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“Panto Spectacular” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Grand Opera House

Grand Opera House
Ranked #8 of 210 things to do in Belfast
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities
downpatrick
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“Panto Spectacular”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

We always visit the panto at Christmas, it's kind of a tradition. Having said that it is worth the visit and ads to the whole Christmas experience. The bar area isn't large enough for the theatre and there's always a mad rush at the interval. The seating in comfortable in the stalls and the circle although i've never experienced 'the gods'.

Visited December 2012
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“impressive building”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

It is a beautiful building. We were seated in the 2nd row from the front great seats. There is a small cafe in the foyer where you can pick up a snack before the shows.

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Holywood, , United Kingdom
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“A piece of history for today”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

A beautiful, fully restored theatre in the centre of Belfast with amazing architectural features that takes you back in time. Lovely restaurant to eat beforehand and you can order your dessert for half time! Show time!

Visited January 2013
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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“Cinderella”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Went to the show with my wife, daughter, son-in-law and Grand-daughter ( aged 3 )
This show is as good as anything I have seen in London, and I have seen most of the big ones.
John Lenaghan ( AKA May McFetridge ) was brilliant as the fairy Godmother and the Cinderella costume change for the ball was brilliant. People were saying " how did they do that ?"
The ending with the flying coach was fantastic. My Grand-daughter believed the horse was real and is still talking about it a week later. The whole cast put their hearts and souls into their performance with the result that the whole Opera House was alive with the fantastic atmosphere. Well done Goh. I have now booked Peter Pan for this Christmas.

Visited January 2013
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Belfast
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“Great day out for the kids”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

We went to see the panto over Xmas. Staff were very friendly although not enough toilets in the place. Beautiful building, would def recommend.

Visited December 2012
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