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MIchelle and Arlene

Local arts companies Accidental Theatre and Amadan have taken residence in an empty landmark building – the former Northern Bank at 12-13 Shaftesbury Square in Belfast - and transformed it into a hub for artists and audiences.

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JANE EYRE UK Tour 2017

Royal National Theatre

Jane Eyre sweeps onto the stage of the Opera House

Following a critically acclaimed season at the National Theatre, the Charlotte Bronte classic Jane Eyre will be brought to the stage of the Grand Opera House in Belfast from August 21.

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Claire King stars

It’s panto time

Belfast’s Grand Opera House has announced that actress Claire King will swap the cobbles of Corrie for the high seas this festive Sseason as she joins the cast of this year’s swashbuckling pantomime, Peter Pan, which runs from Saturday December 2 until Sunday January 14.

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Adrian Dunbar to direct a production of Homer's Odyssey

Adrian Dunbar to direct Homer’s Odyssey on Donegal beaches launching new arts project

Acclaimed Irish actor/director Adrian Dunbar will direct a special site-specific adaptation of Homer’s Odyssey, presented episodically with food and music on five of the most beautiful beaches in Donegal. This will launch Arts Over Borders, a new cross-border arts initiative for Ireland to run over the Bank Holiday weekend August 24-28, 2017.

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Marty Maguire as Malachy in Angelas Ashes- The Musical   Dates: Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick until 15th July,  Bord G�is Energy Theatre, Dublin from 18th   30th  July and Grand Opera House, Belfast, from  1st  5th  August
Photo: Patrick Redmond

An ‘uplifting story of hope, fortitude and family’

On Tuesday August 1 the smash hit new musical, Angela’s Ashes, based on the best selling book by Frank McCourt, will come to life on stage at the Grand Opera House in Belfast.

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A Night Under The Stars

10 quirky ways to enjoy time off in Northern Ireland this week

There’s loads to do in Belfast and beyond.

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Belfast’s ‘Jewel in the Crown’ to sparkle once again

Belfast’s ‘Jewel in the Crown’ to sparkle once again

Over the next three months Belfast’s Grand Opera House will be enveloped in scaffolding while the brickwork of the exterior is cleaned, and the iconic masonry repainted. Throughout this time the Theatre will remain open and continue to welcome audience members as normal.

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Pacemaker Press Belfast 23-06-2017; Newsletter Interview with Ian Wilson at the Grand Opera House in Belfast.
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Putting the spotlight on Grand Opera House chief

There are probably few people who would say they are working in their dream job, but Ian Wilson, the chief executive at the Grand Opera House in Belfast, is one of those lucky few who are passionate about what they do and can truly say they are living their dream.

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Ed Sheeran

From Ed Sheeran tickets to July 12 celebrations, here’s 10 things to do this week

There’s loads to do in Northern Ireland this week as we gear up to the July 12 celebrations.

Music
Cahoots Christmas

Cahoots Christmas

Award-winning Children’s Theatre Company Cahoots NI are casting a spell over young theatre goers at the Crescent Arts Centre this Christmas with their adaption of Chris Haughton’s Shh! We Have a Plan, before embarking on a tour across the USA and China next year.

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John McFarlane

Top 10 Ways To Spend Your Spare Time In Northern Ireland This Week

With so much to do in Northern Ireland, it can be a difficult task trying to decide how to spend our well-deserved spare time.

Whats on
Hundreds of kids flock to Opera House for Oliver!

Hundreds of kids flock to Opera House for Oliver!

This summer, hundreds of young people from all over Northern Ireland will descend on the Grand Opera House in Belfast for the Summer Youth Project’s production of the hit Dickensian musical Oliver!

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Ulster actress steps into the lead role in London West End musical

Ulster actress steps into the lead role in London West End musical

This week the curtain went up on a brand new musical in London’s West End, and it was a Belfast actress, Christina Bennington, who stepped into the lead role.

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Disney skates its way back to Belfast

Disney skates its way back to Belfast

Join A globetrotting tour Of Disney destinations when Disney On Ice presents Passport To Adventure in Belfast this November.

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Jersey Boys set to make its NI debut

Jersey Boys set to make its NI debut

Belfast’s Grand Opera House is to host the award-winning, smash-hit Broadway and West End musical Jersey Boys as the show makes its Northern Ireland debut in 2018.

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Not Dead Enough by Peter James
Directed by Ian Talbot

Bill Ward brings DS Roy Grace from page to stage

Actor Bill Ward is renowned for his roles in soaps such as Eastenders and Emmerdale, but now he has traded in the small screen for the big stage and will be coming to the Grand Opera House in Belfast at the end of this month with the hit play Not Dead Enough.

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Unique drama with a very important message

Unique drama with a very important message

‘Stay’n Alive...So I am’, which comes to the Grand Opera House on Friday May 19 is a unique drama production and musical performed by adults and young people with various disabilities.

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Classic tale brought to life by College of Acting

Classic tale brought to life by College of Acting

Did you ever hear the tale of the Johnston twins? Of course you have! You have seen the musical, but now get ready to see Willy Russell’s famous story with more depth, more drama and a lot more real, raw emotion, as Belfast College of Acting presents Blood Brothers The Play at Belvoir Players Theatre on May 12 and 13.

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