Composed by Bill Whelan, produced by Moya Doherty and directed by John McColgan, Riverdance has come a long way since it started out as an interval act during the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest. Since then, the show has become a worldwide phenomenon, playing over 11,000 shows, seen live by over 25 million people in over 467 venues, played to a global television audience of 3 billion people and selling over 3 million copies of a Grammy-winning CD. Now Riverdance returns to Dublin once again for an extended run from 21 June until 3 September.
Fusing Irish and international dance and music, Riverdance is a spectacular show that has left audiences the world over breathless and amazed. Now it returns to Ireland and what better place to see it than in the beautiful surroundings of the Gaiety Theatre? What’s more, patrons can also avail of a fantastic VIP experience.
This VIP experience includes; premium seats in the Parterre, early access to the Gaiety to watch the on-stage rehearsal and warm up, a Q&A with members of the cast before the show, meet and greet with the Principal Dancers after the show, photo and autograph opportunities, a Riverdance souvenir programme and VIP laminate on arrival and access to the VIP lounge.
When Riverdance made its debut as a seven minute dance piece all those years ago, people were blown away but few could have predicted just how successful it would become. The full length stage show broke box office records during its premiere run in Dublin and it has continued to break records ever since. Now it’s coming home for another unmissable run. No trip to Dublin this summer is complete without a trip to the Gaiety to take in the breathtaking spectacle that is Riverdance.