Music and Theatre Venues in Cork

Posted 27.4.23

Music and Theatre Venues in Cork

Cork is a lively city with plenty of concerts, festivals, events and shows taking place each year. The city is fortunate to have many exceptional theatre and concert venues, all easily accessible from Maldron Hotel South Mall. Our hotel is located in the heart of the city’s entertainment and outdoor dining streets including Princess Street, Oliver Plunkett Street and Washington Street. Find out more information about the venues near our hotel below.

Going to see an upcoming show or event in Cork City? Make a night of it and book a stay at Maldron Hotel South Mall.

Cork Opera House

Cork Opera House, just under 10-minutes walk from the hotel, is southern Ireland’s premier venue for concerts, comedy, drama, opera and of course the annual summer productions and the family panto. The Opera House has been a part of Cork for over 160 years and continues to strive to present and produce both indigenous and international top class acts. From the likes of Aslan to Jethro Tull and Bombay Bicycle Club to the greats, like Ella Fitzgerald and BB King have all graced Ireland’s largest stage in Cork Opera House over the years.

The Everyman Theatre

The Everyman Theatre is a beautiful, Victorian 650 seater listed building steeped in history. The auditorium is a favourite with audiences and performers alike for its intimacy and atmosphere. The theatre aims to produce the best in Irish and international performance for Cork and Irish audience. The Everyman Theatre hosts a diverse range of top-quality productions each year, guaranteeing there is something to suit all interests. In 2021, the building will celebrate its 125th birthday.

The Everyman Theatre is located in the Victorian Quarter of the City which is less than a 5 minute walk from the hotel.

Live at St. Lukes

Live at St. Lukes is definitely a venue you need to visit during your visit to Cork. The venue offers amazing music in a unique environment. Live at St. Lukes aim to deliver visitors with a spiritual experience with the venue being based in a former church. Its advisable to bring your own cushion as the seats are church pews! All seating is distributed on a first come first served basis while the venue runs BYOB instead of drink service. Terms and conditions can be found here.

The venue has attracted many well known acts to its stage over the years such as Hudson Taylor, Rubberbandits and Hermitage Green to mention but a few. Live at St. Lukes is easily accessible from the hotel being only a 10 minute walk away.

Páirc Uí Chaoimh

Attending an event or match in Páirc Uí Chaoimh? Maldron Hotel South Mall is 25 minute walk or 10 minute drive from the stadium. It is the 4th largest Gaelic stadium in Ireland. Originally built in 1976, it went through a major redevelopment in 2017.

Triskel Arts Centre

Triskel Arts Centre is a vibrant cultural hub which has been at the heart of Cork City for over 40 years. The main auditorium, Triskel Christchurch is a state of the art, multidisciplinary venue situated in a fully refurbished neoclassical Georgian Church. The venue plays home to a rich list of live music, with a focus on Classical and Jazz concerts, cultural cinema, visual art exhibitions and literary events.

Triskel Arts Centre is just a short 5 minute walk from Maldron Hotel South Mall.