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:


September 2017

14th September - Lisa Hannigan with the RTÉ Symphony Orchestra & Aaron Dessner

15th September - Sounds from a Safe Harbour Festival and Cork Opera House present Bon Iver

16th September -Sounds from a Safe Harbour Fetsival and Cork Opera House present The National 

19th & 20th September - John Bishop

21st September - The Illegal Eagles

22nd September - Cork Comedy Festival: The Opening Gala

22nd September - Andrew Ryan - Did You Get Here Alright?

23rd September - Erin McGathy - Murdertown. One Woman Murder Mystery

23rd September - MC Neil Delamere with Eleanor Tiernan, Colm O'Regan, Barry Murphy and PJ Gallagher

24th September - Comedy for Kids : Monster LOLs with Bec Hill and Tiernan Douieb

24th September - Comedy for Kids : Absolute Legends - Lords of Strut

24th September - MC Andrew Stanley, with Bec Hill, Chris Kent, Ian Copplinger and Kevin McAleer

26th September - Darts Exhibition - Michael van Gerwen v Raymond van Barneveld

28th September - Liz Roche Company - 12 Minute Dances 

29th September - We've Only Just Begun - The Carpenter Love Songs

30th September - ZOO 2 - The U2 Experience

October 2017

6th October - Aonghus McAnally - Celebrating Christie Hennessey

7th & 8th October - Rolling Back The Showband Years

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

13th October - Rubberbandits plus Special Guests - Gammon Wranglers

14th October - Smokie

15th & 16th  October - Nathan Carter

18th October - Reginald D Hunter

19th October - Hermitage Green

20th October - Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott

21st October - Cork Opera House House presents Chorus!

22nd October - Foil, Arms & Hog

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

27th October - Alison Moyet

28th October - Booka Brass Band

29th October - Imelda May - Guinness Cork Jazz Festival 2017

29th October - King Kong Company - midnight show

November 2017

1st & 2nd November - Dara O'Briain

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