Irish dance group Riverdance has announced a 30th-anniversary tour for 2025, and they will be playing three shows at Bournemouth as part of that.

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

It originated as an interval act during the Eurovision Song Contest 1994, with Michael Flatley and Jean Butler among those performers.

Shortly afterwards, husband and wife production team John McColgan and Moya Doherty expanded it into a stage show which debuted in Dublin in February 1995.

How to get tickets for Riverdance in Bournemouth

The shows are scheduled for November 29 and November 30 in 2025 at the Bournemouth International Centre, which are at the following times:

  • Saturday, November 29 - 7.30pm
  • Sunday, November 30 - 2.30pm and 7.30pm

Tickets will be available for a pre-sale on Ticketmaster from 10am on Thursday, March 21 whilst the general sale will take place from 10am on Friday, March 22.

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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.”