Cork is renowned for the wealth of cultural events that take place in the city throughout the year. There is something for everyone, from comedy shows to ballet performances, from intimate theatre productions to live concerts at the Marquee. The Cork Opera House and the Everyman Palace Theatre present regular theatrical and musical performances, alongside the Triskel Arts Centre, Cork Arts Theatre and Cork School of Music.
Named European Capital of Culture in 2005, Cork hosts many festivals and events annually, such as the French Film Festival, the International Choral Festival, the Midsummer Festival and the Jazz Festival. For more information and a calendar of events please see the Festivals Cork website.
Culture Night is an annual evening in September celebrating the arts in all its forms, with many venues across the city opening their doors to the public for a night of free entertainment.
Cork offers an extraordinary programme of cultural events. Whether you have an interest in opera, dance, visual arts, literature or music, Cork is the ideal cultural destination.
Make the utmost of your Cork theatre and show experiences, with our dedicated pre-theatre/pre-show package which allows you to enjoy a delicious pre-theatre and pre-show dinner in Perrotts Garden Bistro , followed by a taxi journey to the show venue. Enjoy your theatrical experience and return to the luxury of Hayfield Manor for an after show analysis in the Manor Bar. Retire to the luxury of your Manor room and enjoy our famous Full Irish Breakfast next morning. More information on our Pre-Theatre and Concert packages is available here.
For our local theatre lovers, Hayfield Manor is the ideal venue for a pre-show and pre-theatre dining. Theatre loving early birds can indulge with Hayfield Manor's delicious early dining Twilight Menu served in Perrotts Garden Bistro. Our early bird dinner option is served Monday to Thursday from 5.30pm to 6.30pm or opt for the full choice from the menu in Perrotts Garden Bistro. Our concierge will be happy to assist you with transport to your venue for the evening. For more information or to make a booking please call 021-4845909.
A sample Early Bird dinner menu is available to download.
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