Spaces in the architecturally unique Firkin Crane are available for a wide variety of rentals, including performances, exhibitions, rehearsals, events, film/photo shoots and more. Its Shandon location is in the heart of Cork, within walking distance of the entire city centre.

The large Smurfit theatre has a 15x9m stage and retractable seating for 238 people, making it an ideal venue for live performance rentals. Firkin Crane’s four professional dance studios of various sizes have double cross-beam sprung floors under maple and provide clean, quiet, private work and event spaces.

Additional equipment and services are available for hire, including microphones, projectors, floors and technical services.

Read on to find out more about our spaces, rates and policies. If interested in venue hire, just fill out a Rental Enquiry Form and we’ll be right back to you.

As well as competitive rates for commercial renters, DANCE CORK FIRKIN CRANE offers reduced rates to non-profit artist groups. You can organise a site visit by emailing