Performance Space

Here at The Core our members have access to this state of the art auditorium.The space is totally customisable and is kitted out with the highest quality audio/visual and lighting equipment. Not only is this an amazing venue for live performance, it is a great space for industry workshops, recording and making music videos too!!!

Open Mic
The Core open mic is a monthly event where we transform the mezzanine area of the Ballina Arts Centre into a vibrant and intimate performance space. The stage is open to young musicians and performers aged 12 to 18 and can even accommodate full bands! It’s a fantastic opportunity to meet likeminded musical people from across the county and get experience performing in front an attentive and appreciative audience. It’s also an opportunity to meet members of The Core, get a tour and even sign up to become a member yourself! As always, friends and family are more than welcome to come along and our performers always appreciate the support! More info is listed on our website and social media.

Performers have gone from their first performance at The Core Open Mic to performing at our showcase events and festival stages and some of our members have even feature on radio and TV!

1Music Industry Easter camp led by Philip Cassidy.

20170622_091707A snap from one our showcases! Check out the big screen! Bring your performace to life with your very own visuals! The next showcase is on December 15th 2017. If you would like to get involved email

Here at The Core we like to break boundaries and explore all sorts of music. Some electric guitar and trad flute…why not??? πŸ™‚ We have had young singer songwriters, rappers, and metallers come through our doors. Everyone is welcome and we all learn from eachother!