Riverdance 20 Year Anniversary
20 years ago on the 9th February 1995, Riverdance – The Show, the first Irish dance show ever, opened at the Point Theatre, Dublin for a sell-out five-week run, with record sales reaching over 120,000 tickets
To mark the 20th anniversary, Riverdance celebrate this landmark by making changes to the show, not only adding a brand new number but also having the show’s lighting and costumes re-designed to enhance the experience for audiences old and new.
Riverdance the original seven-minute version was invited to perform at the Royal Variety Performance
Trading Taps from Riverdance was performed at the Royal Variety Performance 1995 at the Dominion Theatre, London.
In 7 minutes on a Dublin stage a performance took place that shook the world of Irish music and culture…
On 11 August 1994, the RTÉ video Riverdance for Rwanda was launched to help raise money for Irish relief agencies in Rwanda. The video sold 100,000 copies in Ireland, raising over IR￡230,000 for famine relief.
As votes were being counted around Europe, in Dublin in the Point Theatre (now the O2), RIVERDANCE burst onto the stage and took the audience by complete surprise.
20 years ago, on 30th April 1994 something extraordinary happened on the banks of the River Liffey in Dublin…