CORK’S SAVOY THEATRE is to reopen, creating 65 jobs in the process.
The theatre is re-opening after a refurbishment and redesign investment of €3 million and is set to be a state of the art clubbing and live venue, its owners said.
The new venture will create 65 new jobs, 40 of which will be permanent, 15 of which will be full-time. The remaining 25 jobs will comprise of local dancers and performers from Cork’s culture scene.
Jason Denham, one of the venture’s operators, said:
The nightclub and pub sector is rapidly changing, due to the economic climate. We have learned to adapt to this new landscape very successfully through our work in Dublin club Lost Society and other Dublin venues. Our approach is progressive, hands on, constantly adapting to change and it works – our success in Dublin is proof of this. With the re-opening of the Savoy, we will be creating a new era for going out in Cork, and at the same time restoring one of Cork’s iconic night spots to its former glory, thanks to an investment of €3 million.
The Savoy has been transformed into a multi- level clubbing and live venue, with the space being re-designed by top company CDP Architects.
The bespoke sound and lighting installation was designed by AVL CEO Kevin Mc Carthy, who said that the team developed and installed a cutting edge sound and lighting system “that could only be rivalled by the best clubs in the world”.
It is expected that the Savoy will play host to bands, comedy acts and national and international DJs, while Cork-based performers from the world of arts, theatre and dance will play a huge role in bringing the venue alive, with weekly performances from aerial acrobats, circus, carnival acts and dancers.
The bar team has also been trained by top mixologists and the club will use new technology including 3D mapping and audio-visual displays.
The venue will launch on 19 October.