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Grand Opera House

2 Great Victoria Street, Belfast BT2 7BA, Northern Ireland (Golden Mile)
+44 28 9024 1919
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Ranked #5 of 155 Attractions in Belfast
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Operas, Architectural Buildings
Owner description: The Grand Opera House in Belfast is Northern Ireland's premier theatre, presenting a range of drama, dance, opera, comedy, musicals, pantomime, family... more » Owner description: The Grand Opera House in Belfast is Northern Ireland's premier theatre, presenting a range of drama, dance, opera, comedy, musicals, pantomime, family and West End shows. Established in 1895, the theatre boasts the majestic Victorian main auditorium designed by renowned architect Frank Matcham. Extended in 2006, the original building has been joined by a striking addition to Belfast's skyline, The Baby Grand. The initiate studio is home to a smaller performance space with 100 seats. Northern Ireland's premier theatre delivers an outstanding programme of entertainment, playing host to some of the greatest names in theatre and music. The theatre boasts a wide array of popular shows; everything from opera and drama to pantomime, comedy and musicals. The Grand Opera House offers unrivalled corporate hospitality with tailored events packages and is the perfect venue for meetings, special events and conferences of all sizes. The historical theatre is one of the most unique conference venues in Belfast, catering for seminars, conferences, meetings and weddings for up to 130 people in the Baby Grand Studio. The Main Auditorium holds up to 1060 people and smaller meeting rooms are also available. The theatre bars stock a range of drinks including beer, wine and spirits, in addition to tea and coffee. How was your recent visit to the Grand Opera House? We would be grateful if you would review us on TripAdvisor. We are always eager to hear what you liked and how we can improve. « less
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Newry, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Just back from the GOH after seeing Agatha Christies "The Mousetrap" what a super day...we went to the afternoon performance as we work late shifts and found this to be ideal.Apart from some "feedback" from what seemed like a thousand hearing aids we had a great day.We would highly recommend a visit here the staff are professional and pleasant and... More

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Northern Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 NEW

I have been to this theatre many times and the quality of the entertainment never fails to impress, in the last number of years the bars have been upgraded and are much more efficient. Only criticism is that there are not enough toilets and they tend be extremely busy during the interval!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It's a great old place .try not to get seats too hight up on the balcony your head will go light..The show I saw was just as good as any west end theather.

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Newtownards, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Extremely funny one woman show. Brilliant seats. Staff very helpful in getting you to your seat. Only problem was the queue for a drink at the interval. Quite a long wait.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

have been here a few times, always a pleasant experience, but the queues to get a drink are a bit annoying and would put you off. lovely place and atmosphere

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I visited the opera house on Saturday to see 50 shades of red, white & blue. I would thoroughly recommend a visit to this show, providing you can get tickets because as the title says you will laugh till it brings tears to your eyes

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I have been to the opera house many times and I always enjoy it. I like the old fashioned look of the place. I don't like the modern extention though because it is totally unsuited to the traditional look of the original building. I don't usually eat there so I can't comment on that.

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Ballyclare, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Really great opera house! The bar is especially great because you can order your drinks at the start and they are sitting ready for you at the interval! No queuing!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Great place to watch a show, pantomime or other. Watched the panto at Christmas from one of the boxes. Took my daughter to see Scooby doo! It was fantastic. Missed Dirty Dancing but watching out for what else is coming up. Would recommend this lovely venue. Have a drink and nibbles in the newly part of the Opera House, but... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The Grand Opera House isn't so grand. It has been situated in Belfast for many years and is looking tired and worn. Could do with a good makeover to restore it to its former glory.

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