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Riverdance adds new dates to 25th anniversary tour

The brand new show will now visit 25 venues throughout the UK in 2021.

Riverdance: New 25th Anniversary Show will tour across the UK in 2021, following earlier news that the 2020 dates would be postponed. All tickets remain valid for the new dates.

The brand new show will tour the UK, now visiting 27 venues – including Edinburgh’s Playhouse Theatre, Newcastle’s Utilita Arena and London’s Eventim Apollo – from 27 August to 14 December 2021.

The newly added dates will see additional shows taking place in Birmingham, Cardiff, York, Glasgow, Oxford, Liverpool and Plymouth. There will now also be performances at Manchester’s Palace Theatre from 15 – 16 November 2021 and at Bournemouth’s BIC Windsor Hall from 10 – 11 December 2021.

Promising powerful, passionate and unforgettable Irish dancing, Riverdance’s new show is set to be a stirring reinvention of the beloved family favourite. Known for its Grammy-winning music, composer Bill Whelan has re-recorded his mesmerising soundtrack. Plus, producer Moya Doherty and director John McColgan have completely re-imagined the ground-breaking production.

The 25th anniversary show will catapult Riverdance into the 21st century. Along with innovative lighting and projection as well as spectacular staging and costume design, audiences will be completely immersed in the elemental power of its music and dance.

Have a peek at what you can expect below.

Riverdance was first performed during an interval of the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest at the Point Theatre in Dublin. Not only did it earn a standing ovation from the packed crowd of 4,000 people, but it also was transmitted to a viewing audience of over 300 million people worldwide. The following year, Riverdance: The Show opened at the Point Theatre for a five-week, sold-out run. Since then Riverdance has been seen by over 30 million spectators in more than 47 different countries.

As it celebrates its 25th year, both new and devoted fans of all ages are sure to fall for the magic of Riverdance – the original, at its best.

Here’s the full list of dates for the 27 venues on Riverdance’s 25th anniversary UK tour:

27 – 28 August 2021 – Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
31 August – 2 September 2021 – The Alexandra, Birmingham*
4 – 6 September 2021 – St David’s Hall, Cardiff*
9 – 11 September 2021 – Theatre, Milton Keynes
14 – 18 September 2021 – Mayflower, Southampton
19 – 22 September 2021 – Corn Exchange, Cambridge
24 – 25 September 2021 – Cliffs Pavilion, Southend
27 – 29 September 2021 – New Theatre, Wimbledon
1 – 3 October 2021 – Barbican, York*
5 – 6 October 2021 – Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh
8 – 10 October 2021 – Utilita Arena, Newcastle
13 – 15 October 2021 – King’s Theatre, Glasgow*
17 – 19 October 2021 – City Hall, Sheffield
21 – 23 October 2021 – New Theatre, Oxford*
26 – 28 October 2021 – Regent Theatre, Stoke
31 October – 2 November 2021 – De Montfort Hall, Leicester
4 – 6 November 2021 – Empire Theatre, Sunderland
8 – 11 November 2021 – Empire, Liverpool*
15 – 16 November 2021 – Palace Theatre, Manchester*
18 – 20 November 2021 – Hippodrome, Bristol
22 – 24 November 2021 – Guildhall, Portsmouth
26 – 27 November 2021 – Princess Theatre, Torquay
28 – 30 November 2021 – Pavilions, Plymouth*
3 – 6 December 2021 – Eventim Apollo Hammersmith, London
10 – 11 December 2021 – BIC Windsor Hall, Bournemouth*
12 – 14 December 2021 – Brighton Centre, Brighton

*newly added shows


Original Riverdance: New 25th Anniversary Show tickets remain valid. Fans who purchased tickets through Ticketmaster will be contacted by our Customer Services team with more information. Tickets for the newly added dates, and remaining tickets for the 2021 dates are available now through Ticketmaster.co.uk.

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