Belfast International Arts Festival

Belfast International Arts Festival is the city's longest-running international arts event.

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.


Frequency Annual

StartsThursday 15 October 2020

EndsSaturday 31 October 2020

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Contact details

109-113 Royal Avenue
Belfast BT1 1FF

Current festival shows

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We don't usually list festival shows running less than 4 days.

Upcoming festival shows

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