Opera in Cork City

Cork Opera House

Given a modern makeover in the 1990s, this leading venue has been entertaining the city for more than 150 years with everything from opera and ballet to stand-up comedy and puppet shows. Around the back, the Half Mo…
Arts Centre in Cork City

Triskel Arts Centre

A fantastic cultural centre housed partly in a renovated church building – expect a varied program of live music, installation art, photography and theatre at this intimate venue. There's also a cinema (from 6.30pm)…
Spectator Sport in Cork City

Curraheen Greyhound Park

If you tire of the pubs, the live music and the theatre, there's always the dogs. Greyhound racing is big in Ireland, particularly with families, and Curraheen is one of the country's poshest stadiums. There are 10 …
Live Music in Cork City

Fred Zeppelins

There’s a hard edge to this dark den of a bar, popular with goths, rockers and anyone who feels uncomfortable leaving the house without a packet of Rizlas. Known for its live gigs and DJs at weekends, and open-mic n…
Theatre in Cork City

Everyman Theatre

Acclaimed musical and dramatic productions are the main bill here, but there's also the occasional comedy act or live band (it's a great venue for gigs that require a little bit of respectful silence).
Live Music in Cork City

Cyprus Avenue

This midsized venue is probably the best spot in town to see all kinds of gigs, from heartfelt singer-songwriters to excellent bands on their way to fame (or on their way down from it).
Live Music in Cork City

Crane Lane Theatre

Atmospheric venue for live music, decked out in 1920s to 1940s decor. Its courtyard beer garden is a central oasis.
Theatre in Cork City


Contemporary and experimental works are staged here by the UCC drama group and visiting companies.
Theatre in Cork City

Half Moon Theatre

One of Cork's best venues for live theatre, comedy and music, located behind the Cork Opera House.
Theatre in Cork City

Cork Arts Theatre

A community-based theatre that stages thought-provoking drama and new works.