The Grimm Hotel 2022-01-04T16:55:55+00:00

Project Description


Christmas at The Grimm Hotel


Following its sold out Halloween season and returning due to popular demand, The Grimm Hotel is opening its doors for Christmas.

Cahoots have a reservation in your name, but be warned, this is no ordinary hotel!

Check in upon arrival and your personal bellhop will help you choose from 210 equally Grimm suites.

The decision will be yours, but choose carefully! You will be stepping into a story hundreds of years in the making…and behind each door lies a Grimm surprise.

Maybe you’ll find yourself eating mince pies with a witch, lost in a snowy wood, face to face with a greedy goblin…you might want to leave a trail of breadcrumbs behind you to find your way back home in time for Christmas!

Featuring unforgettable magic, music, cutting edge technology and some of the most recognisable characters from fairytale folklore, Christmas at The Grimm Hotel takes inspiration from the much loved ‘Grimm’s Fairy Tales’ in this groundbreaking walk-through theatre experience,

Christmas at The Grimm Hotel will be the same theatrical experience previously performed in October 2021, extended by hugely popular demand!

Your Stay

Age Suitability: 8+ (All under 16s must be accompanied by an adult)

Duration: Approx 75 mins

Location: Cityside Retail & Leisure Park, Belfast

2 – 23rd December 2021

Tickets on sale now!

Christmas at The Grimm Hotel will be the same theatrical experience previously performed in October 2021, back by hugely popular demand, proudly presented as part of Belfast City Council’s “Once Upon a Time in Belfast” Christmas Season.

Book Tickets

Covid Status Check 

In line with official guidance and for the protection of all audience members and staff, we will only admit ticket-holders (aged 18 and over) after they have completed a Covid Status Check at the entrance to The Grimm Hotel. All ticket-holders should arrive at least 15 minutes before show time to allow sufficient time to complete this check.

All ticket-holders aged 18 and over, will need to provide one of the following:

      • Proof of full vaccination, with the second dose having been given at least 14 days earlier. Acceptable forms of proof include Covid immunisation record cards, COVIDCert NI certificates, and any official documentation from outside Northern Ireland such as the EU Digital Covid Certificate or the NHS Covid Pass.
      • Proof of a negative Lateral Flow Test taken no more than 24 hours in advance. This will be in the form of an official SMS message which you will receive after completing and registering your Lateral Flow Test result at        
      • Proof of natural immunity shown by a positive PCR test result for Covid issued between 30 and 180 days earlier. Any self-isolation period must have elapsed before coming to The Grimm Hotel.

In addition, all ticket-holders over 18 must bring photo ID as they may be required to show this to Grimm Hotel staff.

Creatives, cast & crew

Created & Directed by

Paul Bosco Mc Eneaney

Installation Designers

David Morgan & Diana Ennis

Original Songs

 by Kyron Bourke, Music arranged by Garth McConaghie, Lyrics by Charles Way

Written by

Charles Way & Paul Bosco Mc Eneaney

Costume Design

Diana Ennis


Kevin McHugh

Original Music & Sound Design

Garth McConaghie

Digital Media

BNL Productions


Kyron Bourke


Peter Heenan


Sean Kearns


Hugh W. Brown


Sophie Hill


Alan Kennedy


Adam Dougal


Caitriona Hinds


Philippa O’Hara


Holly Hannaway


William Jordan


How it Works

The Grimm Hotel is a walk-through theatre experience, inspired by the stories of the Brothers Grimm.  Upon checking into the Hotel, your group will journey through the various rooms of this most mysterious establishment, lead by your own personal Grimm Hotel bellhop.

You will have the opportunity to choose which rooms from the hotel’s 210 equally Grimm suites you would like to unlock and step inside. 

Behind each door is no ordinary hotel room – you will find yourself swept into a fairytale world, at the heart of a story, with live performances and music, never-before-seen technology and lots of Cahoots’ trademark magic and illusion. 

Some areas of the Grimm Hotel will be dark, and contain scenes that younger children may find scary. The experience is for children age 8+, and all under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Theatrical smoke will be used at points throughout the performance. 

We recommend you wrap up warm, and allow 75 minutes for the full Grimm Hotel experience! 

Christmas at The Grimm Hotel will be the same theatrical experience previously performed at Halloween, extended by popular demand!


The Grimm Hotel is kindly supported by Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Future Screens NI, Belfast City Council, The Halifax Foundation, The Foyle Foundation, Savills Ireland, Arts & Business NI and The Enkalon Foundation.

Photographs feature original Grimm Hotel Cast Members