The Grimm Hotel 2021-10-21T12:13:03+01:00

Project Description


The Grimm Hotel

Welcome to the Grimm Hotel – Cahoots NI 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 our 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 supper with a witch, lost in the woods, face to face with a greedy goblin…you might want to leave a trail of breadcrumbs behind you to find your way back. 

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

Your Stay

Available for reservations in October 2021

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

Duration: Approx 75 mins

Location: Cityside Retail & Leisure Park, Belfast


12 – 31 October 2021

Belfast International Arts Festival


Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Visit Belfast Welcome Centre (opposite Belfast City Hall), or by phone on 028 9024 6609

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


Sean Kearns


Hugh W. Brown


Caolan McBride


Holly Hannaway


Lennin Nelson-McClure


Allison Harding


Philippa O’Hara


Sharon Curran

Mark Claney

Alan Kennedy

William Jordan


Lyn Cooke

Leo Cullen

Steffan Kerr

Rebekah Patterson

Jess Porter

Margaret Surginor

Jim Walker

Eve Wilkinson


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 NI’s 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! 


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.

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