19th Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival

The annual arts festival returns for its 19th year to celebrate the creativity in Northern Ireland through music, comedy, theatre, art and literature

Festival Details


Thursday, 03 May 2018 to Sunday, 13 May 2018



The festival traditionally takes place in the first weeks of May in Belfast's Cathedral Quarter, so called because of its proximity to St Anne's Cathedral. 

Regarded these days for its socially inclusive agenda and its eclectic programming blend of 'big names', emerging acts and fringe performances, The Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival began life in May 2000 attracting an audience of just over 5,000. The Festival now regularly attracts over 60,000 people to over 100 events in Belfast's city centre. 

Early birds are available now with the full programme to be launched soon.

For more information, visit www.cqaf.com.