Pride is an enormously important event for the LGBT+ community in Cork City and we are absolutely delighted and excited to be supporting Cork Pride this year as Official Venue Partners. We’ll have loads of vibrant and fun community events from Drag Race Ringo Bingo featuring Paul Ryder in The Poor Relation to the infamous Zoo Night at The Black Dog.
The theme of this year’s Cork Pride is ‘Proud to Be’, and we understand how important it is for our LGBT+ friends to feel safe and proud in the expression of their identities. Please join us in this celebration of the wonderful achievements and character of the LGBT+ community in Cork, and their contributions which help make this city such a vibrant place with a bright future built upon equality. We wish a very happy Pride to all of our LGBT+ staff, customers and friends in the wider community across Cork.
‘Proud to be’ cocktails available across all host venues!
The Black Dog
After reopening this year with a new look, The Black Dog is incredibly excited to be hosting some of the best community events of Cork Pride 2022! Zoo Night, after a long absence, returns on Thursday the 28th of July at 10pm, get out there and strut your stuff! We’ll also have our rainbow party on Sunday night the 31st at 10pm, prize for best dressed!
Crane Lane Theatre
Crane Lane will have a brilliant week of entertainment featuring some of the best community acts around. We kick off with The Gaze Film Festival on Tour on Wednesday the 27h of July, celebrating LGBTQ+ films and filmmakers from around the world.
The Peacock Parlour was created to show case the best of Burlesque, Boylesque and Cabaret, with performers from Cork, Dublin and sometimes further a field, always gracing the stage with elegance. Foxy P.Cox started this evening to give Cork a night of Burlesque with the art of the tease. Tickets here
The Ring Master’s Drag Race tickets here ‘Oooooh girl, she already done had HERSES’ ✨ Drag unites this Cork Pride with The Ringmasters Drag Race – The Revue, a collection of fantastical performers who will set Crane Lane a light with some gooped out moves and gagged out performances. Cast includes: Regina George, Ashima Kent, Lucina Shynning, Krystal Queer, Dr. Count Evil Naomi Diamond AND a special guest performance from Eurovision entrant Brooke Scullion. Expect twists, turns, games and giggery that’ll make you GAG this Cork Pride.
The Poor Relation
The Poor Relations boasts a fine lineup for Pride 2022. We’re opening with Open Mic night hosted by The Wild Geeze. Do you like dark humour, striptease, music, talks of dismantling the agricultural patriarchy? Then you will love The Wild Geeze! One is a comedic farmer from Co Galway, the other a burlesque chanteuse Limerick city kiiiid.
Then on Thursday we’ve got Ringo Music Bingo: Ru Paul’s Drag Race and Eurovision edition. Your one stop shop for a night of Drag Race and Eurovision themed fun! There might even be some prizes for winning tables. Hosted by Ronan Leonard and Paul Ryder!
The Old Town Whiskey Bar at Bodega
Bodega will be hosting Fiesta Latina featuring DJ Wilros on the Friday and Saturday of Pride, spice up your pride and party Latin style! Food served until 9pm.
Full Schedule – We hope to see you there!