Book a Hotel near Cork Opera House

The theatre and opera venue was opened in 1855 and has a capacity of 1,000 in its Main Auditorium and 285 in its Half Moon Theatre. It is the only purpose-built opera house on the island of Ireland. The venue was originally built to promote the distribution of architectural knowledge, science, literature and arts. Cork Opera House is an ideal place to visit, especially if you are in the mood to explore a huge bundle of culture!

It is located on Emmett Place, which is linked to St. Patrick’s Street – the main shopping street in Cork City. This gives visitors the opportunity access to several restaurants and cafes like Costa and Starbucks. Department stores like Brown Thomas and Debenhams are ideal places to visit while waiting for your show to start.

Upcoming shows include Swan Lake Ballet, Jools Holland, Dylan Moran, Daniel O’Donnell and Jake Carter. Conversational shows are also held like the discussions between Laura Nirider and Steven Drizin – the lawyers of a falsely convicted Brendan Dassey, who is famously featured in the Netflix documentary Making a Murderer.

In 2018, University College Cork signed an eight-year partnership with the Cork Opera House. It is now established as a learning theatre and will cater as a venue that will enrich the student learning experience in UCC.

Maldron Shandon Cork City

4 minutes walking

Maldron Hotel Shandon Cork City is a newly refurbished hotel excellently located in the heart of Cork city, near Shandon Bells. Enjoy comfortable, spacious and affordable accommodation that makes an ideal base for exploring the beautiful, historic city of Cork.

Cork Opera House is located super close to the hotel! It is only a 4-minute walk or 4-minute drive if you prefer getting there by taxi. Cycling only takes 2 minutes as it is only 400 metres away from Maldron Hotel Shandon Cork.

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Maldron South Mall

10 minutes walking

Maldron Hotel South Mall is Cork’s newest 4 star hotel. It is wonderfully located in the heart of the city, with Cork’s busiest shopping district right on its doorstep – making it perfect for weekend breaks, girlie getaways and even family breaks away.

The Cork Opera House is only 650 metres from the hotel, which is only a 9-minute walk. If you prefer to get a taxi, this is a 7-minute drive.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which Maldron Hotel is the closest to Cork Opera House?

The closest Maldron Hotel to Cork Opera House is Maldron Hotel Shandon Cork City, it is only a 4-minute walk away or 350m. Maldron Hotel South Mall Cork is very close too, only 9 minutes walking or 700m.

Do you have a restaurant and/or bar to enjoy before going to Cork Opera House?

Maldron Hotel Shandon Cork City and Maldron Hotel South Mall Cork both offer a restaurant, a bar, free WiFi and are located only a few minutes’ walk from Cork Opera House. With different menus and options available, both are ideal for a cocktail or a dinner before seeing a show in Cork Opera House.

Do you offer parking on-site?

There are very limited number of complimentary parking spaces available at Maldron Hotel Shandon Cork City allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. There are negotiated car parking rates available for guests with Carroll’s Quay Car Park.

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