Riverdance the original seven-minute version is first performed at the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin and is transmitted to over 300 million viewers worldwide.
The Riverdance for Rwanda video sells 100,000 copies in Ireland, raising over IR£230,000 for famine relief.
The Riverdance single release goes straight to No.1 in the Irish charts for 18 weeks. Single reaches No. 9 in the UK charts.
Riverdance the original seven-minute version is invited to perform at the Royal Variety Performance at Dominion Theatre, London.
Riverdance – The Show, the first Irish dance show, opens at the Point Theatre, Dublin for a sell-out five-week run, with record breaking sales of over 120,000 tickets. Invited guests include the President of Ireland Mary Robinson.
The video release of Riverdance Live from Dublin goes straight to No 1 in the Irish charts and becomes the all-time best-selling music video in the UK.
Riverdance opens at The Apollo, Hammersmith, London for a sell-out 4 week run. By overwhelming public demand a second run opens and is extended twice setting a box office record of 151 sold out shows.
Original Irish Dance Troupe, Point Theatre.
Riverdance arrives in North America, opening at Radio City Hall, New York for eight sell-out shows Riverdance enters the Billboard World Music chart at No. 1
The first Riverdance tour of North America commences.
The new video Riverdance – Live from Radio City New York is released and later reaches No.2 in the US Charts.
Bill Whelan wins a Grammy Award for the Riverdance Album in the “Best Musical Show Album” category.
The first Riverdance sell-out tour of Australia opens at the Entertainment Centre, Sydney.
Tickets go on sale for a tour of six Canadian cities with CAN$11 million sales on the first day, a Canadian record.
Riverdance opens in Oberhausen, Germany for 12 sell-out performances – the show’s first performances to a non-English speaking audience.
The first Riverdance European tour visits arenas throughout Germany, Sweden, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Finland, Denmark, Norway, The Netherlands and France, performing to sell-out audiences.
Riverdance is voted the top grossing Family Entertainment show of 1998 in the USA.
Riverdance opens for the first time in Japan to sell-out audiences and unprecedented standing ovations. Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako of Japan attend Riverdance at the International Forum in Tokyo.
Riverdance – On Broadway opens as a new production at the Gershwin Theatre, New York – the beginning of a hugely successful 18 month run.
Riverdance – The Homecoming opens at the Point Theatre Dublin. The success of the run reaffirms the Irish audience’s love for the show.
Riverdance Live from Geneva DVD is filmed at the Geneva Arena, Switzerland.
The Mayor of San Francisco proclaims March 6th Riverdance Day in honour of the show’s 5000th performance.
Riverdance participates in the opening ceremony of the 2003 Special Olympics World Games in Dublin with a performance featuring the longest ever Riverdance line with over 100 Riverdancers on the stage.
Riverdance becomes the first show from the West to perform at The Great Hall of the People, Beijing. Over 100,000 people attend the first Riverdance tour of China.
Riverdance opens in the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin for the most successful run in the theatre’s 135 year history. The Gaiety becomes the summer home for Riverdance with the show returning each summer season.
Radio City Music Hall hosts the show’s tenth anniversary gala performance. The Mayor of New York, Michael R. Bloomberg, declares 15th March Riverdance Day.
Riverdance performs for the first time in Moya Doherty’s home county of Donegal.
Riverdance visits Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts in Virginia, USA for the tenth time, setting a new record in the history of American theatre for playing the same venue.
Riverdance tours China playing in Beijing and Xi’an. The Irish
Olympic Boxing Team visits on the opening night in Beijing..
Riverdance returns to Radio City Music Hall, New York to celebrate its 15th anniversary setting a new record with an unprecedented 95 shows at the famous landmark theatre
The new Riverdance Live from Beijing DVD is released. Filmed at the Beijing Exhibition Centre celebrating the show’s 15th Anniversary.
Riverdance performs on African soil for the first time with sell-out shows in Johannesburg and Cape Town.
Riverdance performs for President Mary McAleese, Queen Elizabeth II and guests as part of a celebration of Irish music, theatre and dance during the historic state visit of Queen Elizabeth II to Ireland.
Riverdance performs for Mr Xi Jinping, Vice President of the People’s Republic of China during his first state visit to Ireland.
The first tour of South America visits Sao Paulo, Brazil then onto Buenos Aires and Cordoba, Argentina marking the 6th continent where Riverdance
First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama and her daughters attend a special performance of Riverdance at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin, staged in honour of their visit to Ireland.
As part of The Gathering Ireland, 1,693 dancers from 44 countries set the World Record for the Longest Riverdance line on the banks of the River Liffey in Dublin.
The 20th anniversary world tour commences with seven sold out performances in Limerick, City of Culture and home city of Composer Bill Whelan.
Riverdance welcomes the 25th million audience member to the show in Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany
Riverdance is invited to perform in the Forbidden City, Beijing for President Michael D. Higgins on his state visit to China.
The Riverdance Academy opens at Trinity College Dublin with 321 dancers from 32 countries worldwide learning the iconic choreography.
Anna Livia, a new a capella hard-shoe number featuring the female lead dancer and female troupe is added to the show to mark 20 years of Riverdance on tour.
The first Riverdanceathon takes place at the Gaiety Theatre, as part of an annual charity event during Riverdance’s summer season in Dublin with over 500 Irish dancers taking part each year.
The Riverdance Academy launches in North America at Boston University, MA, USA.
With 64 marriages between company members and 105 children born since the show began, the first of these Riverdance Babies takes to the stage.
The Riverdance troupe of 63 dancers join with 500 Irish dancers to perform for the historic visit of Pope Francis to Ireland
The new 25th Anniversary Show is announced in London with a troupe of young Riverdance dancers who were not born when the show premiered in February 1995.
The original and the current Riverdance cast launch the 25th Anniversary Gala Shows at the 3Arena, Dublin.
Radio City Music Hall, New York: The 25th Anniversary Shows go on sale.
Decca Gold announces the release of Bill Whelan’s album Riverdance 25th Anniversary: Music From the Show
Riverdance marks its 25th Anniversary, back where it all began at 3Arena, (formerly The Point) Dublin with a Gala performance. Members of the original cast including Jean Butler joined the current cast on stage for the finale celebrations.
The 25th Anniversary Show opens at Radio City Music Hall, New York