Belfast International Arts Festival returns for our 58th edition this October with a programme of inspirational events that seeks to respond creatively to the current pandemic. The 2020 edition will primarily be hosted online and takes place from Monday 12 October to Sunday 1 November.

As Northern Ireland’s largest contemporary arts festival and cornerstone of the annual cultural calendar, this year’s programme features an extended Talks & Ideas programme; theatre, dance and music performances reimagined for a digital audience; and developmental initiatives for artists from across the island.

The 2020 edition continues to explore contemporary matters of interest to our audiences such as gender equality, multi-culturalism, representation, the climate crisis, and democracy.

Jennimurray
BIAF and Westival present

Jenni Murray

Fat Cow, Fat Chance
Date
Now available to watch again
Time
available online
Talks & Ideas
IN-visible ID-entities 2
Free
Robertwebb
BIAF and Westival present

Robert Webb

Come Again
Date
Now available to watch again
Time
available online
Talks & Ideas
IN-visible ID-entities 2
Free
John Oconor Web

(cancelled) John O’Conor

Belfast Music Society Northern Lights Mini-Fest
Date
Monday, 26 October 2020
6:00pm
Music
IN-visible ID-entities 2
Free
Barry Douglas

Barry Douglas

Belfast Music Society Northern Lights Mini-Fest
Date
Monday, 26 October 2020
6:00pm
Music
IN-visible ID-entities 2
Free
Call Nina

Call Nina!

Date
Tuesday, 27 October 2020
Time
6pm. NEW extra 8pm screening
Theatre & Dance
World Premiere
Free
Catalyst Dance Festival

Catalyst Dance Festival

Theatre and Dance NI / curated by Eileen McClory
Date
Thursday, 19 November 2020
Time
4pm Belfast | 8am PST | 11am EST | 6pm EEST
Dance
Free