Belfast Waterfront

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Belfast, United Kingdom

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Waterfront Hall is concert hall and exhibition centre in Belfast, Northern Ireland, designed by local architecture firm Robinson McIlwaine. Practise partner Peter McGukin was the project architect.

The hall is located in the Lanyon Place, the flagship development of the Laganside Corporation. The development is named after the architect Charles Lanyon. Planning for the building began 1989, with the hall being completed in 1997 for the sum of £32 million. The main circular Auditorium seats 2,241 and is based on the Berlin Philharmonic Hall designed by Hans Scharoun. However the flexible design of the Auditorium allows the stalls seating to be moved to create a larger arena. The smaller adjoining Studio seats 380. The dome of the building is coated in copper. This is so the exterior will eventually turn green and reflect the dome of Belfast City Hall and other Victorian buildings in the city centre. The building also contains bars and a restaurant.

In 2002 the hall was voted the second best conference centre in the world in the Apex Awards. A 2006 Socio-Economic Impact Study commissioned by Belfast City Council found that the hall had generated £10 for the city for every £1 spent on operational costs. The hall is a key venue for the Belfast Festival at Queen’s.

Contact Information

2 Lanyon Pl
Belfast BT1 3WH
United Kingdom
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+44 28 9033 4400

Upcoming Events

Monday 9 November 2015
The Love Revolution Tour
Will YoungConcert
Belfast Waterfront
Belfast, United Kingdom
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