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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.
BT2 7FF

Top Reasons To Visit

  • View a contemporary art exhibition
  • Visit the Hall's exhibition on the history of Belfast boxing
  • Led Zeppelin first played Stairway to Heaven here
  • Charles Dickens read at the Ulster Hall in 1867 and 1869
  • Visit Cafe Grand Dame for coffee or lunch

An Audience with Simon Reeve

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Mon, 08 Apr 2019, 7:30pm

Simon Reeve's theatre tour sees the world-famous presenter and journalist recount tales from the most remote and extreme corners of the planet.

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Paul Merton's Impro Chums

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Fri, 12 Apr 2019, 8:00pm

Paul Merton and friends are back on the road to bring evenings of mind-blowing improvisation to their favourite parts of the UK.

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Stewart Francis: Into the Punset

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Thu, 16 May 2019, 8:00pm

Comedian Stewart Francis, star of The Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo and Crackerjack, embarks on a brand-new show for his last tour ever.

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Saint- Saëns’Egyptian

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Fri, 05 Apr 2019, 7:45pm

This concert makes its way to Egypt by way of Greece for Saint-Saëns’ delightful Fifth Piano Concerto.

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Mozart’s Requiem

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Fri, 19 Apr 2019, 7:45pm

The heart-wrenching and revolutionary final work from one of the world’s foremost musical geniuses.

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Mozart’s Horn Concerto No.4

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Thu, 11 Apr 2019, 1:05pm

This irresistible lunch time concerto is performed by Ulster Orchestra Principal Horn Paul Klein.

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Hungarian Spice

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Thu, 16 May 2019, 1:05pm

The Lunchtime Concerts Series allows a bite-sized sample of the Ulster Orchestra in its full glory!

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Season Finale: Mahler's Fifth

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Fri, 24 May 2019, 7:45pm

The 2018/19 Finale brings together two recurring themes from across the Season – symphonic pieces on a grand scale and composers taking new and radical approach...

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Rachmaninov’s Second

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Fri, 10 May 2019, 7:45pm

A masterpiece of melodic writing and a sublime partnership between soloist and orchestra.

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Variations on a Rococo Theme

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Fri, 26 Apr 2019, 7:45pm

This concert features not one, but two delightful pieces for rising star cellist, Alexey Stadler, making his debut with the Ulster Orchestra.

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David Meade - Brainman

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Sat, 13 Apr 2019, 8:00pm

Just returned from the USA to deliver his funniest and most incredible show yet.

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