Belfast International Arts Festival 2018

Belfast International Arts Festival, formerly known as Belfast Festival at Queen's, is the city's longest running international arts event.

Belfast International Arts Festival

Image courtesy Belfast International Arts Festival

Festival type: Multi-art, Performing arts

Region: -

About the festival

Originally established in 1962, it was hosted by Queen's University until 2015, after which a new independent organisation (a company limited by guarantee and registered as a charity) was formed with the support of all stakeholders to deliver a new artistic vision for the event.

The event covers theatre, dance, classical and roots music, visual, film and digital arts and literature accompanied by outreach and education events.

It takes place every October in venues and locations across Belfast.

The 2018 dates are 16th October to 3rd November.

The mission of Belfast International Arts Festival is to be the preeminent, progressive international arts event within Northern Ireland, actively engaging both global and local communities in the richness and diversity of contemporary arts practice.

With its partners throughout the entire city, it seeks to create a distinctive environment for audiences to enjoy and participate in inspirational and transformative aesthetic experiences from world-class artists, thinkers and leaders.


Starts:Tuesday 16 October 2018

Ends:Saturday 3 November 2018

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Contact details

109-113 Royal Avenue
Belfast BT1 1FF

Location map for Belfast International Arts Festival 2018

Current festival shows

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We don't include show listings where the festival has a large number of shows running for less than 4 days.

Upcoming festival shows

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