Customer Notice

Over the past few months, the disruption caused by covid-19 has had a significant impact both on the restoration work at the Grand Opera House that started in January, and on show tours that were due to visit theatres across the UK and Ireland. As a result of this disruption, the Grand Opera House and its partners have regrettably had to take the difficult decision to postpone four productions to late 2021 and 2022: Goldilocks and the Three Bears, MAMMA MIA!, The Nutcracker, and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. We are writing to customers who have booked tickets for these shows, setting out the process for exchanging tickets or requesting a refund. Due to the large volume of bookings that now need to be changed, we would ask customers to only contact us through this process, and not to phone the box office directly. If you do need a member of the team to get in touch urgently, please use the Contact Us form at the bottom of this page. Thank you to everyone for their patience while we process these changes. We hope to put these four rescheduled shows back on general sale in September.

History, heritage and restoration films

While the Theatre is closed for restoration, we’re putting together a series of videos looking at the fascinating 125-year history of the Grand Opera House. More videos will be added over the coming months, so don’t forget to check back in regularly!

The Curtain Falls

In January 2020, as the curtain fell on the final performance of Beauty and the Beast, the Grand Opera House closed for its most ambitious restoration and development project in a generation. In this video, Chief Executive Ian Wilson describes the work required to restore the Theatre to its original 1895 splendor.

Live On Stage - In The Spotlight

Over its 125-year history, the Grand Opera House has welcomed many of the biggest stars of the day. In this first Live On Stage video, we look at the solo entertainers from Charlie Chaplin to Alan Partridge who have graced the stage.

Live On Stage - The Stars Of The Shows

In this second part of Live On Stage we look at some of the famous faces who have appeared in plays, musicals, opera, ballet and panto since 1895, from Luciano Pavarotti to Laurence Olivier.

The Memory Bank Project

As the Grand Opera House approaches its 125th anniversary, we are collecting your stories and memories about the Theatre. This video gives a taste of what you have sent us so far, and if you feel inspired then please get in touch to tell us about your own memories!

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Restoration 2020

Restoration 2020

In January 2020 the Grand Opera House embarked on its most ambitious restoration and development project in 40 years, aiming to return the beautiful 1895 auditorium to its original splendour, tell the Theatre’s fascinating history and improve customer facilities.

Learn about the Restoration

Workshops and Visits in 2020

While the Theatre is closed for restoration, we will be busy delivering our biggest ever community outreach project in every part of Northern Ireland, including talks, workshops, school projects, exhibitions and performances.

Discover Workshops & Visits

Share your memories

As part of the restoration project we are collecting memories and memorabilia from audiences of all ages. We’d love to hear your stories about favourite performers and performances, or if you have treasured posters, photos or other items relating to the history of the Theatre.

Add your memory

Latest News

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Live on Stage Part 1: In the Spotlight

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Frank Matcham – 100 years on from the death of a master architect

Today marks the centenary of the death of Frank Matcham, perhaps the greatest theatre architect…

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Winter Warmer

Escape the winter blues with a luxurious stay with Fitzwilliam Breakfast and evening meal. The Winter Warmer package offer include;

Four Course Evening Meal in The Restaurant

Luxury evening turndown service

Full Irish Breakfast on the morning of your departure


Sunday- Thursday £179.00

Friday- Saturday £205.00

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Early Evening Dining

Right next door to the Grand Opera House is the AA Rosette Restaurant at the Fitzwilliam Hotel. It is a work of art and offer a fantastic early evening menu to all our patrons

The Fitzwilliam are also proud members of Taste of Ulster and The Restaurants Association of Ireland.

 Check out the latest menu: Early Evening Menu
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Let’s be Friends

Do you know someone who has passion for live theatre? Why not buy them membership to our theatre Friends’ scheme and help support the arts in Northern Ireland! Treat a friend or loved one and purchase a Friends Membership as a very special gift. A Friends Membership is perfect for any occasion!

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Give the gift of theatre

Give the perfect gift. Give memories. Give the gift of theatre.

Grand Opera House Gift Vouchers and Friends Memberships are a unique and thoughtful way to show your appreciation for somebody special. With a variety of phenomenal shows, including a stunning choice of musicals, gripping dramas, classical opera, world-class ballet and fun family shows, there really is something to suit everyone.



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