Belfast FAQs

Updated 7 January 2024

We want everyone to have the best bowling experience available when they visit our Belfast centre. That’s why we’ve answered many of our frequently asked questions below to help you plan the perfect trip. 

  • In all our centres there is no limit on the number of people who can bowl together in a group.

    We have installed full height dividers between the lane seating areas. The maximum capacity we allow on each lane is 8 players.

  • Yes, of course, you can get food and drink whilst at Hollywood Bowl. Food and drinks can be ordered using the QR code on tables and menus, at selected centres, or from the bar and Diner.

    We recommend that you pre-order food and drink when booking your game. If you do wish to order and pay in centre, contactless payments are preferred.

  • Yes, our centre has been fitted with slopes to ensure disabled access.

  • The Odyssey Car Park, serving the entire development, contains a total of 1500 parking spaces across the front, rear and overflow car parks. There are also 60 designated disabled parking bays. This car park is a shared facility for the whole complex and runs on a first come first served basis including disabled parking spaces. Please allow plenty of time for parking when you make a booking

  • Yes, we offer a concession rate of around 50% for disabled guests and their carers, as well as seniors.
    This rate is available every weekday before 6pm, for 48 weeks out of 52, including the summer and Easter holidays.
    Find out more about our concession rates here.

  • We allow 10 minutes per person, per game. Therefore, 1 game for 2 guests is allocated a 20 minute time slot.
    2 games for 2 guests would be allocated a 40 minute time slot, etc.

  • No. If you want to watch someone bowl without playing then there is no charge for this.

  • Yes, you can access free wifi in our centre using the cloud.

  • Yes, we have a cash machine within our centre for guests to use.

  • Yes.

  • Yes. Find out more about play for prizes here.

  • Yes. Find out more about VIP lanes here.

  • No.

  • Yes, there are designated disabled parking available in the main car park for The Odyssey.

  • Yes.

  • Due to current licencing restrictions, alcohol can only be ordered and consumed with a main meal to eat whilst seated at our diner. However we do have a selection of non alcoholic drinks, soft drinks and tasty mocktails available that can be consumed at the lanes.

If we haven’t answered your question, please check out our main FAQ page. If you’re still unable to find the information you need, then please let us know via our contact page and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.


  • Opening times

    Monday11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Tuesday11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Wednesday11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Thursday11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Friday11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Saturday10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Sunday10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Directions

    Car: Follow signs for the SSE Arena, Belfast (formerly Odyssey Arena) signposted on all major roads. The cinema is situated 100m from the M3 motorway. From the M2 follow signs for the M3. Exit the M3 onto Queens Island. Follow signs for SSE arena car park. As the car park is shared with the SSE Arena and the rest of the Odyssey Complex, please allow plenty of time to park before your booking.

    Bus: Shuttles – every 15 minutes from 07.45 - 20.15 Northside P&R to SSE Arena – free shuttles every 10 minutes from 07.40 – 20.20 G2 Glider services to operate every 15-minutes from the city centre.


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