Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show Comes to Denver from May 31-June 4

By Kyrie Collins, Macaroni KID Highlands Ranch-Parker-Castle Rock-Lone Tree Publisher May 31, 2023

Riverdance — as you've never seen it before! 

Composer Bill Whelan has rerecorded his mesmerizing soundtrack, while producer Moya Doherty and director John McColgan have wholly reimagined the ground-breaking show with innovative and spectacular lighting, projection, stage, and costume designs. Immerse yourself in the extraordinary power and grace of its music and dance — beloved by fans of all ages. 

Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show
The Buell Theatre, Denver
May 31–June 4, 2023


Riverdance is celebrated worldwide for its Grammy award-winning score and the thrilling energy and passion of its Irish and international dance. Get a peek at the powerful and stirring reinvention of this beloved favorite:

Two dancers, Michael and Matthew Gardiner, are brothers from Colorado!

Michael started dancing in Denver when he was 4 years old. At age 10, he moved to Galway, Ireland, where he joined the renowned Hession School. Michael joined Riverdance in 2015 when he successfully auditioned at the Riverdance Summer School. He has performed with Riverdance all over the world, including North America, China, and Croke Park Dublin for Pope Francis in 2018. Michael is a qualified Architect from the University of Limerick, a huge Denver Broncos fan, and an avid lover of traditional Irish music.

Matthew began Irish dancing in Denver and moved to Galway, Ireland, to continue dancing under the Hession School of Irish Dance. Matthew attended the Riverdance Summer School and was selected to join Riverdance in 2017. He performed in the Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show in the 3Arena, Dublin (2020), on the UK National Tour (2021), and the North American Tour (2022), and joined the lead team at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin. Matthew is a qualified Civil Engineer from the National University of Ireland, Galway, and a championship winner in tennis, soccer, and basketball.

Matthew has won 30 major championship titles, including three World championships. Michael has also won many major titles, including two World Championships. Together, they made Irish dancing history when they won their respective World titles in the same year.

Matthew and Michael showcase their creative side on social media and have over 350 million views. Follow them on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok.

@gardinerbrothers That was FAST 😮‍💨😅 #eminem #fyp ♬ original sound - gardinerbrothers

Don't miss your chance to see the Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show. Tickets start at $28, and good seats are still available. Purchase yours at