For over three-decades, Firkin Crane, the home of dance in Cork, is a place where dance artists, dance audiences and dance enthusiasts can make, see and join in dance of all kinds.
Firkin Crane is a unique resource in Ireland with a stage wholetime dedicated to the presentation of dance. In addition, we have smaller performance and exhibition spaces and four studios, all housed in a distinctive heritage building, located in historic Shandon on the northside of the city.
With our facilities, we provide an inclusive space for work to be developed and enjoyed through a year-round programme of residencies, professional development opportunities, studio rentals, evening & weekend community programmes and regular dance performances.
This work is currently delivered by a dedicated team, comprising dance administrator, accounts officer, technical manager and FOH & bookings manager, supported by a cohort of casual staff and service delivery partners.


Laurie Uprichard

Executive Artistic Director


Irene Ring

Accounts Manager


Ann Rea

Front of House 
and Bookings Manager


Tim Feehily

Technical Manager


Andrea Stapleton

Dance Administrator

Box Office



Peggy Taylor

(Jack Lynch House)