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Riverdance

September 11 - 14, 2025

The sort of spectacle and experience that comes along once in a lifetime.

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Why See Riverdance?

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Riverdance: The New Generation

General On Sale March 22nd at 10 am!

Three decades Riverdance first took the world's breath away, and this dance phenomenon returns to the stage for a special 30th-anniversary tour. With its explosive combination of traditional Irish music and dance, Riverdance's fine footwork continues to evolve, captivating audiences from East to West. Catch the iconic dance troupe on The New Generation Tour, featuring a cast of young performers who continue the Riverdance legacy with thrilling talent.

Originally created by Michael Flatley, the show had a humble beginning as a 7-minute-long interval filler at the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest. The interlude earned a standing ovation; all it took was this little spark and the show was developed into a fully-fledged production. Initially featuring Irish dancing champions Flatley and Jean Butler as its principal dancers, the show is now a training ground for Ireland's top dancers as well as the rising stars of Flamenco, Russian and Tap Dancing.

What is Riverdance About?

A celebration of Ireland's cultural heritage, history and mythology, the production revolves around the intricate footwork of traditional Irish dance set to the haunting melodies and rousing rhythms of the nation's musical identity. The awe-inspiring skill of the dancers and the thunderous, pulsing beat of their hard shoes against the stage floor is simply captivating, whilst the musicians positioned on stage play their own principal role - their music is spirited, joyful and not banished to the confines of the orchestra pit. When the two meet, the ceilidh-like on-stage energy is palpable and infectious. Moving as swiftly as its dancers, Riverdance's choreography ranges from an Irish Jig to Jazz tap to Spanish dancing. It's this embrace of other cultures and styles that makes the show as relevant and exciting as ever.

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Opening night: 11 September 2025

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