Lord of the Dance
Sat, Oct 13 - 3:00 PM & 8:00 PM @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
Ruth Eckerd Hall presents Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games for two performances on Saturday, October 13 at 3 pm and 8 pm. The Lord of the Dance story emerges from the dreams of the Little Spirit. It is a classic tale of good versus evil. In her dream, the Lord of the Dance represents all things good in the world, but he must fight against evil in the form of The Dark Lord and his army of Dark Disciples. Morrighan, the Seductress, comes between The Lord and his true love Saoirse, while Erin the Goddess puts into song the words that the dances convey. Will the Lord of the Dance and his chieftains defeat the Dark Lord and his men? Will the Spirit’s Dream become a nightmare from which she cannot wake?
Lord of the Dance first premiered at the magnificent Coliseum in London two decades ago. In 2014, Michael Flatley transformed the show making it even more thrilling than the original. Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games, with music composed by Gerard Fahy, premiered at the iconic London Palladium in September 2014, which marked the milestone 20th anniversary since Michael Flatley became an international sensation.
The show has since gone on to enjoy hugely successful runs in the West End, Broadway, the U.S., Canada, Ireland, Germany, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Mexico. Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games continues to thrill audiences around the globe with its intoxicating mix of dance and music, that fuses the traditional with the contemporary in a classic tale that showcases the exceptional talent of the cast.
The show features cutting edge technology including a giant Radiant flat screen that spans the width of the stage, special effects lighting, dancing robots and world champion acrobats. Let the dance embrace you and take you on a journey filled with energy and passion.
Tickets are *$150, $101, $76, $56, and $36.
*$150 Pre-show Party Package includes a premium seat, access to party lounge including high-end appetizers, dessert & coffee, plus one beer, wine or soda, beginning 2 hours prior to show time. Artist does not appear at party.
Enjoy an exclusive pre-show party in our Dimmitt Lounge including high-end appetizers, dessert & coffee, plus one beer, wine or soda prior to the performance for only $25 per person (includes tax). Doors open two hours prior to the performance. Due to limited capacity, we suggest advance purchase.
Sample Pre-Show Party Menu:
Buffalo Chicken Cake w/ Blue Cheese Cream and Chive
Warm Shrimp Fondue on Crustini
Sweet Potato Cup w/ Apple Chutney
Turkey Carving Slider Station w/Tangy Cranberry Sauce
Banana Fosters Action Station w/ Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
Does not include admission to the show | Show ticket is required for entry | Artist does not appear at dinner | Group discounts available for parties of 15 or more by calling (727) 712-2717. Menu items subject to substitutions without notice.
Parking & Directions
Ruth Eckerd Hall
1111 McMullen Booth Rd
Clearwater, FL 33759
Ruth Eckerd Hall is located one mile north of the Bayside Bridge (SR 611) and the Courtney Campbell Causeway (SR 60).
On-site parking is available free of charge. Valet services are also available for most performances.
From St. Petersburg – Head north on I-275 towards Roosevelt Blvd (SR 686); head west and follow signs to St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport. Cross the Bayside Bridge. SR 686 becomes McMullen Booth Rd. Turn right onto Ruth Eckerd Hall Dr.
From Tampa – Head west on the Courtney Campbell Causeway (SR 60) towards Clearwater Beach. Turn right (heading north) onto McMullen Booth Rd. Turn right onto Ruth Eckerd Hall Dr.
From Tarpon Springs/Palm Harbor – Head south on East Lake Rd (SR 611). East Lake Rd becomes McMullen Booth Rd. Turn left onto Ruth Eckerd Hall Dr.
Ruth Eckerd Hall is committed to providing an accessible building and pleasurable performance experience to every member of our audience and staff.
Special accommodations (ie. aisle seats, ramp access, space for a service dog, etc.) should be requested at time of purchase. Wheelchair locations with companion seats are available for all performances. Limited availability. Please order early.
Accessible Parking & Entry
On the Ruth Eckerd Hall campus, disabled parking places are located around the facility on a first come - first served basis. They are clearly marked; for additional assistance, please ask a parking lot attendant for direction. There are designated drop-off points at each entrance for easy access to the lobbies.
At the Capitol Theatre, the City of Clearwater provides public parking on the street and in local lots in the area. Patrons are welcome to use valet service when available at 50% off by presenting their disabled parking permit.
Elevators are available at the ground level accessing the Ruth Eckerd Hall upper lobbies, the Margarete Heye Great Room, the Dimmitt Atrium Lounge, the Hoffman Dress Circle Room and the Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts. The Capitol Theatre elevator is located on the west side of the building.
Sign Language Interpretation
If you require a sign language interpreter, please submit a written request to the Patron Services Manager at least four (4) weeks prior to the event date. Mail requests to: Patron Services Manager, Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, FL 33759. For more information, call Patron Services at 727.712.2707.
Hearing Assistance System
Patrons with a hearing disability may enjoy use of our state-of-the-art infrared Assistive Listening Device system free of charge. Listeners use a compact, portable receiver and earphones to hear clearly and easily from anywhere in the seating area. Please note, you will need to leave a driver's license or a credit card until the listening device is returned. Please speak to an usher at the Information Station to request an Assistive Listening Device.
Accessible restrooms are located near all event spaces, classrooms and administrative offices.
For more information or to schedule a tour of the facility, please call Patron Services at 727.791.7060 ext 4104.