In its heyday, Derry’s St Columb’s Hall was a vibrant, much-loved theatre attracting many thousands through its doors in pursuit of escape and entertainment.
The Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre provide a dynamic cultural programme of activities throughout the year, including the very best of national and international theatre, music, visual arts and heritage exhibitions, film and engaging creative learning opportunities.
Few cities in the UK or Ireland can match Derry’s reputation for encouraging community involvement in the arts. One of the principal generators of this growing trend has been the unique Derry Playhouse, one of the first community arts centres in Ireland when established in 1992 and now the largest.
Since opening its doors on 23 December 1895, the Grand Opera House has delivered an unrivalled programme of entertainment, playing host to some of the greatest names in theatre and music.
In the heart of the City of Belfast, Belfast Waterfront has been designed as a multi-purpose venue with ultra-modern facilities to accommodate arts and entertainment, business and conference events.
Named after the river that runs through Ballymena – and as tribute to the local flax linen industry – the venue successfully weaves local history, arts and culture alongside contemporary conference, tourism and civic facilities on a site that has been for centuries the centre of local civic life.