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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 2019


Thursday 4th  & 5th Friday April 2019

Madama Butterfly

Cork Opera House

8pm, €35 / €45 / €55


 Sunday 7th  April 2019

Rhythm of the Dance  - 20th Anniversary Show

Cork Opera House

8pm, €25, €27, €30


Thuesday 11th & Friday 12th April 2019

Gavin James

Cork Opera House

8pm, €36


 Saturday 13th April 2019

Finbar Furey

Cork Opera House

8pm, €31


Sunday 14th April 2019

Cara – A Celebration

Cork Opera House

8pm, €40 & €60


Tuesday, 16th - Saturday 20th  April 2019

Abbey Theatre presents: The Country Girls

Cork Opera House

8pm, (Saturday) 2pm & 8pm,  €26-€34


 Tuesday April 23rd  2019

Joe Jackson

Cork Opera House

8pm, €32


 Saturday April 27th 2019

The Blindboy Podcast

Cork Opera House

8pm,  €25


Sunday, 28th April 2019


Cork Opera House

2pm, €21.50, €24.50


 Monday 29th April 2019

Ruby Wax – How To Be Human

Cork Opera House

8pm, €27.50

Website: Cork Opera House