Ulster Bank Belfast International Arts Festival 2015

Ireland's leading contemporary arts festival returns with a packed line-up of internationally inspired events

Festival Details


Friday, 09 October 2015 to Sunday, 01 November 2015



Belfast International Arts Festival offers something for everyone. By looking beyond NI for creative inspiration and ideas, the festival offers a wide range of initiatives ranging from providing free events through to participatory and educational opportunities and taking events across the city.

Amanda Coogan, this year's Artist in Residence, reflects a growing emphasis on contemporary arts practice.

Participatory new works from the Corners of Europe programme are presented around the city in partnership with the Arts Council NI with artists collaborating together to offer their perspectives on lives lived at the edges of a changing continent.

India and Mexico take centre stage this year with perhaps the highlight being the multi-sensory spectacle of The Kitchen at the Grand Opera House. The best of new European theatre features at the The MAC with Hallo by Martin Zimmermann, To Break – The Window of Opportunity by Robbert & Frank and The Wolf and Peter from CoisCéim Dance Theatre.