Sep 9, 2022

Riverdance – 25th Anniversary Show

March 31 - April 2, 2023 | Music Hall - Springer Auditorium

The 25th anniversary production of Riverdance will continue its critically acclaimed tour in over 50 cities across North America in 2023, making a much-anticipated stop in Cincinnati for five performances from March 31 – April 2, 2023 at Music Hall’s Springer Auditorium.  The event is part of the Cincinnati Arts Association’s 2022-23 Season.


Tickets go on sale Friday, September 16 at 10:00 AM at, (513) 621-ARTS [2787], and the Aronoff Center and Music Hall Ticket Offices. Group discount tickets for 10 or more are available by calling (513) 977-4157.


Riverdance – 25th Anniversary Show is Riverdance as you’ve never seen it before – a powerful and stirring reinvention of this beloved favorite, celebrated the world over for its Grammy Award-winning score and the thrilling energy and passion of its Irish and international dance. Composer Bill Whelan has re-recorded his mesmerizing soundtrack, while producer Moya Doherty and director John McColgan have completely reimagined the ground-breaking show with innovative and spectacular lighting, video, stage, and costume designs.


Immerse yourself in the extraordinary power and grace of its music and dance – beloved by fans of all ages. Fall in love with the magic of Riverdance all over again.


The critically acclaimed 25th Anniversary North American Tour was shut down in March 2020 during a sold-out return engagement at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2021, Riverdance celebrated a return to the stage in the United Kingdom, where the iconic show played to sold-out audiences in 27 cities across the country. Then followed its debut at Expo 2020 Dubai with a special production of Riverdance presenting a multi-cultural experience that included artists from the Middle East region. A highlight of the four-week run was the Riverdance performance at Expo 2020 Dubai’s USA Pavilion for its Thanksgiving Day celebrations.


Riverdance – The Animated Adventure was released on Netflix in the United States on January 14, 2022, where it swiftly landed a spot on the streamer’s Global Top 10 list. With an original score by Grammy Award-winning composer Bill Whelan, the animated musical comedy features the incredible craft and skill of the Riverdance troupe by utilizing motion capture of their performances to create the animated dancing in the film. Tour lead dancers Maggie Darlington and Anna Mai Fitzpatrick and executive producer/director Padraic Moyles were involved with the dance production for the film, while tour musicians Mark Alfred and Tara Howley play on the film score.


Riverdance began its journey as the interval act in the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest, produced for television by Moya Doherty. This electrifying and innovative seven-minute dance piece was then developed into a full-length stage show by producer Moya Doherty, composer Bill Whelan, and director John McColgan. With its fusion of Irish and international music and dance, the show broke all box office records during its world première run in Dublin in early 1995. When the show transferred to London, the reaction was unprecedented. There followed a hugely successful tour starting in New York in March 1996, where eight sold-out shows at Radio City Music Hall heralded the start of more than two decades of touring by Riverdance companies throughout North America. Since its inception, Riverdance has packed theaters throughout North America, Oceania, Asia, Europe, South Africa, and South America.


Riverdance – 25th Anniversary Show has been designed by lead designer Peter Canning, featuring sets by Alan Farquharson, lighting by Andrew Voller, video by Cosmo AV, costumes by Joan Bergin, and sound by Michael O’Gorman.


Riverdance – 25th Anniversary Show Performance Schedule 

  • Friday, March 31 @ 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, April 1 @ 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
  • Sunday, April 2 @ 1:00 PM & 6:30 PM

Since Riverdance began performances in Dublin in 1995, the show has… 

  • Played 12,340 performances
  • Been seen live by over 28 million people in 550 venues worldwide
  • Played throughout 48 countries across 6 continents
  • Played to a global television audience of more than 3.5 billion people
  • Sold over 3 million copies of the Grammy Award-winning CD
  • Sold 10 million Riverdance videos & DVDs.

In addition, Riverdance holds the Guinness World Record for the “Longest Riverdance Line,” which featured 1,693 participants. Since the Riverdance Summer School began in 2015, more than 2,000 Irish dancers from 23 countries worldwide have attended the school and learned the iconic Riverdance steps.


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