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Firkin Crane Centre (aka the Institute for Choreography and Dance)

Shandon, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 450 7487
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Foundation of a former castle

The foundation of a former castle is now a dance theater. It is in the center of the Shandon... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2017
flaneur40
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New York City, New York
Quirky, atmospheric location for some great performances

I have enjoyed several ballet performances and a UCC muscial here over several years. It is small... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2017
Patricia F
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Cork, Ireland
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6 May 2017
“Foundation of a former castle”
18 Jul 2016
“Perfect little setting ”
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 22:00
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Shandon, Cork, Ireland
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+353 21 450 7487
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Reviewed 7 May 2017

The foundation of a former castle is now a dance theater. It is in the center of the Shandon district of Cork City, essentially the upper part of town located uphill from the River Lee. Get ready for a climb!

Thank flaneur40
Reviewed 14 January 2017

I have enjoyed several ballet performances and a UCC muscial here over several years. It is small but because it is steep, there is never a problem seeing the performers. Parking may be difficult so be prepared for a walk up from the river.

Thank Patricia F
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Large seating area. Provisions available at interval. Also wine available. Reception and small stage. Good shows playing.

Thank LILLYPAT
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Located under the Shandon Bells and next to the Butter Museum is the Dance Theatre known as The Firkin Crane ~ once the largest Butter Exchange in the world Circular stage surrounded by seating ~ one is very very close to the performance

1  Thank carthageantoin
Reviewed 27 June 2016

The Firkin Crane is a friendly, intimate theatre which puts on excellent shows particular dance shows, You will really enjoy yourself if you take the time to take in a show when you visit Cork, or just pop in for a look of the interior...More

Thank brandocork
Reviewed 26 June 2015 via mobile

Came here too see my niece dancing the show was fantastic and so was she, was very impressed with this lovely intimate venue it seats approximatly 340 people the seats were great as they are elevated perfectly for viewing the stage as the show went...More

Thank Liam C
Reviewed 25 July 2014

I went to see the performance of Magnetic and found that the venue had a nice atmosphere. The Stage and seating where small and intimate but it creates a chance to really get involved in what your watching.

1  Thank Chelsea W
Reviewed 28 February 2013

I've been to a couple of shows here recently and like the place a lot. It has a strong sense of dance history, of course, and the main hall upstairs is well laid-out with its raked seating, for proper enjoyment of what's onstage. It's a...More

Thank Ian W
Reviewed 13 June 2012

Lovely stage and perfectly tiered seats but could do with a revamp.

Thank bluegarnetfrog
Reviewed 22 December 2011

Nice restaurants there , some small shos / workshops next door

Thank snoopcamp
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