Architecture of Belfast
Great Victoria Street Belfast
RIAI Conservation Medal
1895 – Grand Opera House, Belfast
Architect: Frank Matcham
Built between 1894-5 and damaged by bombs during the troubles and then restored, the Grand Opera House is a Belfast landmark with its ebullient and eclectic exterior. The exterior features ventilators for the theatre set under onion domes that crown the elaborate plasterwork. The interior has a magnificent ampitheatre with ceiling paintings and elephant head brackets.