Grand Opera House

2-4 Great Victoria Street,
Belfast, BT2 7HR

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Ian on March 14, 2014 at 4:53 am

March 2014 photo of stage from dress circle.


AdoraKiaOra on February 6, 2008 at 1:56 pm

I prefer the Grand looking like this , without that hideous extension now sitting to its left

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on October 23, 2007 at 6:18 pm

I believe the Grand Opera House has been damaged by IRA bombs on at least two occasions which resulted in its closure. Each time it wasa restored and re-opened. The bombs were not aimed at the theatre itself but occured in the close vicinity.

Dublinboyo on October 23, 2007 at 1:17 pm

I seem to recall that the IRA blew this theater up sometime ago. Anybody have any details or can confirm?

Ian on March 15, 2007 at 1:09 pm

Further photo’s – exterior and interior – here:–

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irishcine on January 28, 2007 at 7:06 am

A photo of the Grand Opera House in Belfast, showing the new extension opened in 2006. This photo was taken in January 2007.

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irishcine on January 28, 2007 at 6:14 am

Further renovation and extension to the Grand Opera House, Belfast took place in 2006.

This includes a new starkly modern extension at the side, which includes the cleverly named “Baby Grand” bar and also cafe facilities. This provides the box office and the new usual entry to the complex.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on January 2, 2007 at 1:16 am

In 1946 the total seating capacity (as a live theatre) was for 1,888.
Stalls & parterre:823
Grand Circle:129
Upper Circle:158

It operated as a full time cinema from 3rd October 1949 until April 1972, during which time it operated with a seating capacity of 1,500.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on November 17, 2005 at 1:24 am

A recent exterior photograph of the Grand Opera House here:
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