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Riverside Theatre

University of Ulster, Cromore Road, Coleraine, County Londonderry, BT52 1SA
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About

The Riverside Theatre is Northern Ireland’s oldest operating professional theatre outside of Belfast. It has an intimate 278 – 350 seat auditorium which offers an exciting and diverse annual programme, for children and adults, of comedy, dance, music, lectures, musical theatre, drama and art.

Set amidst the busy Ulster University campus in Coleraine, the theatre serves the wide reaching Causeway Coast & Glens community. Its Riverside Youth Theatre has previously had some of the finest Northern Irish talent attend. Actor James Nesbitt, newsreader Mark Carruthers, actor Bronagh Waugh and theatre director Zoe Seaton are among some of its previous attendees. Still running to this day, it attracts children and young people aged 5 – 18 years old from as far afield as Rathlin Island and Ballymena.

The theatre’s café/restaurant, Truva Riverside is open from 10am – 3pm and on performance evenings. Its menu includes a range of hot drinks, soft drinks and food options to suit all tastes. Vegans, vegetarians and those with food intolerances will all find something to suit.
The theatre also boasts its own bar, open on performance nights and sells a wide range of alcoholic drinks, premium spirits and mixers.

The venue is available for event hire, and has previously hosted many conferences, weddings, exhibitions, and lectures. Its facilities can comfortably host smaller or larger gatherings, with catering, drinks and entertainment available on request. Please get in touch with a member of staff if you would like more information.

To find out what’s on please head to: https://www.riversidetheatre.org.uk/
Or email r.daley@ulster.ac.uk for more information.

Facilities

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing facilities

Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted

Events

Friday, 19th April 2024 - Saturday, 4th May 2024

Saturday, 27th April 2024 - Saturday, 27th April 2024

interior of riverside theatre auditorium
Fiddler on the RoofLast staged by Ballywillan fifteen years ago, this spectacular musical event is back to touch people's hearts and is a show not to be missed by those who love and appreciate the best in musical theatre.
more info

Thursday, 9th May 2024 - Thursday, 9th May 2024

Image shows a band on stage with men in yellow suits and a women in a blue dressThe Jive AcesThe Jive Aces have earned their reputation and won several important awards including the City of Derry International Music Award, the Variety Club of Great Britain Award for their contribution to music & charity work and several film festival awards for their high production value music videos.
more info

Saturday, 25th May 2024 - Saturday, 25th May 2024

interior of riverside theatre auditorium
The Family Shark ShowSee the story behind the 'The Shark Song' brought to life, and venture into the deep blue sea to join Baby on the adventure of a lifetime.
more info

Saturday, 1st June 2024 - Saturday, 1st June 2024

interior of riverside theatre auditorium
Belfast Ma: Mother of the GroomThe Belfast Ma is back with her brand-new show Mother of the Groom. Sure, it's gonna be a geg.
more info

Saturday, 8th June 2024 - Saturday, 8th June 2024

Image shows three women in period dress pretending to drink teaPride & PrejudiceAfter last year's tour of 'Sense and Sensibility' Hotbuckle are back with their unique style of adaptations of classic novels.
more info

Saturday, 15th June 2024 - Saturday, 15th June 2024

interior of riverside theatre auditorium
Mr Hullabaloo's Summer FunMr Hullabaloo and friends are off to the seaside on holiday! A world of adventure awaits!
more info

Friday, 28th June 2024 - Friday, 28th June 2024

interior of riverside theatre auditorium
The Summer Country ShowGet the Stetsons and sombreros ready for a night of toe-tapping magic with the Summer Country Show.
more info

Saturday, 29th June 2024 - Saturday, 29th June 2024

interior of riverside theatre auditorium
Chronicles of Long Kesh by Martin LynchThe hilarious, painful and shocking story of Northern Ireland's infamous prison.
more info

Friday, 13th September 2024 - Friday, 13th September 2024

interior of riverside theatre auditorium
Legends of American CountryThe Legends of American Country return for another fantastic night of toe-tapping country nostalgia.
more info

Wednesday, 18th September 2024 - Wednesday, 18th September 2024

Image shows a band performing on stageColdplace - Tribute to ColdplayColdplace are a tribute band whose quality and experience on the tribute scene are second to none.
more info

Thursday, 10th October 2024 - Thursday, 10th October 2024

interior of riverside theatre auditorium
Gary Meikle - NO REFUNDSLadies & Gentleman! Gary Meikle is back yet again with another self-written, self-deprecating show to leave you all short of breath again.
more info

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Opening Times

* *Currently Closed* Online only events continue on our Website https://www.riversidetheatre.org.uk/ or follow us our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/RiversideUlster.

Daily except Sundays from 09:00 - 17:00 or until 23:00 if there is a production playing.

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Friday, 19th April 2024 - Saturday, 4th May 2024

Saturday, 27th April 2024 - Saturday, 27th April 2024

interior of riverside theatre auditorium
Fiddler on the RoofLast staged by Ballywillan fifteen years ago, this spectacular musical event is back to touch people's hearts and is a show not to be missed by those who love and appreciate the best in musical theatre.
more info

Thursday, 9th May 2024 - Thursday, 9th May 2024

Image shows a band on stage with men in yellow suits and a women in a blue dressThe Jive AcesThe Jive Aces have earned their reputation and won several important awards including the City of Derry International Music Award, the Variety Club of Great Britain Award for their contribution to music & charity work and several film festival awards for their high production value music videos.
more info

Saturday, 25th May 2024 - Saturday, 25th May 2024

interior of riverside theatre auditorium
The Family Shark ShowSee the story behind the 'The Shark Song' brought to life, and venture into the deep blue sea to join Baby on the adventure of a lifetime.
more info

Saturday, 1st June 2024 - Saturday, 1st June 2024

interior of riverside theatre auditorium
Belfast Ma: Mother of the GroomThe Belfast Ma is back with her brand-new show Mother of the Groom. Sure, it's gonna be a geg.
more info

Saturday, 8th June 2024 - Saturday, 8th June 2024

Image shows three women in period dress pretending to drink teaPride & PrejudiceAfter last year's tour of 'Sense and Sensibility' Hotbuckle are back with their unique style of adaptations of classic novels.
more info

Saturday, 15th June 2024 - Saturday, 15th June 2024

interior of riverside theatre auditorium
Mr Hullabaloo's Summer FunMr Hullabaloo and friends are off to the seaside on holiday! A world of adventure awaits!
more info

Friday, 28th June 2024 - Friday, 28th June 2024

interior of riverside theatre auditorium
The Summer Country ShowGet the Stetsons and sombreros ready for a night of toe-tapping magic with the Summer Country Show.
more info

Saturday, 29th June 2024 - Saturday, 29th June 2024

interior of riverside theatre auditorium
Chronicles of Long Kesh by Martin LynchThe hilarious, painful and shocking story of Northern Ireland's infamous prison.
more info

Friday, 13th September 2024 - Friday, 13th September 2024

interior of riverside theatre auditorium
Legends of American CountryThe Legends of American Country return for another fantastic night of toe-tapping country nostalgia.
more info

Wednesday, 18th September 2024 - Wednesday, 18th September 2024

Image shows a band performing on stageColdplace - Tribute to ColdplayColdplace are a tribute band whose quality and experience on the tribute scene are second to none.
more info

Thursday, 10th October 2024 - Thursday, 10th October 2024

interior of riverside theatre auditorium
Gary Meikle - NO REFUNDSLadies & Gentleman! Gary Meikle is back yet again with another self-written, self-deprecating show to leave you all short of breath again.
more info

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