Skip to main content

Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival

Date: Thursday 2 to Sunday 12 May 2024

Venue: Various locations

Category: Arts and culture, Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, Festival, Music


This is the 24th year of Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival (CQAF); an annual festival of music, comedy, theatre, art and literature.

The popular festival will be bringing over 100 of the best local, national and international arts shows to Belfast's Cathedral Quarter, bringing the streets to life with cultural activity from 27 April to 7 May.

Featuring readings, live music and performances; Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival brings the streets to life with culture.

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.

For more information keep an eye on the festival website at (link opens in new window)

Read aloud icon Read aloud