RIOT, hosted by Outcider

RIOT, the jaw-dropping theatrical highlight of 2016 and winner of Best Production at Dublin Fringe Festival is back! Thrilling, exhilarating, uplifting and utterly unique – this theatrical explosion will set hearts soaring and pulses racing once more for a very limited run this July in Vicar St.

A disorderly cocktail of wild theatre, gut-punching spoken word, banging jigs, slapstick comedy and eye-popping circus, RIOT will leave you dazzled and dizzy. Infusing the magic of theatre with the excitement of variety and the energy of the dance floor, it’s your big night out, with a delicious twist. Its premier run sold every ticket available and broke box-office records while the #RIOTdublin hashtag set Instagram ablaze & exploded on Twitter.

RIOT is both party and politic, a love letter of hope to the future, a clarion call on the state of the nation and a celebration of Ireland. The all-star cast features Queen of Ireland Panti, Emmet Kirwan, (Dublin Oldschool, Heartbreak – originally commissioned and written for RIOT), Up & Over It, Lords of Strut, Megan Riordan (Once The Musical, Dublin), Ronan Brady, Alma Kelliher, , Nicola Kavanagh and Adam Matthews, with frocks by James David Seaver, guest text by Michael Harding and set design by internationally renowned graphic artist Niall Sweeney.

RIOT’s new home is a specially reimagined Vicar Street, looking like you’ve never seen it before.

Thursday 6 July, 8pm I Friday 7 July, 7.30pm & 10.15pm I Saturday 8 July 7.30pm & 10.15pm.
Thursday 13 July, 8pm | Friday 14 July, 7.30pm & 10.15pm / Saturday 15 July 7.30pm & 10.15pm.

Restricted Viewing €25 I Standard Seats €34 I Premium View €37.50 I Ringside €45

Buy Online: | By Phone: 0818 719 300 | In Person:Ticketmaster Outlets Nationwide | Telephone & Internet Bookings Subject to 12.5% (max €6.85) per ticket | Agents max €3.30 per ticket.


“Beg, borrow or steal a ticket”

The Reviews Hub

“An unadulterated celebration of skill, passion and possibility”

The Arts Review

“A love poem of hope from the heart to the future”

The Irish Times

“A sensational carnival – easily the most exhilarating spectacle on the Fringe”


Celebrating ten years of explosive events, from Poptent at Electric Picnic and Alice in Funderland – The Musical, to the legendary club night WERK, THISISPOPBABY present their most entertaining show to date, uniting the hottest stars of Irish stage and screen in this glittering roulette of the brilliant, brazen and downright bizarre.

Created & Directed by Jennifer Jennings and Phillip McMahon.

RIOT is presented by THISISPOPBABY and Aiken Promotions. Originally co-produced by Dublin Fringe Festival with the support of the Arts Council of Ireland.


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