Riverbank Arts Centre works in partnership with international, national and local artists to deliver an accessible and consistently high quality arts programme in an intimate environment.
They provide a multi-disciplinary programme which includes theatre, cinema, comedy, music, dance, workshops and visual arts.
With a dedicated children’s gallery and programming of high quality theatre and workshops for younger audiences, Riverbank is also committed to promoting early engagement with and access to the arts.
Each year Riverbank Arts Centre presents 300+ live events, exhibitions & workshops, which are attended by circa 25,000 people.
Recent programme highlights include renowned musical acts The Gloaming, Rhiannon Giddens and Mick Flannery, comedians Deirdre O’Kane, David O’Doherty and Des Bishop, theatre and dance performances including Teac Damsa’s Swan Lake/Loch na hEala, John B. Keane’s The Matchmaker and Blue Raincoat’s Shackleton, and family favourites including national treasure, Bosco. In addition, Riverbank Arts Centre is a producer/co-producer of arts events and productions include Pure Mental by Keith Walsh (touring to 16 venues throughout Ireland) and A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings, Gabriel García Márquez’s darkly comic tale, brought to the stage for children and adults to share touring to 14 venues in 2021.
‘Riverbank Arts Centre is a welcoming, friendly, accessible space to bring arts and culture to the centre of civic life and community in Newbridge and environs. We aim to germinate and generate a future audience for the arts in Newbridge and the wider county, by supporting lifelong participants and advocates for the arts.’ Mission Statement