On the VIP events, you do not have to have a ticket as for your first event you are welcome as our guest, after this, you will need to be registered with our VIP Club, the annual cost is £5.00 FOR THE YEAR.  Amazing value for money!  £££££

Tickets are available from our EVENTS & TICKETS page, also please visit our PARTNERS TICKETS as we have some amazing headline acts coming your way!

CONTACT RIVA - 07766 084365

[email protected]

RIVA SHOWBAR PRESTON - Is Conveniently Located at

53 Tithebarn Street - PR1 1DJ

Opposite Preston Bus Station

Prestons biggest Premier live entertainment venue situated next to the iconic Guildhall 

Some of our Partner Tickets Available

Contact Sarah @ Fairydust Events for more information on these events on 01772 914635 or visit their website

www.fairydust-events.co.uk or visit our Ticketlight shop: https://fairydust-events.ticketlight.co.uk

CHINA CRISIS - 4TH DECEMBER 2020

China Crisis where never your run-of-the-mill 80s pop band. Formed in Liverpool by singer Gary Daly and guitarist Eddie Lundon, they distilled their love of David Bowie and Steely Dan into an exquisitely melancholy post-punk sound that saw them win their just chart rewards. Has there ever been a more wistful Top 10 hit than the charming Wishful Thinking?

Their hero Walter Becker – of Steely Dan fame – was so impressed he even became a band member back in 1985, producing and playing on Top 10 album Flaunt the Imperfection, and returning for 1989’s hugely acclaimed Diary of a Hollow Horse. And, all the while, the hits kept rolling in… Christian, Black Man Ray and King in a Catholic Style all made their way into the UK Top 20.

With Gary and Eddie still present and correct – and joined by Jack Hymers on keyboards and Eric Animan on sax - The RETROspective tour will see the band performing these classics alongside songs from all of their seven studio albums.

https://www.ticketor.com/rspromo/tickets/china-crisis-in-concert-199223

ODYSSEY & THE REAL THING - 11 DECEMBER​  

 (this has now been moved to 2021, new details to follow)

GET YOUR TICKETS ONLINE BY VISITING THIS LINK:  https://www.ticketor.com/rspromo/event/the-real-thing-and-odyssey-199164

The Real Thing - Britain’s Top Soul & R ‘n’ B performers had three million-selling hit singles in the 70s “You To Me Are Everything” “Can’t Get By Without You” and “Feel The Force”.

Original vocalists, Chris Amoo and Dave Smith perform these hits and much more Live! on Stage.


In 1986 ‘You to Me Are Everything’, ‘Can’t Get by Without You’ and ‘Can You Feel the Force’ were all remixed and became huge hits once again, thanks to their huge club following.


In 2005, ‘Love's Such a Wonderful Thing’ was sampled by French dance outfit Daft Punk and re-titled ‘So Much Love to Give’. The same year the Freeloaders had a UK Top 10 single with ‘So Much Love to Give’ which featured The Real Thing resulting in then charting across 3 decades.

Commenting on The Real Thing’s success, singer Chris Amoo said, ‘There’s always going to be a sense of nostalgia about our music. It’s the soundtrack to so many people’s lives and that will never die.


Time to dust down those flares fellas and girls get those platform shoes polished for a night of Disco Nostalgia!! 

NORTHERN SOUL LIVE - 23 APRIL 2021

THE MUSIC OF NORTHERN SOUL LIVE features the UK’s premier live Northern Soul Band The SIGNATURES with lead vocalist STEFAN TAYLOR plus original Northern Soul legend LORRAINE SILVER with her classic Northern Soul track ‘LOST SUMMER LOVE’ which was massive at the WIGAN CASINO


The band put their own expression to many classic Northern Soul numbers creating a true balance between authentic and modern in sound. Step back to the sounds of the Twisted Wheel, Blackpool Mecca, Golden Torch and Wigan Casino. The Signatures give a full set of passion and energy, guaranteeing to get the audience “Out On The Floor”


Plus Top Preston Northern Soul DJ GLEN "WINDY" MILLER!

THE CHRISTIANS LIVE! - 19 JUNE 2021

with FULL band set plus Aftershow DJ Music Set

Renowned for an endless string of soulful yet socially aware hits …Forgotten Town, Ideal World, Born Again, Harvest for the World, What's in a Word, Hooverville, Words, Father, The Bottle and many more


The Christians enjoyed huge acclaim in the late 80s and early 90s both in the UK and Europe and often confused people with their band name (in fact just the brother's surname with absolutely no religious connotation!)


Still headed by enigmatic lead singer Garry Christian (who very much deserves the Daily Mirror’s descríption of him as having ‘one of the finest voices in pop) who has only gained in vocal stature (and wit) over the years! the band are enjoying a revival currently touring successfully in the UK and Europe.

Currently embarking on a huge UK Tour playing their well known back catalogue and one or two favourites selected from newer albums.


Catch them on tour and find out why Chris Evans said ‘it was the best gig I’ve ever been too.

BONEY M WITH SUPPORT - 26 JUNE 2021

RS Promotions present BONEY M - one of the bestselling artists of all time.


With more than 150 million records sold worldwide including Brown Girl in the Ring, Daddy Cool, Rasputin, Sunny, Ma Baker, Belfast, Painter Man, Hooray Hooray it’s a Holiday and the iconic Rivers of Babylon/Mary’s Boy Child, the second highest-selling single in the UK

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Everyone knows the name. Everyone knows at least one of their songs. Now meet BONEY M – featuring Maizie Williams, the original singer from the very birth of BONEY M, now joined by three dynamic singers.

It was obvious from the vast number of record sales that the magic of BONEY M was still there and now being enjoyed by a new generation. Maizie thought it was time for this new audience to see the energy that goes with each and every one of the group’s songs, and decided that they would tour again. 


Audiences in Russia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Japan, China, Australia and many other countries have since thrilled to the energetic visual performances of all the well-loved songs.


Maizie (most definitely the M in BONEY M) and the group have revitalised the songs while keeping the same lyrics, giving them a new and modern sound that will have all generations tapping their feet and moving to the new funky beat.


Plus Support Act TBA

AND Aftershow Disco with Top DJ's

THE THREE DEGREES LIVE!  - Direct from the USA​

11 SEPTEMBER 2021

All The Way From The USA With Disco Legends THE THREE DEGREES’

THE THREE DEGREES are well known worldwide for their soulful voices.


Famously Prince Charles’s favourite group, The Three Degrees charmed the world in 1974 with their most famous hit When Will I See You Again, topping the charts around the world and followed up with “Dirty Ol’ Man”, and “Take Good Care Of Yourself”


There is to be a support act yet to be announced - Plus an Aftershow Disco

BAY CITY ROLLERS - 8 OCTOBER 2021

RS Promotions In Association with Riva Showbar Preston are pleased to present

Les McKeown’s Bay City Rollers


Still rolling four decades later, Les McKeown’s Bay City Rollers are still doing it!


Les brings back all the thrill and excitement of Rollermania performing all the hits you love.

Joining the band back in 1973 Les’ lead vocals kick-started the band’s stardom with the single ‘Remember’, quickly followed by ‘Shang-a-Lang’, ‘Summerlove Sensation’ and ‘All of Me Loves All of You’, all reaching top five in the U.K. Charts.


Tickets for this event will be limited so to avoid disappointment be sure to book in advance #ShangALang

ABBA TRIBUTE SHOW - 24 APRIL 2021

We are bringing our 6piece show to RIVA SHOWBAR PRESTON !! TAKE A CHANCE ON US... ABBA TRIBUTE will be at this beautiful venue for 1 NIGHT ONLY of ABBA madness. A licenced bar will be provided. Tickets also soon are available from RIVA SHOWBAR. Put on your platform boots and funky suits or just a boa!! and have a night of abba madness!! We look forward to seeing you there. Appealing to all age groups and bringing you the music of one of the most successful bands of all time .. This is a fantastic live show celebrating the music of ABBA. The Abba story continues to be written with the new film, themed restaurants, new songs it never seems to lose its popularity and just keeps growing!! The show has fully live Six-piece band, voiceovers, costume changes, choreographed dance routines, and light show. The band members encourage lots of audience participation and of course, it includes all the well known iconic and favourite Abba Hits!! The performers bring energy and fun to the stage that will ensure you will have a fantastic night to remember!! This massively popular show has been selling out regularly, with the band members wonderful personalities, and fantastic musicianship, you'll be glad you Took A Chance On Us!!!​

George Michael Unplugged - 

A Tribute Featuring Steve Mitchell

In 1996 George Michael gave an ‘Unplugged’ performance for a crowd of 300 people at Three Mills Studio in East London.

He performed selected tracks from the ‘Older’ Album and a few more from his earlier recordings including the Wham! days.

Many musicians have since graced the ‘MTV Unplugged’ stage.

Reveal Media Promotions present a musical spectacle, celebrating the unplugged versions of George Michael and Wham songs featuring the amazing lead vocals of Steve Mitchell.

Get your Tickets Here... £22.50 per person.  

https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/georgemichaelunplugged/t-vdqkmk

SAY TWO PRODUCTIONS

HITMAN AND HER - 30 DECEMBER 2020

Naughty 90's Nostalgia Night Wiggy Clive Live!


Get off your butt! Get out of the rut! Groove! & Move! Macarena! YMCA! Unlimited! Technotronic! Get on it!

Join Wiggy Clive and the 90's cult. Step back in time!


Dario G Referee - DJ & Composer to the stars, Dario G of HIT football track 'Carnaval de Paris'!


Live-streamed events into your room or come and join us to socially distance dance the night away!


Ticket Price: £12 Adult £10 Concessions - Ticket ONLY


GET YOUR TICKETS NOW.. - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/121559294121

CHRISTMAS PANTO @ RIVA! - 29TH & 30TH DECEMBER

It's Panto Time! The ever-popular 'Aladdin & His Magic Lamp!' Family Pantomime! The show will go on!


Live Performance! Fully Interactive! Social Distancing & COVID Safe At RIVA!


29th & 30th December @ 2PM & 6PM


Join the professional cast of Say Two Productions, established over 29 years, LIVE social distanced OR Zoomed into your room!

Interactive! Oh yes, it is! Oh no, it isn't!


Panto quiz! Fancy dress competition for kids! Panto experience is a 'Whole new world!' Meet the COVID crackpots!


Join the Gennie! Ask Aladdin any question you want! Will they live happily ever after?


Jam-packed full of fun! Romance! Laughter! Love ever after!


BOOK NOW!


GET YOUR TICKETS HERE.. - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/121524981491

Join the NYE Party

Illegal Liquor Lockdown! - 31 DECEMBER 2020


Gatsby Gangsters Glamour and Glitz!


Gangstas & Guns! Flappa dancing & fights! Millionaires & Maffia! Charleston!


Live tickets at the event or live streamed 'zoomed' into your living room!


Bootlegging! Alcapone!


Interactive! Socially Distanced! MASK - charade!


Ticket Prices: £15 Adult £12 Concession - Ticket ONLY


GET YOUR TICKETS HERE... https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/121558200851