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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.