History of the Ulster HallThe building was sold to Belfast Corporation in 1902. To celebrate the civic appointment of the Ulster Hall, Belfast Corporation commissioned a series of 13 oil paintings from JW Carey, in 1902.
From its earliest years The Ulster Hall has played host to famous figures of the age; from Jenny Lind and Caruso to Charles Dickens and John McCormack, from Lord Carson and the Dalai Lama to Barry McGuigan and the Rolling Stones.
During World War II, the Ulster Hall was used extensively as a dance hall providing entertainment for the US troops based in the province. Mysteriously, a shipment of American white oak planking arrived in Belfast to refurbish the dance floor.