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The annual Belfast International Arts Festival features theatre, performance and visual art, music and more.

The Belfast International Arts Festival reflects both the changing city and the continuing evolution of creative practice from around the world and features artists and performers from across the globe, bringing everything Belfast audiences have come to expect from the festival and more: a world class programme of theatre, performance art, moving image, visual art, dance and music from folk, to contemporary and classical with opportunities for audiences to directly engage and participate in the creative arts.
The 2018 Belfast International Arts Festival brings an eclectic fusion of cutting edge performances to Belfast from 16 October – 3 November with world class theatre, dance, visual art, music, film, literature and talks.
With over 120 events, including 12 premieres, highlights of the 56th edition include Italian star of stage and screen Isabella Rossellini with her new one woman show Link Link, multi Grammy award winner Angélique Kidjo touring her version of iconic Talking Heads album Remain in Light, critically acclaimed Nina - A Story about Me and Nina Simone and American folk and blues legend Eric Bibb.
With cultural walking tours available and opportunities to experience both international and local talent in no less than 28 venues across Belfast this is one event not to be missed!
Tickets are available to purchase at the Visit Belfast Welcome Centre and online at visitbelfast.com/tickets.
There are also a number of free events visit BelfastInternationalArtsFestival.com for the full festival line up.
 

Upcoming events at Various locations

Belfast Film Festival
Belfast Film Festival
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Belfast Film Festival 2019

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11-20 Apr

Belfast Film Festival launches its 19th annual festival of premieres, unique events and the best in world cinema.

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Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival 2018
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Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival 2019

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06-12 May

One of the most dynamic arts festivals on the island returns for its 20th year in Belfast's famous Cathedral Quarter.

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Belfast Pride 2018
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Belfast Pride Festival 2019

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27 Jul-05 Aug

Belfast Pride Festival is one of the biggest festivals in Belfast and runs over 100 events across 10 days in a celebration of the LGBTQA+ co...

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Festival of Fools

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04-06 May

This May Day Bank Holiday weekend, the Festival of Fools brings a jam-packed programme of circus, acrobatics, comedy and juggling to the str...

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