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North American Tour Fall 2011

Riverdance, the thunderous celebration of Irish music, song, and dance that has tapped its way onto the world stage thrilling millions of people around the globe, and described by the Washington Post as “A Phenomenon of Historic Proportions” returns to tour North America in the Fall of 2011.

“Since 1996, the success of Riverdance in North America has gone beyond our wildest dreams,” said producer Moya Doherty. “The fact that the show continues to draw and excite audiences 15 years after its debut in Dublin is a tribute to every dancer, singer, musician, staff and crew member who have dedicated themselves to the show.”

What began as a seven-minute dance segment on the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest (televised to over 300 million people in Europe) and then quickly turned into a full-scale production has become much more than an international theatrical success. “I believe Riverdance has been basically a pathfinder,” said Niall O’Dowd, founder of Irish America Magazine and the Irish Voice newspaper. Along with the peace process in Northern Ireland and the economic miracle in Ireland proper, the show “has been a hugely important part of a transformation of the image of Ireland in the last 20 years.”

In a flash, Riverdance became Ireland’s greatest ambassador and the thirst began. Riverdance changed the face of Irish dance and despite its imitators, has remained on top and was voted the #1 Variety/Family Entertainment Show in the US (1998). There have been many milestones along the way including the distinction of being the largest Western musical to play China; a record-breaking line of 100 Irish dancers mesmerizing 85,000 people at the 2004 Special Olympics in Dublin; a 10th Anniversary celebration at Radio City Music Hall; dancing in Red Square and on the Great Wall of China and much more.

North American Tour Fall 2011

Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA
October 28 – 30, 2011

Rabobank Theatre, Bakersfield, CA
November 1, 2011

Saroyan Theatre, Fresno, CA
November 2 – 3, 2011

California Theatre for the Performing Arts, San Bernardino, CA
November 4 – 6, 2011

Community Center Theatre, Sacramento, CA
November 8 – 9, 2011

Chumash Casino, Santa Ynez, CA
November 10, 2011

Gallo Center for the Arts, Modesto, CA
November 11 – 13, 2011

Pantages Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
November 15 – 20, 2011

Flint Center for the Performing Arts, Cupertino, CA
November 21 – 22, 2011

Redding Civic Auditorium, Redding, CA
November 23, 2011

McCallum Theatre, Palm Desert, CA
November 25 – 27, 2011

Civic Center Theatre, San Diego, CA
December 2 – 4, 2011

Neil S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu, HI
December 7 – 11, 2011


Meet the North American Cast


Rich Wilcox
September 20, 2011

Please come back to Bozeman, MT. That was theost amazing show I have ever seen.

September 20, 2011

I would LOVE to see you guys come to Arkansas! Mccafferty and the O’Donovan School of Irish dance would be more than happy to do have a workshop!

Maureen McGrath
September 25, 2011

We saw your show in Killarney in August and spoke with someone about the possibility of doing a meet & greet at San Diego’s House of Ireland on a Sunday during your stay. If this could be in advance of the performance, we could possibly arouse interest in the show and even perhaps sell tickets at the House. At the very least, we could post a poster advertizing the show and offer flyers if you have any. Let me know if this is something that would be of any benefit.

September 26, 2011

Hi Maureen, can you email info@riverdance.com and your request will be passed to the appropriate person. Many thanks.

Carolina Franco
September 26, 2011

Come to Mexico!!

Martine Panagopulos
November 9, 2011

Are you going to perform this fall or winter in New York or Connecticut?

November 9, 2011

We are only visiting California and for the first time Hawaii this Fall. However we have a new tour from February to June 2012. There are New York dates included in the schedule, but not confirmed yet. Have a look at the tours and tickets section for ticket information and updates.

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