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.
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.
Located in Belfast City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Grand Opera House and Ulster Hall. Belfast City Hall and Waterfront Hall are also within 15 minutes.
Located in the center of Belfast, this family-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Victoria Square Shopping Centre, Waterfront Hall, and St. Anne's Cathedral. Belfast City Hall and Odyssey Arena are also within 15 minutes.
Located in the heart of Belfast, this family-friendly hotel is steps from St. George's Market and Waterfront Hall. Belfast City Hall and Ulster Hall are also within 15 minutes.
This city center hotel is a short distance from the Ormeau Baths Gallery, St. Malachy’s Church, CitiGolf, and Ulster Hall.
Located in Belfast City Centre, this hotel is steps from Grand Opera House and Ulster Hall. Belfast City Hall and Waterfront Hall are also within 15 minutes.
The Holiday Inn Belfast City Centre is located next to the Golden Mile in the heart of the Belfast city center, just a short walk to the Great Victoria Street bus and railway station and Grand Opera House.
Located in Titanic Quarter, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Titanic Belfast and Odyssey Arena. Waterfront Hall and St. Anne's Cathedral are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Located in Belfast City Centre, this hotel is steps from Metropolitan Arts Centre and St. Anne's Cathedral. Belfast City Hall and Waterfront Hall are also within 15 minutes.