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Granary Theatre



    Mardyke, Cork, Co. Cork






    + 353 (0)21 490 4275

    Artistic Director

    Tony McCleane-Fay

    Technical Manager

    Steve Neale

    Box Office Phone

    + 353 (0)21 490 4275

  • Programming Policy

    A small-scale black box venue presenting in-house, local and touring productions and innovative new work, the Granary is also the central venue for the Cork Fringe Festival.

    Granary produces and presents new and experimental work by artists across disciplines. The programme combines work in theatre, performance, dance, live art, installation, and music, with a lively critical programme of PERFORUM talks, workshops and artists’ presentations.

    Granary is situated between the academy and the city, a space of lively criticism/art practice. More than 100 undergraduate and postgraduate students in Drama & Theatre Studies study, work, and perform in Granary, contributing to debate and practice, and welcoming the perspective of the professional artist & critic.

    Granary explores contemporary performance and art practices from a range of thematic, theoretical, historical and pedagogic perspectives, introducing new work by international artists who have not shown before in Ireland, as well as examining historical moments of experimentation. Granary seeks to complement existing theatre/arts programmes within the city, and seeks to offer opportunities for Cork-based artists to show work. Granary collaborates with numerous arts and community organisations. It works in partnership with Drama & Theatre Studies at UCC, as well as other universities and colleges. A strong emphasis is placed on developing people’s interest in new forms of performance through regular fora for debate.

  • Resident Company

    Granary Productions

New Irish Plays Produced By Granary Theatre

Play Title Playwright
Crowman Katie Holly
Hatch 22 Neil O'Sullivan
Head Room Johnny Hanrahan
Knock 3 Times Gaye Shortland
Love, Peace and Robbery Liam Heylin
Mantle Ronan Fitzgibbon
Misterman Enda Walsh
Pondlife Angels Enda Walsh
Spitting Love Jennifer Rogers
The Ballad of Charlie and Cate Ed Malone
The Bluffer's Guide to Suburbia Raymond Scannell
The Burning Spirit Seán Dunne (1)
Jessica Kirby and Desmond Brambley are also credited with 'Scripting' in the original production programme.
The Ginger Ale Boy Enda Walsh
The play incorporates an original score for string quartet by Eoghan Horgan, and songs with words by Walsh and music by Eoghan Horgan.
The Magic Tree Ursula Rani Sarma
Violet Gibson Alice Barry
Wanderings Ursula Rani Sarma
Wet Paint Shane Casey
With My Bare Hands Frances Kay

Based on the fourteenth-century account of a pilgrimage from Ireland to Jerusalem written by the Clonmel friar Simon FitzSimon (Symon Simeonis).


Play Title Adapter/Translator
Dradin, In Love Bob Kelly Jeff Vandermeer
End of the Line Jody O'Neill Paul Ioachim

Translation of the Romanian play 'Podul Sinucigasilor' by Paul Ioachim.

Harrowed Land Emelie FitzGibbon
Adapted from John Montague's 'The Rough Field'.
Mind That 'tis My Brother Gaye Shortland
Adapted by the author from her novel of the same name.
There Are Little Kingdoms Kevin Barry

Adapted by Kevin Barry from his book of the same name.

Volpone Johnny Hanrahan Ben Johnson
Adapted from Ben Jonson's satirical comedy Volpone.