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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: 


January 2019

7th January - The Three Amigos

24th January - White Horse Guitar Club

25th January - The High Kings

26th & 27th January - Reeling in the The Showband Years

31st January - Cccahoots

February 2019

1st & 2nd February - Foil, Arms & Hog

3rd February - Roy Orbison Reborn

6th February - Charlie Landsborough

7th February - Bagatelle

8th & 9th February - Tommy Fleming

10th February - Legend Of Luke Kelly

14th February - The Definitive Ratpack

15th February - Flash Harry

16th February - Neil Delamare

17th February - The Man In Black

19th - 23rd February - Postcards from the Ledge

24th February - Mike Denver

26th February - On Blueberry Hill

27th & 28th February - Brendan Grace 

Website: Cork Opera House