The Journey Archives - Riverdance

Creating Riverdance

With these notes, producer Moya Doherty began the creation of Riverdance. The show would become a worldwide sensation and eventually change the way we see dance and theatre.

Opening Night – The Point Depot, Dublin

9th February 1995, Riverdance – The Show opens at The Point Theatre, Dublin The first scene “Reel around the Sun”

1996 – Riverdance’s US TV Network Debut

On 8th March 1996, Riverdance made its debut performance on US Network TV on The Late Show with David Letterman.

2003 – Riverdance at the Special Olympics

‪#‎ThrowbackTuesday‬ On 21st June 2003 over 100 Riverdance dancers participated in the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics in Croke Park in Dublin

Happy 21st Birthday Riverdance

Its our Birthday!

Riverdance on Terry Wogan’s Ireland

During the summer of 2010 as part of the BBC One autobiographical programme, Terry Wogan’s Ireland, Terry Wogan, drops in on the Riverdance rehearsals at the Gaiety Theatre Dublin in Summer 2010. Terry recounts the first time that he saw Riverdance as the interval act of the 1994 Eurovision in Dublin…..

Riverdance Opening Night Photos

Photos from 9th February 1995 – the opening night of Riverdance – The Show at the Point Theatre, Dublin

Video – 1995 Opening Night – The Point – Dublin

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

Riverdance in its 20th anniversary year

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 at Royal Variety Performance 28 November 1994

Riverdance the original seven-minute version was invited to perform at the Royal Variety Performance