Cork Opera House

The Imperial is proud to be one of the top hotels near Cork Opera House. In fact, our establishment is located just a 7 minute walk from the Opera House. This modern theatre is the only purpose built opera house in the country. It includes a 1000 seat auditorium, as well as an orchestra pit that can host 70 musicians. In fact, it’s one of the largest stages in Ireland. People travel from far and wide to watch performances in the venue, and the creative plays, concerts and festivals they host are renowned throughout Europe.

This historic venue has been entertaining guests since 1852, despite experiencing a fire in December 1955. Fortunately, the people of Cork rallied to rebuild their beloved Opera House, and a modern theatre was reopened on the same site in 1965. Its experienced continuous refurbishment since them, to ensure each guest enjoys the performances in comfort.

We highly recommend our guests book a performance during their stay, especially since we’re one of the closest hotels near the Opera House. The following pieces are taking place in the coming months:


July 2017

20th July - 20th August - Annie

24th July - David Gray

August 2017

20th July - 20th August - Annie

14th - 16th August - Daniel O'Donnell

September 2017

19th & 20th September - John Bishop

21st September - The Illegal Eagles

28th September - 12 Minute Dances - Cork Opera House presents the Best of Irish in Association with Dublin Dance Festival

October 2017

12th October - The Whitney Houston Show - The greatest Love of All 21st October - Chorus!

24th October - Extraterrestrial Events - Cork Opera House presents the Best of Irish in Association with Dublin Dance Festival

November 2017

1st & 2nd November - Dara O'Briain

9th - 11th November - Sleeping Beauty - Cork City Ballet