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Strand Cinema Belfast

Strand Cinema Belfast

name a seat


With your support we can transform a much-loved cinema from yesterday into a stunning arts and community venue for tomorrow.

Take your seats, the show is about to begin

Our vision is to transform this iconic and treasured building, and its overall impact – preserving its 1930s heritage but delivering spaces and activities that meet the needs of our audiences and artists today.

90% of the multi-million-pound project costs will come from a combination of Belfast City Council, National Lottery Heritage Fund and other sources including trusts and foundations. But you can play your part in raising the remaining 10% by naming a seat in the refurbished building. You will have an inscription on a plaque on a seat in either Theatre 1 (the original Art Deco balcony) or Theatre 2 (the old Front Stalls with stage). Plaques will remain for the lifespan of the seats.

Donate as a business or an individual, in your own name or for a loved one.

Corporate Seat £300 Individual Seat £180 (payable in one lump sum or 18 monthly instalments of £10)

Theatre 1 (250 seats)

Audiences will enjoy the nostalgia of sitting in the original cinema balcony that will be restored to its former Art Deco glory. New staging layouts will open up the possibilities of this space for theatre, music and comedy. Theatre 1 will also add plenty of character to any conferencing and other events.

Theatre 2 (160 seats)

The original front stalls, Theatre 2 is a stunning auditorium with nautical influences including porthole windows and lights, as well as plenty of atmosphere and pitch perfect acoustics. Improved backstage facilities will accommodate bigger casts, and touring productions with larger sets.

Donate today to create a lasting legacy for tomorrow. All seat donors will be invited to a special event in advance of the official re-opening of the Strand Arts Centre.


Individual Seats: £180 payable in one lump sum or 18 monthly instalments of £10. If you are paying monthly, select the ‘Pay Monthly’ option, and input £10. This will be cancelled after 18 months.Corporate Seats: £300 payable in one lump sum.

Once you have paid either the lump sum or set up a direct debit, please email the name you would like on the inscription to emma@strandartscentre.com

If you have any queries, please contact Emma Hart on (028) 9065 5830.

Name a Seat corporate supporters

Stewart & Co. Estate Agents
Sixteen South
Thompson Clarke Interiors
Belfast City Airport
Clever Ghost

Name a Seat individual donors

Hazel Bleeks
Andrew McKinney
Lydia Hodgins
Justin Thompson
Joan Sherrard
Valerie Meadows
Maria Curran
Pat McGregor
Patricia Kingston
Kathryn Robinson
Jude Mulholland
Michelle Turtle
Linda Smyth
Ethna Nugent
Roisin McDonough
Caitlin & Malachy Myers
For Leslie & Dennis O’Neill
Lynda Hastings
Bernard Mitchell
Caitriona Lambe
In loving memory of David & Joyce Stewart
In loving memory of Jack and Beryl Smyth
In loving memory of Alan Coyle
Clara Adams – A Wonderful Life
Kirk Thompson and Justin Ryan
Chair Force One
Chris ‘BOSS’ Hogg
Danielle & Ian Reid
In Memory of my beloved Mother Maureen
In Loving Memory Of Con Bernie & Una Boyle
Gail Givan & Robert McHaffie
Our Daddy and Granda Jack Lowry 
Sean Mulvaney
Conor Hinds
Pearse McCann and James Bradley
Brodie & Heidi Hamilton, The Loves of My Life
Dedicated to a wonderful mentor, Greg Darby
Andrew Davis
Ruth Turtle
Ian Reid
Christopher Hogg
Neil Templeton
Chris Patterson
Victoria Johns
Robert Johnston
Aine Doyle
Alistair Graham
Robert Stewart
Kirk Thompson
Justin Ryan
Clara Brunt
Jocelyn McCarley
Sarah Burke
Andrew Tohill
In memory of Phoebe Hill
In loving memory of Craig Hunter (1984 – 2014)
In loving memory of Grace Olivia Kelly
In loving memory of Stephen Ritchie (1957 -2021)
Melanie & Darryl Bowden
Clan McCutcheon
Tommy Patton OBE Former Belfast Lord Mayor
Alice Patton Former Lady Mayoress of Belfast
The Coyles Family
Mrs May Wilson 1920-2012
John McHugh
William Howe, Aleksander Howe, Natalia Howe
 In loving memory of Eamonn McPeake (2003-2023)
Rita & Ronnie Stewart
In loving memory of Marjorie Graham and Sarah McGuffin
Philip Donald
Sean and Tracey Conlon
Ken Mills
Elizabeth Hickey
Hugh Odling-Smee
Paul Gourley
David John Woods
Ian Reynolds
Tony Hall
Brendan Quinn
Janet Baxter
Curtis Maxwell
Jonathan Hegan MBE
Stephen Beggs
Nathan Murray
Lauren Thompson
Clare Hogarth
Lianne Mulholland
Neil Mulholland
In loving memory of David A Macpherson 1962 – 1991
Wonderful memories of Alyson Stanford
In loving memory of Mervyn Neill
In loving memory of John P E Marshall 1984-2002. AK
In loving memory of Christopher Webb 1984 – 2022
Rosemary Thompson
zara jackson
Dan Kelly-Mulhern
Benjamin Peter Carmichael-Moritz
John O’Keefe “Live long and prosper”
Raymond Duff
Hugh McNaul
Roberta Stewart
Andrew Lennon for the love of film
Sandra Bell & In loving memory of Rosie may 1924-2020
A.G. (Sandy) Monteith / John.B. Monteith
Orla Graham