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It’s the time of year to plan some indoor fun.
Cork Opera House has just announced its new 2023/24 season and there truly is something in the programme for the whole family.
From homegrown talent to international acts, and audience favourites to West End productions, the new programme is full to the brim with captivating and passionate performances.
Here are five showstoppers you can’t miss at Cork Opera House this season:
1. Jack & the Beanstalk
The Skechers and Cork Opera House Panto
DATES: December 2nd – January 21st
Tickets: €20 | €30 | €35.50 | €37.50*
This is the Panto you’ve bean waiting for. Full of fe-fi-fo-FUN, join Jack, Nanny Nellie and a host of lovable companions in a spectacular show packed with amazing colour, spellbinding costumes, music, breath-taking dance, and a tonne of belly laughs!
A relaxed performance of the Panto will also take place on December 13th. To book this performance please contact the Box Office directly on 021 427 0022.
2. The Cork Opera House Christmas Concert
DATES: December 18th & 19th, 8pm
Tickets: €28 | €30 | €33*
Taking place over two nights, the annual Cork Opera House Christmas Concert will be a hit with the whole family. This year the programme will feature a number of popular Christmas hit songs as well as choral numbers and carols, with some ‘fairy tale’ duets from the Cara O’Sullivan Associate Artists.
Patrons can expect to hear classics such as ‘A Spaceman Came Travelling’, ‘It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas’ and ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’.
Let this exciting line-up of vocalists serenade you into Christmas week!
3. Cork City Ballet presents Swan Lake
DATES: November 2nd – 4th
Tickets: €27 | €33 | €41 | €45* | Family Ticket €120*
If you’ve never seen Swan Lake, now’s your chance!
Cork City Ballet’s Swan Lake promises to be spectacular, from the opulent costumes to the alluring sets, especially the opening scene’s gold-tinged, tree-framed park in the shadow of the great castle and lake.
All the well-loved elements are still in place including the magical “white acts”, with the famous cygnets’ dance for four girls; the exquisite white swan pas de deux; and the Act III climactic ‘Black Swan’ pas de deux complete with thirty-two fouettés – all wrapped up in Tchaikovsky’s glorious score.
A limited number of group rates are available for these shows – please call the Box Office for more information.
4. Sister Act
DATES: April 2nd – 6th
Tickets: €39 | €45 | €56*
Don’t miss this eagerly anticipated brand new production of the Broadway and UK smash hit musical Sister Act direct from London.
All your prayers have been answered with a stunning cast, including West End star Landi Oshinowo as Deloris, everyone’s favourite nun on the run!
Disco diva Deloris’ life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder. Placed under protective custody she is hidden in the one place she shouldn’t be found – a convent! Encouraged to help the struggling choir, she helps her fellow sisters find their true voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own.
Featuring original music by Tony® and eight-time Oscar® award-winner Alan Menken, Sister Act is a brilliant, must-see show which raises the spirits and warms the soul time after time.
Recommended for age 12+.
5. Pretty Woman – The Musical
DATES: June 24th – 29th
Tickets: €55 | €49 | €45 | €39*
Pretty Woman: The Musical comes to Cork Opera House this summer, direct from the West End. Starring Amber Davies as Vivian, Ore Oduba as Happy Man/Mr Thompson and Oliver Savile as Edward, make a date to see Hollywood’s ultimate rom-com, smash-hit musical live on stage!
With a blazing rock score from Grammy® winners Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance, be swept up in the romance of this dazzlingly theatrical take on a love story for the ages – and get to know the iconic characters in a whole new way.
Recommended for age 14+.