How to Book Tickets
Everything you need to know about booking your ticket to the next hottest gig at Waterfront Hall.
How do I book a ticket?
Tickets for all events can be bought via our website, over the phone or in person. Our website allows for a clear view of the auditorium before selecting your seat, where we are experiencing a high demand this will offer you a ‘best available’; this will give you the next best seats based on the availability left in the auditorium. Find out more information on our What's on page.
If you have trouble selecting your seat or have further questions, please contact our box office team. You can also buy and collect tickets from the Box Office located at the Ulster Hall.
Where do I pick up my tickets?
Our primary Box Office is located at the Ulster Hall which is open 10am-5pm, Monday-Saturday and closed on bank holidays.
On event nights, the Waterfront Hall will have a box office opening hour of 90 minutes prior to the show start if you would like to purchase tickets on the day of the show or if you opted to collect your tickets at box office.
What are the booking fees?
A booking fee will apply to bookings made through our box office. We pride ourselves on being competitive in our booking fees with our online prices being among the lowest in the market.
- Online: £2.50 per transaction
- Phone: £1.75 per ticket
- Counter: Free-of-charge
- Group bookings (10+ tickets) have a booking fee of £5.00 per booking
Do I need to purchase a ticket for babies and young children?
Every member of the audience, including children and babies, must be in possession of a valid ticket. This applies to children under the age of 12 months who require a babes in arms ticket (this varies for some family shows and will be noted on the event page).
All other age restrictions will be listed on our event pages.
Why can’t I leave a single seat when selecting seating?
Our seating maps are designed so that you can't leave a single unsold seat on its own. We understand it can be frustrating when there aren't many tickets left but most people prefer not to sit on their own at a show, so we take all measures possible to avoid disappointment for when there is limited availability.
Why is there a time limit when I book tickets online?
Time limit restrictions exist on our bookings as we want to ensure that as many fans as possible get the chance to book tickets. When selecting seats, you're holding those tickets while you go through the checkout process, so no one else can access them.
There are no more tickets available. Can I be contacted if more come on sale?
Sometimes very popular events can sell out very quickly. We cannot guarantee that extra tickets will be available for every event. If more tickets become available, we will communicate this through the event page on our website and through our social media platforms. Find us on Facebook and Twitter.
Due to the spontaneity of extra tickets becoming available for certain events, we do not have the capacity to individually contact fans via a waiting list in this instance. To avoid future disappointment, sign up to our newsletter to receive weekly updates of on-sales and announcements.
If I can no longer attend the performance, can I refund or exchange my ticket?
Refunds will be made if a performance is cancelled but are not available in any other circumstances. All tickets are non-exchangeable or non-refundable.
We offer refund protection that can be bought at the time of ticket purchase, which offers security of refund in the event that you cannot attend event. For more information on how you can protect your ticket, please click here.
I have misplaced my tickets, what do I do?
If you have misplaced your ticket, please contact our Box Office team. We will require proof of purchase before we can reissue tickets. Without proof of purchase, we cannot reprint your ticket.
Can I show my e-ticket on my smartphone?
All e-tickets are available to be scanned into the premises on your smartphone device. For the best results, ensure that the brightness on your smartphone is at the highest setting to make the scanning process as simple as possible.
I have purchased tickets for an event through a secondary ticketing agent. Will my tickets be accepted?
We recommend that you only buy tickets through recognised Waterfront Hall and Ulster Hall ticketing agents, this includes Ticketmaster and Seetickets. All tickets bought via secondary ticketing agents are done so at your own risk.
Queries regarding tickets bought via secondary ticketing agents must be directed to the point of purchase as the venue holds no information on your booking. If you query is about event times, please keep an eye on the event page as this is where it will be updated.
The performance has been cancelled/rescheduled. Will I receive a refund?
In the unlikely event of a performance being cancelled, we will contact you via email and issue a full refund. If you have paid by credit or debit card you do not need to contact us, you will be refunded automatically. It usually takes 3-5 working days for the transaction to complete.
In the case of an event being rescheduled tickets, you will be contacted via email to inform you of the new date for which your tickets will remain valid. If this date does not suit you, a full refund will be issued for your tickets and the existing tickets will become void.
If you have paid by cash or via a secondary ticketing agent, please return to the original point of purchase for a full refund.
We always advise our customers keep an eye on our social media channels, all changes to our programme of events will be announced through Facebook and Twitter.
I haven't received my confirmation email. Is this a problem?
If it's been more than 24 hours since you booked with us, please check your junk mail folder on your email. If you still can't see your confirmation email, please contact our Box Office team who can confirm your booking.
How do I purchase a gift voucher?
Gift vouchers are the perfect gift for that entertainments lover or when you just don’t know what to get! Gift vouchers can be purchased over the counter or phone by calling 028 90334455. Terms and conditions for gift vouchers can be found here.