'The Opera House in Cork began its life as the 'Athenaeum', after the old Greek centres of culture and art. It was built by the trustees of the 'Royal Cork Institution' at a cost of £6,ooo. Its architect Sir John Benson had been responsible for many of the architectural features of the city. It was built for the 'promotion of science, literature and the fine arts, and the diffusion of architectural knowledge'. It was to be used for the purpose of lectures, meetings, and experiments and for the formation of a museum and the collection of fine arts in connection with such subjects. It was also to be used for balls and other assemblies and sometimes for concerts and was equipped for theatrical performances.'
The Everyman Palace in Cork is one of Ireland’s leading middle scale presenting and producing theatres. The beautiful 650 seat theatre is a jewel of late Victorian architecture. A listed building, the theatre is steeped in history and is a favorite with audiences and performers alike for its intimacy and atmosphere. Presenting an extraordinary range of live entertainment, the Everyman Palace has hosted performances in recent years by artists and companies as diverse as Ed Harris, Druid, Gate Theatre, Blue Raincoat Theatre Company, Abbey Theatre, David Suchet, The Godot Company, Chinese State Circus, Royal Shakespeare Company, The Frames, Steven Berkoff, Opera Theatre Company, Paul Brady, Esbjorn Svensson Trio, Tommy Tiernan and many more.
Welcome to the Cork Arts Theatre - an intimate 100 seated venue in the heart of Cork City, with fully licensed bar, coffee shop and rehearsal / meeting room. Established in 1976 as a club by and for the arts community in Cork, the fondly named "CAT Club" quickly became a landmark, serving not only as a venue for amateur and professional companies alike, but also as the preferred meeting place and socialising hub for all arts enthusiasts. The Cork Arts Theatre is YOUR theatre. Drop in anytime, come and enjoy the many and varied productions we have to offer or perhaps become a member of the Cork Arts Theatre Club and take advantage of the many benefits it offers to Cork theatre-goers.
Triskel Arts Centre was founded in 1978, and moved to its current home in Tobin Street in 1986. Triskel celebrated its Thirtieth Anniversary in 2008. As Cork’s principle Arts Centre our mission has always been to commission, present, and promote the contemporary arts in Cork, and to ensure the arts are made available to as wide a public as possible. In 2009 Triskel began a process of re-invention, partly because Christchurch, a beautiful 18th Century building, is to be restored by Cork City Council, linked to the existing building, and given to Triskel to manage. Triskel are also engaging in this process because it is important to continue to be relevant for artists, practitioners and the public at large. This next phase of development represents a huge transformation, and will provide Cork with a beautiful and vibrant cultural Space for the years ahead.
Everyone interested in dance, from three-year-olds toddling their first steps, or professionals preparing for performance and teaching examinations, to afficionados seeking dance performances of the highest quality, will find a class, workshop or recital to fit the bill. Under the tutelage of some of the country’s best teachers, there is an eclectic programme, including jazz, tap, modern and contemporary, international folk styles, contact/improv and movement techniques based on yoga and pilates.