THE BEATING HEART OF THEATRE IN CORK
The Everyman is a non-profit company that produces and presents the best in Irish and international performance for Cork and Irish audiences. Our mission is to be indispensable to all of the communities we serve: audiences, artists (local, national, international), employees and suppliers, while remaining rooted in, and inextricably linked to, Cork.
Our beautiful theatre is 650-seat listed building and a jewel of late Victorian architecture, celebrating its 120th birthday in 2017. The building is steeped in history and the auditorium is a favourite with audiences and performers alike for its intimacy and atmosphere.
EVERYMAN ARTISTIC POLICY
WE PUT THE AUDIENCE FIRST
The Everyman’s audience are our chief stakeholder, and our raison d’etre. At the heart of all of our discussions about what we choose to produce or present, how we do that and why, are our audiences.
WE HOST A DIVERSE RANGE OF TOP QUALITY PRODUCTIONS
The Everyman is a receiving house for theatre, music, opera, comedy, dance and light entertainment all year round. We maintain close links with established and emerging touring companies – locally, nationally and internationally – thus ensuring a consistently high-calibre programme. Check out our What’s On page for more.
WE PRODUCE THEATRE OF THE BEST POSSIBLE QUALITY
The Everyman operates as a producing house several times yearly to produce top-quality contemporary and classic drama, as well as our annual Christmas panto. These productions provide much-needed employment for artists, and showcase the talent of these artists to audiences. Productions in 2018 include a national tour of Kevin Barry’s Autumn Royal and a major revival of Martin McDonagh’s The Lonesome West.
WE WORK WITH PARTNERS TO PRODUCE EXCITING AND INNOVATIVE THEATRE & OPERA
The Everyman chooses to work with select partners to create and produce theatre and opera of international standard, as both the originator of the work, and as a production partner. Forthcoming productions include our co-production with Landmark Productions, of Louise O’Neill’s Asking For It, and the world premiere of John O’Brien’s opera The Nightingale and the Rose.
WE SUPPORT ARTISTS IN EVERY WAY WE CAN
The Everyman plays a leading role in Cork City in developing and maturing performing artists through offering a supportive, creative environment for performing artists. This means working with artists to find specific and tailored means of support to allow them to develop their practice, through schemes such as Tessellate and Artist-in-Residence. We also offer workspace, rehearsal space, formal and informal mentoring and as well as workshops and classes from visiting artists where available. Contact our Artistic Director for more information on these activities.
WE ARE NON-PROFIT ORGANISATION
The Everyman reinvests any surplus it makes back into company operations, ensuring that we offer the best possible experience for patrons and artists alike. From a programming point of view, this means we seek to strike a balance between presenting commercial and non-commercial work of all genres. The theatre receives funding from the Arts Council and Cork City Council. Contact our Fundraising and Partnerships Manager for information on how you can help support the Everyman’s work.
WE IMPLEMENT GENDER EQUALITY PRINCIPLES
Gender equality is a major priority for the Everyman. By Gender Equality, we mean a state that can be considered to exist when women, men and people identifying as non-binary have the same possibilities, rights and responsibilities or when women, men and people identifying as non-binary have equal status and influence. Read our policy in full here: The Everyman Gender Equality Policy
The Everyman Board of Directors: Denis McSweeney (Chairman), Cllr. Tim Brosnan, Ted Mahon-Buckley, Breda Cashe, Brendan Casserly, Cian Cotter, Marie Kelly, Dick Langford, Julia Lynes, Aaron Mansworth and Sinead McKenna | Seán Kelly (Secretary).