1895 – Grand Opera House, Belfast

Architect: Frank Matcham

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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.

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