10 Things to See and Do in Belfast

10 Things to See and Do in Belfast

Belfast is the capital city of and the largest city of Northern Ireland and is the second largest city on the island of Ireland. During the period of conflict called “the troubles”, Belfast suffered greatly, but has since sustained a period of calm, free from the political violence of the past and has experienced substantial economic and commercial growth. There are many things to see and do in Belfast for all ages. Because of its rich history in shipbuilding, there are many sites where you can explore the history. For example, you can see where the famous “Titanic” was built or visit the SS Nomadic. If you would like to experience a little culture, a visit to the Grand Opera House should be on your itinerary. Maybe you’d like to visit a castle, take a walk through a park or possibly take the family to a zoo. Whatever your preference, you’ll find it in Belfast.

1. Grand Opera House

Opened in 1895, the Grand Opera House is a theater located in Belfast and is the premier theater in Northern Ireland. Their programming includes drama, dance, opera, comedy, musicals and family shows, so its perfect for whatever your taste in theater genre. The goal of the theater is to present world-class entertainment while remaining self-sustaining and to ensure that your experience is enjoyable whether you are watching a show or working at the theater. Some of the shows currently being hosted at the Grand Opera House include: Family – Horrible Histories, The Cat in the Hat, Singalonga Frozen, Snow White, and Mister Maker; Drama – The Business of Murder, The Lord of the Flies, and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time; Comedy – One Night in Istanbul, Mama Mia It’s Murder, Hypnotic Dinner Show, Del and Rodney – The Dinner Show, Jason Byrne, Carry On Screaming – The Comedy Dinner Show, and Give My Head Peace. There are many more shows and events always happening at the theater. Don’t miss out on a great experience.

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