We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Grand Opera House

Address: 2 Great Victoria Street, Belfast BT2 7BA, Northern Ireland (Golden Mile)
Phone Number: +44 28 9024 1919
Website
Improve this listing
91%
Ranked #21 of 129 Activities in Belfast
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Operas, Performances
Owner description: The Grand Opera House in Belfast is Northern Ireland's premier theatre, presenting a range of...
More attraction details
Attraction details
Type: Architectural Buildings, Operas, Performances
Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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.

Hotels near Grand Opera House

Write a Review

457 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    299
    116
    28
    7
    7
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Belfast, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

A historical building with a welcoming atmosphere, a consistently good variety of shows and friendly staff. We go every year to the pantomime on Christmas Eve which is just as enjoyable for adults as it is for kids. Recently, we have been to see Shrek and the Mousetrap which were both brilliant shows. Earlier in the year, we also seen... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

My girlfriend got us tickets for this and must say thoroughly enjoyed the show at the Grand Opera House. The seats were surprisingly comfy and not overly stuffy like a lot of other venues.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Portrush, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Love the Grand Opera House such a historic building. Went with my mum to see this years Pantomime Aladdin. enjoyed the performance but sitting in Row G which was close to the front I felt there were some sound issues, not being able to hear all the dialogue but apart from that great night. Well done to all the cast!... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Belfast, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I've been here many times, most recently to see One Man, Two Guvnors. Always a great experience, and hardly a bad seat in the house. They're well organised for interval drinks, best to order beforehand. Some great shows here so always worth keeping an eye on the schedule.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

Went with wife and daughter to see Aladdin and May McFedridge was hilarious like usual and the overall craic in the show was sound. First pantomime I've been to and could be say I was happy to see as all actors involved where top class and the music and special effects where brill.will see what show is next festive season... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
County Down, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

A wonderful old theatre full of atmosphere . I have attended many performances and never been let down yet. It is an essential part of a trip to Belfast and you will not be disappointed.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Belfast, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
57 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Tonight the BFM and family went to the Grand Opera House for our annual panto trip. 2 Great Victoria Street Belfast BT2 Northern Ireland http://www.goh.co.uk 028 9024 1919 It was a great show with sterling performances from Faye Tozer, Jimmy Tamley and our very own May McFetteridge. There were a few empty seats either due to Christmas shopping or the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wiltshire
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Saw West Side Story as a last minute ticket purchase and ended up in the gods. Was very surprised that the view was perfect and the seats felt quite safe too, unlike another experience in the gods at a London theatre

Was this review helpful? Yes
Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Beautiful building inside and out.I love going there, the staff are all very friendly and helpful.I went to see West side story 2 weeks ago and enjoyed it very much. You can have a pre theatre meal there or a drink before or in the interval.It is disabled friendly.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newtownards, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Most beautiful place in Belfast. Just........... wow. Thoroughly enjoyed attending Blood Brothers with my husband and mother-in-law.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Grand Opera House also viewed

Belfast, Northern Ireland
Belfast, Northern Ireland
 
Belfast, Northern Ireland
 

Been to Grand Opera House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Grand Opera House staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?