The Christmas Market is back at the Grand Parade in Cork every weekend (Friday to Sunday) in the run-up to Christmas. And, as usual, the gigantic Ferris Wheel will be there as well as the Bishop Lucey Park experience for children. Don't miss it!!.
Thursday 28th Nov - Sunday 19th Jan
Cork Opera House
Join Peter, Wendy, Hook, Tinkerbell, Nanny Nellie and many more in a spectacular show packed with amazing colour, fantastic costumes, live music, breath-taking dance, a tonne of belly laughs and lots and lots of pirates and fairies!
Tickets: €27.50, €33 & €35 | Family Pass €90-€120
Sat 30th Nov - Sunday 12th Jan
Jack and the Beanstalk
When you think of a huge beanstalk, magic beans, a giant and a golden goose – what have you got? This year’s Everyman panto, Jack and the Beanstalk. Don’t ‘leaf’ it to chance – book your tickets now!
Starring the same zany gang as last year’s sold-out panto and directed by the zaniest one of all - Catherine Mahon-Buckley! Jam-packed with panto fun and featuring our very favourite feathered friend, Goosie, bringing this magical story to life.
Tickets: €30 | Family Pass €105
30th Nov – 4th Jan, Tues to Sun each week
The Adult Panto
An Spailpín Fánach
Cork’s own Chattyboo Productions is back again for another rip-roaring season of adult panto madness with its no-pun-intended-and-certainly-no-suggestion-of-sexual-innuendo production of Goldilocks and the Three Beours (oh yes she did!). Now in its 10th year, be prepared to be shocked, appalled, horrified and offended – and that’s just by the Ugly Sisters. Definitely not one for the kids but always a great night out for the grown-ups. 18+ and ID required.
Friday 6th to Sun 8th December
Cork Arts Theatre
“Showtime Memories” is a vivacious miscellany of songs of the 20th century musicals ranging from Showboat’s “Ol’ Man River” through My Fair Lady’s “I could have danced all night” to West Side Story’s “Tonight”. Narration is by Bernadette Madden.
The quartet of singers – Anne Bermingham, Soprano, Maeve-Ann O’Brien, Mezzo-Soprano, Noel Somers, Tenor and Denis Lane, Baritone – are all classically trained and accompanied by the accomplished Frances Kelleher. Musical Director is Aileen Scriven
6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 22, 23 December
The Improvised Panto
Cork Opera House
An over 18's Panto packed with laughter, fun, made-up hilarity, on the spot songs, dancing, and insane dialogue! Continuing their phenomenal success year on year, The Improvised Panto returns this December! Now in its record breaking ninth year, audiences choose a different panto every night. It’s all improvised, made up on the spot, nothing is prepared or scripted. Strictly over 18’s – ID Required.
€17.50* full price, €15* Student/OAP (ID Required)
Group rates available - Groups of 20 or more €15* per ticket. Groups of 50 or more €12.50* per ticket.
Saturday 14th to Tuesday 24thDecember
The Fair Alternative Craft Market
A treasure trove of unique hand-made crafts that are perfect for that special gift...
Art • Craft • Fashion • Jewellery • Body Care and more… Hosted in one of Cork's Heritage buildings, in a friendly atmosphere, a Fair Alternative!
Prince's Street Church (across from Cummins Sport, Prince's Street, Cork).