Firkin Crane, the home of dance in Cork, is a place where dance artists, dance audiences and dance enthusiasts can make, see and participate in dance of all kinds. Firkin Crane is unique as a resource for dance in Ireland in that it has a stage dedicated to the year -round presentation of dance. In addition, it has smaller performance spaces, an exhibition space and four dance studios, all housed in a distinctive heritage building. These resources are important because of what they support people to do: to experiment with, to create and to enjoy dance in its many forms.
The building was erected as part of the Butter Market in the mid 1850’s. A major refurbishment in the 1980’s adapted the space for use by dance professionals, audiences and enthusiasts, who wish to participate in dance of all kinds. Visitors can pop in and see parts of the historic building as well as experiencing the lively energy of dance through interactive exhibitions there.
Guided tours of the building will take place on the hour at 12pm through to 3pm.
No booking is required for the guided tours.