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Riverside Theatre, Coleraine

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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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Wednesday 24th to Saturday 27th August with performances nightly at 8pm

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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THE RICK SWANN SEXTET - THE JAZZ STORY

Saturday 17TH September AT 8PM

THE RICK SWANN SEXTET - THE JAZZ STORY

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

Powerstone Entertainment, in association with the Institute for Conflict Research, presents the world premiere of The Lantern Man by Jane Coyle

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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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Saturday 24th September at 8pm

THE ILLEGALS

A stunningly good tribute to both The Eagles and to Fleetwood Mac

“Top drawer - the best live music act in the country” – Facebook

“Outstanding - The Rolls-Royce of Irish Rock” – RTE

“Simply Stunning” – The BBC

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Thursday 29th September at 8pm

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (Abridged)

Northern Ireland's top exponents of Physical Theatre in a brand new comedy production, guaranteed to delight fans and new followers of the company alike!

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Saturday 1st October at 8pm

C E L T I C S O U L

You won't see a better tribute to the music and lyrics of VAN MORRISON than this major Irish band, CELTIC SOUL

‘a great band and a very fine tribute’. BBC’s Ralph McLean

'As close as you can get ... even the Man approves '. Noel Casey Dublin City FM

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Wednesday 5th to Friday 7th October, inclusive

ULSTER UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL LITERARY FESTIVAL

This inaugural series of events will celebrate how the power of writing can express the human desire to travel and the aspiration to build a home and community.

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Saturday 8th October at 8pm

FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD

A wonderful stage adaptation of Thomas Hardy's classic, Victorian novel

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Tuesday 11th October - starting at 10.45am

MACBETH (preceded by a free, pre-show talk)

THE MORNING BEGINS, AT 10.45am WITH A FREE, PRE-SHOW TALK ON THE PLAY BY ULSTER ACADEMIC DR. KEVIN DE ORNELLAS

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Latest News

Tuesday, 23 August 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 124645

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Tuesday, 9 August 2016

AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY 3rd SEPTEMBER FOR NEW MEMBERS OF THE YOUTH THEATRE

The Riverside's Youth Theatre ensemble is now directed and operated by MORE YOUTH DRAMA@ RIVERSIDE.

Click on MORE below to see what to do, if you want to audition on 3rd September!

And we'll be looking for new members to join this, one of Ireland's most successful Youth Theatres.

Click on MORE INFO below to see how you can get on board!

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Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Looking for an Unusual Venue for your Wedding or Civil Partnership?

Then please arrange an appointment to see Rose McCloskey, Riverside's Manager, on 02870 124645.

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Monday, 1 August 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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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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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, 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 Chancellor’s 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 Moro’s 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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