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Northern Ireland Tourism Awards in Belfast’s Premier Conference & Events Venue


Grand Opera House Belfast

Over 300 guests attended the Northern Ireland Tourism Awards, a gala event held in the lavish surroundings of the Grand Opera House in Belfast City Centre on Monday 21st May 2012.

Organised by the Northern Ireland Tourism Board in partnership with Diageo Northern Ireland, the award ceremony takes place once a year to showcase the very best in Northern Ireland Tourism. Guests were greeted with a sparkling wine and Guinness reception provided by the event’s sponsors Diageo as a variety of entertainers, contortionists and musicians got the evening off to a theatrical start.

The opulent theatre surroundings of the magnificent Matcham Auditorium became the backdrop of the gala ceremony. Awards were presented in a variety of categories, including ‘Outstanding Contribution to Tourism, ‘Best Event/Festival’ and ‘New Tourism Project’ by leading local acts such as comedian Nuala McKeever on the beautiful and historical stage of the Grand Opera House Belfast.

After the gala ceremony, guests savoured a meal to remember in The Baby Grand Studio – a delicious supper menu prepared from the finest locally sourced produce and a selection of wines, accompanied with an acoustic session by Silhouette.

The Grand Opera House Belfast is the ideal setting for a special event of this size and scale. The impressive Matchium Auditorium holds up to 1061 people with wheelchair access and air conditioning. With the added advantage of a dedicated support technician and in-house catering, the Grand Opera House is the venue of choice across Northern Ireland and beyond.

2012 has seen a wide variety of events take place in the Grand Opera House, ranging from business meetings and small functions to graduations and larger scale conferences. Conveniently situated in the heart of Belfast, the theatre and conference venue boasts superbly equipped meeting rooms, conference facilities and theatre bars. Regardless of the size or nature of the occasion, the experienced team at the Grand Opera House will ensure every event is a memorable success.

For more information on events and conferences at the Grand Opera House, please contact Grainne Murphy, Event Coordinator on 028 9027 7738.