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Accidental Theatre is a collision of perspectives, art forms and unusual collaborations – curious stories told through vibrant, ambitious performances.

Accidental is much more than a theatre, they’re a hub for all things wonderful, fun and special about the arts in Belfast. They may be strange and their building might be in need of some TLC; but Accidental is home to an exciting mix of talents that blend together just right to cook up a place that is simply marvellous.

There’s always something different going on and it’s often an adventure.

This little theatre is a temporary refuge for collaborative arts in the heart of Belfast. They plan for this building to represent what we love in arts & culture, inside & beyond, this city of ours. As Accidental focus on expanding audiences appetites for: theatre, music, art, dance and unclassifiable live performance.

Accidental Theatre want the building to be a place for cultural & community creative collisions. As they help support & amplify the vibrancy of Belfast's independent arts sector. Bringing together audiences & artists to support one another and build a more enriched community for us all.

Accidental is much more than a theatre, as they house offices, rehearsal space, recording space, and a lot more. It is a hub for the whole of Belfast to come to and create something new within their doors.

They host playwrights, actors, filmmakers, DJs, choreographers, musicians, poets, painters, technicians and curators who craft performances for Ireland and the world stage. Every production is a fresh invention, each one defined by the artists with whom has build it. Collective risk-taking is the inspiration that jolts their work into new theatrical territories and opens it up to new audiences.
  • 12-13 Shaftesbury Square
  • Belfast
  • Antrim
  • BT2 7EF

Top Reasons To Visit

  • Always Something Different. Each night there are new events, never the same twice.
  • Diverse range of events, from comedy to music, theatre to cabaret.
  • They host the widest range of new artists, you will see them at Accidental first.
  • Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere in an excitingly diverse and friendly venue.
  • Performances are available online or in-person, so you can attend from anywhere in the world.

Cosmic Jam

0.93 KM
Thu, 20 Jun 2024, 7:30pm

Accidental Theatre open mic nights are back – from outer space!

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Accidental Comedy Club

0.93 KM
Sun, 23 Jun 2024, 8:00pm

Get ready to chuckle, chortle, and cheer at Accidental's Comedy Club, where the extraordinary meets the hilarious every month!

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The Accidental Comedy Club presents The Bitter Fringes!

0.93 KM
25 Jun - 26 Jul 2024
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Get ready to laugh until your sides ache at The Bitter Fringes Comedy Festival, a spectacular event hosted by Accidental Theatre.

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Accidental Theatre SCRATCH

0.93 KM
Thu, 27 Jun 2024, 8:00pm

An opportunity for artists to get involved to display their work-in-progress. Audiences will have a chance to give their feedback on what they think.

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The Ultimate Bubble Show

0.93 KM
Sun, 30 Jun 2024, 11:00am

Join Ray, International Bubbleologist and Guinness World Record Holder, and help him in his quest to complete the bubble game and make the ultimate bubble.

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The Alternative

0.93 KM
30 Jun - 01 Jul 2024
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The Alternative explores the much bigger questions about nationalism, democracy and who gets left behind.

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Artflow: Accidental’s Artists Get Together

0.93 KM
Sun, 07 Jul 2024, 3:00pm

ArtFlow is a monthly Sunday where Accidental’s venue opens up for artists to come in, meet other artists, exchange skills, culture, and personal life together.

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Reuben Solo – Please Clap

0.93 KM
Fri, 09 Aug 2024, 8:30pm

Reuben Solo makes his Belfast debut!

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White Noise

0.93 KM
Sat, 10 Aug 2024, 7:00pm

For the first time ever the Dublin based doom folk group White Noise are going on tour to promote their debut single.

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