The bomb scare at Cork Opera House, which saw the building being evacuated, has turned out to be a hoax.

Gardaí confirmed that a call was received at around 6.30pm prompting the evacuation.

Gardaí at Angelsea Street carried out a sweep of the building after the call was received.

Belgian act 2manydjs were scheduled to have a gig there tonight.

Cork Opera House management cancelled tonight's scheduled event in light of the bomb scare.

Gardaí are investigating the hoax call.