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Ulster Hall

Built as a ballroom in 1862, Belfast's Ulster Hall is one of Northern Ireland's premier event venues. A protected building, it is home to the Ulster Orchestra. The building was refurbished in 2009 and is now has modern, impressive facilities to accompany its rich heritage.

Claims to Fame

In March of 1971, Led Zeppelin first performed “Stairway to Heaven” live on stage at the Ulster Hall. Charles Dickens also performed readings on the stage. 

Historical Significance

  • In the early 1900s, the Ulster Hall witnessed nationalist rallies that featured speakers such as Charles Stewart Parnell and Patrick Pearse
  • In recent decades, both unionists and nationalists have held political rallies at the Ulster Hall

Features / Facilities

  • A rare and beautiful Victorian-era Mullholand organ
  • Art gallery
  • Cafe and bar
  • Visitors centre

Did You Know?

You can hire the Ulster Hall as a wedding venue! 

Official Site

Belfast City Coucil - Ulster Hall

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Ulster Hall. Image: Eadaoin Flynn

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