More than 250 weekly classes and workshops for all! Festivals, live music, theatre, dance, film, art gallery and many other events.
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
Classes, Workshops and Events
The programme offered embraces the visual arts, many forms of dance and movement, spoken and written word, music in many forms, theatre and drama activities, crafts, and an extensive programme of activities and workshops for young people. The outreach programme has developed and grown, embracing new arts and cultural developments and creating new partnerships.
Purely Poetry Open Mic Night - first Friday of every month
Register at the start of the night if you want to read and names will be drawn out from the hat at random throughout the night. You can read your own work, personal favourites, or just come along and enjoy listening to the talent on show. New readers are always welcomed, so battle your nerves and take the stage!
Dance, Theatre and Music
In addition to the classes and workshops, the Crescent regularly programs events of high artistic quality and has become known for these performances and other events that take place within the intimate, professional theatre spaces. These events include dance performances, theatre, a wide variety of live music and even more unique events to encourage new audience attendances.
The Crescent runs two key festivals each year. The Belfast Book Festival is a week-long celebration of all things literary via innovative and highly accessible means and CityDance in an interactive dance festival which features a full weekend of free dance workshops open to all.