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Belfast International Arts Festival delivered our 59th edition from 6 October to 7 November 2021 with an extensive programme that gave audiences opportunities to both experience live performances again whilst also enjoying a selection of online events at home. Planning is underway for 2022, which marks the 60th anniversary of Belfast Festival and we hope to share ambitious plans for an extended season in the near future!

Add future festival dates to your diary and start planning for your visit to Belfast! The provisional dates for future editions are:

  • 18 October – 6 November 2022
  • 12 October – 29 October 2023

Where to stay Autumn 2021?

Stay, relax and soak up the atmosphere of our buzzing capital with luxury hotel group Hastings Hotels, who are our official accommodation partner. Did you know that Hastings Hotels are offering special rates to BIAF visitors during festival dates? Enter promo code BIAF to avail of special rates: from £65 pps double or twin including breakfast at The Grand Central and from £45 pps double or twin including breakfast at The Europa Hotel.

What to see and do?

Check out the suggested places to eat, where to refresh with a drink, and places you may wish to explore during your visit to our festival.

See also suggested 5 day/4 night planners and itineraries:

Check the latest travel advice on NI Direct website 


Image copyright © Christopher Heaney Courtesy of Visit Belfast