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The Wonderism Festival

“Wonderism” is an imagined word which represents a nugget of joy and creativity intended to spark
a feeling of childlike wonder. 
We aim to cultivate multidisciplinary and joyful experiences in the arts for everyone, we invite our
audiences to immerse themselves in adventures of play and wonder.
We aspire to contribute to Cork’s creativity by bringing together audiences and artists while


The Wonderism Festival: A Cork Opera House Creating Together Production in Association with the
Department of Theatre, University College Cork (UCC).

The Wonderism Festival is curated by the cohort of producers emerging from the MA in Arts
Management and Creative Producing at University College Cork in partnership with Cork Opera
House. Using conventional and unconventional spaces within Cork Opera House and taking place on
Thursday March 30th, this is a one-day festival for everyone, with the theme of ‘Childlike Wonder’ at
its centre. Our programme comprises an exciting range of music, art and storytelling showcasing both
emerging and established artists alongside students from Cork.
Three main strands of arts events include Music, Storytelling and Visual Art. The finale concert, A
Wondrous Life, interprets the festival theme of Childlike Wonder from a nostalgic angle to evoke the
emotions of one's journey in life. The storytelling programme, Behind the Curtain, hopes to share
diverse stories in the light of the magic and wonder of childhood in an intimate and unconventional
location in the Cork Opera House. Art(y) Part(y) adopts the idea of an immersive art installation
experience to transform the foyer of Cork Opera House.

When & Where

Choose Day
Alternative Venue Space
Plenty of tickets
Thursday, 30 March