Step into the newly planted interactive community garden at the Black Mountain Shared Space project and experience ROOTS, a unique performance that blends dance, poetry, storytelling, and active participation.

Guided by captivating sound design, you will watch, listen, move, touch, and connect in an engaging journey through the Garden.

Inspired by nature, community, and the future, ROOTS invites you to immerse yourself in a vibrant celebration of growth and unity.

Created in collaboration with the Black Mountain community, this event aims to transform a shared but contested space at Belfast's 'million brick' peace wall, that divides the Springmartin and Springfield communities. ROOTS sparks fresh conversations and dreams of our collective future.

Commissioned by Belfast 2024.

Creative partners include Black Mountain Shared Space Project and the surrounding communities, Sow Grateful Flower Farm, PLAYGROUND Productions, Queen's University, Belfast, and Eden Project, Cornwall.


ROOTS is an outdoor immersive experience where the audience will move in and around the garden. This is not a seated performance, so please be prepared to walk and explore various areas of the garden.

Age recommendation: 11 years+

Important Details:

  • Headphone: Each audience member will be wearing headphones throughout the performance, provided by OTR team,
  • Outdoor Event: As ROOTS takes place outside, please dress appropriately for the weather. Wear comfortable clothing and suitable footwear for walking on garden terrain.
  • Weather Considerations: The use of umbrellas is not permitted to ensure an unobstructed view for all participants. In case of rain, consider wearing waterproof clothing or bringing a hooded jacket.
  • Mobility: The performance involves moving around the garden, so please be prepared for light walking and standing.

Accessibility: If you require any access adjustments or have questions about accessing this event please get in touch with Siobhán at, or contact their Box Office team at,028 9024 6609. A small amount of seating will be available, and  disabled parking can be accessed at the lower car park via Springfield Heights.

Part of Belfast 2024>>

Part of Belfast International Arts Festival>>

Tickets & Pricing
  • Admission £13
  • Concession £10
Sat, 10 Aug 2024 7:00 - 8:15pm
Sun, 11 Aug 2024 3:00 - 4:15pm
Sun, 11 Aug 2024 7:00 - 8:15pm
Wed, 14 Aug 2024 7:00 - 8:15pm
Thu, 15 Aug 2024 3:00 - 4:15pm
Thu, 15 Aug 2024 7:00 - 8:15pm
Fri, 16 Aug 2024 7:00 - 8:15pm
Sat, 17 Aug 2024 3:00 - 4:15pm
Sat, 17 Aug 2024 7:00 - 8:15pm
Sun, 18 Aug 2024 3:00 - 4:15pm
Sun, 18 Aug 2024 7:00 - 8:15pm

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