Belfast International Arts Festival (BIAF) will run from Wednesday 5 October to Sunday 6 November 2022. For six decades the festival has ensured that the residents of Belfast alongside its international visitors have access to the best of world class artists and events from home and abroad.

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This year at the Belfast International Arts Festival, experience some of the best new premieres from their landmark 60th edition with irresistible ticket and overnight stay deals!

Belfast International Arts Festival

Dinner With Groucho by Frank McGuinness
Dinner With Groucho by Frank McGuinness
Belfast International Arts Festival

Dinner With Groucho by Frank McGuinness

0.82 KM
05 - 09 Oct 2022

An evening that promises blistering wit, brilliant buffoonery, and reflections on the ephemeral nature of life. Belfast International…

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MELTS
MELTS
Belfast International Arts Festival

MELTS

0.56 KM
Thu, 13 Oct 2022, 7:30pm

MELTS are bringing their forward-pushing brand of rock n’ roll to Belfast to deliver a sound all of…

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Jonathan Coe – Bournville
Jonathan Coe – Bournville
Belfast International Arts Festival

Jonathan Coe – Bournville

Tue, 01 Nov 2022, 7:00pm

One of the finest and funniest chroniclers of modern England comes to BIAF for the first time to…

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John Craigie
John Craigie
Belfast International Arts Festival

John Craigie

Fri, 04 Nov 2022, 8:00pm

California born John Craigie carries on the legacy of classic singer-songwriters, while blazing a trail of his own.

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The Stormy Man: Jazz, Japan & Counterculture
The Stormy Man: Jazz, Japan & Counterculture
Belfast International Arts Festival

The Stormy Man: Jazz, Japan & Counterculture

1.31 KM
Tue, 01 Nov 2022, 7:30pm

Hosted by Philip Arneill, Jazz, Japan & Counterculture celebrates the unique cultural place jazz holds in Japan.

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How To Fail As a Popstar
How To Fail As a Popstar
Belfast International Arts Festival

How To Fail As a Popstar

0.82 KM
06 - 08 Oct 2022

In How to Fail as a Popstar, the singer and writer tells us about her path to the…

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Propaganda: A New Musical
Propaganda: A New Musical
Belfast International Arts Festival

Propaganda: A New Musical

2.11 KM
08 Oct - 05 Nov 2022

Propaganda: A New Musical by double Ivor Novello- nominated composer Conor Mitchell is an old fashioned Soviet love…

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IMLÉ with Róisín Seoighe
IMLÉ with Róisín Seoighe
Belfast International Arts Festival

IMLÉ with Róisín Seoighe

Fri, 14 Oct 2022, 7:00pm

Trip-hop, rock, electronic, indie, and dance music performed through Irish by one of Ireland’s most exciting and innovative…

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Conversations on Impermanence
Conversations on Impermanence
Belfast International Arts Festival

Conversations on Impermanence

Thu, 27 Oct 2022, 7:00pm

As the tectonic plates of our culture, society, politics and climate move and shift, join for a conversation…

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Ron’s World
Ron’s World
Belfast International Arts Festival

Ron’s World

0.82 KM
15 - 23 Oct 2022

Welcome into Ron's World. A world in which mini and monumental sit side-by-side. A world that makes us…

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Navy Blue
Navy Blue
Belfast International Arts Festival

Navy Blue

0.82 KM
25 - 26 Oct 2022

BIAF continues its support of internationally acclaimed local dance maker, Oona Doherty by co-commissioning her most ambitious project…

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Cultural Walking Tours of Belfast – Belfast Jewish Story
Cultural Walking Tours of Belfast – Belfast Jewish Story
Belfast International Arts Festival

Cultural Walking Tours of Belfast – Belfast Jewish Story

0.08 KM
20 - 26 Oct 2022

The best way to explore the city is by foot and with highly knowledgeable Blue Badge guides leading…

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Cultural Walking Tours of Belfast – Titanic Trail
Cultural Walking Tours of Belfast – Titanic Trail
Belfast International Arts Festival

Cultural Walking Tours of Belfast – Titanic Trail

2.11 KM
08 Oct - 05 Nov 2022

The best way to explore the city is by foot and with highly knowledgeable Blue Badge guides leading…

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Charlotte Mendelson and Claire Powell
Charlotte Mendelson and Claire Powell
Belfast International Arts Festival

Charlotte Mendelson and Claire Powell

Sat, 05 Nov 2022, 6:00pm

Join the authors of two of 2022's funniest novels about families in Belfast as part of Belfast International…

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Big Man
Big Man
Belfast International Arts Festival

Big Man

2.11 KM
27 Oct - 13 Nov 2022

Big Man is an evocative one man show that explores love at first sight and whether it ever…

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A Night of Musical Journeys – Musicians Artists at Risk Resettlement Scheme (MARRS)
A Night of Musical Journeys – Musicians Artists at Risk Resettlement Scheme (MARRS)
Belfast International Arts Festival

A Night of Musical Journeys – Musicians Artists at Risk Resettlement Scheme (MARRS)

Fri, 14 Oct 2022, 7:30pm

Featuring musicians from the Middle East and African continent - a diverse mix of songs, poetry and spoken…

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Cultural Walking Tours of Belfast – Quirky Belfast
Cultural Walking Tours of Belfast – Quirky Belfast
Belfast International Arts Festival

Cultural Walking Tours of Belfast – Quirky Belfast

0.08 KM
11 - 28 Oct 2022

The best way to explore the city is by foot and with highly knowledgeable Blue Badge guides leading…

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BIND
BIND
Belfast International Arts Festival

BIND

23 Oct - 06 Nov 2022

A sumptuous poetry and dance film set in the exquisite Robinson Library in Armagh. A feast for the…

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Frankenstein’s Monster Is Drunk and The Sheep Have All Jumped the Fences
Frankenstein’s Monster Is Drunk and The Sheep Have All Jumped the Fences
Belfast International Arts Festival

Frankenstein’s Monster Is Drunk and The Sheep Have All Jumped the Fences

14 - 22 Oct 2022

Where comedy is pitch black and horror gets a happy ever after, this wildly fresh look at the…

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All the Screen’s a Stage: in conversation with Zoë Seaton
All the Screen’s a Stage: in conversation with Zoë Seaton
Belfast International Arts Festival

All the Screen’s a Stage: in conversation with Zoë Seaton

01 - 06 Nov 2022

Join Director Zoë Seaton in conversation with Eibhlín de Barra as they discuss Big Telly's unique approach to…

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Fighting and The Resilience of the Body
Fighting and The Resilience of the Body
Belfast International Arts Festival

Fighting and The Resilience of the Body

0.82 KM
Thu, 13 Oct 2022, 7:45pm

Experience the new voices and beats coming out of North Africa with a double bill of meditative, contemporary…

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Cultural Walking Tours of Belfast – Doctors & Diseases Tour
Cultural Walking Tours of Belfast – Doctors & Diseases Tour
Belfast International Arts Festival

Cultural Walking Tours of Belfast – Doctors & Diseases Tour

1.21 KM
15 - 27 Oct 2022

The best way to explore the city is by foot and with highly knowledgeable Blue Badge guides leading…

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John Hewitt’s Birthday Poetry Reading
John Hewitt’s Birthday Poetry Reading
Belfast International Arts Festival

John Hewitt’s Birthday Poetry Reading

0.62 KM
Wed, 02 Nov 2022, 8:00pm

The John Hewitt Society will yet again mark the birth date of the celebrated Belfast-born poet, John Hewitt,…

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To Make a Monument
To Make a Monument
Belfast International Arts Festival

To Make a Monument

1.47 KM
13 Oct - 13 Nov 2022

A new project by artist Jan McCullough, in collaboration with Household launching its first phase at BIAF revealing…

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Matt Andersen
Matt Andersen
Belfast International Arts Festival

Matt Andersen

0.56 KM
Sun, 09 Oct 2022, 7:00pm

Award winning Canadian blues guitarist and singer-songwriter Matt Anderson comes to Belfast as part of Belfast International Arts…

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Evergreen Grieg
Evergreen Grieg
Belfast International Arts Festival

Evergreen Grieg

0.27 KM
Fri, 21 Oct 2022, 7:45pm

The vivid, driving dance rhythms of Romanian and Norwegian folk music make their presence felt in this concert.

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Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools
Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools
Belfast International Arts Festival

Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools

0.82 KM
04 - 05 Nov 2022

A dramatic meeting between two extraordinary artists, examining their intertwined histories, colonial legacies and the changing climate we…

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AURA – An album launch of Reimagined Irish Airs
AURA – An album launch of Reimagined Irish Airs
Belfast International Arts Festival

AURA – An album launch of Reimagined Irish Airs

Sat, 29 Oct 2022, 7:30pm

Celebrate the island of Ireland with this one of a kind event to launch the album of solo…

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Cultural Walking Tours of Belfast – Cathedral Quarter Music Tour
Cultural Walking Tours of Belfast – Cathedral Quarter Music Tour
Belfast International Arts Festival

Cultural Walking Tours of Belfast – Cathedral Quarter Music Tour

19 Oct - 02 Nov 2022

The best way to explore the city is by foot and with highly knowledgeable Blue Badge guides leading…

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Cultural Walking Tours of Belfast – Linen Quarter Tour
Cultural Walking Tours of Belfast – Linen Quarter Tour
Belfast International Arts Festival

Cultural Walking Tours of Belfast – Linen Quarter Tour

0.08 KM
22 Oct - 03 Nov 2022

The best way to explore the city is by foot and with highly knowledgeable Blue Badge guides leading…

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Natalie Clein & Friends – BBC Radio 3
Natalie Clein & Friends – BBC Radio 3
Belfast International Arts Festival

Natalie Clein & Friends – BBC Radio 3

19 - 21 Oct 2022

Across 3 nights, in the glorious setting of the CS Lewis Church, St. Mark’s Dundela, Natalie will be…

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GauZ’ and David Foenkinos
GauZ’ and David Foenkinos
Belfast International Arts Festival

GauZ’ and David Foenkinos

Sat, 15 Oct 2022, 3:00pm

Two of France’s most original and acclaimed novelists join in this special digital event as part of BIAFs…

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The Scorched Earth Trilogy
The Scorched Earth Trilogy
Belfast International Arts Festival

The Scorched Earth Trilogy

1.73 KM
Fri, 14 Oct 2022, 7:00pm

A unique blend of opera, contemporary orchestral music, street art and animation tackling some of the most pressing…

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Belfast International Arts Festival 2022
Belfast International Arts Festival 2022
Belfast International Arts Festival

Belfast International Arts Festival 2022

0.19 KM
05 Oct - 06 Nov 2022

Belfast International Arts Festival returns for their 60th edition from 5 October to 6 November with an extensive…

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Minimal Human Contact
Minimal Human Contact
Belfast International Arts Festival

Minimal Human Contact

3.57 KM
26 Sep - 01 Oct 2022

This one man show delves deep into the world of compulsive gambling to produce cathartic results.

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To Kill A Mockingbird
To Kill A Mockingbird
Belfast International Arts Festival

To Kill A Mockingbird

5.5 KM
Thu, 20 Oct 2022, 8:15pm

Enjoy a screening of Harper Lee's novel, telling the story of a racially charged trial as seen through…

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The Fews Ensemble
The Fews Ensemble
Belfast International Arts Festival

The Fews Ensemble

1.14 KM
Sun, 30 Oct 2022, 3:00pm

A spectacular cross-art event exploring the relationship between classical music and dance.

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The Kingdom of Shades – Signe Blanc and Portrait of Frédéric Tavernini
The Kingdom of Shades – Signe Blanc and Portrait of Frédéric Tavernini
Belfast International Arts Festival

The Kingdom of Shades – Signe Blanc and Portrait of Frédéric Tavernini

0.82 KM
Fri, 21 Oct 2022, 7:45pm

Noé Soulier, a rising figure in modern choreography, brings a tremendous double bill of solo works to the…

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The Ghost House
The Ghost House
Belfast International Arts Festival

The Ghost House

14 - 31 Oct 2022

The Ghost House is a walk-through theatre experience in a custom built, multi-space set, featuring live performances, magic,…

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UNTITLED 14KM
UNTITLED 14KM
Belfast International Arts Festival

UNTITLED 14KM

0.82 KM
Sat, 15 Oct 2022, 7:45pm

UNTITLED 14 KM, explores how the art world sees and understands contemporary art in its relation with identity,…

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Elisabeth Gets Her Way
Elisabeth Gets Her Way
Belfast International Arts Festival

Elisabeth Gets Her Way

0.82 KM
28 - 29 Oct 2022

Festival favourite and leading European dance artist, Jan Martens returns to Belfast to perform in his new solo,…

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The Queen In Me
The Queen In Me
Belfast International Arts Festival

The Queen In Me

0.82 KM
18 - 19 Oct 2022

A thrilling performance that combines theatre, opera, comedy and drama, and exploring the many ways that race, gender,…

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Lisa O’Neill
Lisa O’Neill
Belfast International Arts Festival

Lisa O’Neill

0.97 KM
Wed, 02 Nov 2022, 7:30pm

Lisa O’Neill has built a reputation for herself on the Irish and international scenes with her unique folk…

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An evening with Peter Moore, Michael McHale and Anna Huntley
An evening with Peter Moore, Michael McHale and Anna Huntley
Belfast International Arts Festival

An evening with Peter Moore, Michael McHale and Anna Huntley

Fri, 28 Oct 2022, 7:30pm

Belfast Music Society bring together an unusual but remarkably talented trio to mark the opening of the Northern…

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Down with the Poor! and Eastbound
Down with the Poor! and Eastbound
Belfast International Arts Festival

Down with the Poor! and Eastbound

16 Oct - 06 Nov 2022

A four-voice conversation about two newly translated short novels by Shumona Sinha and Maylis de Kerangal. Available on…

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Cultural Walking Tours of Belfast – Cathedral Quarter Tour
Cultural Walking Tours of Belfast – Cathedral Quarter Tour
Belfast International Arts Festival

Cultural Walking Tours of Belfast – Cathedral Quarter Tour

13 - 21 Oct 2022

The best way to explore the city is by foot and with highly knowledgeable Blue Badge guides leading…

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Tianyi’s Tchaikovsky
Tianyi’s Tchaikovsky
Belfast International Arts Festival

Tianyi’s Tchaikovsky

0.27 KM
Fri, 07 Oct 2022, 7:45pm

This programme sets sail on a voyage of musical discovery inspired by the voyages of James Cook.

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Wallis Bird
Wallis Bird
Belfast International Arts Festival

Wallis Bird

0.97 KM
Sun, 06 Nov 2022, 7:00pm

Wallis Bird has been enrapturing audiences for over a decade, playing over 1000 shows in that time worldwide…

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Cultural Walking Tours of Belfast – Blue Plaque People
Cultural Walking Tours of Belfast – Blue Plaque People
Belfast International Arts Festival

Cultural Walking Tours of Belfast – Blue Plaque People

0.08 KM
06 - 25 Oct 2022

The best way to explore the city is by foot and with highly knowledgeable Blue Badge guides leading…

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Benjamin Wood and Ross Raisin
Benjamin Wood and Ross Raisin
Belfast International Arts Festival

Benjamin Wood and Ross Raisin

Sat, 29 Oct 2022, 6:00pm

Two of Britain’s most exciting young writers are coming to Belfast for an open talk as part of…

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Martin Hayes & the Common Ground Ensemble
Martin Hayes & the Common Ground Ensemble
Belfast International Arts Festival

Martin Hayes & the Common Ground Ensemble

0.66 KM
Tue, 25 Oct 2022, 7:30pm

Martin Hayes is one of the world's most celebrated fiddlers and an influential figure in Irish traditional music.…

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Tish Delaney and Donal Ryan
Tish Delaney and Donal Ryan
Belfast International Arts Festival

Tish Delaney and Donal Ryan

1.14 KM
Wed, 19 Oct 2022, 7:00pm

After the success of her debut Before My Actual Heart Breaks, Tish Delaney returns with The Saint of Lost Things.

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Yes So I Said Yes
Yes So I Said Yes
Belfast International Arts Festival

Yes So I Said Yes

2.11 KM
11 - 22 Oct 2022

Presented by 19th Street Productions, Yes I Said Yes is part of Belfast International Arts Festival.

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Cultural Walking Tours of Belfast – Street Statues, Sculptures and Architecture
Cultural Walking Tours of Belfast – Street Statues, Sculptures and Architecture
Belfast International Arts Festival

Cultural Walking Tours of Belfast – Street Statues, Sculptures and Architecture

0.08 KM
12 - 18 Oct 2022

The best way to explore the city is by foot and with highly knowledgeable Blue Badge guides leading…

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Paul Carrack
Paul Carrack
Belfast International Arts Festival

Paul Carrack

0.66 KM
Wed, 26 Oct 2022, 6:30pm

Paul Carrack, one the UK’s great singer songwriters and a figurehead of soulful pop for decades, will return…

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Fragments
Fragments
Belfast International Arts Festival

Fragments

23 Oct - 06 Nov 2022

Fragments is a new short film by BIAF Featured Artist, Noé Soulier and explores movement when it is…

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Another Lover’s Discourse  ليه خلتني احبك
Another Lover’s Discourse ليه خلتني احبك
Belfast International Arts Festival

Another Lover’s Discourse ليه خلتني احبك

0.82 KM
22 - 23 Oct 2022

Another Lover’s Discourse is a solo theatre show created & performed by Riham Isaac that encourages a more…

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Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (The Trocks)
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (The Trocks)
Belfast International Arts Festival

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (The Trocks)

0.66 KM
28 - 29 Oct 2022

Dance Consortium presents Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, a delight for all ages featuring their fabulous sense…

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Belfast International Arts Festival

As Northern Ireland’s largest contemporary arts festival and cornerstone of the annual cultural calendar, this year’s programme will once again feature the best in theatre, dance and music performances as well as a hybrid of talks and ideas to enjoy live and at home.

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