Inspirational & transformative experiences from world class artists, thinkers & leaders

Welcome to Belfast International Arts Festival

Our aim is a simple one; to create a genuinely civic event of contemporary arts and ideas of international appeal and stature.

You can expect an exciting world-class programme of theatre, dance, classical and roots music, visual arts, film and digital arts, talks and literature accompanied by outreach and educational events.

The entire world is being impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and our lives may never be quite the same again. All of us at BIAF are also beginning to understand the profound affect this crisis will have on the cultural sector and on the economy of our city, to which our festival is such an important contributor. It is vital we work together to support our staff, artists and partners so that Belfast’s rich cultural life can survive and emerge from this challenge.

It is important to emphasise therefore, that we are still planning to deliver our annual Festival, opening in mid-October as originally planned, but we feel it is prudent to wait a number of weeks before confirming this. READ FULL STATEMENT HERE

The team are working remotely from our respective homes for the foreseeable future and can be reached by email.

Stay safe, keep well and we’ll update you as soon as we can.

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