n. 1. Dimly-lit districk of Cork City (from Irish, Corcaigh Dorcha: Dark Cork). 2. Pertaining to often disregarded topical issues.

Established in 1991, Corcadorca is one of the country’s foremost theatre companies. Throughout the years, Corcadorca has pioneered the art of theatre performance in unusual venues and has carved out a unique place for itself in Irish theatre. Among the most memorable site specific productions are: The Trial of Jesus on Patricks Hill, A Midsummer Nights Dream in Fitzgeralds Park, the multi-stage The Merchant of Venice and Woyzeck at Irelands Naval Base in Haulbowline.

In addition to its site-specific work, the company has also been committed to the development of new writing. Disco Pigs, written by Enda Walsh, was first produced by Corcadorca in 1995 and toured internationally in the late 90’s. The company has also commissioned and produced work from other Irish writers including Pat McCabe and Ray Scannell.

Corcadorca also resource and run the Theatre Development Centre, a unique studio space dedicated to the development of professional theatre. Established in 2011 and housed in the Triskel Arts Centre, Corcadorca make the space available to theatre makers free of charge so they may write, work with actors, develop the technical aspects of a piece and have a supportive environment in which to create work for the stage.


Artistic Director Pat Kiernan
Company Manager Fin Flynn


  • Far Away by Caryl Churchill ( Spike Island 2017)

  • The Same by Enda Walsh ( First performed at Old Cork Prison, Rathmore Road, Cork. 2017)

  • Sacrifice at Easter by Patrick McCabe ( Performed at Elizabeth Fort, Barrack Street, Cork. 2016)

  • How These Desperate Men Talk by Enda Walsh ( Greapel Metal Perforation Factory 2014)

  • The Big Yum Yum by Patrick McCabe (Cork Opera House 2013)

  • The Tallest Man in the World by Ailís Ní Ríain (Triskel Arts Centre 2013)

  • Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare (Cork Opera House 2012)

  • Request Programme by Katharina Hehn ( National Tour 2011)

  • Last Beauty Spot by Ger Bourke ( Performed at Cork Arts Theatre, Carroll's Quay, Cork 2008)

  • Losing Steam by Raymond Scannell ( Presented as promenade theatre in part of the old Fords plant on Cork's Marina. 2004)



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