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

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went to see the new modern Irish dance production of Aon. I was surprised at the size, as I... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2017
Cork, Ireland
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 May 6, 2017
New York City, New York
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Nov 15, 2017
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Aug 7, 2017
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Reviewed November 15, 2017

Right by the Butter Museum and St Anne's. You can go in and have a look. Nothing special on the inside. THe outside is a nice domed structure.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank panama2000
Reviewed August 7, 2017

went to see the new modern Irish dance production of Aon. I was surprised at the size, as I expected it to be a little bigger. The show was interesting the 1st half the darker side of modern technology and the 2nd half was the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed May 6, 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!

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank flaneur40
Reviewed January 14, 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.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Patricia F
Reviewed January 8, 2017

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

Date of experience: June 2016
Reviewed July 18, 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

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank carthageantoin
Reviewed June 27, 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

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed June 25, 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

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank Liam O
Reviewed July 25, 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.

Date of experience: April 2014
1  Thank Chelsea W
Reviewed February 28, 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

Date of experience: February 2013
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