Belfast City HallBelfast City Hall is Belfast City Council's civic building. It is located in Donegall Square, in the heart of Belfast city centre. It first opened its doors on 1 August 1906.
Find out about:
- opening hours
- Bobbin coffee shop and exhibition area
- registration of births and deaths
- weddings and civil partnerships at City Hall
- public art in City Hall.
- Belfast City Hall Illuminate project
City Hall videoThis short video introduces you to City Hall and its history.
Illuminate projectNew floodlights have been added to City Hall to light up the building in a variety of colours and combinations, showing off the building's beautiful architectural features.
The low-energy LED lights, on the facade, main dome and turrets, will reduce our energy bills and slash the venue’s CO2 emissions.
Using the same technology as the Empire State Building in New York, a white illumination will be applied to the building, after dusk, and it will also be ‘colour-washed’ on special dates. These dates can be seen in the table below:
|Gay Pride||Saturday 6 July 2013||Rainbow|
|Orangefest||Friday 12 July 2013||Orange and purple|
|Polish Independance Day||Monday 11 November 2013||Red and white|
|Chinese New Year||Friday 31 January 2014||Red and yellow|
|St Valentine's Day||Friday 14 February 2014||Red|
|International Women's Day||Saturday 8 March 2014||Purple|
|St Patrick's Day||Monday 17 March 2014||Green|
|May Day||Monday 5 May 2014||Red|
|Queen's official birthday||To be confirmed - first or second Saturday in June 2014||Red, white and blue|
Our councillors have also agreed that 12 nominated charities, selected by the Lord Mayor, Deputy Lord Mayor and High Sheriff, will be able to use the lights for charity events.
This video shows how City Hall will look when lit up in these colours.
The Illuminate project is part-funded by the EU, under the Information and Communication Technologies Policy Support Programme.
For more information, call 028 9027 0273.
Access informationAccess to Belfast City Hall is via the front entrance on Donegall Square North, the side entrance on Donegall Square East and the back gate at Donegall Square South. If you are taking part in one of our Saturday tours, please use the back gate entrance only.
More informationFor more information, contact us on:
Telephone: 028 9027 0456
Minicom: 028 9027 0405