The Department of Theatre, based in UCC's School of Music and Theatre, has proudly established itself as a vibrant member of the third and fourth level theatre education sector in Ireland. Our staff are practicing theatre artists and academics who are committed to the highest standards of excellence in teaching and research.
Practice, Performance, and Experimentation
Our emphasis on practice, performance, and experimentation, along with our exceptional local, national, and international links to the theatre profession, makes us unique within our field.
Our students develop practical skills in making theatre and performance; their knowledge of theory and the history and politics of theatre and performance emerges through practice. In the course of our workshops, theatre visits and internships our students are continually preparing for their professional lives and building their own connections with arts professionals and arts organisations. Our alumni are thriving on national and international stages and in other theatre and performance related fields.
We excel in a range of research areas, including actor training, contemporary world and European theatre practice, dance and somatics, applied theatre, directing, theatre adaptation, interdisciplinary and inter-cultural performance, new Irish Theatre, physical theatre and performance studies.
We have close links with the Abbey Theatre, Cork Opera House, Everyman Theatre, Corcadorca Theatre Company, and Graffiti Theatre Company, amongst others.
Prof. Manfred ScheweHead of Theatre
News and Events
Perforum presents Feidlim Cannon - Tues 19th March
Tues 26th Feb (6 – 7:45 pm)
Theatre Development Centre, Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St, Cork.
‘The Poor Room to my Childhood: Influences of Tadeusz Kantor on the work of Brokentalkers’
Feidlim Cannon - Brokentalkers
PERFORUM SPRING 2019
Theatre of the Image
Perforum events are open to the public. Admission is free.
MA in Arts Management & Creative Producing - Open for Applications
Student Insight - FYP Take a Bow
Perforum Presents - Finola Cronin Weds 6th March
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11 Feb 2019
FYP student Stefan Healy speaks about his experience taking the text 'The Outsider b'y H.P. Lovecraft and creating a piece of theatre with his partner Tommy.