Grand Opera House, Belfast, Winter and Autumn 2019 – 2020 listings

Grand Opera House, autumn, winter program, 2019 – 2020

By Conor O’Neill

The middle of January in the year of 2020 sees the Grand Opera House close for an estimated 10 months of renovation. Before closure, the theatre is hosting a ton of events showing there’s plenty of life in the Old Girl yet.

Grand Opera House pic

Lovers of theatre, music, chat, straight-play, musical, edgy-new-stuff and high energy panto, keep reading.

Every need catered for: from low-key-one-night events to the extroversion of big musicals and hard-nosed plays featuring an eve-of-execution love story to humour of a couple eejits robbing a foodbank, and the touchingly instinctiveness of Dublin’s songsmith Glen Hansard to name a few. A rumour started by somebody I don’t know says, ‘May McFettridge only gets in through the stage-door by using a servants’ key-fob’. Pass it on. She’ll star in her 31st consecutive panto Beauty and the Beast. Hate to think the elderly having to work at their age.

Beauty and the beast one

Want dates? Well, chuff me, I got them. Pen and paper at the ready? No need for that. GOH has happily put together a flip-book and a link to all their upcoming shows


Don’t be forgetting the Lady’s bold little sister, The Baby Grand where you’ll get to see Dundonald activist Stephen G Large’s A Dog DLA Afternoon. An interview with the man to follow shortly.

For more info ring the box-office on 02890 241919 or visit


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