Shows running now through 26 August, 2022!

Join our cast of actors as they share song and storytelling of the true stories of some of Cork’s most infamous characters in the Hysterical Histories dinner theatre show for the whole family! Staged in an 18th century tavern, this 5-star show includes two sumptuous courses of traditional dinner fare served during your highly entertaining and explosive journey through Cork City’s riotous history. From the hilarious to the hideous, the good to the gruesome, and the rebellious to the rip roaringly funny, this is an adventure you will never forget.

Included for Adults & Children:

Each ticket to Hysterical Histories includes:

  • Two course meal (vegetarian and vegan options available.)
  • A soft drink
  • Entertainment throughout the meal

The show is staged in the upstairs theatre at An Spailpín Fanach, an historic pub founded in 1779 and located across the street from the now defunct Beamish & Crawford Brewery, in Cork’s medieval quarter. The famous stout is still brewed locally and ticket holders are welcome to buy a pint of Beamish at the theatre bar, and to enjoy some trad music downstairs in the pub after the show.

Dinner Show Times and Dates

Hysterical Histories Cork will run from June to August 2022:

  • Wednesday and Thursday nights at 7pm
  • Friday nights at 5pm

Show duration is approximately two hours.

Hysterical Histories Tickets

Individual ticket prices are as follows and pre-booking is essential:

  • €49 (adult)
  • €30 (children under 12)
  • Children under 2 go free!
  • Group and tour rates are available.

For questions call 00 353 87 641 9355 or email

Praise and Reviews

Well worth going to- a real gem of genuine Cork- up the Rebels!!

We went to this as a family outing for my husband’s birthday and we really enjoyed the evening. My kids are 13, 12, 10 and 7 and all got a great kick and a laugh out of the experience but also learned a lot. This is such a fun, accessible way for everyone to learn history!

Trip Advisor Review, June 2022

An Absolute Must-Do When in Cork

Highly entertaining dinner show. The cast was energetic and engaging. The show was original, informative, and hilarious, and held the attention of the entire family. I highly recommend it to anyone visiting Cork.

Trip Advisor Review, June 2022

Excellent Night Out

We saw this show as an adult family of four last night and it exceed all hopes and expectations. We had a wonderful (hysterical) time while also learning a bit and eating delicious food.

Viator Review, June 2022