FIQ!

Established in 1962, the city’s longest-running international arts festival, reimagined and reborn as Belfast International Arts Festival (BIAF) in 2015, is celebrating 61 years with a new season of contemporary arts and cultural events.

Our 2023 autumn edition returns on 12 October – 5 November featuring the very best in international and homegrown artists across theatre, dance, music, visual arts, literature and film.

Download the #BIAF23 Festival Programme here

Lay Up Your Ends At 40

Lay Up Your Ends At 40

Queen’s University Belfast, Ulster University and The Linen Hall
Date
25 October - 27 October 2023
Time
Various - click individual events for details.
Theatre & Dance
Free
Faith Couch

Faith Couch – FOR LIFE

Date
26 October - 26 November 2023
Time
11am - 4pm (Tues - Sun) | Closed Mon
Visual Arts
Free
Poetry Lab

Poetry Lab – The Luminous City

Quotidian – Word on the Street Limited & Translink
Date
30 October - 3 November 2023
Time
11:00AM - 5:00PM
Talks & Ideas
Free
Biaf23 Vb (2)

Breathe…

Community Arts Partnership | Carole Kane & Charmaine McBride and Prof John Paul Lederach
Date
Wednesday, 1 November 2023
7:30pm
Visual Arts
Free
Good Times Never Seemed

good times never seemed

Maiden Voyage Dance | Vasiliki Stasinaki & Sarah Gordon
Date
2 November - 4 November 2023
Time
3pm - 8pm (Thurs) | 12pm - 5pm (Fri & Sat)
Theatre & Dance
World Premiere
Free