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“Brilliant Theatre, Fantastic Show - TERRIBLE restaurant food.” 5 of 5 stars
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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 #9 of 270 things to do in Belfast
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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.
Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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“Brilliant Theatre, Fantastic Show - TERRIBLE restaurant food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Really enjoyed "The Rat Pack" show in a great theatre, but the meal we had in the Hippodrome restaurant was terrible. The staff were very nice and appologetic and gave us a discount. We had noticed some other people sent their food back and we soon realised why. On leaving the restaurant we noticed quite a lot of tables with plates on them still containing plenty of uneaten food.

Eat somewhere else before going to the Opera House or waste money and sit through the show hungry.

My gripe is with the resrtaurant not the Opera House that's why I gave the theatre a 5 star rating. If I could give the restaurant food a rating it would be 0.

Visited February 2013
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“Faultless visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

My first experience here was faultless, great staff and facilities. Would definitely go again in the future.

Visited June 2012
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“belfast panto cinderella”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

went last night just one word brilliant, the costumes were absolutely amazing singing dancing jokes brill what more can i say loved it and had brill seats roll on next one

Visited January 2013
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“Great Show”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Went to see Cinderella pantomine - show was fantastic - grat night out apart from small problem at the start when people were sitting in our seats. One member of staff told us to sit in other seats - all totally separated from eachother. So we had to find someone who was willing to move the people who had taken our seats

Visited December 2012
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“Food not so good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

It's a pity that the GOH cannot deliver as good as food as they do shows. Sometimes you struggle to get somewhere very handy to eat before the show. Have a look at how the Mac does it

Visited January 2013
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