Behind the Scenes Tour of The Everyman

A Theatre Experience for Everyone

Join us at The Everyman as the history of our theatre is brought to life!  Our tour guide actors will lead you through the fascinating stories of our beautiful theatre. As you peek behind the curtain you will experience the backstage world of Cork’s original Palace of Varieties, established in 1897. The Everyman theatre is a listed building and a unique jewel in the crown of Cork’s Victorian Quarter.

During this intimate Behind the Scenes tour within this iconic Cork building, gain access to areas rarely seen by the public. You will be led on an engaging journey and appreciate the many facets that make up The Everyman; the building, the theatre, the community and its productions. Learn why this theatre is a favourite with audiences and performers alike and why The Everyman holds a special place in the hearts of every visitor!

“A fascinating insight into an iconic Cork institution” – Irish Examiner.

Availability and Duration

Our tours are scheduled to match the performance dates of productions. Behind the Scenes Tours are not scheduled between productions or during preview performances.
Tours last for approximately 60-75 minutes and start from The Everyman foyer.

Accessibility and Suitability

The Behind the Scenes Tour crosses multiple levels and involves stairs. Please specify if mobility is an issue and/or have other needs when booking, and we will do our utmost to accommodate.
Due to particular production requirements, certain areas may not be available on some tours.
We recommend the tour for all ages.

Bring a group to The Everyman

Behind the Scenes Tour is available on request for groups of 10 people or more! Talk to our team on 021 450 1780 or

Take a 360* Virtual Tour of the Auditorium and have fun zooming about our beautiful theatre! You’ll discover some secrets spots and even take a bow on The Everyman stage. HINT: Use Arrows to Navigate | Use two Fingers or Scroll on your Mouse to Zoom!

Combine your virtual tour with a Treasure Hunt for young children. 

Have you seen ‘Our History’ for a brief chronological history of The Everyman?

our history