Belfast's Grand Opera House hosts its first ever family festival

There will be plenty of clowning about and theatrical fun as Belfast's Grand Opera House hold their first ever family festival in July

FROM tea with Tinkerbell, to street dance workshops and backstage tours where children can try their hands as a lighting and sound engineer, Belfast's Grand Opera House will be buzzing when it runs its first family festival this July.

The fun-filled festival is packed with a range of activities guaranteed to entertain, engage, educate and inspire all ages. Daily guided tours tell the colourful history of Northern Ireland's only remaining Victorian theatre and visitors can enjoy the rare opportunity to stand on the iconic stage.

There are also a number of creative workshops, including iPad animation workshops, a fun way for kids to turn still images into beautiful and colourful sequences while learning about storytelling.

Young people can unleash their creativity and become master builders at the Clayrazy and Lego workshops or take part in a drama workshop, where they create their own version of Peter Pan in just two hours.

There will also be storytelling and paper marbling workshops and throughout the three-day event the theatre's foyer will come alive with face painting, treasure hunts, circus performers, balloon modeller's, an eclectic mix of stalls, and lots more.

:: The Grand Opera House's first ever family festival runs from July 4 to 6. For full details and booking visit or telephone 028 9024 1919.

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