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:


April - 2018

25th - Music Cork Conference

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

May - 2018

4th - Simpy the Best Starring Rebecca O'Connor as Tina Turner

5th - Friends in Low Places

8th May - The Simon & Grafunkel Story

10th May - Our lady of Lourdes School 75th Anniversary Concert

15th May - Narcos: Capturing Pablo

17th May - The Children of Lir - Celtic Concert

28-31st May - Derren Brown : Underground

June 2018

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


19th July - 31st July - Wizard of Oz


1st August - 26th August - SUMMER MUSICAL; Wizard of Oz

September 2018 

12th September - Sarah Millican Control Enthusiast


1st Dec - 20th January 2019-  PANTO;  Aladdin