Riverside Performing Arts is a Theatre Company passionate about using storytelling to share a message of hope. our work aims to inspire faith & love to the communities in which we work.
Riverside Performing Arts
Since its foundation, Riverside Performing Arts has performed for and worked with well over 900,000 people in the UK and abroad, using the performing arts in dynamic and innovative ways to serve the community by communicating Christian truths and values and addressing issues relevant to the various age groups in which we work. We lead performances and workshops in a variety of settings such as schools, youth and community groups, churches, festivals and professional theatres.
Alongside the Theatre Company we also take 2-4 trainees per year from the Riverside Academy, run by Riverside Church. By choosing the performing arts pathway trainees can grow as creative, versatile and confident actors, inspired and skilled to use their performance gifts in the community
“Riverside Performing Arts bring a professionalism, creativity and enthusiasm to events that is second to none. Their nativity show left many with both big grins but also tears from the moving experience they had seen.”
“All productions of Riverside Performing Arts are of a consistent, excellent standard; engaging even our youngest children who are 2 years old. Often there is a real, unique twist on familiar classics.”
“The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark is a fabulous and perfectly pitched show.”
“Relevant content was poignant and thought provoking. ALL students were engrossed in the performance. Thank you Riverside Performing Arts for an excellent performance and engaging workshops.”
Rainbow Fish and The seamonsters’ cave
Rainbow Fish finds the courage to help a friend! The fourth book in the bestselling Rainbow Fish series. It’s Rainbow Fish’s most challenging adventure yet, for he must brave the sea monster’s cave, rumored to be the most dangerous place in the ocean, to find healing algae to cure the ailing bumpy-backed fish.
Themes: Facing fears, courage, friendship
Running time: 45 minutes
“I was extremely impressed at the way the performance was accessible to both our youngest and oldest children… All the children were engaged.” – Allens Croft Primary School.
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Meet the team!
Head of RPA
Lydia van Dijk
Dynamic and Innovative Professional Christian Theatre Company based in Birmingham, UK