Kick Up Your Feet, Click Your Heels, and Don’t Move Your Arms! Riverdance Returns to Vancouver


Photo credit: Rob McDogall

Can you believe it? Riverdance is on their 20th anniversary world tour! I’m sure it can’t possibly have been 20 years since I was last entranced by the athleticism, beauty, and magic of the Riverdance performers. Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour,composed by Bill Whelan, produced by Moya Doherty and directed by John McColgan, will feature new costumes, new lighting, new projections and the addition of a brand new number, “Anna Livia,” featuring the female members of the Irish dance troupe in an a cappella hard-shoe number.

Tickets for the international Irish dance phenomenon go on sale Monday, February 26 at 10am.  Ticket prices start at $30.50 and are available at or by calling 1-855-985-5000.  Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 1-800-889-8457.  Broadway Across Canada subscribers can visit or call 1.866.542.7469. Performances run FridaySaturday evenings at 8pmSunday evening at 7:30pm with Saturday and Sunday 2pm matinees.


Photo credit: Jack Hartin

For over 20 years, nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance. The Irish dance & music juggernaut began its journey as the interval act in the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest, produced for television by Moya Doherty. This electrifying and innovative seven minute dance piece was then developed into a full-length stage show by Producer Moya Doherty, Composer Bill Whelan and Director John McColgan. With its fusion of Irish and International music and dance, the show broke all box office records during its world première run in Dublin in early 1995. When the show transferred to London the reaction was unprecedented. There followed a hugely successful tour starting in New York in March 1996, where 8 sold-out shows at Radio City Music Hall heralded the start of 16 years of non-stop touring by Riverdance companies throughout North America. Since its inception Riverdance has packed theatres throughout North America, Oceania, Asia, Europe, South Africa and South America.


Date: April 13 – 15, 2018
Time: evening & matinee performances
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Address: 630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver



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