Not Your Average Venue

The Odyssey Trust Company Limited is the charity that was established to hold, manage, safeguard, and develop the investment in the Odyssey project for the benefit of all the people of Northern Ireland.

As part of the Landmark Project for Northern Ireland, The Odyssey Trust has been educating and entertaining for over two decades, hosting thousands of memorable concerts by internationally acclaimed artists, facilitating state-of-the-art conferences and exhibitions, and staging countless thrilling sporting events.

What We Do

Our Brands

Made up of the Stena Line Belfast Giants, The SSE Arena, Belfast, W5 Science & Discovery Centre, W5 LIFE, and the Odyssey Car Park, The Odyssey Trust is Northern Ireland’s leading education and leisure destination – welcoming over one million guests every year.

Our Visitors

At The Odyssey Trust, making a real, genuine and long-lasting impact on the lives of the people of Northern Ireland and beyond remains at the heart of everything we do. We’re all about creating incredible experiences; from unforgettable family days out to Giant memories that will last a lifetime, Odyssey has something for everyone.



Visitors to W5 in 2022/23


Attendees to Concerts, Shows & Ice Hockey Games at The SSE Arena, Belfast in 2022/23


Ice Hockey Spectators in 2022/23

Making a Difference

Our charitable goals are to advance public education by maintaining W5 – Northern Ireland’s award-winning science centre – and to provide facilities for leisure and recreation in the interests of social welfare and improved conditions of life.

The opportunity to work alongside colleagues with the same heart, vision, and passion means that creativity and innovation never stop. The Odyssey Trust is far more than just a charity, it truly is a family.

William Drummond

William Drummond Creative Designer, Started in 2016

I enjoy being part of a passionate team of people who bring world-class events to Belfast. The Odyssey Trust is a fast-paced, experience-focused organisation where no two days are truly the same.

Tamanna Khurana

Tamanna Khurana Marketing & Communications Executive, Started in 2021

The dedication of the staff at The Odyssey Trust is second to none. I’m delighted that I chose to take on this exciting career opportunity in an encouraging and supportive team environment, where the learning never stops, and the personal and professional results can be incredibly rewarding.

Michael Moody

Michael Moody Assistant Accountant, Started in 2023

Having worked within The Odyssey Trust for the past seven years, I have been able to move through the organisation thanks to the amazing opportunities afforded to me. Going from Team W5 to becoming the admin assistant for the visitor services team, I don’t see myself going anywhere any time soon!

Hannah Knott

Hannah Knott Administration Assistant, Started 2016

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We’re committed to reducing the impact that our businesses have on the environment wherever and whenever possible. Placing sustainability at our core, we pride ourselves on taking a forward-thinking approach by continually reviewing and developing our environmental and sustainability policies, ensuring best practice across all areas of The Odyssey Trust.

Our Initiatives