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Grand Opera House

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Address: 2 Great Victoria Street, Belfast BT2 7BA, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 9024 1919
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10:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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The Grand Opera House in Belfast is Northern Ireland's premier theatre,...

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.

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Yet another yearly pilgrimage visit to the panto and yet again it didn't disappoint .may and ALL THE CAST were fantastic and well worth the money .we have already booked for next... read more

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belfast
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Yet another yearly pilgrimage visit to the panto and yet again it didn't disappoint .may and ALL THE CAST were fantastic and well worth the money .we have already booked for next years show which is Peter Pan.If you are coming to Belfast in Dec/Jan come and see the longest serving Panto Dame MAY

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Antrim, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On Saturday last my wife and I took our 3 granddaughters to the GOH to see Cinderella. We all thoroughly enjoyed the show. The surroundings and the atmosphere were brilliant. However the only black point was the cost of the treats for the children. A small ice cream was £2.50 and a slushie was £1.75 and the cost of the... More 

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GOHMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Grand Opera House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback. We're very glad you enjoyed your visit with us but were alarmed to hear of your disappointment regarding merchandise price points. We will make sure your feedback is passed on to the relevant staff. We very much hope to welcome you again in the future. Kind regards, The GOH Team More 

Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Enjoyed the panto this year - never fails to make me laugh - May was great as usual, as was Gareth Gates and Amy Wisner (cinders)- ugly sisters were very funny too - fair play to Gareth Gates for overcoming his stammer - Respect.. Seats could do with refoaming as when you sit down, your bum bounces off the floor.

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ballymena
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

we went as a family booked 10 seats to see Cinderella,which was fun but not the best panto we have been to at the GHO. We are silver members and love coming to the theatre .But really the management should invest in more booster seats for the children. Our wee ones had to sit on their knees which for a... More 

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GOHMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Grand Opera House, responded to this review

Hi Ruth, thank you very much for your feedback. We appreciate you taking the time to come back to us with your thoughts. We're sorry that your experience fell short of the expected standards when it came to the number of booster seats available. We will make sure you feedback is passed on to the relevant department. We very much... More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have visited the grand opera house numerous times over the years, every year for the panto plus other shows, the shows are always great and use of local talent!

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GOHMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Grand Opera House, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind review! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! The GOH Team More 

Ballymena
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Attended with my family and grandchildren on Wednesday 28th. I was disappointed as I felt it was not as good as last year. I felt that Gareth Gates did not have the same charisma as Chico did last year. He did not interact with the audience as well as Chico. They didn't have a big musical number to finish. The... More 

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GOHMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Grand Opera House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We're sorry to hear that parts of the performance fell below what you expected. We will pass your comments on to the relevant staff. We appreciate your time and hope that we will be able to welcome you back soon to the Grand Opera House. More 

Coleraine, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

excellent pantomime performance with Gareth Gates and May McFetridge. Real traditional fair enjoyed by adults and young alike. Panto next year Peter pan with May worth a visit. Lovely old theatre just breathes with atmosphere and ghosts of the past

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GOHMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Grand Opera House, responded to this review

Thanks for your very kind review. We very much appreciate you being with us! Kind regards, The GOH Team More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely love this place!!! Beautiful theatre! A little shame that they dont have more shows but i guess its not bad for Belfast.

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GOHMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Grand Opera House, responded to this review

Thanks for your very kind review. We have increased the volume of programming recently at the theatre but would love to hear what kind of events you would like to see at the Grand Opera House! Kind regards, The GOH Team More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An iconic Belfast attraction. I have enjoyed many shows here for over 50 years. Once in the auditorium I am transported back to my childhood, as I gaze around the sumptuous gilded decor. The elephant heads which fascinated me as a child are still a wonder to me. I love the grandeur and cosiness of the place. Yet the reception... More 

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GOHMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Grand Opera House, responded to this review

Wow! What fantastic feedback. We are very lucky to have audience members who have supported us for a such a long time - we really appreciate your custom and enthusiasm! We're so glad you enjoyed the panto and look forward to seeing you back with us again soon! Kind regards, The GOH Team More 

Kent
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47 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to see Cinderella with Gareth Gates as the Prince :0. It was really funny and the place was packed. I love the old places with ll their history.

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GOHMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Grand Opera House, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your very kind comments. We're so glad you enjoyed the show! We're very proud of our history and delighted you're passionate about it too! We hope to welcome you again soon! The GOH Team More 

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