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January to April 2018

Derek Ryan

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Lisa McHugh

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John Bishop Daliso Chaponda Join the conversation

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Season highlights

BRENDAN COLE

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Wed 28 and Thu 29 March

ANDY ZALTZMAN

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Monday 12 February

Topical satire that manages to be both thought-provoking and uproariously funny. The Telegraph

PAUL WELLER

Thursday 15 February

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KATHERINE RYAN

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Sunday 25 February

One of the most enjoyable shows I have ever seen! Creative, unique... You will be missing out if you do not see this show. Norwich Eye

Flawlessly delivered...this is stand-up comedy that slaps you countless times around the face and leaves you aching with laughter. Be in no doubt, Ryan is among the very best out there. The Telegraph


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Brilliantly shocking Belfast Telegraph

A must-see for fans of the novel and film alike. Daily Telegraph

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JOAN BAEZ

Monday 19 March

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Enjoy an exciting new menu, using great local ingredients, with plenty of time to get to your seat before your event starts.

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Arrive early and take time to relax in arc Brasserie before Main Auditorium shows*

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Make it a night to remember


Christmas specials

LANA Productions and Belfast Waterfront present

A SPELLBINDING PANTOMIME

Sleeping Beauty is the best loved fairy of them all… magically brought tale to life on the pantomime stage!

Presented in association with

You can’t beat a Waterfront panto for excitement, fun and laughter... all wrapped up in one great big, best value Christmas adventure!

Directed by Lisa May Produced by Martin Lynch

BELFAST’S

ALUE BEST V NTO PA

Wed 6 Dec Sun 7 Jan

Family Ticket only £62

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for performance dates, times and full ticket prices

Book now for

Beauty Beast AND THE

next year’s panto - and save £££s!!!


THE BIGGEST CHRISTMAS SHOW IN TOWN!

THE

Presented in association with

MUSIC BOX

PC Productions presents

Presented by

Peter Corry

Presenter & Journalist UTV

David-Michael Johnson

American musical theatre star

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Concessions and group rates available Under 16s tickets available for Thursday evening and Saturday matinée

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Thursday 14 Saturday 16 December 7.30pm: Thu - Sat 2.30pm: Sat matinée £18.50 - £27.50

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Classical crossover pianist

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Join our amazing cast of singers, choirs, dancers and special guests on an enchanting journey through a sparkling winter wonderland of your favourite festive music past, present, traditional and contemporary... with some special seasonal surprises along the way!

Ruth McGinley

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with special guests: Pamela Ballantine

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THE

MUSIC BOX 2018 10th anniversary show!

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Book now for


STUDIO David Hull Promotions presents

JAKE O’KANE

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Still Sittin’ on the Fence Wed 10 - Sat 13 January

8pm

£22

Suitable for ages 16+

COMEDY CLUB at the Waterfront and Ulster Hall

The Blame Game star casts a satirical eye over the preceding twelve months, combining stories and pictures from the Irish News with the madness of the Internet to debunk the great, the not so great, and himself. Jake mixes hard news with harder comedy to guarantee a night to remember! Once again, the hugely talented Terry McHugh, one of NI’s brightest emerging comedy talents, performs alongside Jake.

U GRAND HALL White Ducks Productions presents

FOIL, ARMS & HOG

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OinK

Thu 11 January & Thu 8 February

8pm £17.50

Students and unwaged: £16

Suitable for ages 14+

Quite simply, a sensation Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

Best known for their YouTube videos, Foil, Arms & Hog’s live show is what they’re most proud of. OinK is a fast-paced sketch show featuring a collection of songs for the elderly, a baggage handler’s interpretive dance and a shop that naively sells only balaclavas. The trio have sold out every year at the Edinburgh Fringe since 2012, a run that must surely end, but hopefully not next time.


GREG DAVIES

AUDITORIUM Phil McIntyre Entertainment presents

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ED BYRNE

SPOILER ALERT

You Magnificent Beast

Saturday 10 February

8pm

Friday 19 January

8pm £27.50

8pm

£19.50

Suitable for ages 16+

The Herald

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One lean, mean, comedy, killing machine.

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One day Neil’s dad asked him to help deliver the Meals on Wheels. He agreed. Little did they know that their lives would never be the same again… except for the bits of their lives that didn’t change.

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Sat 27 January & Friday 2 March

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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Pensioner

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NEIL DELAMARE

Sunday Times

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The Times

U GRAND HALL Lisa Richards Agency presents

Is life that bad or have we good reason to complain about it? Are we filled with righteous anger at a world gone wrong or are we all just a bunch of whiny little brats? In short, are we spoiled? Ed Byrne takes this question, turns it upside down and shakes it until the funny falls out! Comedy’s Holy Grail. Go See!

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The BAFTA nominated star of Cuckoo, Man Down, The Inbetweeners and Taskmaster is taking his critically acclaimed smash hit show on tour for the last time.

One of this country’s best comedians

£24

Suitable for ages 12+

Suitable for ages 16+ Contains adult themes and language

This is your chance to join ‘undoubtedly one of the kingpins of British comedy.’ Come witness the magnificent beast!

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#CoolFMComedyClub

AUDITORIUM Avalon Promotions presents


STUDIO Avalon Promotions presents

ANDY ZALTZMAN

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Monday 12 February

8pm

£12

May contain strong language and adult themes Suitable for ages 14+

COMEDY CLUB at the Waterfront and Ulster Hall

The acclaimed stand-up comedian, broadcaster and author brings his unique brand of political satire to the Waterfront! Andy Zaltzman has won legions of fans as the writer and presenter of global hit satirical podcast The Bugle, which averages one million monthly downloads!

Topical satire that manages to be both thought-provoking and uproariously funny. The Telegraph

Probably one of the finest satirical comedians this country’s ever produced. Time Out

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COLIN MURPHY

The Bald Ambition Tour Friday 9 and Friday 23 March

8pm £18

Students, Senior Citizens and Unwaged: £16

Suitable for ages 16+

25 years ago a young man had a dream to perform. As an actor success came quickly and he became a household name. Daniel Craig has achieved everything he set out to do. 25 years ago another young man had a dream. And hope. And hair. He is still hanging on to all three… just about. Best known for his TV appearances on the award winning The Blame Game, don’t miss Colin’s new stand-up show!


NO SUCH THING AS A FISH

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The 2018 Tour

Tuesday 27 March

8pm £18

Students, Senior Citizens and unwaged: £16

8pm £25

Suitable for ages 15+

Ross returns to dance around the stage spinning out all the nonsense in his head into a hilarious new stand up show. At some point, he may wander into a shadowy part of the stage and look a bit shadowy. Book now to see the one they call El Hablador* *Ross is the only one that calls himself El Hablador.

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JIMEOIN

Ridiculous

Friday 19 October

7.30pm £27

Concessions: £22.50

Suitable for ages 14+

Comedy of the highest order… Inspired ramblings! The Independent

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Grab yourself a ringside seat for an unforgettably hilarious evening of world class stand-up… live!

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Notorious for being ‘Ridiculous,’ Jimeoin is internationally acclaimed as one of live comedy’s masters.

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The Times

Friday 28 September

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Knowledge-packed and riotously funny

El Hablador

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Their award-winning No Such Thing As A Fish podcast generates 1.2 million weekly downloads, has been transformed into the spin-off topical BBC2 TV series, No Such Thing As The News and was named one of iTunes’s top ten most downloaded podcasts of 2016.

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Join Dan Schreiber, Andrew Hunter Murray, Anna Ptaszynski and James Harkin on their brand new UK tour as they serve up their pick of the most bizarre, extraordinary and hilarious facts known to man.

ROSS NOBLE

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May contain strong language and adult themes.

GRAND HALL Mick Perrin Worldwide presents

#CoolFMComedyClub

GRAND HALL Mick Perrin Worldwide presents


January

GRAND HALL Lisa Richards Agency presents

DAVID O’DOHERTY

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Big Time

Friday 12 January

8pm £18

Concessions: £16

Suitable for ages 14+

As seen on Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, the Aldi Bublé and Ryanair Enya presents another unmissable show packed with his latest jokes and songs!

Belfast Waterfront and Ulster Hall Events Guide

David has spent the last year on tour round America with Flight of the Conchords, performing at the Edinburgh Fringe and Melbourne Comedy Festival and completing his largest ever UK tour.

AUDITORIUM Aiken Promotions & Phil McIntyre Entertainments with Lisa Thomas Management present

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JOHN BISHOP

Winging It Tour 2018

Wed 17 and Thu 18 January

8pm

£38

Strictly over 16s only

Another chance to see comedy superstar John Bishop in his latest show! I am delighted by the reaction to Winging It and can’t wait to bring the show back to Belfast and Dublin in January, where the tour began. The people of Ireland are always a great crowd to perform to and it’s going to be a fantastic couple of nights. I’ve had nightly standing ovations, the audience has been overwhelming. John Bishop

King of the one-hundred-liner Daily Telegraph

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Soda Bread Theatre Company

BORDERLAND

By Andrew Doyle Irish Première Friday 19 and Saturday 20 January

8pm £15

Concessions: £10


AUDITORIUM Raymond Gubbay presents

THE JOHANN STRAUSS GALA

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Sunday 28 January

3pm £32.50, £27.50, £24.50

From the gentle humour of Wine, Women and Song with its swirling flourish and brass fanfare, the sparkle of the polka and the toe-tapping, hand-clapping favourite Radetsky March to the evocative Blue Danube Waltz, you’ll enjoy all your favourites from the Strauss family and friends!

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John Rigby - Conductor Corinne Cowling - Soprano Nicky Spence - Tenor Johann Strauss Dancers in glorious costumes of the period Johann Strauss Orchestra

The giddy romance and gilded ballrooms of old Vienna are brought to life by the music of the King of the Waltz and friends. Quintessentially Viennese, the music comes straight from the heart!

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In a supposedly peaceful Northern Ireland they are standing at a crossroads, with one last delivery to make and a future to find. As their last ‘errand’ lands on the doorstep they bow to curiosity and take a peek…

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Brothers Sean (Gerard McCabe) and Ciaran (Michael Condron) are in trouble. Their work as delivery men has all but dried up as the peace process continues to pressurise their paramilitary clients.

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This stunning, atmospheric and timely début by writer, Andrew Doyle, strikes a balance between the myths, loyalties and destruction of Northern Ireland’s past with new hope in an uncertain future.


January/February

STUDIO Tom Kelly Promotions presents

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WELCOME TO MY WORLD THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF JIM REEVES

Saturday 27 January

8pm

£25

Sensational Scottish singer, Al Grant, presents this unique showcase of the life and music of Jim Reeves, featuring his classic songs, accompanied by narration and video screen footage. Belfast Waterfront and Ulster Hall Events Guide

Renowned for his classic interpretation of Reeves’ songs, Al’s voice bears an unerring similarity to the voice of the legendary singer. He is backed by a band which includes some of Ireland’s finest musicians. Special guest is renowned singer/ songwriter, Isla Grant.

STUDIO James Seabright presents the King’s Head Theatre and In Your Face Theatre production of

TRAINSPOTTING LIVE Based on the novel By Irvine Welsh Adapted by Harry Gibson Directed by Adam Spreadbury-Maher with Greg Esplin

Trainspotting is the story of Mark Renton and his friends, living through the Edinburgh heroin scene of the 80s. This is a no-holds-barred in-yer-face theatre presentation - your ticket to a ride you won’t forget anytime soon! This punchy production recaptures the passion and controversy of the famous novel and globally successful film, and repackages it into an immersive experience – you are literally part of the show, including the notorious “Worst Toilet in Scotland” scene.

Tuesday 30 January W Saturday 3 February Tue and Wed: 7pm Thu - Sat: 7pm and 8.45pm £25 reserved seating (traditional theatre-style seats)

£20 unreserved seating (bench - style seating)

£15 Students and unwaged Tue - Wed: 7pm Thu - Sat: 7pm and 8.45pm

Brilliantly shocking Belfast Telegraph

A must-see for fans of the novel and film alike. Daily Telegraph

Strictly for ages 16+ Warning: this immersive production contains nudity, strong language, sex, violence, drug/needle use and lots of mess. May induce claustrophobia.


GRAND HALL Michael Magill Entertainments presents

DEREK RYAN

GRAND HALL Aiken Promotions presents

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FINBAR FUREY

Saturday 10 February

with special guests Saffyre and Hugo Duncan

8pm £32.50

Saturday 3 February

8pm £25

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Sunday 4 February Doors: 8.30pm Audience to be seated by 9pm Gradam Ceoil TG4 visits Belfast for the first time in its 21 year history!

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Acknowledged as the Oscars of traditional music, this two-hour live concert will be broadcast on TG4 and worldwide on tg4.ie

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This live concert and award ceremony features the crème de la crème of Irish music and song, celebrating their talents and achievements, with performances from De Danann, The Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band, The Friel Sisters and “Concert” with Colin Dunne amongst many others.

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Concessions: £22

Joining Finbar on vocals, 5-string banjo, guitar, whistle and Uilleann Pipes are: Peter Eades (piano, electric guitar, strings, Cuatro, backing vocals) and Paul O’Driscoll (double bass, backing vocals).

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£25

028 9033 4455

GRADAM CEOIL TG4

Traditional Music Awards

The multi-instrumentalist, composer, songwriter, storyteller and actor left his mark for more than four decades as lead singer and Uilleann Pipes player for The Fureys before embarking on his solo career.

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The modest performer at the forefront of the new wave of young Irish Country stars now looks set to become a major force on the international Country music stage!

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Irish folk legend, Finbar Furey, promises a night of pure Irish music and humour during this intimate concert which follows the release of his latest Irish chart-topping album, Paddy Dear.

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As one of Ireland’s latest, greatest Country music sensations, Derek Ryan has already won countless accolades including Entertainer Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Best Live Performer and for best songwriter at the Sunday World and Irish Country Music Awards.

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February

AUDITORIUM Handshake Ltd presents

Prepare to be transported on a musical journey through the history of Country music, perfectly capturing its energy and atmosphere with songs from its biggest stars, past and present!

Thursday 8 February

Hits from Johnny Cash to Alan Jackson, Dolly Parton to the Dixie Chicks, Willie Nelson to Little Big Town and more are all performed by the amazing Dominic Halpin and the Hurricanes, featuring Shelly Quarmby.

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A COUNTRY NIGHT IN NASHVILLE 7:30pm £25.50

Featuring classics like Ring Of Fire, Crazy, Follow Your Arrow, It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere, 9 to 5 and The Gambler to name just a few, this incredible celebration of the very best of Country music is not to be missed!

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AN EVENING AT THE WATERFRONT WITH CARL FRAMPTON

Friday 9 February

8pm £30 £65 VIP Ticket

VIP Ticket includes meet & greet, an item signed and a professional photograph.

Spend an evening with the pride of Belfast as he talks about his career highlights from humble beginnings and amateur boxer days to becoming a two-weight World Champion and global megastar.

Belfast Waterfront and Ulster Hall Events Guide

Frampton became the first boxer from Northern Ireland and only the second boxer from Ireland to have held world titles in two weight classes by winning the Featherweight world title in 2016. Joining Carl on stage is sports presenter, comedian and ex-professional rugby player, John Lebbon.


U GRAND HALL Tom Kelly Promotions presents

PATSY CLINE 50TH ANNIVERSARY By Popular Demand with Sandy Kelly & Band

THE CIRCUS OF HORRORS

8pm £25

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8pm £27, £25, £19 Concessions: £4 off top 2 ticket prices

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The Sun

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Freaking Awesome

This wonderfully nostalgic show will take you on a trip down memory lane with both the music of, and an insight into, the life of one of the greatest female singers who ever lived.

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Suitable for ages 16+

Alternative Valentine’s Day Special Join us on an amazing journey through an amalgamation of bizarre and fantastic circus acts woven into a sensational shock / horror story and driven by an incredible soundscape, all performed with forked tongue firmly planted in each cheek! Taking the extreme to the mainstream, The Circus of Horrors created history by becoming the only circus ever to reach the finals of Britain’s Got Talent and the first circus to perform in London’s West End for over 100 years.

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Early bat offer: £3 off top two ticket prices when booked by 31 December

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Wednesday 14 February

Patsy Cline’s music and unmistakable, powerful voice coupled with timeless songs like Crazy, Walking After Midnight and Sweet Dreams have ensured her legacy shines as brightly as ever 50 years on from her untimely death.

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Voodoo

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Wednesday 14 February AUDITORIUM


February

GRAND HALL MCD.ie presents

PAUL WELLER

GRAND HALL

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TOMMY FLEMING

in Concert

plus Touts

Friday 16 February

Thursday 15 February

8pm

Doors: 7pm Sold out

As the leader of the Jam, Paul Weller fronted one of Britain’s most popular bands, influencing legions of English rockers ranging from his mod revival contemporaries to The Smiths and Oasis. He formed the Motown and soul influenced Style Council in 1983 before forging his critically acclaimed and massively successful solo career with landmark albums to date including Wild Wood, Stanley Road and Wake Up the Nation. 2017 marked the 40th anniversary of Paul Weller’s first album, In The City, with The Jam. His neverending creative peak continues with his latest album, A Kind Revolution.

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SMOKIE

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Friday 16 February

8pm £30, £28, £25.50

Radio staples such as If You Think You Know How To Love Me, I’ll Meet You At Midnight, Oh Carol and Living Next Door to Alice, turned Smokie into one of the essential soundtrack bands of the Seventies

Belfast Waterfront and Ulster Hall Events Guide

The group’s trademark was an irresistible fusion of hookladen songs and distinctive but unashamedly Statesideinfluenced soft-rock harmonies. Their secret was their vocal blend: a rasping, emotion-drenched lead set against melodic harmonies producing a unique, bittersweet result. There’s no smoke without fire, and you’ll discover that Smokie are still firing on all five cylinders!

£26.50

Hailed as the “Voice of Ireland” and one of the Emerald Isle’s top entertainers, Tommy makes each song his own with his unique and powerful style touching emotions that only music can reach. Famous for his stunning versions of Danny Boy, Isle of Innisfree, Hard Times, You Raise Me Up, Bridge Over Troubled Water, From a Distance, Something Inside So Strong and more, a Tommy Fleming concert is a musical experience to cherish!


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JAKE BUGG

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Solo Acoustic Tour Saturday 17 February

Doors: 7pm

£27.75 (Seated) £25 (Standing)

STUDIO John Conway for IME Ltd presents

THE THREE TENORS IRELAND 8pm £22.50

£23

The 29 year-old Glasgow-born star has already won over thousands of fans and received an amazing 14 awards during her meteoric rise to stardom. These include Female Vocalist of the Year for three years running and Female Artist of the Year at the inaugural RTÉ Irish Country Music Awards in 2016. Lisa continues to capture peoples’ hearts with her charisma, charm and unbelievable stage performances, while her latest studio album, #Country, shot straight to Number 3 in The Irish Charts.

www.ulsterhall.co.uk

Sunday Independent

8pm

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Fabulous, high-calibre, contemporary style -the entire audience was moved by their soulful performance.

Friday 23 February

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You’ll also love their new arrangements of hits such as Over the Rainbow and I Don’t Wanna Talk About It.

LISA MCHUGH

with special guest Gary Gamble

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Creating a storm wherever they go, Ireland’s favourite trio - Dominic, Shane and Derek - promise a magical night to remember as they perform uplifting songs made famous by world superstars including Sinatra, The Dubliners and Pavarotti.

STUDIO Michael Magill Entertainments presents

028 9033 4455

Saturday 17 February

Still only 23, Jake’s career to date has been dominated by huge hits, including Lightning Bolt and Two Fingers from his self-titled début album, all the way up to Love, Hope and Misery from his last album, On My One. Along the way he has enjoyed huge live success internationally, as well as securing multiple Brit and other Award nominations.

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Ireland’s Greatest Voices

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Jake Bugg showcases new and old songs in a stripped back environment in support of his new Hearts That Strain album.


February

BUILDING-WIDE

Quirky Weddings Alternative W Wedding Fair Sunday 25 February

12 - 5pm

GRAND HALL David Hull Promotions presents

ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF OUR JIMMY

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Starring William Caulfield

Saturday 24 February

7.30pm £20, £18

Belfast Waterfront and Ulster Hall Events Guide

Celebrating the centenary year of legendary comedian James Young’s birth, this hilarious tribute by William Caulfield features both original and new sketches and songs featuring his beloved comedy characters. These include Lily O’Condriac, Billy Hulk, Big Derek, Orange Lil, Willie Simpson, The Ballymena Man, wee Sammy the Schoolboy and more.

£7

Half price admission for the first 500 visitors Tickets available only on the door

Join the Quirky Weddings team as they introduce you to 115 carefully chosen wedding vendors. It’s the most talked about wedding fair in town, with stylish stationery, rockabilly hairdressers, beautiful bridal gowns, unusual transport, a huge range of venues (rustic barns, upscale hotels, stunning stately homes and much more), slick suits and shoes, ontrend decorations, musicians, photographers and artists of many kinds who can handmake, customise and create. It’s always a fun, laid back, chatty event! Find out who is exhibiting at quirkyweddings.co.uk in the run up to the event.

U GRAND HALL Live Nation & United Agents present

KATHERINE RYAN

Glitter Room

Sunday 25 February

8pm £19.50

Suitable for ages 14+

The UK-based Canadian stand-up comedian has been dominating the UK television and live comedy scenes recently with regular appearances on the UK’s major panel shows from BBC’s QI and Have I Got News For You to Dave’s Taskmaster Series 2 and Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats… as well as performing on Live at the Apollo.

Flawlessly delivered...this is stand-up comedy that slaps you countless times around the face and leaves you aching with laughter. Be in no doubt, Ryan is among the very best out there.

How is Derek’s mammy? Is Emily Beattie still on the scrounge? Has Billy Hulk started any more strikes? Is Willie Simpson ever sober? Photograph by Simple Tapestry

The Telegraph


CELEBRATE NEW YEAR IN VIENNA!

AUDITORIUM

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I LOVE BURNS NIGHT!

Burns Night with the Ulster Orchestra & Friends

Fri 5 and Sat 6 January

7.45pm

Saturday 27 January

£30, £25, £20, £15

7.45pm

£30, £25, £20, £15

Roderick Dunk Conductor Noah Stewart Tenor Vladimir & Anton Violin

John Logan Conductor Phil Cunningham Accordion Aly Bain Fiddle Robyn Stapleton Vocals

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7.45pm £29, £26.50, £22.50, £18.50, £16, £10

Free pre-concert talk at 7pm with soloist Johannes Moser.

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Elgar Introduction and Allegro Dvořák Cello Concerto Sibelius Symphony No. 4

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Jac van Steen Conductor Johannes Moser Cello

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Friday 19 January

Presented in association with the Ulster-Scots Agency.

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THE GREAT CONCERTOS: DVOŘÁK’S CELLO CONCERTO

Join the Ulster Orchestra and friends for the ultimate Burns Night celebration with dancing, singing, pipes and poetry.

028 9033 4455

Waltz into the New Year with this glittering tribute to Vienna and Strauss! Featuring acclaimed Tenor, Noah Stewart and dynamic violin duo, Vladimir and Anton.

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GRAND HALL

U CONCERTO WORLD PREMIÈRE GIANCARLO CASTRO’S TRUMPET CONCERTO

7.45pm £29, £26.50, £22.50, £18.50, £16, £10

Friday 23 February

GRAND HALL

Friday 9 February

7.45pm £29, £26.50, £22.50, £18.50, £16, £10

Rafael Payare Conductor Sergey Khachatryan Violin Concerto Brahms Beethoven

Rafael Payare Pacho Flores

Symphony No.3 Violin Concerto

Conductor Trumpet

Debussy

AUDITORIUM

I LOVE THE MUSICALS!

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Saturday 17 February

7.45pm £30, £25, £20, £15

Belfast Waterfront and Ulster Hall Events Guide

Robert Ziegler Conductor Belfast Philharmonic Choir

Don’t miss this spectacular night of West End and Broadway’s greatest hits brought to you by the Ulster Orchestra, Belfast Philharmonic Choir and acclaimed West End stars Hannah Waddingham and Damian Humbley.

Prèlude à “L’aprèsmidi d’un faune” Neruda Concerto for Trumpet and Strings Giancarlo Castro Trumpet Concerto (World Première) Piazzolla Winter in Buenos Aires Bartók Concerto for Orchestra

An evening in the company of Venezuelan trumpeter Pacho Flores, who integrates jazz and Latin American influences with his classical training. Free pre-concert talk at 7pm with Music Director Rafael Payare and Pacho Flores.


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Rain Falling Up is a captivating modern oratorio for large children’s chorus, adult community chorus and orchestra with a live shadow puppet animation.

In Collaboration With The Ulster Orchestra

Little boy Jake is fascinated by all things scientific. After being blamed for breaking his mum’s vase he builds a gravity switch so he can turn gravity off. But when the switch disappears and Jake finds himself drifting alone through the universe he realises he has made a mistake. Combining music, song, narration and animation, Rain Falling Up is an inspiring concert for the entire family!

RAIN FALLING UP PRODUCED BY DUMBWORLD

Friday 16 March

7.30pm £12

GRAND HALL

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THE GREAT CONCERTOS: LISZT’S PIANO CONCERTO NO.2

Rafael Payare Conductor Kirill Gerstein Piano Wagner Overture: Tannhäuser Liszt Piano Concerto No.2 Brahms Symphony No.2

Weber Mozart Bruckner

Overture: Der Freischütz Piano Concerto No.24 Symphony No.4 Romantic

Free pre-concert talk at 7pm with Music Director Rafael Payare.

Friday 30 March

7.45pm £29, £26.50, £22.50, £18.50, £16, £10 Jonathan Darlington Elin Pritchard Gareth Brynmor John Stephen Doughty

Conductor Soprano Baritone Chorusmaster

Belfast Philharmonic Choir Schubert Brahms

Symphony No.8 Unfinished A German Requiem

www.ulsterhall.co.uk

7.45pm £29, £26.50, £22.50, £18.50, £16, £10

Rafael Payare Conductor Vikingur Ólafsson Piano

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Friday 9 March

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BRAHMS’S REQUIEM AT EASTER

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£29, £26.50, £22.50, £18.50, £16, £10

GRAND HALL

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7.45pm

028 9033 4455

Friday 23 March

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THE GREAT CONCERTOS: MOZART PIANO CONCERTO NO.24

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Students / Unwaged / ages 16 - 24: £5 Under 16s go free Ages 65+: £2 discount on full price tickets

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I LOVE ABBA!

Saturday 21 April

7.45pm

£30, £25, £20, £15

VIP Experience ticket: £25 (additional to concert ticket) includes prosecco on arrival, interval drinks reception and 70s disco after-show party

Stephen Bell

U GRAND HALL

THE GREAT CONCERTOS: ELGAR’S VIOLIN CONCERTO

Friday 13 April Belfast Waterfront and Ulster Hall Events Guide

7.45pm £29, £26.50, £22.50, £18.50, £16, £10 Jac van Steen Tasmin Little

Conductor Violin

Sibelius Pohjola’s Daughter David Matthews Symphony No.8 Elgar Violin Concerto Free pre-concert talk at 7pm with Principal Guest Conductor Jac van Steen and composer David Matthews.

Conductor

Experience the greatest hits of ABBA performed by a full orchestra and the singers from Capital Voices. Dig out the sequins and put on the platforms for a Super Trouper night to remember.

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THE GREAT CONCERTOS: MOZART’S PIANO CONCERTO NO.17

Friday 27 April

7.45pm £29, £26.50, £22.50, £18.50, £16, £10 Rafael Payare Conductor Jonathan Biss Piano Mozart Mozart Mozart

Symphony No. 35 Haffner Piano Concerto No.17 Symphony No.40

Concessions available to Ulster Orchestra concerts - contact Box Office for details


JTI Lunchtime Concerts Concessions available contact Box Office for details

1.05pm

£7.50

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BARTERED BRIDE

Tuesday 23 January

BBC Invitation Concerts With the

Ulster Orchestra Join BBC Radio 3 for free Invitation concerts with the Ulster Orchestra.

BBC Radio 3 Hear and Now Tuesday 16 January

7pm

A special recording, celebrating music by contemporary Northern Irish composers. The Ulster Orchestra and conductor David Brophy perform a diverse selection of pieces including the World Première of Environments I for piano and orchestra by Belfast composer, Greg Caffrey. Soloist is Finghin Collins. Recording for broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

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SHOSTAKOVICH SYMPHONY

028 9033 4455

Tuesday 27 February

Conductor A Comedy Overture Symphony No.1

Rafael Payare Conductor Vahan Khourdoian Bassoon Weber Bassoon Concerto Schubert Symphony No. 5

Mozart

Mozart

Sinfonia Concertante Symphony No. 39

Maximum of 2 tickets per person. Minimum age limit of 12 years. Under 16s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

BBC Radio 3 Afternoon Concert Tuesday 13 February and Tuesday 10 April

2pm

John Toal introduces two Afternoon Concerts, featuring the Ulster Orchestra and soloists, broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.

www.ulsterhall.co.uk

Rafael Payare Conductor Tamás Kocsis Violin William Goodwin Viola

Please check for updates and apply for free tickets when they become available.

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MOZART WEEK

Tuesday 24 April

www.bbc.co.uk/ tickets

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BASSOON CONCERTO

Tuesday 20 March

For further information (including programme details) and to apply for free tickets, please visit:

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Rafael Payare Hamilton Harty Shostakovich

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Gabriel Bebeselea Conductor Smetana Overture: The Bartered Bride Enescu Suite No. 1 Kodály Dances of Marosszék

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March

STUDIO Tom Kelly Promotions presents

DOMINIC KIRWAN

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and Guests in Concert

Fri 2 and Sat 3 March

8pm

GRAND HALL Aiken Promotions presents

SCOTT BRADLEE’S POSTMODERN JUKEBOX

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Thursday 1 March

8pm

£65 balcony seating £38 standing

Suitable for ages 18+

Imagine marrying the 21st century party vibe of Miley Cyrus or the minimalist angst of Radiohead with the crackly warmth of a vintage 78 gramophone or the plunger-muted barrelhouse howl of a forgotten Kansas City jazzman. Belfast Waterfront and Ulster Hall Events Guide

Bradlee’s choice of material ranges from the ‘80s hard rock of Guns N’ Roses to hits as recent as Taylor Swift’s Look What You Made Me Do, wonderfully rendered by a cast of musicians and singers in fashions that date back to a time of street corner harmonies and torch singers, blues belters and goldenvoiced crooners!

£20

The much loved Omagh-born star has been all over the world entertaining capacity audiences and now he’s back on home soil much to the delight of his local fans! This return to Irish theatre stages sees Dominic perform his most popular songs and introduce tracks from his most recent and highly successful Country album, My Country Favourites, complete with excellent band and a powerful stage show!

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BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY

Saturday 3 March

8pm

£27.50, £25.50, £23.50

Celebrate the iconic music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, authentically recreated by a phenomenal cast and fantastic live band. ‘Oh what a night’ awaits you as this sensational show revives the unmistakable harmonies and Frankie’s incredible falsettos on songs that dominated the charts during the Sixties and Seventies. With timeless classics including Sherry, Let ’s Hang On, Working My Way Back to You, December 1963 (Oh What a Night), Walk Like a Man, Rag Doll and Big Girls Don’t Cry, there’s a Four Seasons song that has a place in everyone’s heart!


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W ASSUMPTION GRAMMAR SCHOOL ANNUAL CONCERT 2018

85th Anniversary Celebration Sunday 4 March

Family Ticket (4 tickets): £35

U GRAND HALL Shine.net & MCD Productions present

Saturday 3 March

Standing area: over 16s only Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+

The concert features musical performances from City of Belfast Youth Orchestra, award-winning FISCA choirs, the Flax Trust Vocal Ensemble and soprano Megan Mooney. Irish dancers will delight you with their jigs and reels. Spoken word is performed by a special guest. A variety of captivating performances with something to delight everyone! In aid of Concern.

www.ulsterhall.co.uk

Headed up by Sunderland-born singer, Baz Warne, the tour coincides with the band’s planned re-release of their first seven albums.

Flax Trust brings you this unique afternoon gala concert of music, dance, word and song in celebration of their 40th anniversary.

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With a career spanning four decades and timeless classics including Golden Brown, No More Heroes, Peaches and Always the Sun, The Stranglers are one of the most continuously successful bands to have emerged from the UK punk rock scene.

Starting with La La Land and finishing with a staged production of extracts from Lord of the Dance, this promises to be a memorable experience for music enthusiasts of all ages.

£5

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standing

4.30pm

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Doors: 7pm £35.50 balcony seating &

This showcase for the specialist music school includes all instrumental and vocal styles with classical, jazz, popular and traditional groups performing.

Sunday 4 March

028 9033 4455

& Special Guests Therapy?

FLAX TRUST ANNIVERSARY CONCERT

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THE STRANGLERS

Another feast of music and drama from the students of Assumption Grammar School in Ballynahinch, Co. Down.

U GRAND HALL Flax Trust Charity presents

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4.30pm £10


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SEVEN DRUNKEN NIGHTS: THE STORY OF THE DUBLINERS

Sunday 4 March

8pm

£25

Seven Drunken Nights brings to life the music of Ireland’s favourite sons by telling the story of an amazing 50 year career and evoking the spirit of Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, Barney McKenna, Jim McCann, Ciaran Bourke and John Sheahan. This performance will have you singing and clapping along to such classics as The Wild Rover, The Black Velvet Band, The Irish Rover, Molly Malone, Finnegan’s Wake, McAlpines Fusileers, Raglan Road and of course The Seven Drunken Nights. A night packed with sensational music, fantastic humour and great craic!

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BACK TO BACHARACH

Tuesday 6 March

7.30pm

£26.50, £24

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Back to Bacharach celebrates the magical music of Burt Bacharach, one of the 20th Century’s most accomplished popular music composers who together with Hal David, penned some of music’s most memorable and iconic hits.

Bacharach’s timeless classics are recreated by four of the finest West End singers accompanied by The Magic Moments Orchestra. Featured songs include Alfie, Anyone Who Had A Heart, Arthur’s Theme, Always Something There To Remind Me, Close To You, I Say A Little Prayer For You, Magic Moments, Walk On By, What’s New Pussycat?, 24 Hours from Tulsa and Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head… songs you will remember and fall in love with all over again!


AUDITORIUM Forbidden Events Ltd presents

FORBIDDEN NIGHTS

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Thursday 8 March

7.30pm £27.50, £25.50, £20.50

Strictly for over 18s only

So join us for this eagerly awaited return of Russia’s finest, following their acclaimed sold-out performance of Swan Lake last year.

www.ulsterhall.co.uk

7.30pm £23.50, £19.50, £17.50

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Wednesday 7 March

The internationally renowned Royal Moscow Ballet brings this classic story of love and innocence, mystery and magic to life, with the help of Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score, stunning choreography, breathtaking costumes and vibrant sets.

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THE ROYAL MOSCOW BALLET SLEEPING BEAUTY

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An enchanting fairytale world of adventure and intrigue awaits!

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Featuring a vocalist, aerial chain artist, acrobats and fire act… all delivered with an element of naughtiness, but not so naughty that you can’t bring your Granny! Think Cirque de Soleil meets Magic Mike!

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Forbidden Nights are skilled and professionally trained performers with charisma, undeniable talent, sparkling personality and honed physiques in equal measure. They sing, they dance and are very easy on the eye!


March

W AUDITORIUM Raymond Gubbay presents

ANTON & ERIN

Broadway to Hollywood

Saturday 10 March

7.30pm

£47.50, £39.50, £29.50

Join the nation’s favourite ballroom couple as they return with their exciting new show to celebrate the golden age of Hollywood! You’ll love the dazzling new choreography, sparkling costumes and a sensational showband performing such timeless music as Somewhere in Time, Cry Me a River, Mr Bojangles, Downtown, New York New York and Libertango. Anton & Erin are accompanied by star vocalist, Lance Ellington, six world class ensemble dancers and the Manchester Concert Orchestra conducted by Richard Balcombe.

GRAND HALL Mary Peters Trust in association with Ashley Fulton & Adoro Productions present

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GO THE DISTANCE

Bronze 2018

Music and Sport - a Winning Combination

Saturday 10 March

7.45pm £18

Concessions (over 65s & under 16s): £16

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This musical extravaganza unites the worlds of music and sport as you are transported on a journey through many genres of music - musical theatre, popular classics and iconic songs, all inspired by sport. Produced by renowned vocal coach and musical director Ashley Fulton, this special event showcases a wealth of talent from across Northern Ireland including soloists, local school choirs, Ashley’s exceptional vocal group, Adoro and a Dame!

Proceeds to Mary Peters Trust.


GRAND HALL Irish Branch of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem presents

TASTE OF TABERNACLES CELEBRATION

GRAND HALL

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BELFAST ROYAL U ACADEMY SPRING CONCERT

Thursday 15 March

7.30pm £10

Monday 12 March

7.30pm £10

GRAND HALL

FRIENDS’ SCHOOL LISBURN 7.30pm £8

Students, Senior Citizens and under 18s: £6

www.ulsterhall.co.uk

A memorable night to savour is guaranteed with music to excite every musical palette, from Stravinsky to Sia and U2 to The Blues Brothers!

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Join the Music Department of Friends’ School to celebrate the work of their choirs, orchestras and bands during this Spring Concert.

Tickets on sale Monday 8 January 2018.

www.waterfront.co.uk

Wednesday 14 March

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An Epic Night with Friends’

Groups performing include the Senior Choir, Chamber Choir, Boys’ Choir, Junior Choir, Senior Orchestra, Wind Band, Senior and Junior Traditional Groups, Big Band and Senior and Junior Strings. Also look out for the highly-prized M6 soloist spot.

028 9033 4455

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The Theme for this year’s celebration is Dare to Dream. In 1948 The Jewish people’s dream of a return to the land of their forefathers came true. The nation of Israel can now look forward to celebrating its 70th anniversary. Speakers include Robert Baxter, National Director of ICEJ International, France.

Join the pupils of Belfast Royal Academy for their annual Spring Concert, with highlights including performances of Faure’s Requiem, Vivaldi’s double cello concerto and a not-to-be-missed massed performance of highlights from Les Misérables!

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Up to 6000 Christians from over 100 nations attend the annual celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles in Jerusalem organised by the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem. A Taste of Tabernacles gives you a flavour of this event.

Senior Citizens and Students: £8


March

GRAND HALL Age-friendly Belfast presents

PUNJANA ST PATRICK’S DAY TEA DANCE

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SULLIVAN UPPER SCHOOL SPRING CONCERT

Wednesday 21 March

Saturday 17 March

12 noon - 2pm and 3pm - 5pm

Free admission

Advance booking required Please note: due to the popularity of these events admission for ticket holders will be on a first come - first served basis. Maximum of 3 tickets per person - booking essential.

Grab your dancing shoes and celebrate St Patricks Day with us at the Ulster Hall with live music and a traditional afternoon cup of tea! Free tickets available from 9am on Monday 26 February by calling 9033 4455 or in person at the Ulster Hall Box Office. Tickets not available online.

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AUDITORIUM Aiken Promotions presents

JOAN BAEZ

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Fare Thee Well Tour 2018 Monday 19 March

8pm £70, £59, £53

The legendary artist, activist and 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee plays the Waterfront to coincide with the release of her new album.

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Joan Baez’s career has spanned over 50 years, during which she introduced Bob Dylan to the world in 1963 and marched on the front lines of the Civil Rights movement with Martin Luther King. She continues to stand passionately on behalf of causes she embraces. While 2018 will be my last year of formal extended touring, I’m looking forward to being on the road with a beautiful new album about which I am truly proud. I welcome the opportunity to share this new music as well as long-time favourites with my audiences around the world. Joan Baez

7.30pm £12

Senior Citizens and children: £8

An opportunity for those inside and outside the school community to enjoy a varied programme of classical, traditional, jazz and popular music ranging from orchestral pieces to ensemble groups. The concert also features the fine voices of The Sullivan Singers – past runners-up in the Radio Ulster School Choir of the Year competition and Regional Winners of the RTE All Ireland Choir Competition.


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W AUDITORIUM Paul Walden & Derek Nicol for Flying Music in association with Adrian Grant for Key Concerts present

THRILLER LIVE

A musical celebration of Michael and The Jackson 5 Direct from London’s West End

Wed 21 - Fri 23 March

7.30pm

The Independent

www.ulsterhall.co.uk

Immensely enjoyable.

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Mail on Sunday

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Dazzlingly well-drilled and brilliantly done

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This is a show you’ll never forget! Featuring over two hours of non-stop hits from pop to rock, soul to disco, as an amazing cast pays homage to Jackson’s legendary live performances and innovative dance moves, executed with flair, precision and passion!

028 9033 4455

Now seen by over 4 million people in over 30 countries, Thriller Live takes you on a visual, audio and electrifying journey through the magic of Michael Jackson’s 45 year musical history.

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This spectacular concert celebrating the career of the world’s greatest entertainer returns by popular demand following last year’s acclaimed shows!

Box Office

£32.50, £29.50, £27.50, £23.50


March

AUDITORIUM ABF The Soldiers Charity presents

ULSTER AT WAR

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Saturday 24 March

8pm £29, £25, £22, £19, £5

Groups (8+): 10% discount

VIP Ticket: £45 - limited availability

VIP Ticket includes priority seating and a pre and post show VIP reception. For VIP Tickets phone 028 9267 8112 - limited availability.

Join the Band, Bugles, Pipes & Drums of The Royal Irish Regiment with special guests, Gary Wilson, Willie Donald, Clara Wilson, local group, The Leading Ladies and UTV’s Paul Clark MBE, as they take you back in time to Wartime Ulster. Bring your friends and family and join in with the singalong songs of yesteryear, plus the old Regimental favourites.

Your Legacy Of Hope And Care

- a gift in your Will to Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke A gift in your Will to NICHS could not only help your loved ones, but leave a legacy of hope for generations to come. In Northern Ireland almost half of all adult deaths are caused by chest, heart and stroke illnesses. NICHS are working to change this through funding research and caring for those who are affected by devastating health conditions every day. A gift to us in your Will could be invested in critical local research that will change the future for families at risk from our biggest killers.

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The smallest investment can lead to the biggest breakthrough.

Charity Reg No. NIC103593

Please visit our website to see how our Medical Research Programme has already supported groundbreaking projects and is committed to many more over the coming years. www.nichs.org.uk For a leaflet or further information on leaving a legacy to NICHS, please call us on: 028 9032 0184, or write to NICHS Gifts in Wills, 21 Dublin Road, Belfast, BT2 7HB


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From Broadway to the Silver Screen Saturday 24 March

The Ultimate Eagles present the history of one of the world’s finest bands, recreating best-selling classics, live rarities and for the first time ever, live tracks from their own hugely successful Bare Bones Unplugged album.

Daily Mail

For details visit:

www.waterfront.co.uk/ what-s-on/translink-offers/

www.ulsterhall.co.uk

Over 10 million You Tube views stands as a testimony to The Ultimate Eagles’ international popularity and the amazing accuracy of their stunning performances. It’s the ultimate in live Eagles experiences! Sensational!... Not a tribute band, these are real musicians with real talent.

We’ve teamed up with Translink to offer bus and rail travellers savings on selected events.

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Featuring songs from Jersey Boys, Chicago, Miss Saigon, Top Hat, Blood Brothers, Mack & Mabel, We Will Rock You, Hello, Dolly!, The Sound of Music and many more!

7.30pm £23.50

Savings on selected events with Translink

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This award-winning company will be accompanied by a fantastic live band and a chorus of over 80 singers and dancers, bringing you excerpts and highlights from all your favourite musicals and movies!

Sunday 25 March

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Lights! Camera! Sing! Join Belfast Operatic Company as they take you on a musical journey with some of the greatest musicals to make it from Broadway to the Silver Screen and back.

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£20 Unreserved seating

ULTIMATE EAGLES

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7.30pm £25 Reserved seating

GRAND HALL

Do you travel by bus or train?

Box Office

BELFAST OPERATIC COMPANY Goes


March/April

AUDITORIUM PMB Presentations presents

BRENDAN COLE

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All Night Long Wed 28 and Thu 29 March

7.30pm

£39.50, £36, £32, £25.50

Under 16s and Students: £10 off top 3 ticket prices Groups (10+): 1 goes free

The Strictly Come Dancing star will wow you with his latest sizzling production complete with live music, stunning special effects and of course his own dazzling choreography and charm! Brendan is joined by his sensational cast of guest dancers, his captivating leading lady and superbly talented 14-piece band and singers to whip up an extravagant mix of Latin fever and ballroom bravado. From tantalising Tango to fiery Paso Doble, elegant Foxtrot to breathtaking Waltz, this promises to be an unmissable night of magical dance!

W STUDIO David Hull Promotions presents

JAKE CARTER

in Concert

Saturday 31 March

8pm £17.50

Students: £15

Jake Carter has quickly developed a name for himself on the Irish pop scene, wowing audiences with his captivating stage performances.

Belfast Waterfront and Ulster Hall Events Guide

Originally from Liverpool, he now lives in Enniskillen and shares a love of music with his brother and Country superstar, Nathan Carter. The brothers have always sung and played music together, everything from traditional Irish music to Jake’s latest influences of McFly, Busted and other pop greats. Jake’s new Three Things EP features his most recent two singles plus three new tracks including I Just Wanna Kiss You.


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TOTO

Saturday 7 April

8pm £46 standing & seated

Standing area: over 16s only

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DALISO CHAPONDA £15

Suitable for ages 14+

Daliso Chaponda

www.ulsterhall.co.uk

…Laughter is how I cope with pain. I have seen and experienced some horrible things but laughter helped me cope. Telling jokes is repaying the favour. This show is my thanks to the laughter.

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The Malawian-born comedian captured the nation’s hearts on Britain’s Got Talent. Come and see his stand-up show and he’ll capture yours!

www.waterfront.co.uk

Saturday 7 April

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What The African Said

028 9033 4455

STUDIO Professor Jonathan Shalit OBE and Christian Knowles for ROAR Comedy in association with Live Nation present

8pm

With close to 40 years together and literally thousands of credits and accolades to their names, TOTO remains one of the top selling touring and recording acts in the world. Few ensembles in the history of recorded music have individually or collectively made as large an imprint on popular music. As individuals, the band members can be heard on an astonishing 5,000 albums which have amassed combined sales of half a billion!

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TOTO are pure pop culture and one of the few Seventies bands that have endured everchanging trends and styles to appeal to a multigenerational worldwide fanbase.


April

W AUDITORIUM Paul Walden & Derek Nicol for Flying Entertainment & TRH Productions present

THE RAT PACK LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS

Thu 12 - Sat 14 April

7.30pm

Saturday matinée:

2.30pm £32.50, £29.50, £26.50,£23.50

If you wish you’d swung with the hardest partying pack in town, now’s your chance as Frank, Sammy and Dean take you back to those glamorous, glitzy Vegas nights when they performed at the famous Sands Hotel.

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Enjoy all the timeless classics including The Lady is a Tramp, Mr Bojangles, That’s Amore, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, Volare, My Way and Candyman.

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BALLYNAFEIGH SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCING

Presents their new show Sat 14 and Sun 15 April

7.30pm £13

Enjoy a night of dance, music and song, with music from the spectacular Beyond the Pale. The show will be compered by BBC Health Correspondent, Marie-Louise Connolly.


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STUDIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Orchestral Masterpieces Saturday 14 April

7.45pm £16

Borodin Brahms Berlioz

Nocturne Double Concerto Symphonie Fantastique

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G4 LIVE

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8pm £28

VIP Ticket (in front 2 rows): £48.50

www.ulsterhall.co.uk

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Enjoy the G4 classic hits of Bohemian Rhapsody, My Way, Nessun Dorma and Creep plus recent heart-stopping tracks from their latest G4 Love Songs album as they promise to leave you shouting for more! Hail the kings of Popera!

www.waterfront.co.uk

The UK’s Number 1 classical vocal harmony quartet are back! G4 exploded onto the first series of The X-Factor in 2004. Now they will blow you away all over again - they have to be heard live to truly appreciate the power and passion of their voices!

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VIP tickets include a pre-show Meet & Greet with G4 at 6pm, a glass of wine, photo and autographs.

028 9033 4455

Wednesday 18 April

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Join the Studio Symphony Orchestra for a programme of much-loved orchestral works, from the beauty of Borodin’s famous Nocturne, to Brahms’ titanic Double Concerto performed by members of the Ulster Orchestra and the epic roller-coaster of Berlioz’ evergreen Symphonie Fantastique.

Box Office

Concessions: £13

David Openshaw Conductor Ottoline Maas Leader Thomas Jackson violin David Edmonds cello


April

GRAND HALL MCD presents

MILTON JONES

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Saturday 21 April

8pm

£25.50

Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+

Don’t miss the master of oneliners! Milton is holding up the mirror of truth to society, and he can see right through it, which means it’s probably just a window. In this new show he puts his foot down and lifts the lid on the pedal bin of lies of the media. He also scales the heights of fashion at the risk of falling into a terrible cravat and talks about his life so far - the ups, the downs and why buying his own see-saw was the best decision he ever made.

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THE WHITNEY W HOUSTON SHOW

Starring Belinda Davids with The National Philharmonic Concert Orchestra Sunday 22 April

8pm £45, £35, £25

This beautifully crafted homage to one of the world’s most revered singers will fill you with joy, nostalgia and wonder as you are taken on a heartfelt musical journey through her greatest hits! Belinda Davids honours Whitney Houston’s talent, music and memory with her breathtaking vocals, accompanied by the sensational 30-piece National Philharmonic Concert Orchestra. I Will Always Love You, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, How Will I Know, One Moment in Time, Didn’t We Almost Have It All, Greatest Love of All and I’m Every Woman are just some of the amazing songs you’ll enjoy.

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BRYAN FERRY

Monday 23 April

8pm

School Edition

Tue 24 – Sat 28 April

£16

www.ulsterhall.co.uk

Presented by the company that brought you Footloose and Rock of Ages.

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Based on the classic novel by Victor Hugo and the classic Broadway stage show of the same name, Les Misérables is the story of Jean Valjean, a prisoner who breaks parole, and the police inspector, Javert, who tries to hunt him down.

www.waterfront.co.uk

7.30pm

Saturday matinée: 2.30pm

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Savour a night in the company of a legend!

Belfast Music & Drama Society LES MISÉRABLES

028 9033 4455

With an incredible career spanning over five decades, Ferry is one of the most iconic, innovative and distinctive singers and lyricists in popular music, with elegance to match! He has sold over 30 million albums as a solo artist and as frontman of Roxy Music.

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An unmissable night of Bryan Ferry’s greatest hits from his massive back catalogue, all the way up to his acclaimed 2015 album, Avonmore.

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£70, £55, £49, £45


April

JOIN US IN SUPPORTING AWARE NI We’re delighted that AWARE NI is our first official nominated registered charity.

AWARE is the national depression charity for Northern Ireland and the only charity working exclusively for people with depression and bipolar disorder. We hope you’ll be able to join us in supporting them during their collections at some of our upcoming events.

“We are very proud to welcome AWARE as our inaugural nominated charity. We look forward to working with their dedicated officers and volunteers to both assist with their fundraising efforts and to support their drive in raising public awareness and understanding of depression which has become such a prevalent and growing issue within our local communities today.” Catherine Toolan, Managing Director, Belfast Waterfront and Ulster Hall

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NABBA NORTHERN IRELAND BODYBUILDING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018

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Saturday 28 April

7pm Evening show 12.30pm Pre-judging £20 Evening show £12 Judging £26 All day pass

The NABBA Northern Ireland Championships is a qualifying event for the NABBA British Finals, the NABBA World and the NABBA Universe Championships. With special guest stars, trade stands, competitions and prizes for 2018, giveaways and the Ivan Dunbar Best Gym Award, plus prize for best supporting Gym 2018, this is shaping up to be the greatest NABBA Northern Ireland show yet!

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DINOSAUR WORLD LIVE

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A brand new dino-mite adventure! Sat 28 and Sun 29 April

11am & 2pm £14

Groups (10+): £8.50 per ticket

www.ulsterhall.co.uk

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The perfect family show. Educational and entertaining.

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Book before tickets become extinct!

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A special meet and greet after the show offers all our brave explorers the chance to make a new dinosaur friend.

028 9033 4455

Grab your compass and join our intrepid explorer across unchartered territories to discover a pre-historic world of astonishing (and remarkably life-like) dinosaurs. Meet a host of impressive creatures, including every child’s favourite flesheating giant, the Tyrannosaurus Rex, a Triceratops, Giraffatitan, Microraptor and Segnosaurus!

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Dare to discover the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World in this interactive and mind-expanding Jurassic adventure for all the family!

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Age guidance: 3+ Running Time: 50 minutes + 15 minutes postshow meet & greet with the Dinosaurs


Coming soon

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W INTERACTIVE INTROVERTS DAN AND PHIL 2018 WORLD TOUR Monday 28 May

7.30pm

£60, £45, £25, £15

VIP Ticket: £99 - visit waterfront.co.uk for details

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+

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AUDIENCE WITH IAN WAITE & OTI MABUSE

Rhythm of the Night Tuesday 22 May

7.30pm

Dan and Phil bring you an epic interactive experience of rants, roasts, battles, stories and surprises that will make you laugh, cry and cringe.

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KEVIN & KAREN DANCE

The Live Tour 2018 Saturday 28 July

£27, £25

7.30pm

Meet & Greet Ticket: £20 on top of ticket price (strictly limited): see ulsterhall.co.uk for details

£47.50, £39.50, £29.50

Backed by a supporting cast of dancers and a live 12-piece show band, Kevin and Karen Clifton will dazzle you as they weave their own spellbinding style of passionate ballroom magic!

Under 16s, Senior Citizens: £1.50 off full ticket prices.

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The Strictly Come Dancing duo perform a dance showcase spectacular filled with Latin and Ballroom routines to dazzle and wow you, as well as providing an insight into their lives. Oti and Ian have both been finalists on ‘Strictly’. Oti is fondly remembered for her celebrity pairing with Danny Mac. Ian is a regular on the BBC2 spin off programme, It TakesTwo.

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BING LIVE!

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Bing Goes to the Theatre Sat 7 - Sun 8 July

visit waterfront.co.uk for performance times

£17 adults £15 children

Expect a sultry, hip-swinging journey through the Waltz, Cha Cha, Fox Trot, Tango and Salsa during this highenergy performance filled with sassy tunes, heart-pounding choreography and sparkling costumes.


AUDITORIUM

BIANCA DEL RIO

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Blame It On Bianca Del Rio Saturday 4 August

8.30pm £35

£75 Bianca’s Innocent VIP Package £150 Bianca’s Guilty VIP Package

Strictly for over 16’s only

JASON MANFORD

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Muddle Class

Ulster Hall: Sat 22 - Sun 23 September Waterfront: Mon 24 September

8pm

£30

Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+ Strictly over 13s only

Jason will delight you with his infectious wit, charm and humour!

Jason Manford

AUDITORIUM Phil McIntyre Entertainments presents

JOANNA LUMLEY

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It’s All About Me Saturday 6 October

7.30pm

£59.50 £39.50, £29.50

028 9033 4455

I’m really chuffed to be coming back to Ireland. It’s gonna be a great laugh and I can’t wait to get back to some cracking venues. Come along, bring your pals, your teenagers, your folks and I promise we will have a cracking night together.

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She’s back! The RuPaul’s Drag Race alumni and international hateful clown in a gown returns with her brand new show.

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Box Office

VIP Packages available from www.thebiancadelrio.com

GRAND HALL & AUDITORIUM Aiken Promotions presents

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www.ulsterhall.co.uk

Joanna has been a permanent fixture on our TV screens since starring as Purdey in The New Avengers. As Patsy Stone in Absolutely Fabulous she became a degenerate role model for a generation.

www.waterfront.co.uk

The legendary Joanna Lumley takes you through her hilarious and interesting adventures from her incredible career spanning more than four decades, recounting some never heard before stories. She is joined on stage by friend and producer Clive Tulloh, who will put the questions to Joanna you’ve always wanted to ask her!


Booking and further information

Booking your tickets Online

waterfront.co.uk ulsterhall.co.uk

Service charges

Monday - Saturday

Online: £2.50 per booking By phone: £1.50 per ticket Box Office Counter: £0.50 per ticket

Counter Service

Postage Charge

Telephone

028 9033 4455 9am - 5pm

Our main box office counter is located at the Ulster Hall. Tickets for both venues can be purchased in person from the Ulster Hall during the following hours:

Belfast Waterfront and Ulster Hall Events Guide

Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm and until 8.30pm on evenings of events. Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays except for performance days.

Counter service at Belfast Waterfront is available from 2 hours before an event starts.

£1.50 per booking (UK) £3 per booking (ROI / Europe)

Access information Group Bookings 15 or more tickets £5 per booking

Charges for exchanging tickets:

By phone: £2.50 per booking Box Office Counter: £2.50 per booking

Concessions and Discounts

Tickets may be reserved up to 7 days in advance of a performance. Reserved tickets will be held for 3 working days.

Where available these are detailed alongside individual events. Please discuss applicable concessions with Box Office at the time of booking.

Cheque Payments

Terms and Conditions

Reservations

Please make cheques payable to ‘Belfast Waterfront and Ulster Hall Ltd’, ensure the appropriate fee is included and if required allow an additional £1.50 (UK) / £3 (ROI and Europe) to cover postage.

If you require further advice on any aspect of your visit to either Belfast Waterfront or the Ulster Hall, Please email: dutyofficers@ waterfront.co.uk or phone: 028 9033 4400

No refund or exchange on tickets. Children under the age of three will not be admitted to the Main Auditorium, Studio or Grand Hall, except to productions specifically aimed at children. Care should be taken with ‘Unreserved Seating’ and ‘Standing’ tickets as replacements cannot be issued.

This Guide is also available in braille, large print and CD formats. To obtain a copy please contact the Box Office.

Gift Vouchers Waterfront and Ulster Hall gift vouchers make the perfect gift. Contact box office for more information.


Seating Plan Waterfront

Keep in touch Arena (Ground) BLOCKS A, B DOORS 1, 2 BLOCKS C-J DOORS 3, 4

Upper Terrace (Lvl 2) BLOCKS K-V DOORS 5-8

Choir (Lvl 2) BLOCK W DOORS 7, 8

Ulster Hall, Bedford St, Belfast BT2 7FF T: 028 9033 4455

Receive Updates

Keep up to date with everything that is happening at Belfast Waterfront and the Ulster Hall. To receive email updates contact: boxoffice@waterfront. co.uk or register online.

Ulster Hall Ground Floor BLOCK A

Balcony BLOCKS B, E, H

Balcony BLOCKS C, D, F, G

Choir BLOCK W

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Customer Feedback

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Evening Parking: Special rates are available for evening parking in Lanyon 1 and Lanyon 2 MultiStorey car parks on Lanyon Place. Park between 5.30pm and midnight and pre-pay ÂŁ7.50 for your stay. Please note: Lanyon 2 Multi-Storey car park closes at 12 midnight.

Ulster Hall

Metered parking is available in the streets surrounding the Ulster Hall. Several city centre car parks are located within a five minute walk. These include: Bedford Street, surface car park Dublin Road, multi-storey car park Great Northern Mall, multi-storey car park

Box Office: 028 9033 4455 | www.waterfront.co.uk | www.ulsterhall.co.uk

Lower Terrace (Lvl 1)

Box Office Contact

Car Parking


At a Glance

Guide

January UO: Celebrate New Year in Vienna! Jake O’Kane

Ed Byrne

Sat 10

Fri 5 & Sat 6

Finbar Furey

Sat 10

Wed 10 Sat 13

Andy Zaltzman

Mon 12

BBC Radio 3 Invitation Concert

Tue 13 Wed 14

Foil, Arms & Hog

Thu 11

The Circus of Horrors

UO: JTI Lunchtime Concert

Fri 12

Patsy Cline - 50th Anniversary

Wed 14

David O’Doherty

Fri 12

Paul Weller

Thu 15

BBC Radio 3 Invitation Concert

Tue 16

Smokie

Fri 16

John Bishop

Wed 17 Thu 18

Tommy Fleming

Fri 16

Soda Bread Theatre Company: Borderland

Fri 19 & Sat 20

UO: I Love the Musicals!

Sat 17

The Three Tenors Ireland

Sat 17

Greg Davies

Fri 19

Jake Bugg

Sat 17

UO: The Great Concertos: Dvořák’s Cello Concerto

Fri 19

Lisa McHugh

Fri 23

Tue 23

UO: Concerto World Première: Giancarlo Castro’s Trumpet Concerto

Fri 23

UO: JTI Lunchtime Concert: Welcome To My World: The Life and Music of Jim Reeves

Sat 27

One Hundred Years of Our Jimmy Starring William Caulfield

Sat 24

UO: I Love Burns Night!

Sat 27

Quirky Weddings Alternative Wedding Fair

Sun 25

Neil Delamere

Sat 27

Katherine Ryan

Sun 25

The Johann Strauss Gala

Sun 28

Sat 27

Trainspotting Live

Tue 30 – Wed 31

UO: I Love Burns Night! Burns Night with the Ulster Orchestra & Friends UO: JTI Lunchtime Concert:

Tue 27

February

March

Belfast Waterfront and Ulster Hall Events Guide

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox

Thu 1

Dominic Kirwan

Fri 2 & Sat 3

Sun 4

Neil Delamere

Fri 2

A Country Night in Nashville

Thu 8

Big Girls Don’t Cry

Sat 3

Foil, Arms & Hog

Thu 8

The Stranglers

Sat 3

An Evening at the Waterfront with Carl Frampton

Fri 9

Sun 4

UO: The Great Concertos: Beethoven’s Violin Concerto

Fri 9

Assumption Grammar School Annual Concert 2018

Trainspotting Live

Thu 1 – Sat 3

Derek Ryan

Sat 3

Gradam Ceoil TG4 Traditional Music Awards


Sun 4

Flax Trust Anniversary Concert

Sun 4

Back to Bacharach

Tue 6

The Royal Moscow Ballet: Sleeping Beauty

Wed 7

Forbidden Nights

Thu 8

Colin Murphy

Fri 9

UO: The Great Concertos: Liszt’s Piano Concerto No.2

Fri 9

Anton & Erin: Broadway to Hollywood

Sat 10

Go The Distance: Bronze 2018

Sat 10

Taste of Tabernacles Celebration

Mon 12

Friends’ School Lisburn: An Epic Night with Friends’

UO: Brahms’s Requiem at Easter

Fri 30

Jake Carter

Sat 31

April TOTO

Sat 7

Daliso Chaponda

Sat 7

BBC Radio 3 Invitation Concert

Tue 10

The Rat Pack Live from Las Vegas

Thu 12 Sat 14

UO: The Great Concertos: Elgar’s Violin Concerto

Fri 13

Ballynafeigh School of Irish Dancing

Sat 14 & Sun 15

Studio Symphony Orchestra: Orchestral Masterpieces

Sat 14

Wed 14

G4 Live

Wed 18

Belfast Royal Academy Spring Concert

Thu 15

UO: I Love ABBA!

Sat 21

UO: Rain Falling Up Produced By Dumbworld

Fri 16

Milton Jones

Sat 21

Punjana St Patrick’s Day Tea Dances

Sat 17

The Whitney Houston Show

Sun 22

Joan Baez

Mon 19

Bryan Ferry

Mon 23

UO: JTI Lunchtime Concert:

Tue 20

Les Misérables: School Edition

Thriller Live

Wed 21 Fri 23

Tue 24 – Sat 28

Sullivan Upper School Spring Concert

Wed 21

UO: JTI Lunchtime Concert:

Tue 24

Colin Murphy

Fri 23

UO: The Great Concertos: Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.17

Fri 27

UO: The Great Concertos: Mozart Piano Concerto No.24

Fri 23

Dinosaur World Live

Sat 28 & Sun 29

ABF The Soldiers Charity: Ulster At War

Sat 24

Sat 28

Belfast Operatic Company Goes From Broadway to the Silver Screen

Sat 24

NABBA Northern Ireland Bodybuilding Championships 2018

Ultimate Eagles

Sun 25

No Such Thing As A Fish

Tue 27

Brendan Cole

Wed 28 & Thu 29

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Disclaimer: While we make every effort to ensure the accuracy of information printed, Belfast Waterfront and Ulster Hall cannot accept liability for omissions, errors and cancellations.

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