Riverside Theatre

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PERFORMANCES:  Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd June 2017

Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd June,A new devised work from the students of Northern Regional College, Ballymoney.

For their fourth show at the Riverside, the students from NRC are devising a show which they have called,


This will be a walk through decades of stage and screen legends. It will be a mix of music, drama and dance fused into a theatrical show celebrating the life and times of then and now.
Full details and booking information will appear as soon as we get them, but anyone who has seen their previous three shows, knows that it will be a night out to remember. You could even say, legendary...

PERFORMANCES:  Thursday 15th to Saturday 17th June - nightly at 8pm

Community Musical

Friday 16th and Saturday 17th June at 8pm, Encore Productions presents

A selection of songs from your very favourite musicals

Directed by the McMaster Brothers, Edwin Brown and Kelly Neill (who rang Riverside's highly successful Youth Theatre for 8 years) come, see and be a part of the magic that is the musicals

A night for the whole family to enjoy

PERFORMANCES:  Saturday 24th June at 4pm



Saturday 24th June at 4pm, Riverside welcomes back

Mr Hullabaloo is a delightful storyteller and performer who is incredibly popular with audiences of young children right across Ireland

Hear ye Hear ye!

Prepare to step into a magical world of enchantment with Mr Hullabaloo the storyteller as we proudly present our Enchanted Tea Party show live on stage!

Through the magic of live storytelling combined with puppetry and beautiful scenery you and your family will be transported to our kingdom of dreams to meet lots of your storybook friends.

We invite you all to step inside the pages of a magical storybook

PERFORMANCES:  Wednesday 28th June and Thursday 29th June, nightly at 8pm

Community Dance

Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th June at 8pm,Victoria Lagan Dance and Drama Productions presents

The new show from the most exciting Dance and Drama Academy in the North West

Victoria Lagan Dance and Drama is delighted to be once again performing its annual summer showcase at The Riverside Theatre Coleraine.

VLDD is the longest running dance and drama studio in the north coast area with classes running 6 days a week.

VLDD prides itself on training performers to a pre-professional level with many past VLDD pupils currently studying performing arts in London.
This summer showcase will highlights all of 2017 trainings - some of the dance styles performed in this showcase will include, contemporary, lyrical, jazz, hip hop, acrobatics and commercial. VLDD drama students will also be performing some of their LAMDA Acting exam pieces.

Victoria Lagan Dance and Drama is the first and only dance school in Northern Ireland to be qualified with the National Association of Teachers of Dance in Contemporary and will be showcasing some of their exam syllabus.

VLDD currently holds 1st place titles in The Northern Ireland Dance Championships for Contemporary and Jazz styles.

This is an exciting showcase of what this studio has to offer - not a night to miss!

PERFORMANCES:  Wednesday 26th July - Saturday 5th August 2017

Youngsters between 8 and 18 years

Ben Levy and the Riverside Theatre present

The second summer school organised at the Riverside by Ben Levy

This summer school will run from Wednesday 26th July through to Saturday 5th August 2017 (excluding Sunday 30th July). Classes will run from 10am - 5pm each day with a performance on the final afternoon.

Participants must be 8 years old by July 26th and the upper age limit is 18 years.

Spaces are limited to 60 so early booking is highly recommended.

Course fee is £115 each. A £10 non-returnable deposit is needed to secure a place with the full fee being due by June 30th 2017.

Booking is only possible by contacting the Riverside Box Office on 028 70123123, or by calling in in person. No on-line booking is possible. The £10 deposit must be paid at the time of booking.

Further information can be obtained by contacting Ben Levy directly: Tel. 07547092916 or send an e-mail to lightsuptheatrecompany@gmail.com

PERFORMANCES:  Monday 31st July, 7.30pm


With special guest Micky Bartlett

A preview night of comedy with a difference - 2 shows for the price of one!

Portstewart's own Jimeoin performs a special preview hour before he heads to the Edinburgh Fringe.

With support from special guest Micky Bartlett who is also performing his fringe preview. Micky is from Lurgan and you may know him alongside Jimeoin as another regular panelist on the BBC's 'Monumental', or caught him on the 'Blame Game' or supporting Tommy Tiernan or even Patrick Kielty at the Odyssey Arena.

This is not a touring show, this is a special work in progress preview type show - so come expecting nerves, a bit of chaos and a lot of laughs ... but don't come expecting a slick, finished comedy show on the cheap. This is strictly a work in progress.

Monday 31st July, 7.30pm, £19.50

Tickets: £19.50


Saturday 23rd September 2017, 8pm, Tickets: £19.50

Michael Henry is the Seventh Son, an amazing Psychic Medium who demonstrates his powers to connect with those who have ‘crossed over’.

His gift has taken him all over the world, with a string of international appearances Michael is one of Europe's Top psychics. Now you have a chance to witness his amazing abilities in this intimate performance. From the stage he will pick up energies and connect with loved ones from the other side in this interesting and thought provoking event.

Tickets: £19.50
PERFORMANCES:  Thursday 28th September 2017


Thursday 28th September 2017 at 8pm, BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND

A classy, new all-male variety show with full theatre production and explosive choreography, as seen on BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT and THE ONLY WAY IS ESSEX!

Comedy/Music/Dance for audiences of 18+

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A classy, new all-male variety show with full theatre production and explosive choreography, as seen on BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT and THE ONLY WAY IS ESSEX!

All the cast of FORBIDDEN NIGHTS are skilled and professionally trained performers, hand-picked from around the UK with charisma, undeniable talent, sparkling personalities and honed physiques in equal measure. They can sing, they can dance and they are VERY easy on the eye!

Featuring a vocalist, aerial artist, pole performer and fire act, all delivered with an element of naughtiness but not so naughty that you can’t bring your Granny!
The evening is suitable for ages 18 to 80.

Think Cirque de Soleil meets Magic Mike

Tickets: £20.00


Friday 29th September 2017, 8pm, Tickets: £20.00

"How's Your Father?" is a non-stop, laugh a minute riot of craic, confusion and constant laughter. It's the hilarious brand new comedy play from the cream of Irish comedy.

Father and son team, Conal and Rory Gallen
have written probably their funniest comedy play to date.

A B&B! A Landlady! A Priest! A Jockey! A Mystery!
Bridie Murphy opens Bridie's Boutique B&B, much to her husband Willie's bewilderment!

"This is a B&B which has to be seen to be believed!! - Tripadvisor"

With their young, confused neighbour, Dick, having some family problems, Bridie steps in to help! There's only one thing for it! Bring in the Priest!
Which only serves to make things even more confusing!!

Its a side-splitting tale of love, deceit, mystery, bad food and a bit of "How's Your Father" thrown in for good measure!

Age Restriction 16+

Tickets: £21.00


Saturday 30th September 2017, 8pm, Tickets: £18.00

Oldshore Production presents
THE ILLEGALS with Niamh Kavanagh
Eagles and Fleetwood Mac Revival
40-Year Anniversary Special

The Illegals make their annual return to the Riverside with a show that celebrates the 40th anniversary of two of the best rock albums of all time – Hotel California and Rumours.

Fronted by Irish Celebrity Masterchef 2017 and former Eurovision winner Niamh Kavanagh, The Illegals will be ‘cooking up a storm’ in an entertaining three hours of vocal harmony, superb musicianship, unforgettable songs and great fun.

The Illegals have been thrilling audiences for over 20 years with their brilliant vocal harmonies and stunning note-for-note emulation of two of the world’s greatest rock bands.

“A brilliant reproduction of the legendary sound of Eagles and Fleetwood Mac” - BBC
“One of the best live bands I’ve encountered in many years” (Michael on Facebook)
“LOVED the show. You guys are brilliant” (Stephanie on Facebook)

Tickets: £18.00
PERFORMANCES:  02/10/2017


Phil McIntyre Entertainments by arrangement with Lisa Thomas Management proudly present:


Comedy superstar John Bishop is coming here to warm up his brand new show WINGING IT in autumn 2017!
It will have been 3 years since his last tour and WINGING IT is gearing up to be his biggest and best yet. John is very much looking forward to this new adventure and can’t wait to be back on the road again.
John has achieved huge success with a number of his own comedy, entertainment and documentary shows including ‘John Bishop’s Australia’ (BBC1), ‘John Bishop’s Britain’ (BBC1); ‘John Bishop’s Only Joking’ (Sky1); ‘The John Bishop Show’ (BBC1); ‘The John Bishop Christmas Show’ (BBC1) and ‘John Bishop’s Gorilla Adventure’ (ITV1). More recently his new series ‘John Bishop: In Conversation With…’ sees him chatting, one to one with some of the UK’s biggest names.
John has also been a regular on ‘A League of their Own’ (Sky1) as well as a host of The Royal Variety Performance.
Tickets £30.50 on sale from 10.00am Friday 3rd March 2017

PERFORMANCES:  Saturday 7th October, 8pm


Saturday 7th October, 8pm Tickets: £17.00

‘Hello, I’m not Johnny Cash’ – ‘Cash Returns’- has been hailed the greatest and most exciting Johnny Cash & June Carter Tribute in the UK and Ireland by fans, promoters and venue owners alike with them picking up ‘Best Tribute Band’ at last year’s ‘Hot Country TV Awards.’

The show comprises of the award winning JP Mac as Johnny Cash, who's baritone voice, tone and onstage mannerisms are scarily uncanny to the Man in Black's himself.

JP is then joined on stage by his sister Caroline, who takes on the role as June Carter, with her larger than life onstage presence matched by an even bigger voice.

The dynamic combination of the two and their fantastic fully live 4-piece band add to give that authentic Cash feel and sound which continues to wow audiences all over.

An official accolade of support was even made from Johnny Cash's very own Drummer of near 40 years W.S (Fluke) Holland, who regarded JP's recorded tracks as 'quite amazing' on his Tennessee based radio show, and has even been asked to perform with him out in the states next year.

If you go along you can expect to hear all the classics from, 'Folsom Prison Blues' to 'Ring of Fire, 'Walk the Line', right up to 'Hurt' and of course the smash duo hit ‘Jackson’ among many others.

If you're a real fan of the Man in Black, or you just want a great night out, you cannot afford to miss this spectacular show!

Tickets: £17.00


Wednesday 11th October 2017, 8pm Presented by Hotbuckle Theatre Company Tickets: £15.00 / £12.00 concession

‘He’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same’

When Cathy’s father brings home an orphaned Heathcliff, the effect will echo for generations. Emily Bronte’s only novel, set on the windswept Yorkshire moors, is a timeless Gothic classic of passionate love, revenge and despair.

Following Persuasion –‘a magical production’ (The Stage) - and Far From the Madding Crowd - ‘exceptionally slick, beautifully acted’ (BBC Radio Shropshire) -Hotbuckle bring their unique magic to this powerful and emotional story.

Tickets: £15.00, concessions£12.00
PERFORMANCES:  Saturday 4th November, 8pm


Saturday 4th November, 8pm Tickets: £11

The Outlaw Country Show features the songs of Steve Earle, Guy Clarke, Townes Van Zandt, Willy Nelson, Ray Wylie Hubbard and John Prine.

The Show has attracted sell-out crowds for Culture Ireland Night in The Duke of York, Belfast, Out to Lunch Festival in The Black Box, Belfast and Bangor Chamber of Commerce.

Expect to hear:- LA Freeway, Hello in There, If I Needed You, Mama’s Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys, Angel From Montgomery, Techumse Valley, Desperados Waiting On A Train, Up Against The Wall Red Neck Mother, Goodbye, Let Him Roll, Pancho and Lefty, All of Me, Anyhow I Love You, Lake Marie, Copperhead Road etc

Barry Johnston - Acoustic Guitar - Front man with ‘Illegal Smile’. Barry has been playing on the music scene in Ireland for many years. He has also specialised in Americana and produced many John Prine tribute shows.

Rod Patterson - Double Bass. Rod has worked as a professional musician in a diverse range of musical situations. His work as a musical director includes 7 years in UTV’s 'Kelly Show' and recent sessions include 'The Priest's At Christmas' from Parliament Buildings, Stormont. He has toured with Freddie White and Mary Coughlan.

Ivan Gilliland - Guitar and Mandolin. Ivan has worked with such luminaries as Van Morrison, James Galway, Sinead O’Connor, Phil Coulter and Christina Auguilera to name a few. He is world class musician and brings a subtle support guaranteed to please the ear in the wonderful songs.

Tickets: £11.00
PERFORMANCES:  Thursday 9th November 2017, 8pm


Strictly Come Dancing Stars present an evening of breathtaking dance routines - for one night only!
Evening with Kristina Rihanoff & Tristan MacManus

With amazing Ballroom and Latin routines such as the Waltz, the Paso Doble, the Samba and favourites the Charleston and the Argentine Tango.

Kristina appeared on the BBC hit show for eight years, with her partners including Jason Donovan, Ben Cohen, Daniel O'Donnell, John Sergeant and Simon Webbe - with whom she made the final.
Tristan starred in two series of the BBC hit show, with singer Jamelia and also 'Mrs Brown's Boys' star Jennifer Gibney. He also appeared on five seasons of the AMerican equivalent, 'Dancing with the Stars', partnering Pamela Anderson and Gladys Knight, to name a few.

Thursday 9th November 2017, 8pm £27/£25

Tickets: £27.00, concessions£25.00

Comedy and Music

Saturday 25th November 2017, 8pm, Tickets: £19.00

Clubsound, Ireland’s premier comedy showband return to the Riverside.

The band were part of the Ulster heartbeat through the troubles and helped people forget their worries. With comic songs like, Belfast, Belfast, Tonga LOL, Daddy’s Wee Balloons, Nigel Courtney, The Reluctant Exile and The Singing Farmer, becoming sure fire favourites with crowds throughout Ulster’s thriving cabaret scene. It wasn’t just their comedy that won hearts. The members of the band are all gifted musicians, be it playing a Glen Millar Medley, a traditional folk song such as ‘Mary From Dungloe or their tribute to the super B’s – The Beachboys, The Beatles and The Bee Gees. Clubsound were the most successful showband group from Northern Ireland from the 1960s to the 1990s. The current lineup features George Jones, David McKnight, Barry Woods, Alan McCartney and Jimmy Black.

Tickets: £19.00


Thursday 30th November 2017, 8pm, Tickets: £17.50

Following a sell out UK tour in 2016 Europe's No 1 Country music show " The Legends of American Country " makes its Riverside theatre debut for fantastic night of toe tapping Country classics .

The 2017 tour will showcase highly acclaimed tributes to Dolly Parton , Johnny Cash , Merle Haggard and Alan Jackson and 4 brand new tributes to icons George Jones , Kenny Rogers , Patsy Cline and Don Williams in this must see extravaganza . The show features 3 fantastic singers in Rod Mc Auley Joe Moore and Tracey Mc Auley all backed by the superb Keltic Storm and coupled with an authentic stage set that will transport you all the way to Nashville and back . One things for sure if you like Country music this is the only show in town

Tickets: £17.50


Friday 15th December 2017, 8pm, Tickets: £21.00

Join six of country musics top stars all on one super " A Night With The Stars " Christmas Show Special.

Featuring the Legendary Ray Lynam the energetic Ritchie Remo the hilarious Gary Gamble with his surreal impression of Daniel o Donnell along with the popular Curtis Magee , Box car Brian and Caitlin who will showcase there biggest hit songs with a festive feel in the company of the fabulous Keltic Storm band this is a Country show you won't want to miss .

Tickets: £21.00