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Ulster Hall is one of Belfast's most iconic venues. Sitting right at the heart of the city's vibrant entertainment scene, the venue has it all - laugh until you cry comedy, monumental gigs, fantastic family shows and must-see sports and entertainment.

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More than 150 years after its opening, The Ulster Hall continues to play a strong part in the cultural life of Belfast.

During the Second World War the Ulster Hall became hugely popular as a dance hall and was a big hit with American troops stationed on these shores.

Throughout the forties and fifties the Ulster Hall became Northern Ireland's premier boxing venue. Many home-grown champions lit up the boxing ring, while international boxing legends like world heavyweight champion, Sonny Liston, traded blows with the local stars.

Since the 1960s the Ulster Hall has been Northern Ireland's spiritual home of rock music, hosting an almost endless list of famous names that has included U2, Coldplay, Thin Lizzy, The Clash, The Rolling Stones, Muse, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Snow Patrol, Johnny Cash, Jim Reeves, The Who, AC/DC and many more. Led Zeppelin played their classic Stairway to Heaven for the first time ever at the Ulster Hall.

Today's top rock bands and popular music stars continue to make the Ulster Hall their venue of choice with a full programme of ‘A list' concerts taking place throughout the year. Latest and greatest stand-up comedians, as well as orchestral, choral and operatic concerts are also hosted.

A bar located within the Group Space on the first floor is open during events.

Facilities include:

  • Grand Hall

  • Box office

  • Bar

  • Art gallery

  • Interpretative exhibition

Ulster Hall
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  • 34 Bedford Street
  • Belfast
  • Antrim
  • BT2 7FF

Top Reasons To Visit

  • A key city landmark and architecturally stunning building
  • A key city landmark and architecturally stunning building
  • Fantastic bar facilities making it the perfect meeting point for those pre-show drinks
  • The Ulster Hall is accessible to a host of city centre restaurants
  • See for yourself #WhereLegends are made with a fantastic programme of World Class Events

The Belfast Music Tour

24 Aug - 16 Nov 2019

The Belfast Music Tour is a journey across the city that reveals the music, the artists and the landscape that have brought character to the city.

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Ulster Youth Orchestra

Sat, 24 Aug 2019, 7:45pm

Conductor Rumon Gamba and local flutist Eimear McGeown join the Ulster Youth Orchestra for their summer showcase concert!

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Ulster Youth Orchestra Summer Concert

Sat, 24 Aug 2019, 7:45pm

Conductor Rumon Gamba and local flautist Eimear McGeown join the Ulster Youth Orchestra for their Summer Showcase Concert!

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Bavouzet Inspired by Bartók

Fri, 29 Nov 2019, 7:45pm

Hungarian folk inspired works by Dvořák, Kodály and Bartók.

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Beethoven at 250: Symphony No. 4

27 - 25 Mar 2020

Works by Beethoven, Nielsen and up and coming Northern Irish composer Amy Rooney.

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Rustioni Conducts Chopin and Bruckner

Fri, 15 May 2020, 7:45pm

Benjamin Grosvenor guests, with pieces by Mozart, Chopin and Bruckner.

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Rustioni conducts Music for Valentine’s

Fri, 14 Feb 2020, 7:45pm

Enjoy the romantic works by Prokofiev, Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky, featuring Francesca Dego this Valentine's Day.

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Rustioni Conducts: Opening Concert

Fri, 27 Sep 2019, 7:45pm

Come along and enjoy the works of Saint-Saëns, Verdi and Elgar.

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Rustioni Conducts Eroica

Fri, 15 Nov 2019, 7:45pm

Come along and enjoy Beethoven’s masterpiece alongside works by Strauss and Berg.

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Rustioni Conducts Mahler’s Resurrection

Fri, 29 May 2020, 7:45pm

Mahler’s epic symphony needs to be experienced live to be believed!

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Classical Favourites

Thu, 31 Oct 2019, 7:45pm

A concert of classical favourites in association with Belfast International Arts Festival.

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Faun and Firebird

Fri, 01 May 2020, 7:45pm

Mythical beasts abound, in pieces by Debussy, Sibelius and Stravinsky.

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Dvořák’s Sixth

Fri, 28 Feb 2020, 7:45pm

Pianist and Conductor Howard Shelley celebrates with Weber, Mozart and Brahms.

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Beethoven at 250: Symphony No. 5

Fri, 17 Apr 2020, 7:45pm

Celebrating Beethoven’s 250th Birthday with conductor Tianyi Lu and soloist Ivan Ilić.

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Songs of Love and Loss

Fri, 04 Oct 2019, 7:45pm

Enjoy the works of Howard Skempton, Wagner and Elgar for one night only at the Ulster Hall.

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Northern Landscapes

Fri, 13 Mar 2020, 7:45pm

Enjoy Nordic delights from Rautavaara, Walton and Sibelius

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Mendelssohn in Italy

Fri, 31 Jan 2020, 7:45pm

Join conductor Gemma New and Flautist Adam Walker in a night of Stravinsky, Ibert, Mendelssohn and Aaron Jay Kernis.

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Litton Crosses Continents

Fri, 18 Oct 2019, 7:45pm

A concert inspired by Copland, Barber and Walton, within the historic building of the Ulster Hall

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Howard Shelley at 70

Fri, 17 Jan 2020, 7:45pm

Pianist and Conductor Howard Shelley celebrates with Weber, Mozart and Brahms.

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18th Century Inspiration

Thu, 19 Mar 2020, 12:30pm

Escape on your lunch break for a concert inspired by Classic and Baroque era music with conductor Natalie Murray Beale.

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Viva Italia!

Thu, 23 Apr 2020, 12:30pm

Escape during your lunch hour for a fantastic concert inspired by Rossni.

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Sparkling Symphonies

23 Jan - 23 Jul 2020

An invigorating afternoon of Haydn and Stravinsky.

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Christmas Gifts

Thu, 05 Dec 2019, 12:30pm

Enjoy a trio of festive delights this Christmas.

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Good Friday Music: Bach Mass in B-Minor

Fri, 10 Apr 2020, 7:45pm

Join the Belfast Philharmonic and world-renowned soloists for a celebration of this devotional masterpiece.

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Power Of Video Festival

29 - 31 Aug 2019

Power of Video is a multi-day festival which brings the world's top creators as well as major creative brands to Belfast.

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Integrated Education Fund Presents Stand Up Comedy Night

Thu, 19 Sep 2019, 7:00pm

The Integrated Education Fund presents the ultimate stand up comedy event at the Ulster Hall this September.

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