchcraft, gender and emotions in European art, 1500-1800

A Public Talk, open to Everyone, in celebration of International Women's Day, delivered by DR ANDREW SNEDDON, ULSTER UNIVERSITY

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Wednesday 9th March at 8pm

THE GOLDEN YEARS OF COUNTRY MUSIC

The Golden Years of Country Music is a show dedicated to all the singers and songwriters who shared their music with the world, defining an era in Country Music, never to be surpassed.

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Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Seats of Pleasure has a new date

Riverside's unique presentation of 18th century literature and music now has an autumn 2016 date

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Monday, 8 February 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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Saturday, 9 January 2016

We invite you to take a free, backstage tour of the Riverside - Northern Ireland's oldest-operating regional theatre

Riverside will provide free, guided tours of the building for parties of between 5 and 50 persons. Please call Jeremy Lewis on 02870 124430 to make a booking. The Theatre is Northern Ireland's oldest operating regional theatre, not far off from celebrating its 40th birthday! A Riverside guided tour lasts about 40 minutes and will take you to parts of the building never normally seen by the general public, including backstage, the control box, administration, Green Room and auditorium catwalk, as well as underneath the stage and an in-depth look at all its performance and operational areas .

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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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Monday, 2 November 2015

BANN BECKETT comes to Riverside

Dr Kathryn White, an Ulster University academic, who specializes in the work of playwright and novelist SAMUEL BECKETT, has devised with Riverside a mini-festival to celebrate his work - designed to take place between now and February 2015

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Thursday, 8 October 2015

Stage Fighting Workshop added to Riverside's 2016 Music Theatre Summer School

Please check EVENTS on this page for full details of an exciting new addition to our 2016 summer school.

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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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Sunday, 19 July 2015

Re-introduction, from this August, of a small Development Charge

Riverside, in line with many of NI's professional theatre venues, has been forced to re-introduce a small development levy as part of ticket prices for shows

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