Each autumn the Belfast International Arts Festival delivers an incredible line-up of theatre, dance, music, film, talks and visual arts events; and this year’s programme does not disappoint. Discover something you’ve never seen before – like a Cuban flautist performing hip hop and reggae, or a sound artist playing 100 battery operated keyboards! If you fancy learning something new, there’s a range of interesting talks and readings, or take a cultural walking tour of Belfast city.
Running from 15 October to 3 November Belfast International Arts Festival promises 20 days of unforgettable events across over 30 venues. This is the 57th year of the festival making it the city’s longest-running international arts event and a must-visit for all culture vultures.
La Dame Blanche
La Dame Blanche, delivers a powerful and irresistible mix that summons the spirits and compels the body to dance.
Two Door Cinema Club
Northern Irish heroes Two Door Cinema Club return home to play the Telegraph Building as part of the UK Irish tour to support their latest album, False Alarm
To Da Bone
To Da Bone, presented by French arts collective La Horde, explores youth culture, identity and expression
La Spire Acrobatics
Come along to Botanic Gardens and enjoy breath-taking performance of aerial acrobatics on an impressive steel spiral sculpture by La Spire.
A multi-disciplinary production dealing with the pressures of sport and masculine identity, challenging sporting institutions to broaden their perspectives.
Pioneering Japanese sound artist ASUNA presents his landmark work and site-specific listening experience, 100 Keyboards.
Quirky Belfast Cultural Walking Tour
Discover the hidden ‘quirky’ gems that you may have walked past many times but never really noticed - all in Belfast City.
Lady Magma: The Birth of a Cult
Lady Magma is a celebration of female strength, creeping out of a 1970’s burnt orange aesthetic.
Brexit Without The Bullsh*t with Gavin Esler
Brexit Without the Bullsh*t is not about the Brexit you were told you were getting. It’s about the one that is arriving.
The Worst Café in the World
Pure comedy and pathos, this chaotic foodless venue promises a large serving of entertainment for people who like their theatre fresh.