Onstage: A new what’s on theatre feature from Belfast Times

Onstage: A new what’s on theatre feature from Belfast Times

What’s Onstage soon in Belfast & Beyond

Grand Opera House

Here are just some of the spectacular productions coming to the Grand Opera House this year:

  • Life of Pi - expect jaw-dropping visuals and stunning puppetry
  • Come From Away - a poignant true story about hope and community
  • Bonnie & Clyde - a true crime adventure with America's most wanted couple
  • This Sh*t Happens All the Time - hard-hitting new drama from local writer 

Northern Ireland Opera is bringing Cupid’s Bow to the Grand Opera House Studio to celebrate Valentine’s week.

The Full Monty is coming to the Grand Opera House, Belfast, from Tuesday 23rd January 2024, 7.30pm.

  • Gaz and his mates are down on their luck and feel they have been thrown on the scrap heap, but they are determined to fight back and bare a little more than they ever thought they would have to.
  • More information at 


Johannes Radebe returns with House of JoJo

“The Vanishing Elephant” travels from Broadway for European debut with Belfast International Arts Festival

  • Following a hugely successful off-Broadway run, “The Vanishing Elephant” by Charles Way for Cahoots has been announced as the first event in the 2024 programme of the Belfast International Arts Festival.
  • Landing at The Grand Opera House, Belfast, from 31stOctober to 2nd November 2024, the family spectacle is an epic tale of friendship and adventure that features extraordinary on-stage puppetry.

Lyric Theatre

Lyric Theatre Belfast opens 2024 with a heart-warming and captivating rendition of Little Women

Sat 3 Feb -Sat 2 Mar 2024.

  • This Lyric Theatre Production breathes new life into a cherished classic, which was originally penned by Louisa May Alcott and masterfully adapted by Anne-Marie Casey. It will be brought to stage under the skilful direction of Emily Foran
  • Tickets start from only £15 and are available to book now on www.lyrictheatre.co.uk.

The Mac

Northern Ireland’s foremost physical theatre organisation, Bruiser Theatre Company, has announced, Teechers its production of John Godber’s brilliant take on life at a modern comprehensive.
  • Teechers is set to embark on an NI wide theatre tour, beginning with a run at the MAC from 25th January to 10th February 2024.
  • To book tickets for a performance of Teechers at The MAC, visit: www.themaclive.com

The Brian Friel at The Queen’s Film Theatre

  • The play ‘Holding Ground’ is an autobiographical account of Jack's own life experiences witnessing and living through domestic violence in his family home.
  • Jack's story deals with the impact of this childhood trauma on his adult life.
  • Holding Ground is a play about domestic violence, resilience and hope. 
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