Over 100 gift ideas with Belfast Waterfront and Ulster Hall's new season

Christmas is taken care of with a raft of music spectaculars, comedy and more live events promising to be just the ticket

Over 100 great nights out await as the new season at Belfast Waterfront and the Ulster Hall heralds an unrivalled choice of the latest and greatest stars of comedy and music, captivating theatre, ‘must see’ showpieces and more.

Music showpieces don’t come much bigger than Thriller Live. Direct from London’s West End (March 21-23), this musical celebration of Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5 is spectacular concert celebrating the career of the world’s greatest entertainer.

The Whitney Houston Show (April 22) takes audiences on an amazing musical journey through the iconic superstar's greatest hits. Belinda Davids, winner of BBC One’s Even Better Than The Real Thing, honours Whitney Houston’s talent, music and memory with her breathtaking vocals accompanied by the sensational 30-piece National Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.

If you wish you’d swung with the hardest partying pack in town, now’s your chance as ‘Frank, Sammy and Dean’ perform all the timeless classics from 'That’s Amore' to 'My Way' in The Rat Pack Live from Las Vegas from April 12-14.

The Whitney Houston Show

Cool FM Comedy Club returns in 2018 with more of today's latest and greatest stand-up stars. Secure your ticket while you still can for Neil Delamere, Colin Murphy, Foil, Arms & Hog, Greg Davies, Ed Byrne, Andy Zaltzman, No Such Thing As A Fish, Ross Noble and Jimeoin.

In addition to Comedy Club, those who love a laugh can look forward to visits from superstar John Bishop, David O’Doherty, Katherine Ryan, Daliso Chaponda and Milton Jones.

Meanwhile Bryan Ferry, Jake Bugg, Paul Weller, The Stranglers, Joan Baez and Toto are just some of the legendary music stars who are Waterfront and Ulster Hall-bound.  

Theatre and movie buffs will make a beeline for Trainspotting Live (January 30 - February 3), which promises to recapture the passion and controversy of the iconic globally successful film. This 'no-holds-barred in-yer-face' theatre presentation is your ticket to a ride you won’t forget.

Trainspotting Live

Soda Bread Theatre Company’s Borderland (January 19 and 20) is a stunning, atmospheric and timely production that strikes a balance between the myths, loyalties and destruction of Northern Ireland’s past with new hope in an uncertain future.

Families with children will experience the dangers and delights of a pre-historic world of astonishing (and remarkably life-like) dinosaurs at Dinosaur World Live (April 28 and 29). This brand new interactive and mind-expanding Jurassic adventure is a ‘must’ for all the family.

Sports fans can spend 'An Evening at The Waterfront with Carl Frampton' on February 9 as Northern Ireland’s first boxer to have held world titles at two separate weights talks about his amazing career to date – from his amateur boxer days through to global superstardom.

The giddy romance and gilded ballrooms of old Vienna are brought to life at The Johann Strauss Gala, while Anton & Erin – the nation’s favourite ballroom couple - celebrate the golden age of Hollywood with their specially themed show.

Anton & Erin

Featuring wall-to-wall classics from 'What’s New Pussycat?' to 'Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head', Back to Bacharach (March 6) is packed with songs audiences will fall in love with all over again.

A Country Night in Nashville (February 8) will take fans of Country music on a magical journey through the history of the genre from Johnny Cash to Alan Jackson, Dolly Parton to the Dixie Chicks and Willie Nelson to Little Big Town.

These are just some of the many highlights during a packed new season at Belfast Waterfront and the Ulster Hall. For full details, view and download the latest digital version of Front Row, the season programme for the Waterfront and Ulster Hall.

To book tickets visit www.waterfront.co.uk and www.ulsterhall.co.uk or phone the Box Office on 028 9033 4455. Stay up to date with Belfast Waterfront and Ulster Hall on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.