Waterfront Hall
Waterfront Hall
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The Waterfront Hall is a landmark entertainment venue in Belfast City Centre, offering music, comedy, entertainment and family events for everyone.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • steven1105
    Belfast, United Kingdom116 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jim Eoin Concert
    I never review concerts or venues but credit were credit is due. 5 obnoxious guys sat in front of us at the Jim Eoin gig last night and from the second they sat down everyone around them knew they were going to be disruptive. Completely drunk and carrying on like they were at their local bar. Fortunately these brain dead idiots never know how to conduct themselves in public and started to swear, make sectarian comments and vape! It was the vaping that got the attendants attention and they were removed after the warm up act. I have been to other venues where this would have been allowed to continue for alot longer before having to be dealt with. A particular well done to the young lady in red glasses (sorry we didn’t get your name) she was firm and didn’t let them away with their behaviour. A credit to the Waterfront staff.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 November 2023
  • relaxingbelfast
    Belfast, United Kingdom272 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Rapunzel show was fantastic
    I took my granddaughter to see rapunzel pantomime. I have to say the show was fantastic, she had a great time. The popcorn 🍿 overpriced and soft drink. seeing adults drinking alcohol at a children's pantomime was surprising to me. The light up toys where £6.oo bit expensive as well. In all she enjoyed herself .
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 November 2023
  • lizgibson
    12 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Poor staffing
    Staff can’t organise audience members so the show started late. At the interval the bar was poorly staffed so huge queues meant many couldn’t get a drink. They should have done pre orders to reduce the queues if they can’t keep up with demand. Due to these problems, Sarah Milligans show was reduced.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 8 December 2023
  • Norman C
    7 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Arrived excited...left disappointed
    When the tickets first came out for Ulster Orchestra and their performance of Handel's Messiah I was first on there as the score is beautiful and Ulster Orchestra are simply amazing. However my excitement very quickly turned to disappointment with the opening bars of the show with what can only be described as really bad accosutics and sound. I tried my damndest to listen but with no soloist nor any musician wearing a microphone it was so difficult to hear. The only time any real punchy sound or music came through was when the choir and orchestra played together which was great but the majority of the show was muted and overwhelmed by poor quality sound. At the interval I wondered did I have a cold meaning my ears were maybe congested but after speaking to several people they agreed also that it wasn't great. Disappointed, out of pocket and will.think twice about going to the Waterfront Hall next time this amazing Orchestra are playing.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 December 2023
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Norman C
7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
When the tickets first came out for Ulster Orchestra and their performance of Handel's Messiah I was first on there as the score is beautiful and Ulster Orchestra are simply amazing. However my excitement very quickly turned to disappointment with the opening bars of the show with what can only be described as really bad accosutics and sound. I tried my damndest to listen but with no soloist nor any musician wearing a microphone it was so difficult to hear. The only time any real punchy sound or music came through was when the choir and orchestra played together which was great but the majority of the show was muted and overwhelmed by poor quality sound. At the interval I wondered did I have a cold meaning my ears were maybe congested but after speaking to several people they agreed also that it wasn't great. Disappointed, out of pocket and will.think twice about going to the Waterfront Hall next time this amazing Orchestra are playing.
Written 10 December 2023
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lizgibson
derby12 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Staff can’t organise audience members so the show started late. At the interval the bar was poorly staffed so huge queues meant many couldn’t get a drink. They should have done pre orders to reduce the queues if they can’t keep up with demand. Due to these problems, Sarah Milligans show was reduced.
Written 8 December 2023
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relaxingbelfast
Belfast, UK272 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
I took my granddaughter to see rapunzel pantomime. I have to say the show was fantastic, she had a great time.

The popcorn 🍿 overpriced and soft drink. seeing adults drinking alcohol at a children's pantomime was surprising to me. The light up toys where £6.oo bit expensive as well.

In all she enjoyed herself .
Written 27 November 2023
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steven1105
Belfast, UK116 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
I never review concerts or venues but credit were credit is due. 5 obnoxious guys sat in front of us at the Jim Eoin gig last night and from the second they sat down everyone around them knew they were going to be disruptive. Completely drunk and carrying on like they were at their local bar. Fortunately these brain dead idiots never know how to conduct themselves in public and started to swear, make sectarian comments and vape! It was the vaping that got the attendants attention and they were removed after the warm up act. I have been to other venues where this would have been allowed to continue for alot longer before having to be dealt with. A particular well done to the young lady in red glasses (sorry we didn’t get your name) she was firm and didn’t let them away with their behaviour. A credit to the Waterfront staff.
Written 13 November 2023
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Alison T
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Great concert hall.
Acoustics spot in.
Good priced tickets.
Wonderful to be so close to stage
Toilet facilities very good.
Written 20 October 2023
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Patrick
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
Terrible customer service. Have had several bad experiences in the past and it never seems to get better. Miles behind not only other venues in other cities but also Belfast other theatres.
Written 29 November 2022
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fitzy1957
Bangor, UK25 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
The show was great but the waterfront it's self was not so good I was very disappointed at not been able to use my countrys currency to buy a water or anything for that matter WATERFRONT ONLY EXCEPT CARD WHAT HAPPENED TO THIS COUNTRY WHEN DID WEE BECOME A CASHLESS SOCIETY
Written 25 October 2022
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Bill G
38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
Stunning venue, we were there for a concert, staff were first class and very hospitable, multi storey car parking beside the venue, perfect evening
Written 23 September 2022
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Pforj
Ballymoney, UK174 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
First time at the Waterfront (I know it’s been here for years) and it was great. Really excellent views from all the seats that I could see and certainly where I was in the stalls. Staff were great, friendly and helpful and the show was fantastic, helped I suppose because it was personal to the NHS & frontline workers. Well done a credit to Belfast.
Written 26 August 2022
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Hi, Thanks for your feedback, It was a wonderful evening, glad to hear you had a great time! Thanks, Waterfront Hall & Ulster Hall Customer Service Team
Written 12 September 2022
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The Whiner Diner
London, UK1,594 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
I attended an exhibition which was part of a large annual conference here recently which ran over four days. I was very impressed with both the venue and the staff. I found everybody unusually friendly and helpful. For example, I was carrying a wheeled briefcase and was helpfully redirected to the lifts, rather than the escalator by the kind lady in the lobby. That was a lot easier.

Food in the exhibition was provided by the in-house contractors, so was slightly overpriced, but it was of excellent quality. My only gripe is that there isn't much more to do in the immediate vicinity. There are some spactacular riverside views and vast pedestrian area surrounding the venue, which is great for walking, but sadly not much in the way of restaurants or bars. It was particularly noticeable in the mornings where there were few options for breakfast, unless you are prepared to venture off-campus, in which case there are the usual coffee and sandwich chains a short walk away. But that is not the venue's fault, I know.

Parking is an issue if you are attending on multiple days, as I was. The closest car park is a short walk away, opposite the Hilton hotel, which adjoins the venue, and that was close to £20 per day over an 7-9 hour period. Again, I understand the venue probably has no control over that.

Overall, it was a positive visit and I would highly recommend anybody visiting Belfast to check it out, if not just for the interesting sculptures and art installations dotted about the campus (see pictures).
Written 29 May 2022
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