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“A great way to spend a Saturday afternoon”
Review of Grand Opera House

Grand Opera House
Ranked #9 of 227 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, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
Enniskillen, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
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“A great way to spend a Saturday afternoon”
Reviewed June 19, 2013

A friend and I went to see Hairspray the musical in the Opera house in Belfast. What a way to spend a Saturday afternoon. We drove to Portadown and then took the train to Belfast. The Opera house is beside Great Victoria Train Station so the train is so convenient and no worry about parking or driving in a city. The Opera House is a magnificent building both inside and out, we were so impressed with this theatre. We had a light lunch first which was delicious. In the evening the Hippodrome Restaurant opens two hours before the evening show and serves a pre-show dinner. The show was brilliant a real feel good show with everyone on their feet. There is lots of restaurants around the Opera House and the Europe Hotel is beside it if you wished to extend your visit to Belfast. This is a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon so enjoyable and relaxing.

Visited June 2013
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Littlestone-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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“Cluedo & dinner - Baby Grand Studio”
Reviewed June 18, 2013

Brilliant time. We were slightly dismayed by the background information sheet given to us when we arrived. We have ever been to an event like this and the sheet felt a bit like homework! That said we thoroughly enjoyed the evening which exceeded our expectations. It was great fun, and we only wished that we lived in Belfast so that we could go to other events. Food was very good. Highly recommended.

Visited June 2013
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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“meal and panto”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

The meal was excellant 10 out 10 staff so friendy and the panto was fantastic going again this year my granddaughter was there on the tuesday night again on the thursday

Visited December 2012
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Ballynahinch, United Kingdom
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“The place to see a show in Belfast”
Reviewed June 14, 2013

Its been damaged several times through the 1970s & 80s, lovingly recreated to its former glory, and now has an extension integrated into one side.
The auditorium remains "as was" and retains a really intimate feel.
The touring shows aren't cheap, but in most cases its West End quality. We've been there so many times, and never had a bad experience yet.

Visited June 2013
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Ware, England, United Kingdom
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“Good night out”
Reviewed June 14, 2013

Lovely, compact and exquisite. Saw Hairspray which was brilliant. Excellent seat which at around £40 was much cheaper than you'd have to pay in the West End.

Visited June 2013
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