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

2022 marks the 60th anniversary of Belfast Festival!

Join us on Wednesday 5 October to Sunday 6 November 2022. Browse the full programme now

The team are best reached by email  as we are in the office several days and working from home on other days. Stay safe, keep well and we look forward to welcoming you to #BIAF22

Selected Highlights (View All)

Irish Craft Heroes Web

Irish Craft Heroes

Design & Crafts Council Ireland
Date
29 July - 7 November 2022
Time
Botanic Gardens opening times
Visual Arts
IN-visible ID-entities 4
Free
Minimal Human Contact
Naoise Ó Cairealláin

Minimal Human Contact

Aisling Ghéar
Date
26 September - 1 October 2022
8:00pm
Theatre & Dance
NI Premiere
Rêve Encore And Makan
Middle East & North Africa Focus

Rêve Encore & Ma’kan

Hamza El Alouani and Chaouki Amellal / Company Jil Z
Date
Saturday, 15 October 2022
Time
12:30pm, 2pm 3:30pm
Outdoor
UK & Ireland Premiere
Double Bill
Free
The Queen In Me. Opera singer Teiya Kasahara 笠原貞野 is wearing an elaborate witch-like costume as they play the part of The Magic Flute’s iconic Queen of the Night.

The Queen In Me

Teiya Kasahara 笠原貞野 Theatre Gargantua, Nightwood Theatre, Amplified Opera, Canadian Opera Company
Date
18 October - 19 October 2022
7:45pm
Music
Focus on Canada
PREMIERE PICK N MIX
European Premiere