The Spectrum Centre opened on the 30th October 2001. It is a realisation of the Greater Shankill Partnership and its members. The catchment area for the centre covers the entire Greater Shankill district and Belfast itself.
The centre sits on a site formerly occupied by the Stadium Cinema; in fact the main hall with its cinema screen is practically in the same position as the interior of the old cinema. The building is a major facility independent of local or central government.
The outward appearance of Spectrum gives no indication of its 3,700 square meters; its facilities include a state-of-the-art 300-seat performance space with full sound and light capability, a dance studio and a media suite.
On the ground floor you can explore a heritage centre displaying artefacts from the Battle of the Somme and various aspects of the Shankill’s social history, including a range of printed tourist materials.
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