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The Crescent Arts Centre is a vibrant community arts centre and cultural hub in the heart of south Belfast, which provides opportunities for people to meet, be inspired, experience and participate in a wide range of art forms.

The Crescent Arts Centre is a vibrant community arts centre and cultural hub in the heart of south Belfast, which provides opportunities for people to meet, be inspired, experience and participate in a wide range of art forms.

It is a place where everyone is welcome and where they can experience the power of the arts and develop their creativity as we lead the way in artistic development and entertainment.

The main activities that take place in the Crescent include:

  • Each week there is a whole host of live events. From immersive theatre to live music and comedy, to dance performances, film screenings, book launches and cabaret shows, this beautiful building offers a diverse platform for live events.

  • The Crescent offers a diverse learning programme to appeal to varying tastes. Each week they run 200 classes and workshops, which are programmed into three yearly programmes. The wide-ranging artistic programme spreads across all art forms including dance, wellbeing, drama, music, visual arts, crafts, creative writing and reading, languages, culture, children and family. This wide offering has been an important factor throughout the centre’s existence as we encourage everyone to try something new.

  • Working closely with local authorities, agencies and organisations, the Crescent provides an inspiring community programme that reaches out to a wide range of participants via the Outreach and Education programme. They encourage and facilitate the participation in and appreciation of artistic activities by people from all sectors of society that who may not normally have the opportunity to participate in such activities.

  • The Crescent is home to two key festivals a year; the Belfast Book Festival and CityDance and they provide office space in The Crescent Hub; an appropriate cultural environment for art organisations to flourish.

  • Last year, more than 5,000 people engaged in the Crescent’s cultural programmes, half of whom were active participants in creative courses and one-off workshops, the other half attended live events. That does not include those who participated in outreach programmes, came to non-ticketed activities, or used the café.


There’s a lot to explore and enjoy inside the Crescent including:

  • A theatre space (The Cube)

  • Two dance studios

  • A visual art space

  • A music room

  • An art studio

  • Five workshop spaces

  • A café

  • Eight permanent spaces hosting resident arts organisations


 

 
  • 2-4 University Road
  • Belfast
  • Antrim
  • BT7 1NH

Top Reasons To Visit

  • Very reasonable ticket prices, and events to suit all tastes
  • Workshops for all ages e.g. authentic Irish Basket Making
  • Free exhibitions & permanent art installation through centre
  • Warm and welcoming café with friendly, helpful staff
  • Beautiful, historic building - open late most evenings

Walking with Beckett

1.14 KM
03 Feb 2022 - 28 Feb 2023

Enjoy a self-guided, audio tour which leads through Belfast’s university quarter, immersing the listener in the enigmatic imagination of Samuel Beckett.

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Chamber Babies

1.14 KM
Sat, 29 Oct 2022, 9:45am

Chamber Babies concerts are very informal events with short programmes that are designed for babies and adults alike.

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Chamber Cherubs

1.14 KM
Sat, 29 Oct 2022, 10:45am

This concert will offer a fun, relaxed, and slightly more interactive live classical experience for not-so-little listeners. Concerts are designed for age 1-3.

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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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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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Belfast Guitar Night Presents Declan Zapala

1.14 KM
Sat, 19 Nov 2022, 8:00pm

In the latest edition of Belfast Guitar Night, The Crescent Arts Centre is excited to welcome Declan Zapala.

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Cultural Leadership: Now and into the Future

1.14 KM
Thu, 20 Oct 2022, 6:00pm

A Conversation hosted by Belfast International Arts Festival in association with Theatre and Dance NI.

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