We are committed to the Health & Safety of our staff and audiences. And we are operating under the agreed protocols described under "Guidance documents for the Safe Operations of Cinemas during COVID-19 Resilience and Recovery 2020-2021", a copy of which can be found here.
Ye Vagabonds brothers – Brían and Diarmuid Mac Gloinn – are fast earning a ticket on the legend bus. With trademark close harmony singing, lean and tasty accompaniment and the rare ability to tell a good story in song, it’s little surprise that they became triple RTÉ Radio 1 Folk awardees last year. In September they take to the road in a new Music Network collaboration with the superb West-Kerry concertina player Cormac Begley and they’re coming to Triskel!
No stranger to musical acclaim himself, Cormac’s spectacular debut solo album received nine 5-star reviews and was shortlisted for The Irish Times Album of the Year 2018. Weaving seamlessly between traditional and contemporary songs and tunes, this spellbinding trio will remind us just how precious live music is.
Tickets on sale Tuesday 1 September at 10am. There will be two performances, the first at 7.45pm, the second at 9.30pm. Click here for more.
For September at Triskel, we’re expanding our opening hours to include Thursdays! So you’ll have even more opportunities to watch great films.
Juliette Binoche is a bit of a feature this month as she stars in two of the films we’re showing: Who You Think I Am (3-5 Sept) and The Truth (10-12 Sept, co-starring Catherine Deneuve). We’ve screened a lot of Juliette’s films over the years in Triskel Cinema and she is always luminous, troubled, carefree, tortured – all in all, a wonderful actress.
We’re also showing British film Make Up, which is directed by Claire Oakley who originally wrote it as a short film based on a dream she had. We finish the month with lavish science fiction fantasy adventure Flash Gordon (and we dare you not to start singing that iconic theme song by Queen – “Flash! Ah-ah! Savior of the universe”).
Who You Think I Am is on sale now. Tickets for the other three films will go on sale at 10am on Tuesday 1 September.
We love partnering with the National String Quartet Foundation because we get to listen to amazingly talented musicians play beautiful music. Earlier this year, we celebrated the birth of composer Beethoven with three wonderful concerts and we will continue this celebration with even more concerts this autumn.
Each quartet will join us for two performances – at 12.30pm and 3pm so there are more opportunities to join them, even with our current limited capacity.
Aoife Burke and Sabine Ducrot will join us this Saturday 29 August at 1pm for a lunchtime concert of all French Romantics favourites. And tickets sold out in a matter of hours! Clearly, everyone is as eager as we are to hear these two talented musicians play beautiful music.
(We have three other classical music concerts coming up and tickets will be on sale on Tuesday 1 September at 10am so put a reminder in your diary now!)
We’re almost ready to re-open and we are very much looking forward to welcoming you all back. Since our physical doors closed in March, we’ve worked hard to continue to bring you beautiful classical music and inventive movie recommendations.
We know that listening to online concerts and streaming movies from home is not the same as the live experience and we thank everyone who has supported us on this journey by tuning into recitals, renting films and donating to Triskel.
We also want to especially thank the musicians, filmmakers, artists and arts workers who helped us to innovate during these strange times.
Our thoughts are with the wedding couples whose civil ceremonies have been rescheduled and changed. Your wedding days may not be as you envisaged but will be wonderfully happy occasions nonetheless and we look forward to celebrating with you.
Triskel has always been a safe haven for those who love wonderful music, thought-provoking films, inspiring literature and stimulating visual arts. We will continue to be that Sanctuary.
Things will look a bit different when we re-open. And they’ll probably continue to look different every week as we move back to normality.
What won’t change is our commitment to artists, filmmakers, musicians, writers and, of course, you, our loyal and supportive audience.
We’re working hard to clean and disinfect our beautiful building thoroughly to ensure that you feel safe and secure (and relaxed!) so you can enjoy the great films, music, literature and art you have come to know and love in Triskel.
Physical distancing will be a reality for many months to come and we appreciate your patience as we strive to keep everyone safe as we move through our building.
SAVE THE DATES
Our programmers are busy organising new shows for you to enjoy and we will keep you up-to-date on all that’s coming up. For now, save these dates: we will open for cinema on Friday 24 July; our first music concert will be on Friday 14 August; and we will have a visual arts exhibition in Triskel Gallery Space from September.
Triskel are delighted to announce the appointment of Deirdre Waldron to the board of the Arts Centre. Founder of Fuzion Communications, Deirdre is one of Ireland’s leading communications consultants with more than 25 years’ industry experience in the UK and Ireland.
Frankie Whelehan, Chair of the Triskel Board, said, “Triskel Arts Centre is a dynamic multi – disciplinary Arts Centre servicing both the Arts Community and the broader general public for many years. To guide Triskel Arts Centre, a Board of Directors that share an ambitious development programme is essential. To this end, we are delighted to announce that Deirdre Waldron of Fuzion Communications has joined as a Director. We look forward to embracing Deirdre’s energy and experiences to further our artistic goals.”
Deirdre, who specialises in Strategic Communications and Reputation Management, said, “Cultural activities play such a vital role in the overall Cork proposition and it is so important that these institutions are supported. Triskel is such a major part of Cork’s DNA and I was honoured to be invited onto the Board. It’s such a vibrant and vital cultural hub for the city and I look forward to working with the Board and the management team on many exciting projects going into the future.”
In 2016 Deirdre was appointed President of Network Ireland, an organisation driving the personal and professional development of women. She is also on the board of Cork Chamber and the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland.
Triskel Arts Centre was founded in 1978 and has served as Cork’s Contemporary Arts Centre since then. Triskel has, over the years, developed its reputation as an eclectic cultural venue, and has featured the work of, or in some cases launched the careers of, several generations of artists, musicians, writers and composers.
We look forward to welcoming audience members back again to Triskel Arts Centre. In the meantime, we have concerts and films available online.
As part of our commitment to the continued well-being of our audience members, team members, and in ongoing eﬀorts to assist our community in preventing the spread of COVID-19, we implemented enhanced protocols and procedures you will notice before and during your visit. We continue to monitor all guidelines and will update and revise below accordingly.
We are committed to the Health & Safety of our staff and audiences. And we are operating under the agreed protocols described under “Guidance documents for the Safe Operations of Cinemas during COVID-19 Resilience and Recovery 2020-2021”, a copy of which can be found here.
Our Box Office staff will work remotely for the foreseeable future and so our Remote Box Office will open for phone calls Thursday and Friday 10am–12pm and 2–4pm. There will not be a physical Box Office at the venue and you will not be able to collect or check tickets at the Box Office.
Our Cafe Bar is currently not open.
Our Gallery Space is currently not open.
Before your visit
We are frequently cleaning and disinfecting throughout the building, particularly of high-touch point areas.
Additional training and PPE have been provided for all employees.
Additional hand sanitiser dispensers are placed at key points throughout the building.
Additional signage to promote hand washing and best hygiene practices has been posted throughout the building.
Online booking is required for all audience members to ensure safe and comfortable capacity and limited contact admissions. You will not be able to purchase tickets at the venue as our Box Office is being operated remotely. We do not charge booking fees.
You will find the link to your e-ticket in your purchase confirmation email. You will need to show this e-ticket when you arrive. Alternatively, you can print the e-ticket at home and bring that.
If you have purchased tickets for one of our online concerts, you will find the link to view the concert in your confirmation email.
If you have any queries, our Remote Box Office is open (phone calls only) on Thursday and Friday 10am–12pm and 2–4pm.
Arriving at Triskel
Entry for screenings is through Triskel Christchurch on South Main Street.
Entry for Triskel Gallery Space is through the gates on South Main Street. Take the stairs to the left of the church building and go through the glass doors, down the stairs and then up the main stairs. Turn to your left and the Gallery Space is at the end of the hall.
Doors will open 30 minutes ahead of the screening time. Please arrive with enough time to get through the entry process and reach your seat.
Please note all performances in Triskel Christchurch begin at their stated time. Latecomers may not be admitted.
You must wear a face covering at all times while in Triskel (including during the screening).
Please have your e-ticket open on your phone so that it may be scanned by a member of staff. Or, if you choose to print the ticket at home, please show that.
No food or drink is permitted in the building, except for water (in a plastic/reusable bottle). Please note that Scrypt Cafe Bar is currently not open.
You must remain in your allocated seat throughout the screening/performance. This is to ensure adequate social distancing between audience members.
We may ask you to allow us to check your temperature. If your temperature is above 37.5˚C, you will not be admitted to Christchurch. We will refund your ticket in this case.
Social distancing and queues
Markers have been placed at 2m distance for social-distanced queuing. Anyone with mobility issues: please contact us ahead of time or speak to a member of staff at the gate and we will arrange entry through our Tobin Street entrance.
We are promoting a one-way experience that reinforces social distancing guidelines.
You are reminded by signage to ensure you are socially distanced from others while in Triskel.
We will endeavour to keep queues as short as possible.
Please remain in your allocated seat throughout the screening/performance. This is to ensure adequate social distancing between audience members.
Use of the lift/elevator will be limited to one person only (and a carer).
The maximum number per bathroom is 4 people in the ladies’, 2 people in the men’s and 1 person in the accessible toilet, and therefore queueing at busy times may be necessary. This is supervised and a maximum number will be allowed to queue to ensure that we can implement social distancing. Apologies in advance for any inconvenience that this may cause.
What can you do to help us promote a healthy environment?
We are doing all we can to promote a healthy environment, and in doing so, we also rely on you to keep recommended self-care in mind for your safety and the safety of others. Throughout your experience, please be mindful of current Government and HSE guidelines as well as public health recommendations:
If you or a member of your party has a temperature or is feeling unwell, please visit us another time. We will refund your order up to 48 hours before the event date.
Wash your hands often, using soap and water, for a minimum of 20 seconds.
Help us promote social distancing by remaining at least two metres away from others who are not part of your party and do not shake hands or hug.
Please keep your party together to help maintain social distancing with other audience members.
If you must cough or sneeze, please do so into your elbow, not into your hand or into the air.
The wearing of face coverings is recommended while in an enclosed space as per the Government guidelines.
Our staﬀ are here to assist you with a safe journey through the building. We look forward to seeing you all again.
Triskel in association with Improvised Music Company presents
Piece by Piece
Triskel and IMC are coming together to host a weekly sequence of online solo performances featuring leading Irish improvisers beginning on Friday 10 April at 8pm.
Each artist’s input performance will influence or inspire the next performance in this musical chain. Piece by piece, artists will create new improvised work, based on the preceding work. Improvising musicians are uniquely skilled at interpretation and spontaneous creation allowing for fresh creation of the highest calibre.
These eight sequential solo performances in the new ‘Piece by Piece’ series will bebroadcast via IMC’s YouTube channel, as well as IMC’s and Triskel’s social media platforms on Fridays at 8pm, beginning on Friday 10 April with a ‘live’ solo performance from acclaimed guitarist and electronic improviser Shane Latimer.
Other artists commissioned in this series include woodwind instrumentalist, composer and producer Seán MacErlaine, world-class improvising pianist Izumi Kimura, virtuoso trombonist and composer Paul Dunlea, composer, pianist and arranger Cormac McCarthy, improvising violinist, violist and composer Cora Venus Lunny, harpist and sound artist Úna Monaghan, and a duo input from couple saxophonist/composer/producer Nick Roth and vocalist/composer Olesya Zdorovetska.
Enjoy fresh new music, influenced in real-time, from world-class Irish improvising musicians, telling the story of these strange times through new music and live performance, piece by piece.
Piece by Piece is an exciting new initiative from Triskel and IMC, which brings an entirely new meaning to the term ‘online influencer’.
IMC and Triskel are committed to continuing to employ artists and engage audiences, particularly during these challenging times.
‘Piece By Piece’ is a new online initiative from Triskel and IMC to support and sustain the Irish artist community. Additionally, Triskel are hosting online classical music recitals, At Home with Triskel, as well as supporting various promotions by film distributors such as 606 Distribution who will give 10% of every rental of System Crasher to local cinemas, and arthouse film streaming website MUBI who have given Triskel Cinema Members a free 90-day subscription to their service. IMC are currently promoting online music lessons, promoting album releases in the place of live concerts as well as a number of useful career focused articles in their website’s Resource section.
In these strange times we’re living in, one thing we’re all missing is beautiful music. So we decided to ask our favourite musicians to take part in a new musical series, At Home with Triskel. Each musician will perform from their home with the performances being broadcast on Triskel’s Facebook page and shared across our other social media platforms. Triskel will continue to employ artists and engage audiences and these programmes of wonderful music will be a welcome distraction from the uncertainty that surrounds us.
Donate – we are always grateful for every donation we receive, even more so at this time
Buy a voucher – a treat for you when things get back to normal
Rent System Crasher and/or Cunningham, select Triskel Arts Centre from the dropdown list of cinemas and the distributors will give us 10% back!
On her wild quest for love, 9-year-old Benni’s untamed energy drives everyone around her to despair. She is small, but dangerous. Wherever Benni ends up, she is immediately expelled. The wild 9-year-old girl has already become what child protection services call a “system crasher”. Profoundly affected by childhood trauma, Benni is by turns bright, funny and charming, but can flip at any moment into terrifying violent outbursts. Mrs. Bafané from child protection services is trying her best to find a permanent placement for Benni, to little success. She hires the anger management trainer Micha as Benni’s school escort and suddenly there is a seed of hope. Will Micha be able to succeed where all others despaired?
A 3D cinematic experience about legendary American dancer and choreographer, Merce Cunningham, created through weaving together his iconic dances and never-before-seen archival treasures between 1942 and 1972 – an era of risk and discovery for Merce and his collaborators composer John Cage and visual artist Robert Rauschenberg.
Due to further measures announced yesterday (Tuesday 24 March 2020) by the Government, Triskel Arts Centre will remained closed until Monday 20 April at 9am.
All shows that were scheduled during this period are cancelled and tickets will be refunded. Shows throughout May are cancelled, and Shows scheduled for June are under review as circumstances evolve and change.
We will be working to reschedule as many of these Shows as possible, and any tickets bought remain valid and can be retained. We will process any refunds requested.
We will continue to work with everyone affected by this continued closure and we appreciate your patience.
Due to measures announced earlier by the Government of Ireland, Triskel Arts Centre will close from 6pm this evening until Monday 30 March at 9am. All shows during this period are cancelled and tickets will be refunded. We will be in touch with those affected and will process refunds on our return. We appreciate your patience as we deal with this unprecedented and sudden closure and thank you for your continued support of Triskel.