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Grand Opera House

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Address: 2 Great Victoria Street, Belfast BT2 7BA, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +44 28 9024 1919
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9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Description: The Grand Opera House in Belfast is Northern Ireland's premier theatre...
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.
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Still our Grand Opera House!!

Having not been here in a long time I was very happy to see that although it had been improved, they have still got our history stores into it!!! It just reminded me of my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Having not been here in a long time I was very happy to see that although it had been improved, they have still got our history stores into it!!! It just reminded me of my childhood!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

This building is stunning from the outside and just as beautiful inside. I was lucky enough to have seating only 5 rows back from the orchestra pit. I'm not normally a fan of opera but had a really enjoyable evening.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Booked the day before the performance. Went to see Anything Goes and it was very good, fun, vibrant, musical. Lovely building inside and the staff are very helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The grand opera house is fantastic, unspoilt art and glamour, painted gold elephants, and ornate décor, fantastic seats and great shows, the Grand Opera House is my favourite place in Belfast, from West end shows, eg Cats, to local theatre, you cannot beat it for character and craic

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The Opera House is a stunning venue for all the various types of entertainment on offer. There's just the right amount of decadence to make you feel you're somewhere special. The layout offers a great view throughout and because its not a huge venue, it offers a cosy and intimate environment where you can feel comfortable and relaxed. Staff are... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

old but full of character and never goes out of date. the shows are fantastic, i recomment the faulty towers dinner show. it was amazing and totally different. not over priced, and staff are always attentive. been going from i was a child and have brought my daughter since she was a child and im sure she will do the... More 

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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

I went to see "The Producers" in May 2015, brilliant show and very funny, this theatre is a great place to see any show. Well recommended!

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Dublin. Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I am not really one for opera and I probably go to one musical every few years as one of them things you have to do for your Mrs but I most recently took her good self to see Sister Act. the tickets we had were up in the "gods". we didnt buy any food or drink really but I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Went with my son to see Give My Head Peace and was quite disappointed by the fusty smell of the theatre. I agree that it is an old and very beautiful building but surely there is something to camouflage the smell

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Beautiful theatre , with fantastic staff always so welcoming ! Great shows , great food & a stunning old theatre in all it's glory , love the grand opera house , an absolutely wonderful venue

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