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“Must see in Belfast”
Review of Grand Opera House

Grand Opera House
Ranked #10 of 225 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: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift, Wheelchair access
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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“Must see in Belfast”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

In the city centre, next to the Europa Hotel is the marvelously restored Grand Opera House. Buy a ticket to see the theatre where a great west end production of Singin' In the Rain was playing.It's a short walk from the visitor's center and the cafes and banks (ATMs!) on Bedford Street.

Visited May 2014
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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“Iconic”
Reviewed 26 May 2014

The Opera House is lovely hosting travelling West End productions as well as local shows. There is also the infamous Xmas Pantomime which is worth a visit. There is a restaurant and bar on site but it is naturally very busy at intervals although I think you pre order your drinks. Some of the seats can be a little bit awkward with the natural of the building meaning there can be pillars in the way. I find the Gods a little to high up to really enjoy a stage show but fine for music.

Visited May 2014
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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“Ballet at its best”
Reviewed 14 May 2014

Ambience. Atmosphere. Architecture all under one roof. Worth making a night of it and going local for a pre theatre meal... Plenty on offer in surrounding streets.
Then it's time to lose yourself in tutus & high points when the curtain raises

Visited January 2014
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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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“singing in the rain fantastic”
Reviewed 12 May 2014

excellent location and fantastic show. staff friendly and helpful. great atmosphere would be booking more shows

Visited May 2014
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“fantastic”
Reviewed 28 April 2014

English Youth Ballets version of Sleeping Beauty was fantastic. Principles with a cast of 120 young children were inspiring. Hope they come back soon

Visited April 2014
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