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If you are organising a local community event of any kind please email details to admin@bighitsradio.uk and we will feature it here.

Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, many events have been cancelled or postponed and will be rearranged. Contact the Organiser, Stadium / Arena, Venue or Ticketseller for further information.

We will keep this page updated as best we can.



Grand Opera House, Belfast

The disruption caused by covid-19 has had a significant impact both on the restoration work at the Grand Opera House that started in January, and on show tours that were due to visit theatres across the UK and Ireland.

As a result of this disruption, the Grand Opera House and its partners have regrettably had to take the difficult decision to postpone four productions to late 2021 and 2022: Goldilocks and the Three Bears, MAMMA MIA!, The Nutcracker, and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

We are writing to customers who have booked tickets for these shows, setting out the process for exchanging tickets or requesting a refund. Due to the large volume of bookings that now need to be changed, we would ask customers not to phone the box office directly. If you do need a member of the team to get in touch urgently, please use the Contact Us form on the Grand Opera House website.

Thank you to everyone for their patience while we process these changes. We hope to put these four rescheduled shows back on general sale in September.



André Rieu postpones UK/Ireland tour to April 2021 including Belfast date.
As coronavirus continues to spread, André Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra are unfortunately forced to postpone their UK/Ireland tour again. André Rieu is looking forward to welcoming audiences back to his concerts in April 2021, which are on sale now.
André Rieu says: “Hello my dear friends in the UK and Ireland, my orchestra and I were looking forward so much to playing for you in September. However as the coronavirus continues to spread we are unfortunately forced to postpone our tour to April 2021. But safety comes first! Please stay healthy and I am looking forward so much to seeing you again in April. Much love from Maastricht!”

Original tickets will be valid for the new SSE Arena, Belfast date on Thursday 8th April 2021.



Biggest 80s 90s Disco reschedules Belfast date to Saturday 22 May 2021.

Original tickets will be valid for the new date




Rescheduled to 4th November 2021


For full details of all events taking place across the Ards & North Down and Ards Peninsula area please contact:-

Newtownards Visitor Information Centre
31 Regent Street, Newtownards, BT23 4AD
T: +44 (0) 28 9182 6846
E: ardsvic@ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk
W: visitardsandnorthdown.com

Current Opening Hours:
Mon‐Fri: 09.15 ‐ 17.00
Sat: 09.30 ‐ 17.00
Sun: Closed

Portaferry Visitor Information Centre
The Stables, Castle Street, Portaferry, BT22 1NZ
T: +44 (0) 28 4272 9882
E: portaferryvic@ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk
W: visitardsandnorthdown.com

Open Good Friday  – end of September
Mon-Sat: 10.00 – 17.00
Sunday: 13.00 – 17.00

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