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Cork Opera House, Emmett Place, Cork City, Cork City
20512752
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Reg. No.20512752
Date1960 - 1970
Previous NameN/A
TownlandCORK CITY
CountyCork City
Coordinates167479, 72056
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL ARTISTIC
RatingRegional
Original Usetheatre/opera house/concert hall
In Use Astheatre/opera house/concert hall
 
Description
Detached multiple-bay opera house, built c. 1965, altered c. 2000 with glazed addition to east elevation, and windows insertions to north elevation. Split concrete block walls, with ashlar limestone cladding to 2000 addition. Flat roof with fly tower.

Appraisal

Cork Opera House was designed by architect Michael Scott, and is the second opera house to stand on this site. Built in the 1960s, this building replaced a mid nineteenth century building which was destroyed by fire in 1955. Though altered in 2000 and with the Scott façade removed, the interior and particularly the auditorium retains much of the original form and design.
 
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