Irish dance group Riverdance have announced a 30th anniversary UK tour and they’ll be stopping in Manchester for seven shows next year.

The group, which has its roots in Irish dancing, will be touring 30 UK venues in 2025 to celebrate its milestone.

Riverdance rose to become a headline act after being featured during the interval of the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin.

American dancers Michael Flatley and Jean Butler were among the original performers who captured the Eurovision audience when they delivered an eight-minute dance on April 30, 1994, at The Point Theatre.

How to get tickets to see Riverdance in Manchester

If you’d like to see the dance group perform in Manchester, here’s how you can.

The shows in Manchester are scheduled for the following dates and times, according to the Ticketmaster website.

  • Saturday August 23, 2025 – 2.30pm and 7.30pm
  • Sunday August 24, 2025 – 2.30pm and 7.30pm
  • Monday August 25, 2025 – 7.30pm
  • Tuesday August 26, 2025 – 7.30pm
  • Wednesday August 26, 2025 – 7.30pm

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Shows will be taking place at the Opera House, Manchester and tickets are available via a pre-sale on Thursday, March 21, 2024, at 10am.

The general sale will take place at 10am on Friday, March 22, 2024, via Ticketmaster.

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For its 30th anniversary, Riverdance is also welcoming a new generation of performers who were not born when the show began.

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John McColgan, director of Riverdance, said: “It is both a privilege and a delight to celebrate 30 years of Riverdance and the unique journey it has taken us on.

“In those 30 years the show has transformed from a spectacle into a global cultural phenomenon – continuously evolving yet remaining true to its Irish roots.

“On this upcoming tour we look forward to welcoming the new generation of artists while paying tribute to the talented performers, creators, dedicated crew, and the millions of fans who have made Riverdance a worldwide celebration of music and dance.”