The Riverside is unique, in a Northern Ireland context, by having both a totally variable stage and seating facility.
It can offer facilities for traditional proscenium arch (i.e. “end-on”, the traditional theatre style) and also for thrust (where the audience is seated on three sides around a horseshoe-shaped performance area, bordered by a two-foot deep moat).
It can also facilitate an orchestra pit, in the centre of the auditorium, for up to twenty players.
Overall, Riverside’s main auditorium can be configured and used in up to six different ways – hence our claim to uniqueness in an NI context.
In proscenium arch format Riverside can accommodate 270 seats: in thrust, this increases to 350.
Both formats include special designated areas for wheelchair users.
There are also a number of other spaces available in the building for smaller functions and events, namely the Café/ bar areas and rehearsal room.
For the current technical specification, please click here to download .
Make a booking
To make a booking to hire the Riverside Theatre facilities please complete the online booking form
Autumn/Winter - program finalised by May each year.
Spring/Summer - program finalised by October each year.
For more information, email Roseanne Sturgeon, Theatre Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org