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Blood Brothers - Cork Opera House

Direct from the West End, Bill Kenwright's multi-award winning production of Blood Brothers tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences.

06 August
24 August

Cork International Short Story Festival

This is the world's oldest annual short story festival and is produced by the Munster Literature Centre. Every year writers of this calibre come to Cork to engage with lively audiences through readings, workshops, seminars etc.

06 September
08 September

Sounds from a Safe Harbour

Sounds from a Safe Harbour returns for its third incarnation, taking place in venues across Cork city. Curated by Bryce and Aaron Dessner of The National, the festival will be an exciting weekend of music, dance, visual art and conversation with lots of ticketed and free events to explore.

10 September
15 September

Angela's Ashes

In a major musical adaptation, Frank McCourt's memoir Angela's Ashes comes to the Cork Opera House stage is an emotional telling of a childhood in Limerick and beyond, featuring unforgettable songs and melodies, told with a rare lyricism and a warm inimitable sense of humour.'s%20ashes/events

16 September
21 September

Culture Night

On the third Friday of September culture-junkies can look forward to incredible art, exhibitions, drama and music when this year's Culture Night comes to town.

20 September
20 September

Asking For It

The stage adaption of Louise O'Neill's devastating novel shines an unflinching light on the experience of a young woman whose life is changed forever by a horrific act of violence.

26 September
05 October

IndieCork Film & Music Festival

IndieCork is a vibrant festival of independent cinema in Cork, with a strong focus on music also. Features, documentaries, short films and special events screen over the six days of the festival, with talks, conferences and seminars on the film and music scenes.

06 October
13 October

Cork Jazz Festival

Over 1,000 musicians take over the city in an extraordinary blend of sounds across the entire jazz spectrum. With loads of free events, heaps of legendary headliners and over 50 venues taking part in the action.

24 October
28 October

Cork Film Festival

Cork Film Festival is a local, national and international celebration of cinema, running annually for ten days in November in Cork. Award-winning films from the international film festival circuit, new discoveries and cinema classics are selected by our experienced curatorial team, to be premiered on the big screen in Cork.

08 November
17 November

Cork Science Festival

The Cork Science Festival is developed by a team representing the best in education and industry in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics from the Cork area.

11 November
18 November

Ortús Chamber Music Festival

The Ortús Chamber Music Festival brings together top Irish and international musicians to perform around Cork city and County. The festival also includes educational and outreach projects in schools and public spaces across the community.

28 February
01 March