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The Cork music and event scene is currently undergoing a revival. Despite laying claim to the country’s largest and oldest jazz festival and the annual Live in the Marquee festival, Cork has much more to offer lovers of music, comedy and plays.
This is not only an opera house but a theatre that hosts a mixture of plays, musicians and comedians. It has a heaving events calendar throughout the year so you are assured to find shows for all tastes and sizes. Before planning a visit to Cork city it’s recommended to look up what’s on at the Cork Opera House you might be pleasantly surprised what you will find.
The Everyman Theatre is the oldest purpose built theatre in Cork. The 650-seat venue is steeped in history and is a favourite with performers and audiences alike for its intimacy and atmosphere. It is the main venue for the annual Jazz Festival and the Christmas pantomime is housed here every year.
The Live at the Marquee festival first took pace in 2005. Now an annual occurrence, usually over multiple days in June and July, Live at the Marquee has become synonymous with the city. The festival is made of multiple events each headlined by a different artist. In the past it has attracted well-known artists including Kanye West, Elton John and Lady Gaga.
Cork’s most well-known festival and Ireland’s biggest jazz event takes place in late October every year since 1978. Hundreds of musicians and thousands of music lovers travel from all corners of the world to take part in and experience this eclectic festival.
The Pulses of Tradition shows takes place in Triskel Christchurch in the city centre. It is an authentic Irish experience, featuring internationally recognised traditional musicians and dancers. Attend a show and experience everything from ancient Irish airs, songs and dances to modern multicultural music and dance.
Choose Clayton Hotel Silver Springs as your accommodation of choice if visiting Cork for a festival or event this year.