Billiejeans RDC – A Night At The Movies

A show Not to be missed with Dance & Musical Theatre performed by all of the hard working students at the stage school. Watch our students grow from beginners to professional in this guaranteed fun filled outing for all the family with song and Dance throughout the show.

Produced and Directed by Billie-jean.

Assistant director & Vocal coach: Ms Deborah Desmond


Billie-Jean & RDC Senior staff

Ms Claudia Sargent

Ms Nell Sargent

Ms Hannah Greaney

Ms April Brick

Centre Stage School Footworks 2024

Footwork is the annual celebration of all that makes Centre Stage School a powerhouse of Arts Education in County Cork – song, dance and theatre all performed by students aged 6 to 20. Featuring hundreds of students from Musical Theatre, Theatre Tots, Competition Dance / Musical Theatre Teams, Acrodance, Commercial Jazz Dance, Ballet, Modern Dance, Dance for fun, Jazz Dance, Hip Hop and Adult Choir, performing a mix of classic and contemporary pieces, Footwork 2024 is certain to thrill the whole family in this colourful, electric performance.

Centre Stage School, now in its 20th year of existence (with students from Mallow, Charleville and Kanturk), performs in Cork Opera House annually and relishes the opportunity to let their very talented students show what they can do!

The Ukrainian Ballet of Peace presents The Nutcracker

The enchanting classical ballet The Nutcracker, has been performed by the gifted dancers of The Ukrainian Ballet of Peace since the company’s inception, with such prestigious training behind them it’s little wonder this production has already wowed audiences across the globe in Canada, the US, and many countries across Europe and Asia.

The world class Ballerinas will bring fairytale magic to life right before your very eyes along with Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score this magical spectacle will appeal to audiences both young and old.

With over 30 dancers and 80 delicately hand made costumes this visually stunning performance will transport you straight into the enchanting fairytale world of The Nutcracker.

Tap Factory – 10th Anniversary

Tap Factory is thrilled to announce its very first tour of Ireland as part of its International 10th Anniversary Tour!

Prepare to be captivated as eight extraordinary male performers deliver a sensational blend of dance, acrobatics, music, and comedy, creating a show that appeals to audiences of all ages. Brace yourself for an electrifying display of high-energy dance, explosive percussion, and jaw-dropping acrobatics, seamlessly woven together with live music and mesmerizing choreography. This mind-blowing experience will ignite your senses and make your toes tap.

Fast and furiously funny, for all the family!

Giovanni – The Last Dance

The 2021 Strictly champion and BAFTA winner will be taking to the stage once again with his company of world class performers.

Giovanni, the Italian maestro of dance, takes centre stage in ‘The Last Dance’, a mesmerising production that transcends the boundaries of live performance.

With a career rooted in passion, dedication, and unparalleled artistry, Giovanni has become a household name, captivating audiences worldwide with his electrifying performances and unmatched charisma.

Don’t miss Giovanni’s ‘Last Dance’ on tour in 2025.

Age Recommendation 8+

May contain haze, smoke and flashing lights.

Running time: Approx 2 hours (including interval)

VIP Meet and Greet information.
VIP Meet and Greet tickets include premium show ticket, plus a meet and greet with Giovanni for photo and autograph opportunities, a signed print and VIP lanyard.

The Matinee Meet & Greet will take place after the Matinee performance, the Evening Meet & Greet will take place 2 hours before the Evening performance.

ELJ Academy of Dance : Better When I’m Dancing

Sit back, relax and enjoy the show as members of ELJ Academy of Dance entertain you with their dance talents in their end of year dance production “Better when I’m Dancing”!! Students as young as two years old will be taking to the stage on Monday June 3rd, performing a variety of styles of dance .

Choreographed & directed by Emma Louise Jupp and assisted choreography by Eric Whelan, Laura Keane, Kelsey Turner and Tara O’Neil.

ELJ Academy of Dance is a fun based Dance School with the opportunity of graduating to professional dancer level. Past students are have studied in dance colleges in Cork, the Uk and Europe. We also have students currently following in our footsteps and training to become fully qualified dance teachers. ELJ also offers a competitive program, with lots of championship dancers at National and International level. Above all we pride ourselves on our enjoyable, friendly classes specialising in hip hop, musical theatre, slow dance, freestyle, tap, acro, lyrical, contemporary and ballet.

Cork City Ballet presents The Sleeping Beauty

Prepare to be enchanted as Cork City Ballet in association with Cork Opera House, Cork City Council, RedFM and Benchmark International reawakens the timeless tale of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece – The Sleeping Beauty.

Directed by CCB’s Artistic Director Alan Foley, and choreographed by their chief choreographer Yury Demakov, The Sleeping Beauty reawakens the magic of the world’s favourite fairy-tale in an enchanted world of castles and curses, forests, and fairies.

Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, Princess Aurora lived in a castle where fairies bestowed her with gifts of joy, wit, generosity, temperament, purity and of course beauty. However, the wicked Fairy Carabosse put a curse on Aurora; to prick her finger and die on her 16th birthday. But the Lilac Fairy cast a spell putting her to sleep for a hundred years, only to be awoken by the kiss of a Prince.

The leading role of Princess Aurora will be danced by prima ballerina Katerina Petrova, and her Prince will be her husband Tsetso Ivanov, both stars with the Sofia State Ballet in Bulgaria. They will be joined by soloists and a full corps de ballet from Cork City Ballet.

Sleeping Beauty – The Ukrainian Ballet of Peace

Following two sold-out performances of Swan Lake at Cork Opera House in 2023, The Ukrainian Ballet of Peace returns once more and brings every child’s favourite fairy-tale ballet, Sleeping Beauty to the renowned Cork stage in March 2024!

Sleeping Beauty is the classic story of love and innocence, mystery and magic set to one of ballet’s most enchanting scores. Experience world-class choreography, majestic costumes and sublime stage sets which carry audiences straight into this fantasy world and let The Ukrainian Ballet of Peace make this fairy-tale come to life right before your very eyes.

The Ukrainian Ballet of Peace is made up of over 30 of Ukraine’s finest dancers who have graduated from the most prestigious schools and academies in Ukraine and the company are very excited to bring their heritage and culture to Ireland once again in 2024. The Ukrainian Ballet of Peace repertoire was created in the best traditions of the art form, continuing and inheriting the experience of the great Ballet Masters of the world.

Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance

For a quarter of a century Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance has been dazzling audiences across the globe with its unique combination of high-energy Irish dancing, original music, storytelling and sensuality. Now it comes to Cork Opera House as part of its 25th Anniversary celebrations.

Since its premiere 25 years ago, Lord of the Dance has become one the most successful touring productions in entertainment history, having been seen by over 60 million people.

Now the show will go to the next level for its 25th anniversary tour. Fans can expect new staging, new costumes and choreography plus cutting-edge technology, special effects and remarkable lighting. This ground-breaking show is coming to Cork Opera House this Summer for 5 nights and 2 matinées. Don’t miss out!

*Please note Michael Flatley is not scheduled to appear in any of the performances.

Giovanni Pernice – Let Me Entertain You

The Strictly Come Dancing champion and BAFTA winner is the epitome of live entertainment. Giovanni will be joined by a world class cast of professional dancers and West End performers to bring you an unforgettable experience. A show of non-stop action – prepare to be entertained. Dancer, performer, showman…Giovanni is THE Entertainer!

*VIP Meet and Greet information –

VIP Meet and Greet tickets include show ticket, plus a meet and greet with Giovanni for photo and autograph opportunities, a signed print and VIP lanyard. The meet and greet is PRE-SHOW, 120 minutes before the show begins. All VIP ticket holders must arrive at least 10 minutes before the meet and greet is due to start. Anyone arriving late may not be accepted.