The Maker’s Den

The Maker’s Den is a crafting zone based on a two-hour presentation of lino printing and collaging taking place on the mainstage of Cork Opera House. Through the guidance of John Bastow (lino) and Aleesha Wiegandt (collage), audiences will have the opportunity to carve and print their own lino print on postcards, ending with a chance to contribute to a large canvas creating a vision of Cork using recycled newspapers and Cork Opera House programmes.

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FREE events for this Festival are listed here.

CurrentLee Arts Festival is produced by the student’s of UCC’s MA Arts Management and Creative Producing in collaboration with Cork Opera House as part of Creating Together.

Leeside Promenade

Join us as we journey through Cork Opera House in a celebration of Cork’s past, present, and future. Through a showcase of music, dance, and improv comedy, Leeside Promenade is a celebration of Cork’s arts scene.

Suitability: 12+

For full details on CurrentLee Arts Festival visit our Festival website here.

FREE events for this Festival are listed here.

CurrentLee Arts Festival is produced by the student’s of UCC’s MA Arts Management and Creative Producing in collaboration with Cork Opera House as part of Creating Together.

Conversations With Strangers

Thought provoking, yet casual and fun, Conversations with Strangers is a one-off, unique across-the-table event where everyone is welcome to engage in informal and open dialogue, facilitated and guided by curious and socially intriguing questions. In a safe, informal yet intimate setting, and following a short opening performance, participants are encouraged to engage their curiosity and learn about others in this ticketed, late-night event. Directed but flexible, the questions cover a range of topics and ideas and are intended to lead discussions.

Suitability: 18+

For full details on CurrentLee Arts Festival visit our Festival website here.

FREE events for this Festival are listed here.

CurrentLee Arts Festival is produced by the student’s of UCC’s MA Arts Management and Creative Producing in collaboration with Cork Opera House as part of Creating Together.

Hello My Friend – Paul McCarthy

Immerse yourself in a riveting exploration of life-changing motivational tools that will ignite your passion, redefine your purpose, and propel you towards unprecedented heights of personal growth. Delve into the essence of well-being as we unravel the secrets to a fulfilling life, unveiling the keys to unlocking your true potential. Brace yourself for a dynamic experience that promises to reshape your perspective, leaving you inspired, enlightened, and equipped with the tools to enact profound and lasting change.

This is not just a show; it’s a catalyst for transformation, a symphony of empowerment that will resonate within you long after the final curtain falls. Get ready to unleash the extraordinary within and embark on a journey to a truly life-changing existence.

Gilbert O’Sullivan

Gilbert O’Sullivan’s unique blend of melodic craftsmanship, witty wordplay, topical acuity and surrealist humour has given him an enduring and endearing career. His song writing knack has outlived and transcended fashion, global million-sellers and critical acclaim. Now recognised as one of our great singer-songwriters, he’s been championed in recent years by everyone from Paul Weller, Nina Simone, Mick Hucknall, Squeeze’s Difford & Tilbrook, Neil Diamond to Gary Barlow (whose Crooner Sessions Gilbert duetted on earlier this year), Empire Of The Sun, Boy George and The Charlatans’ Tim Burgess whose acclaimed ‘The Listening Party’ recently featured Gilbert’s Himself, Back To Front and 2022’s Driven albums and who recently joined him on stage for for a duet of ‘Nothing Rhymed’.

Gilbert O’Sullivan’s career has spanned 50 years. His first single success ‘Nothing Rhymed’ was released in 1970 and almost overnight it achieved Top 10 status In the UK and Europe charts. His 1971 debut album Himself was littered with the most perfect examples of his art and craftsmanship.

His second, 1972’s Back To Front, firmly cemented Gilbert amongst the world’s best, with Top 10 singles and no. 1’s around the world, including the classic ‘Alone Again (Naturally)’ which topped the US charts for six weeks and earned him three Grammy nominations.

British recognition soon followed with the songs ‘Clair’ and ‘Get Down’ reaching the summit of the UK singles charts and his LP Back To Front topping the album charts. In the same year at the 18th  Ivor Novello Awards Gilbert was named ‘Song Writer of the Year’. To date he has won three Ivors and in recent times performed alongside other artists at BBC Proms in the Park. He has also made three appearances at Glastonbury including the main stage, and toured extensively throughout the UK, Ireland, Europe, Japan and Australia.

His recent albums, 2018’s Ethan Johns-produced Gilbert O’Sullivan and this year’s Andy Wright-produced Driven (both awarded 4-stars in MOJO magazine), have seen a rightful renaissance and reappraisal of this Irish born, outstanding British talent.

Mack Fleetwood

MACK FLEETWOOD bewitch their audience with authentic renditions of all your favourite classic FLEETWOOD MAC hits. Their love of the material and musical prowess shines through each song.

MACK FLEETWOOD deliver their professional spellbinding show with energy and verve. They are selling out major music venues, enthralling crowds and receiving rave reviews wherever they go.

Book early to be sure not to miss this opportunity for a truly brilliant time with one of the best tribute bands ever.

Never Break The Chain!

G4 – 20th Anniversary Tour

G4 have been wowing audiences with their incredible harmonies and stunning vocals ever since appearing on the first series of the X Factor in 2004. Their unique blend of classical training alongside a pioneering approach to popular classics has seen them hailed as the ‘Kings of Popera’ and earned them a legion of loyal fans all over the world.

This is their most extensive tour to date, which will see them fondly look back upon their journey, whilst also propel them into the next chapter of their groundbreaking career.

As well as breathtaking new tracks from their hotly-anticipated 20th Anniversary studio album (due for release in Autumn 2024), it will also feature the most popular G4 hits, such as their exhilarating rendition of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, haunting version of ‘Creep’ as well as the heart-stopping ‘Nessun Dorma’.

The band’s incredible vocals, stage presence and infectious energy will undoubtedly leave you wishing the curtain never has to finally fall.

As part of the group’s new chapter they are delighted to welcome the exceptionally talented ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ winner – Jai McDowall into the fold.

Spencer Matthews and Vogue Williams

Two of the most popular podcasters, broadcasters and married couple Spencer Matthews and Vogue Williams, are stepping away from the recording booth to head out on their first-ever LIVE tour in Ireland.

The Spencer and Vogue podcast launched in August 2020 and instantly topped podcast charts with just the trailer.

As millions of listeners who tune into Spencer and Vogue each week already know, there’s never a dull conversation or lack of opinion when this pair are behind the microphone. Spencer and Vogue LIVE! audiences will find out what they are doing, thinking, and disagreeing on, up close and in person.


Peppa Pig’s Fun Day Out

Join Peppa, along with her family and friends as they go to the zoo and also the beach for a special party- it’s going to be an exciting and fun packed day.

Prepare to sing and dance with colourful scarecrows, feed the penguins, build big sandcastles, and even swim in the sea!

Packed full of songs, dance and muddy puddles, Peppa’s Fun Day Out guarantees giggles and snorts for all Peppa fans, and a perfect introduction to theatre.


The High Kings

The High Kings, known for their electrifying live performances, marked by rich harmonies, masterful instrumentation, and an unmistakable passion for their craft are excited to return to Cork in 2024.

Following an epic world tour and the release of their highly anticipated 8th studio album The Road not Taken as well as unprecedented streaming numbers, Ireland’s leading folk band’ have once again captured the hearts of fans across the globe with their spellbinding melodies. Marking 15 years together, their world tour, which sold out venues across Australia, Canada, Germany, Benelux, UK and the UAE as well as 3 tours of the USA, was met with resounding success, leaving audiences in awe. The band’s ability to continue to bridge cultural gaps and connect with fans on a profound level is a testament to their unique blend of traditional Irish folk music and contemporary sensibilities.

Now, as they prepare to embark on their latest musical adventure, The Road Not Taken Tour, The High Kings are poised to continue their reign as ambassadors of Irish folk music. This tour promises to be a celebration of their remarkable journey. The Road Not Taken Tour will take audiences on a captivating musical odyssey, featuring beloved classics and new tracks from their latest album.