Richard Hawley National Tour
Singer-songwriter Richard Hawley returns to Cork Opera House in 2022.
Wednesday 11 May 2022
Richard Hawley returns to Cork in the new year for his first show on Leeside since the release of his ninth studio album, Further, which achieved his joint highest chart entry at Number 3. Since his last visit, Richard has also co-created a musical based on a collection of his songs which recently won the UK Theatre Awards ‘Best Musical’, enjoying a run at The Crucible Theatre in his hometown of Sheffield, attended by over 26,000 people.
Then, there’s also the small matter of the man celebrating his twentieth anniversary as a solo artist; something that he views with his customary sense of bluff realism. “I suppose twenty years is quite a long time in this business, but, to be honest, even after all this time, I’m still a searcher. I’m still genuinely searching for things, in music and in life. I can’t tell you exactly what I’m looking for, or where I’m actually going but when I get there, I’ll probably send you a text,” he wryly says.
In the two decades that have elapsed since Hawley jettisoned band life, first with The Longpigs and then as Pulp’s guitarist, the 52-year-old songwriter has forged one of the most singular and diverse careers in modern music.
As well as releasing a string of solo albums that have managed the rare feat of being both critically acclaimed and commercially successful, Hawley has worked with a host of impressive collaborators – such as Arctic Monkeys, Manic Street Preachers, Elbow, Texas and Paul Weller, alongside personal heroes that include US guitarist Duane Eddy (his 2011 album, Road Trip, was co-produced by Richard), Shirley Bassey - for whom he wrote the smouldering ballad, 'After The Rain', in 2009), Nancy Sinatra, Lisa Marie Presley, and British folk royalty Martin Carthy and Norma Waterson (he was an integral part of 2013’s Bright Phoebus Revisited tour).
There are also bona fide pop stars such as Robbie Williams, All Saints and Texas, all of whom Hawley has played with in differing capacities down the years; while his song 'Tonight The Streets Are Ours' was featured in The Simpsons and Exit Through The Gift Shop: A Banksy Film.
His ability to cut across styles, time and, in some instances, place, is down to Hawley’s deep and intuitive understanding of music itself, his grounding stemming back to his childhood when his father, a musician himself, introduced Richard to country, blues and rock ’n’roll. In his own words: “I’d something that ended up becoming a guiding philosophy to me. It was as simple as this: 'Wherever you go, there you are'. And that is really all you need to know… about everything.”
*Tickets may be subject to booking fees.
When & WhereChoose Day
Due to the ongoing public health restrictions, the Andy Irvine and Paul Brady gig will be postponed. We're currently in talks with the promoter of the show with regards to a rescheduling to a later dates as the artists themselves are keen to go ahead when possible. As soon as we have secured a new date for the show, we'll be getting in touch with all ticketholders directly.
Thursday 27 January 2022
Ronan Collins and his Reeling in the Showband Years show returns to Cork for its record-breaking 12th year.
Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 January 2022
The King of farming satire – Farmer Michael!
Thursday 3rd Feb 2022
After a sell-out tour this year Tommy Fleming will return to Cork Opera House as part of his 30th Anniversary Tour.
Friday 4th & Saturday 5th February
The Legend of Luke Kelly celebrates the memory and music of a true Irish musical legend.
Sunday 6 February 2022
Tuesday 31 March 2020 now rescheduled to Monday 07th February 2022.
OPERA HOUSE, CORK
9th February 2022
Celebrating 30 years of Southside … playing their debut album in its entirety, plus the hits
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY 23RD APRIL AT 9AM FROM TICKETMASTER.IE & THE OPERA HOUSE BOX OFFICE
Saturday 12 February 2022
Chris de Burgh comes to Cork Opera House in October 2021 as part of his brand new tour.
Rescheduled from Wednesday 6 October 2021 to Wednesday16th February 2022
One of Ireland’s leading comedy stars Bernard Casey brings his Local Gossip tour to Cork.
Friday 18 February 2022 (Rescheduled from 18 July 2020)
All original tickets remain valid for the new date.
* Rescheduled from Saturday 21 March 2020. All tickets valid for new date
Ireland’s Greatest Voices The Three Tenors return for their annual Mother’s Day special - a must-see concert of classic hits made famous by the likes of Sinatra, The Dubliners, Pavarotti.
Saturday 19th February 2022
Legends of Irish music & song The Fureys return in February 2022 for a night to remember.
Sunday 20th Febuary 2022
The hilarious Sarah Millican is back on tour with a Bobby Dazzler of a new stand-up show.
Please note this show has been rescheduled from Thursday 14 & Friday 15 October 2021 to Monday 21 & Tuesday 22 February 2022
Mary Black is delighted to be returning to Cork Opera House on Thur 24th Feb 2022
A firm favourite with the Cork audience annually, the impressive Royal Moscow Ballet makes a return visit next February 27th for 2 performances only, with its inspiring production of Swan Lake.
Sunday 27 February
Milton Jones returns with his new show Milton: Impossible.
Wednesday March 2nd 2022.
Seven Drunken Nights – The Story of The Dubliners comes to Cork as part of a fifth anniversary tour in 2022.
Thursday 3 March 2022
TEG MJR Eire presents The Kilfenora Ceilí Band
Friday 4 March 2022
Ireland’s first lady of musical theatre returns to Cork Opera House.
Friday 5th March 2022
Sunday 6th March 2022
All Tickets valid for corresponding new dates
Irish sketch comedy group Foil Arms & Hog return to Cork Opera House with their brand new show Swines.
Thursday 10 - Sunday 13 March 2022
14 - 16 March 2022
(Please note this show has been rescheduled from Wednesday 19th - Friday 21st January 2022)
Global music icon Tori Amos makes a much anticipated return to Cork in 2022.
Thursday 17 March 2022
Friday 18 March 2022
Sharon Shannon, Frances Black and Mary Coughlan unite for a unique show bringing together their collective talents.
Thursday 23rd March 2022
Following sold out shows in 2019, Blindboy returns to Cork Opera House in 2022 with his live podcast show.
Rescheduled from Sunday 29 March 2020 to Thursday 24 March 2022
Following sold out shows in 2019 and 2020 and 2021, Flash Harry - A Celebration of Queen will return in 2022.
Fri 25th March 2022
Derek Ryan returns to the Cork Opera House stage in 2022 with special guests Declan Nerney & Olivia Douglas.
Saturday 26 March 2022
Balladeer extraordinaire Dan McCabe performs live at Cork Opera House in March 2022.
Sunday 27 March 2022 (Rescheduled from Wednesday 23 February 2022)
Toni Lee returns to Cork Opera House in 2022 with her celebration concert of the music of The Carpenters – We’ve Only Just Begun.
Rescheduled from Saturday 18th September 2021 to Monday 28th of March 2022
Friday 1st April, 2022
Irish singer-songwriter performs at Cork Opera House in April 2022 as part of a nationwide tour in support of his third studio album.
Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 April 2022
Strictly Over 18s
Sunday, 10 April 2022
Mario Rosenstock returns with The Very Best of Gift Grub Live in 2022.
Tuesday, 12th April – Saturday, 16th April, 2022
**Please Note Rescheduled Date – 23 February 2021 show has been rescheduled to take place on 12th April 2022. All original tickets remain valid for the new date**
29th June rescheduled to 12th April
30th June rescheduled to 13th April
1st July rescheduled to 14th April
2nd July rescheduled to 15th April
3rd July rescheduled to 16th April
Direct from the West End, Some Guys Have All the Luck celebrates the career of one of rock’s greatest icons, Rod Stewart.
Thursday 21 April 2022
The Pink Floyd Experience returns to the stage with a brand new show, “The Best of Pink Floyd LIVE”.
Saturday 23 April 2022
Thursday, April 28th, 2022
Impressionist Oliver Callan brings his award-winning Callan’s Kicks comedy show to life on stage for the first time in five years.
Friday 29th April 2022
Irish Country legends The Three Amigos return to Cork Opera House
Tuesday, 3 May, 2022 (Originally due to take place Monday, 3 January 2022. Rescheduled from 4 Jan 2021)
Following a seven-year hiatus, comedian Rhod Gilbert returns to comedy with his brand new live show – The Book of John.
Wednesday 4 May 2022- Rescheduled from Monday 27 September 2021 (previously Monday 25 January 2021 & originally Friday 13 March 2020)
Thursday 5 May 2022- Rescheduled from Tuesday 28 September 2021 (previously Tuesday 26 January 2021 & originally Saturday 14 March 2020)
6th May 2022
Keith Barry, the world’s leading TV hypnotist, mentalist and brain hacker, has announced details of his brand new show 'Reconnected'.
Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 May 2022
(Rescheduled from 25 & 26 February 2022)
Imelda May has announced a brand new Irish tour ‘Made to Love’ in support of her highly anticipated new album ‘11 Past The Hour’.
Monday 9 & Tuesday 10 May 2022
Irish Women In Harmony announce details of their highly anticipated live debut.
Friday 13 May 2022
Saturday May 14th 2022
Rescheduled from Friday 25th September 2020. All original tickets are valid for the new date.
Ireland’s Number One tribute band, Live Forever – Oasis.
Tuesday May 17th 2022
Comedian and TV’s Katherine Ryan (The Duchess, Netflix) brings her brand new live show, Missus to Cork in 2022.
Tickets on sale Friday 16th October 2020 at 10am.
Friday 27th May 2022
Comedian Jimmy Carr returns to Cork Opera House in 2021 as part of his ‘Terribly Funny’ Tour.
Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th May 2022
7pm & 9.30pm
Showaddywaddy have long been established as Europe's most successful ever exponents of retro-inspired rock & roll.
Wednesday 8 June 2022
*Rescheduled from 25 & 26 March 2020. All tickets valid for new dates.
Peppa Pig is excited to be going on a special day out with George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig - it’s going to be her best day ever!
Saturday the 11th and Sunday the 12th of June 2022.
*TICKETS ON SALE ON FRIDAY 28th FEBRUARY AT 10.00
Jason Manford returns to Cork with his brand new show Like Me.
Friday 17th June 2022
YES announces a headline show for Cork Opera House in 2022.
Wednesday 29th June 2022
Paul Howard's smash hit musical, Copper Face Jacks: The Musical comes to Cork Opera House in summer 2022
Tuesday Aug 23rd to Sunday 28th.
Grammy Award-winning and international chart-topping British music legend Leo Sayer returns with his show, Greatest Hits Live.
Wednesday 15 September 2021
Off the Kerb Productions presents Jack Dee: Off The Telly.
Friday 2 September 2022
One of the most inventive and influential bands in the history of popular music, 10cc return to Cork Opera House in 2022.
Sunday 4th September 2022
Alan Carr returns to Cork Opera House with his brand new show Regional Trinket.
Wednesday 7 September 2022
The legendary Gilbert O’Sullivan returns to Cork with his brand new show, Just Gilbert.
Friday 9 September 2022
(Rescheduled from 11 September 2021 - All original tickets remain valid)
Rescheduled from 29 September 2021 to 3 October 2022
Rescheduled from November 2021.
Cork City Ballet, in association with the Cork Opera House and Benchmark International, presents The Nutcracker Thursday 3th – Saturday 5th November, 2022
Off The Kerb Productions Present: Jon Richardson: The Knitwit
Thursday 26 January 2023
Ireland’s best-loved and popular tenor Finbar Wright returns to Cork in 2023.
Saturday 18 February 2023