Cork Opera House



    Emmet Place, Cork, Co. Cork




    + 353 (0)21 427 4308

  • Chief Executive

    Eibhlinn Gleeson

  • Business Development Manager

    Martin O'Donoghue

  • Technical Manager

    Chris Gaughan

  • Programme Manager

    Ashley Keating

  • Box Office Phone

    + 353 (0)21 427 0022

  • Programming Policy

    Cork Opera House offers audiences in Cork and the surrounding region the best in Irish and international concerts, comedy, drama, dance, film, family fare, musicals, satellite broadcasts and opera.

    A huge variety of entertainment is presented in the newly-renovated 1000-seat main auditorium and in a flexible 150-seat studio theatre, the Half Moon Theatre.

    Cork Opera House is a receiving, producing and co-producing house. The complex includes a fully-staffed box office, two bars, a shop and café, four corporate boxes and entertaining facilities.

    The Opera House has an experienced team of stage, lighting and sound crew available to hirers of the venue. Complete technical specifications are available on the website. Located in the heart of Cork City, Cork Opera House has been a Cork institution since 1855.

  • Resident Company

    Cork Opera House


Play Title Playwright
A Keane Sense of Humour Joe O'Donnell John B. Keane
Adapted from the writings of John B. Keane.
Castle Rackrent Johnny Hanrahan Maria Edgeworth
Adapted from the original novel by Maria Edgeworth.
Emma Mary Elizabeth Burke-Kennedy Jane Austen
Adapted from the original novel by Jane Austen.
Hard Times Mary Elizabeth Burke-Kennedy Charles Dickens
Adapted from the original novel by Charles Dickens.
Oedipus Mary Elizabeth Burke-Kennedy Sophocles
A version of the myth.
Silas Marner Mary Elizabeth Burke-Kennedy George Eliot
Adapted from the original novel by George Eliot.
The Calmative Judy Hegarty-Lovett Conor Lovett Samuel Beckett
A staged recital of the short story of the same name.