Belfast Theatres & Arenas
Grand Opera House. Northern Ireland's premier theatre, Grand Opera House presents the best live theatrical performances and entertainment in Belfast.Designed by leading theatre architect, Frank Matcham, and opened in 1895, the Theatre's lavish interior is a glorious combination of the work of Victorian architects, painters and craftsmen.The line-up of shows throughout the year includes drama, musicals, ballet, opera, comedy and pantomime, with much of the program made up of touring shows from London's West End. Visit www.goh.co.uk.
Lyric Theatre. Lyric Theatre at Malone Lodge Hotel, Northern Ireland No theatre-lover's visit to Belfast would be complete without a night out at Northern Ireland's famous repertory theatre on the river. The Lyric presents classical and contemporary plays with a particular emphasis on Irish productions, and is a splendid setting for music, dance and comedy events. Don't miss the foyer photos of Lyric players like Liam Neeson before (and often after) they became famous on TV and in movies. Visit www.lyrictheatre.co.uk.
Odyssey & Odyssey Arena. Odyssey Arena is Belfast’s new live entertainment and major league sports venue and home of the Belfast Giants - the hottest team on ice! Watch the Giants battle for possession of the puck, slamming the dashers and clashing sticks in quest for a home goal. Ireland's biggest indoor venue, the Arena seats up to 10,000 for concerts, competitions, conferences and special events. Presenting rock, pop and classical artists from around the world, the Arena hosts an amazing range of sporting events including boxing, basketball, tennis and motorcycle trials. It also features a permanent ice-pad and Ireland's only indoor hydraulic 200 metre running track. Odyssey Arena is the showpiece of Odyssey, Northern Ireland's Landmark Millennium Project, and one of the world's most adventurous leisure and entertainment venues. The Odyssey complex features W5, an interactive science and technology centre, Sheridan IMAX theatre and Odyssey Pavilion featuring bars, restaurants, shops and the Warner Village Cinemas multiplex. Visit www.odysseyarena.com.
The King's Hall Exhibition & Conference Centre. The King's Hall Exhibition at Malone Lodge Hotel, Northern Ireland The King's Hall Exhibition & Conference Centre is Northern Ireland's largest and most versatile exhibition, conference and event venue, offering over 10,000 square meters of exhibition space, conference capacity and a banqueting facility for 2000 guests. King’s Hall hosts a variety of public and trade exhibitions, gala dinners and international events. The adjacent King's Hall Conference Centre can accommodate up to 1,000 delegates. Located on 33-acres, this landmark venue provides endless opportunity for every event imaginable. Visit www.kingshall.co.uk.
Belfast Waterfront Hall. Northern Ireland's premier conference and concert centre, Waterfront Hall is a powerful symbol of the city's renaissance. Its imaginative seating structures (capacity 2,235), praised acoustics and warm atmosphere make the main auditorium perfect for world class shows, concerts and events. From Swan Lake to Willie Nelson, Waterfront Hall offers top entertainment to for every appetite. Experience panoramic views of Belfast and the River Lagan, while you enjoy a bite in the Terrace Bar Restaurant. A short walk from Belfast City Centre, Waterfront Hall is the flagship of the city’s cultural rebirth! www.waterfront.co.uk.