Waterfront Hall

Waterfront Hall
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Sitting on the banks of the Lagan River in Belfast, the Waterfront Hall is a landmark of the city and ranks as one of the world’s leading conference venues, hosting a huge array of events from concerts and shows to exhibitions and competitions.

Planning for the Waterfront Hall, on Lanyon Place on the riverfront, began in 1989 and construction finished in 1997, the same year it opened its doors.

Part of a massive 1990s redevelopment of Belfast’s riverfront, the hall testifies to the city’s recent renaissance and gives a nod to old Belfast in the shape of its copper dome — intended to turn green to echo the dome of Belfast City Hall and much of the city’s Victorian architecture.

What to See and Do at Waterfront Hall

Inside, the Waterfront Hall centres on a circular, 2,000-plus seater main auditorium, an adjacent studio seating nearly 400, and numerous other spaces, including exhibition zones, meeting rooms and an art gallery, and a brasserie and bars with beautiful river views.

Used as a stage for the annual Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen’s and the Ulster Orchestra, Waterfront Hall has also hosted international stars such as James Galway, Robbie Williams and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, as well as crowd-pullers such as the World Irish Dance Championships, operas, musicals and more.

As a hub of Belfast’s arts and cultural scene and with a permanently impressive what’s on calendar, no visit to Belfast is truly complete without experiencing a show or event at this exciting venue.

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Quarter by Warren Collection
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3.5 out of 5
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4 out of 5
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4 out of 5
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Quarter by Warren Collection
Quarter by Warren Collection
3.5 out of 5
70-74 Donegall St, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT1 2GU
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Jurys Inn Belfast
Jurys Inn Belfast
4 out of 5
Great Victoria Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT1 6DY
Jurys Inn Belfast
Maldron Hotel Belfast City
Maldron Hotel Belfast City
4 out of 5
20 Brunswick Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT2 7GE
Maldron Hotel Belfast City
Titanic Hotel Belfast
Titanic Hotel Belfast
4.5 out of 5
Queen's Road, Titanic Quarter, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT3 9DT
Titanic Hotel Belfast
AC Hotels by Marriott Belfast
AC Hotels by Marriott Belfast
4 out of 5
Donegall Quay, Belfast Harbour, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT1 3FE
AC Hotels by Marriott Belfast
Holiday Inn Belfast City Centre, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Belfast City Centre, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
40 Hope Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT12 5EE
Holiday Inn Belfast City Centre, an IHG Hotel
Hilton Belfast hotel
Hilton Belfast hotel
4 out of 5
4 Lanyon Place, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT1 3LP
Hilton Belfast hotel
Bullitt Hotel
Bullitt Hotel
4 out of 5
40a Church Lane, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT1 4QN
Bullitt Hotel
Europa Hotel
Europa Hotel
4 out of 5
Great Victoria Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT2 7AP
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