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:



December 2017

31st December - Tha Frank & Walters

December - 21st January - Snow White

January 2018 

January  - 21st January - Snow White

25th January 2018 - The High Kings

February 2018

2nd & 3rd February - Tom Kelly presents An evening with Brendan Grace

8th February - Bagatelle - One fot the Road Tour

9th & 10th February - Tommy Fleming

11th February - The Legend of Luke Kelly

14th February - Finbar Wright - In Concert on Valentine's day

16th February - Mary Black

21st & 22nd February - Teletubbies Live

28th February - Scott Bradlee's 

March 2018 

1st March - Fastlove - a Tribute to George Michael

2nd March - Pat Shortt - How's things?

4th March - The Man in Black - A Tribute to Johnny Cash

9th March - Breathe - The Pink Floyd Experience - Wish You Were here - Live

10th March - The Three Tenors

11th March - Romeo & Juliet

12th March - Russell Brand Re:Birth

22nd March - Julius Caesar

23rd March - Flash Harry - A Celebration of Queen - The Show Must Go On

24th March - Mike Denver & Guests in Concert

April - 2018

1st April - Keepin' It Country

5th April - Verdi's La Traviata

6th April - Puccinni's Madama Butterfly

7th & 8th April - Taking Care of Elvis - The King is Back

20th April - Milton Jones is Out There

28th & 29th April - Peppa Pig's Adventure

June 2018

1st-3rd June - Right Here Right Now Festival

September 2018 

12th September - Sarah Millican Control Enthusiast