The Grand Opera House

Places to See | Belfast, Northern Ireland.



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.

Looked on by many as the premier theatre in Northern Ireland, it boasts a wide array of popular shows and additional facilities and services such as a restaurant, café bar and venue hire for corporate hospitality, functions & events.

According to the Theatres Trust the “magnificent auditorium is probably the best surviving example in the United Kingdom of the oriental style applied to theatre architecture”. It was renamed the Palace of Varieties in 1904, although it reverted to its original name in 1909.

Variety programmes dominated in the 1920s and 1930s and the theatre saw performances by Gracie Fields, Will Fyffe and Harry Lauder. It became a repertory theatre during World War II and at the celebrations to mark the end of the war, Eisenhower, Montgomery and Alanbrooke attended gala performances at the theatre

The Grand Opera House is certainly a significant place to see in Belfast and group tours can be booked through the Box Office on +44 28 9024 1919 (minimum numbers apply).

Address: Grand Opera House, Great Victoria Street, Belfast BT2 7HR


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