International Irish Dance Phenomenon Coming to The Venetian Theatre, The Venetian Macao Jan. 24 to Feb. 5, 2017

(Macao, Nov. 7, 2016)The Venetian® Macao,  Beijing Joyway Promotions and Phoenix Live Entertainment Interational proudly present Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour at The Venetian Theatre from Jan. 24 to Feb. 5, 2017, for a limited season. The show is an innovative and exciting blend of dance and music that draws on Irish traditions and has been seen live by over 25 million people worldwide, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures. Tickets for the international phenomenon will be on sale Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, at all Cotai Ticketing box offices.

For the 20th Anniversary World Tour, the original Riverdance team of composer Bill Whelan, producer Moya Doherty and director John McColgan have been reunited. The show includes new costumes, lighting and projections and the addition of a brand new song, “Anna Livia”, featuring the female members of the Irish dance troupe in an a cappella hard-shoe number. The set design is by Robert Ballagh, lighting design by John Comiskey, costume design by Joan Bergin and sound design by Michael O’Gorman.

“The success of Riverdance across the world has gone beyond our wildest dreams,” said Doherty. “The fact that it continues to draw and excite audiences is a tribute to every dancer, singer, musician, staff and crew member who have dedicated themselves to the show. This 20th Anniversary Tour is a thank you to our audiences and a celebration of what has been an incredible journey across two decades.”

For over 20 years, few entertainment concepts have carried the energy, sensuality and spectacle of Riverdance. Beginning its journey as the interval act in the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest, the electrifying and innovative seven minute dance piece was then developed into a full-length stage show by Doherty, Whelan and McColgan. With its fusion of Irish and international music and dance, the show broke all box office records during its world premiere run in Dublin in early 1995. When it transferred to London the reaction was unprecedented. This was followed by 16 years of non-stop touring by Riverdance companies throughout North America.

Since its inception Riverdance has packed theatres across North America, Oceania, Asia, Europe, South Africa and South America.


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  • Played 11,500 performances
  • Seen live by over 25 million people in over 515 venues worldwide
  • Played throughout 47 countries across six continents
  • Travelled 750,000 miles (or 30 times around the world)
  • Played to a global television audience of 300 million people
  • Sold over three million copies of the Grammy Award-winning CD
  • Sold 10 million Riverdance videos & DVDs
  • Riverdance holds the Guinness World Record for “Longest Riverdance Line”, which featured 1,693 participants
  • Since the Riverdance Summer School began in 2015, more than 500 Irish dancers from 15 countries have attended the school and learned the iconic Riverdance steps


Ticketing details:

Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour
Date and Time Jan. 24 – Feb. 5, 2017
8 p.m. (Tuesday – Friday)
2 p.m. and 8 p.m. (Saturday)
2 p.m. and 6 p.m. (Sunday)
The Venetian Theatre, The Venetian Macao
Ticket Prices   MOP/ HKD 888       (VIP Reserve)
MOP/ HKD 688        (A Reserve)
MOP/ HKD 488        (B Reserve)
MOP/ HKD 288        (C Reserve)
Ferry Packages Add MOP/HKD 108 to ticket price for a round trip Cotai Water Jet ferry ticket between Hong Kong and Macao
Ticketing Outlets Cotai Ticketing
                     o The Parisian Macao - Main Lobby Box Office (Level 1) and Parisian Theatre Box Office (Level 5)
                 o The Venetian Macao – Cotai Arena and Main Lobby box offices
                 o Four Seasons Hotel Macao – The Plaza™ Macao box office
                 o Sands® Macao – Level 1 box office
                 o Sands® Cotai Central – Sheraton Main Lobby and Holiday Inn Main Lobby box offices
  • Phone:

                 o  Macao: +853 2882 8818
                 o  Hong Kong: +852 6333 6660
                 o  China toll-free: 4001 206 618

  Hong Kong Ticketing (customer service fee applies)
  Macao Kong Seng Ticketing Network
Photo caption: Catch the energy, sensuality and spectacle of Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour, at The Venetian Theatre at The Venetian Macao between Jan. 24 and Feb. 5, 2017. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, Nov. 8 at all Cotai Ticketing box offices.


Entertainment at Sands China Properties

Sands China Ltd. has as a clear vision to establish Macao as Asia’s top entertainment destination.

The 15,000-seat Cotai Arena and 1,800-seat Venetian Theatre are the only venues in Asia ranked in Pollstar’s Top 100 Worldwide Arena Venues and Pollstar’s Top 200 Worldwide Theatre Venues based on ticket sales. It is the top entertainment destination in southern China, hosting the world’s and the region’s biggest names in music, sports and awards shows. Superstars frequently choose the venue as the starting point of their Asian tours.

The multi-purpose Venetian Theatre is one of the most luxurious entertainment venues in greater China. Featuring ushers in black tie, champagne service, gourmet food and beverage items and other unique, premium amenities, it offers an intimate, luxurious and exclusive venue experience. The Venetian Theatre is playing a key role in bringing the best in international and Chinese entertainment to Macao, with a theatre experience like no other in the region.

The 650-seat Sands Theatre regularly features internationally-renowned singers, performers and artists of the highest calibre. From traditional Chinese-costumed dance to modern performances, everything from Western rock to Cantonese pop is covered.

The 1,200-seat, purpose-built Parisian Theatre is Sands China Ltd’s latest entertainment venue. The Paris-style theatre offers an elegant experience for world-class entertainment of all kinds.

Offering world-class diversity and quality, Sands China Ltd.’s next generation of live venues is ushering in a new era of entertainment in Macao.

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Media contacts:

Public Relations, Venetian Macau Limited

Lily Cheng
Tel: +853 8118 2013

Felicia Im
Tel: +853 8118 2296