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One of the UK's fastest growing creative clusters

Creative and digital

Creativity is part of Belfast’s DNA. Whether it be the creation of television programming to state-of-the-art virtual and augmented reality, Belfast’s creative companies are making their mark globally.

A young population and highly skilled workforce ensures there is a wealth of talent available across the film, animation, music, mobile, gaming, and TV subsectors. This represents a diverse and easily accessible supply chain for the creative and digital industry.

Belfast’s reputation as a location for film and television production has grown significantly in recent years. The city is home to major TV and film productions including HBO’s Game of Thrones, The Fall and the new Warner Horizon series, Krypton.

Belfast is one of the fastest growing creative clusters in the UK and home to over 1,600 companies employing 20,000 people.

Energised by:
Titanic Studios / JAM Media / Sixteen South / Enter Yes / Humaine / Inlifesize / 360 production

“We are at a very interesting point in Belfast, with all the new stages and studios. There is a lovely melting pot in the industry that hopefully bodes really well for the way things are going to develop here.”

Robert Boake, Game of Thrones Location Manager

Home of Thrones

Home of Thrones

Belfast is home to the global phenomenon that is HBO's Game of Thrones.

Economic Driver

Economic Driver

Digital industries contribute 5.4% GVA to the region’s economy; the 2nd highest proportion in the UK.