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Events at Cork Opera House

Performance is our business. Help your business perform by entertaining at Cork Opera House!

With 160 years of tradition and three venues under one roof, your visit to the Opera House can be made more memorable by entertaining your guests in style. Book an exclusive corporate box or host a corporate event in the Blue Angel Bar, our private venue on the top floor with a breathtaking view over Cork City. Let us do to the entertaining while you focus on your guests.

Live entertainment is the perfect way to entertain new clients, improve corporate relations, or encourage staff loyalty within your company. Treat them to one of our four Corporate Boxes for any show. These exclusive seats offer a unique vantage of the both the performance & the crowd.

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A view from the corporate box

Let them experience the VIP treatment, with the best views in the house. You might also consider taking a box for the entire year – we have two available  – experience the opening night of 50 different shows.

There is more…

We can also offer the option of a pre-show reception in the Elbow room, which offers spectacular 180 degree views of the city & its river. This room comfortably accommodates 15 people & is adjacent to two corporate boxes. With a private entrance, it’s an ideal location to spoil your guests with champagne on arrival & delicious canapés from House Café. Your guests can place a drinks order with the bar which will be awaiting them at the interval.

You get the chance to mingle & chat with your guests, during the interval and we provide the entertainment -no awkward silences or drawn out dinners – each show will provide its own talking points.

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The Elbow room

The Blue Angel Bar

When it comes to larger corporate functions, department social events, staff parties, office Christmas parties or celebrating significant company milestones – the Blue Angel Bar offers a unique city centre entertainment space. With a fully stocked bar, a theatre license, dance floor, dj booth & amazing river views  – this room always impresses. We have hosted events for The US Embassy, KMPG, EY, Port of Cork & many more.

The semi-circular glass fronted room works for groups of 50 to 200. Tastefully decorated & with an outdoor smoking balcony overlooking Emmet Place, we can offer a memorable night out, craft beers & a range of catering options from House Café or Brook Catering, to suit all budgets.

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The Blue Angel Bar – interior view


The Blue Angel bar – exterior view from the balcony

There is a €650 room hire fee, this covers bar staff, a PA system & the ability to brand or decorate the room – to create a truly bespoke event. We are happy to recommend a range of DJ’s or corporate partners to help you plan & deliver an amazing event.

Our Corporate Members can avail one one free rental per year – it’s a nice saving you can put toward creating an even better event.

High-impact events

To increase the visibility of your event, there are a number of possibilities to add bespoke branding for  your business.

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Some of the branding options available in Cork Opera House


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Some of the branding options available in Cork Opera House

Benefit as member

Our members get more… Visit our Membership page to find out how your company can benefit from being a member of Cork Opera House.


For more information & to enquire about availability, please contact our Business Development Manager:

Martin O Donoghue
083 1790722