More than 250 weekly classes and workshops for all! Festivals, live music, theatre, dance, film, art gallery and many other events.

The Crescent Arts Centre is a diverse community arts centre which has served the population of Belfast and beyond with a wide range of arts and cultural activities for over 30 years. The wide-ranging programme has been a key and critical provider of culturally diverse activities throughout the centre's existence. Many of those attending classes and workshops in the Crescent have had their first encounter there with a particular art form or activity.
Crescent Arts Centre
2-4 University Road,

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.

  • Festivals

    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.

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23 March 2018

St Jude's Ward 10

Fri, 23 Mar 2018, 7:30pm

Experience what turns out to be an extraordinary and unforgettable day in the history of St Jude's H...

24 March 2018

St Jude's Ward 10

Sat, 24 Mar 2018, 7:30pm

Experience what turns out to be an extraordinary and unforgettable day in the history of St Jude's H...

25 March 2018

Sensation Theatre of the Victorian Age

Sun, 25 Mar 2018, 11:00am

This fun and accessible workshop gives you the chance to experience some of the most exciting theatr...

27 March 2018

Adrian Nation

Tue, 27 Mar 2018, 8:00pm

This March The Crescent is thrilled to present the third edition of Belfast Guitar Night featuring A...

31 March 2018

HRSE: Di Fragili Incanti

Sat, 31 Mar 2018, 7:30pm

The Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble present an evening of music named after the delicate closing work of t...

6 April 2018

Deni Bonet

Fri, 06 Apr 2018, 8:30pm

The Crescent is thrilled to welcome New York City-based pop-rock singer-songwriter and classically t...

7 April 2018

Ronnie Greer Blues Band with Ken Haddock

Sat, 07 Apr 2018, 8:30pm

The Crescent is delighted to welcome Ronnie Greer to the stage for a night of blues music.

14 April 2018

Daoirí Farrell

Sat, 14 Apr 2018, 8:00pm

The Crescent is thrilled to welcome back Dublin-born traditional singer and bouzouki player Daoirí F...

26 April 2018

Murder - Just What The Doctor Ordered

Thu, 26 Apr 2018, 8:00pm

The Crescent is thrilled to host Isosceles Theatre Company's latest production, 'Murder, Just What T...

12 May 2018

HRSE Season Ensemble: Involute

Sat, 12 May 2018, 7:30pm

The Crescent is delighted to host Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble's new Season Ensemble.

26 May 2018

Ronnie Greer's Almost Big Blues Band

Sat, 26 May 2018, 8:30pm

The Crescent is thrilled to welcome Ronnie Greer's Almost Big Band to the stage.

20 June 2018

Eva Cassidy: The Story

Wed, 20 Jun 2018, 8:30pm

The Crescent is thrilled to host Elsa Jean McTaggart for a portrayal of the life of Eva Cassidy thro...

28 June 2018

Simon & Garfunkel: Through The Years

Thu, 28 Jun 2018, 8:30pm

The Crescent is delighted to bring you a unique concert which celebrates the unforgettable music of...

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