A Belfast Blitz Experience



2 Queens Quay
Co. Belfast

Selected dates and times from 11 March - 26 March 2023.

This March, AMAZE at W5 presents the return of The Belfast Blitz Experience, an immersive theatre production, in association with award-winning writer and director Dan Gordon.


Written and directed by Dan Gordon and starring Jo Donnelly (Rough Girls/Mimi’s World/Nova Jones, BBC) and Marty Maguire (Vikings, Amazon Prime; The Fall, BBC), this exciting immersive theatre show will bring the Belfast Blitz story to life.


Painting a picture of life in the city leading up to the night of the first raid on 7th April 1941, this theatre show mixes live performances with multi-screen projection and state of the art 360-degree audio-soundscape technology to create a dynamic and innovative new experience. 


The story begins with a cast of characters, based on real life witnesses to the Blitz. As the first distant siren begins to wail, and the sharp cry of ‘put that light out’ echoes round the room, the audience is plunged into darkness for a unique acoustic experience.


A virtual and emotional environment will take guests back to that fateful night, truly enveloping them in the experience. As a new day dawns, images of the destruction wrought by the Luftwaffe flood the room, and the cast of characters, both live and virtual, begin to relay their stories of sadness, heroism and hope to the gathered audience.


Archive images from Belfast at the time of the Belfast Blitz used in the production were sourced from The Belfast Telegraph and PRONI.


It’ll Never Happen Here! A Belfast Blitz Experience takes place at AMAZE in W5 on selected dates and times from 11 March - 26 March 2023.


Tickets are priced £5. Please ensure you have selected your ticket to A Belfast Blitz Experience on the 'upgrades' page when purchasing your General Admission to W5.


Please note: 


For an optimal experience this 360-degree immersive show is designed to be viewed from a standing position, through some seating will be positioned around the performance space.


The experience lasts approximately 45 minutes. Part of the show contains some very loud bangs and sound effects during a period of darkness. 


This show is not suitable for young children and is recommended for an audience of children aged 8+ and adults.


45 minutes

Entrance Fee

Additional £5 per person. Please add your tickets via the 'Upgrades' page when purchasing General Admission