Cork’s first opera venue, named the Athenaeum, opened in 1855, was renamed Munster Hall in 1873 and then the Cork Opera House in 1877. Unfortunately, it was destroyed by fire in 1955. Ten years later it was replaced with this glass facade and then renovated in 2003. The performing arts facility has an auditorium capable of accommodating 1,000 people plus an intimate theater for a couple hundred. Check out their lineup of musical, theater and comedy events while you are in town.