Latest News......

The Nutcracker

Cork City Ballet presents 'The Nutcracker' at the Cork Opera House 20-22nd November at 8pm with a matinee on Saturday 22nd at 2.30pm starring world-renowned Prima Ballerina Erina Takahashi from the English National Ballet as the 'Sugar Plum Fairy'. Book now on 021-4270022 or on-line at before it's completely SOLD OUT.

Back to the barre...

Ballet classes for beginners, intermediate and advanced with Patricia Crosbie recommence on Wednesday 10th September at the Firkin Crane. Book your place today by phoning 087-2967180.

World-famous ballerina becomes Patron of CCB...

Prima ballerina Lucia Lacarra has become the sole patron of Cork City Ballet. We are honoured and delighted to have one of the world's greatest ballerinas' as our patron, as we look forward to a bright future at CCB. 

Support us...

Cork City Ballet needs your support. Please see the 'Support Us' section below to see ways in which you can help to preserve the sixty year legacy of ballet in Cork bestowed upon us by Joan Denise Moriarty and Professor Aloys Fleischmann.




Footballers in Tights!

A demo production in association with Cork City Ballet.

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Support Us

To ensure the Company keeps on dancing each year we need to generate financial support.  Cork City Ballet, a registered charity, receives only a small portion of its income from public funding so we are always keen to hear from individuals or corporate partners interested in helping us continue the success of our artistic, educational and community programmes.

Could you help us help our young artists develop their talent and help other young people to develop their potential?  You can make a donation by sending a cheque (made payable to Cork City Ballet) to Janet Dillon, Administrator, Cork City Ballet, Firkin Crane Theatre, Shandon, Cork, Ireland.  All donations, no matter how small, help towards our target and help us maintain the high quality of our artistic and educational output.

We are very grateful to all our supporters, without whose support we could not continue to offer the opportunities we currently do.

Alan Foley - Artistic Director


Classes taught by CCB's Ballet Mistress Patricia Crosbie every Wednesday at Firkin Crane. New students welcome.

Elementary/Intermediate class 6pm - 7.30pm
Ballet for Adult beginners 7.30pm - 9.00 
€15 per class.

All enquiries 087-2967180




Cork City Ballet embraces a policy of engaging dancers from international companies as well as Ireland’s finest classical and contemporary dancers.

CCB promotes and encourages the ethos that ballet is for everyone.

This is achieved by its diversity of programming, which includes not just the well-loved classics, but also modern and contemporary choreography including works specially created for the company by the Artistic Director of the Company - Alan Foley, former ballerina with Irish National Ballet - Patricia Crosbie, and Bolshoi trained dancer and choreographer Yury Demakov.


Click on links below for further information on Cork City Ballet's activities:

Cork City Ballet 

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A selection of performance reviews... 

  • Click here to read review of the Company's Sleeping Beauty Suite and Divertissements (November 2008)

  • Click here to read review of the Company's Giselle (November 2007)

  • Click here to read review of the Company's Ballet Spectacular 2006


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