RENOWNED dance show, Riverdance, is set to grace the stage of the Bournemouth International Centre once again with its 25th anniversary tour.

The Irish dancing phenomenon, which has thrilled audiences worldwide since it opened in 1995, will visit 25 venues next year kicking off with a brand new show in Bournemouth on March 10, 2020.

As most fans are aware, the show’s fancy footwork first appeared as the interval act at the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin to great acclaim, before it was developed into a full-length show, changing the face of Irish dance and music.

Since then, the show’s popularity never ceases to lose momentum and its timelessness has taken it through two and a half decades of audiences with ease.

A tour spokesman told Leisure Live: “To celebrate 25 years of toe-tapping, the show’s composer, Bill Whelan, has re-recorded his Grammy Award-winning soundtrack.

“Meanwhile producer Moya Doherty and director John McColgan have also updated the show with new lighting, projection, stage and costume designs.”

The tour begins in Bournemouth on March 10 next year in 2020 and then moves on to visit towns and cities across the country including Manchester, Sheffield, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Bristol, Cardiff and London.

Riverdance has been seen by more than 2.9 million people in the UK alone.

* To find out more about the Bournemouth show, go online at or call the box office on 01202 055555