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Belfast Grand Opera House Tours

Belfast Grand Opera House
Since opening over a century ago, the Belfast Grand Opera House has withstood many challenges, including the Troubles and planned demolition, to become an iconic landmark. As Northern Ireland’s first listed building, the Art Nouveau theater has hosted many notable performers over the years, and the refurbished site continues to draw audiences today.

The Basics
Designed by celebrated architect Frank Matcham in 1895, Belfast’s Grand Opera House has featured many top entertainers in its time, including Luciano Pavarotti. Saved from demolition by the Arts Council in the 70s, the refurbished theater continues to be a popular destination for arts and culture enthusiasts. Visitors can admire the building’s ornamental facade on a city walk, explore the Victorian interior on a backstage tour, or catch a show for a truly immersive experience.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The opera house is must-do for theater fans or architecture enthusiasts.
  • The schedule includes family-friendly events as well as classic theater.
  • With the exception of the upper balconies, the theater is wheelchair-accessible.
  • The theater offers audio described, signed, and captioned performances.

How to Get There
Located next door to the famous Europa Hotel, the Grand Opera House is easily accessible from Great Victoria Street Train Station and the Europa Bus Centre. Paid parking is available on Grosvenor Road and behind the Europa Hotel, while Great Victoria Street offers limited free parking after 6:30pm and all day on Sundays. Glengall Streets has two disabled parking bays.

When to Get There
If you’re interested in the exterior architecture, avoid the matinee or evening crowds with a morning visit. The Christmas period typically brings family-friendly pantomimes and festive performances.

The Greatest Theatrical Architect
Once described as the UK’s “greatest theatrical architect,” Frank Matcham worked on over 100 buildings throughout the turn of the century, though many have since been destroyed. In addition to Belfast’s Grand Opera House, other remaining examples of his work include the London Coliseum and Blackpool’s Tower Ballroom, both still worthy of a visit.
Address: Great Victoria Street, Belfast BT2 7HR, Northern Ireland
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Welcome to Belfast: Explore the iconic city centre sites on this audio tour

Welcome to Belfast: Explore the iconic city centre sites on this audio tour

This self guided audio tour will take you to some of the most iconic sites in Belfast's city centre.
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Belfast City Tour

Belfast City Tour

Locally experienced world host tour guides and drivers. Can be tailored to meet customer requirements.
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City Sightseeing Belfast Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Belfast Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Explore historic Belfast in an open-top double-decker bus on this hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour.  With your 1- or 2-day pass, create your own adventure with possible stops at wall murals in Falls and Crumlin Roads, St George's Market, Titanic Dock, and Albert Clock. Enjoy unobstructed views, colorful onboard commentary, and a personalized itinerary.
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Belfast City sightseeing private walking tour

Belfast City sightseeing private walking tour

A complete overview tour of the City of Belfast covering architecture, politics, the troubles, economics, music, and lots more. Take an inspiring journey through war and peace on this 3-hour city center walking tour of Belfast. Meet your guide at your centrally located hotel or in a cruise ship port. During this walking tour, you will see all main sights of Belfast city center. The route of the walk will depend on the meeting place. The main highlights of Belfast that you will see are Belfast City Hall, Crumlin Road Gaol, St Anne’s Cathedral (Belfast Cathedral), Grand Opera House, and Titanic Quarter. At the end of the tour, your guide will leave you in one of the restaurants to enjoy the local cuisine.
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Belfast City History and Titanic birthplace private tour

Belfast City History and Titanic birthplace private tour

Book this tour and learn all about Belfast City history - its conflict, murals, Peace Walls, and Gates. Both Catholic and Protestant areas. Your guide will drive you through the streets of Belfast visiting all the famous attractions: Victorian buildings, Belfast Castle, Stormont and all parts of the city from the Cathedral Quarter to the Titanic Quarter.
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