Making Arts and Creativity Irresistible in East Belfast


EastSide Arts is proud to be part of the EastSide Partnership, a regeneration charity that has been delivering a range of projects that ‘make east Belfast a better place’ for more than 25 years.

At EastSide Arts we have a vision of east Belfast as a thriving cultural hub; where the arts are valued, creativity is for everyone and people are connected with each other and the wider world. We strive to ensure that artists are supported to work in east Belfast, that there are  increased diverse opportunities for people to be creative on their own terms, and that more places in east Belfast are animated with creative activities.

Events in EastSide Arts

EASTSIDE Arts Festival

 The EastSide Arts Festival takes place across east Belfast every July/August. The festival provides a platform for local artists, entertainers, and performers to shine, whilst bringing people together to enjoy the best of the east. Residents and visitors have the opportunity to experience thought-provoking theatre and literature, revel in unforgettable music and cabaret, and uncover the hidden gems and historical landmarks that make up east Belfast's rich heritage.

Creative engagement

EastSide Arts is committed to developing arts and creativity in east Belfast by providing local and accessible opportunities for everyone and supporting local and emerging artists. We offer an exciting year-round programme which we are always striving to make more inclusive for a wider range of people and are available for advice and support with creative projects. 

Get Involved

Our dedicated volunteers are vital members of our team, year-round, and the face of our annual EastSide Arts Festival. With roles in front of house, workshop assistance, project support, ushering, ticketing and generally offering a warm welcome, volunteering with EastSide Arts is a varied and rewarding role for people from all walks of life. 

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Latest News

EastSide Arts Festival Launch

18 June 2024

EastSide Arts has revealed the programme for its annual EastSide Arts Festival, 25 July – 4 August 2024. Packed with music, workshops, comedy, tours, theatre, literature and visual arts, this year’s festival promises to be really special.

16 June 2023

EastSide Arts Festival Reveals Spectacular Line-up of Unique Events
EastSide Arts Festival, 27 July – 6 August 2023, returns with a spectacular and exhilarating celebration of the arts this summer.

17 May 2023

Save the Date- EastSide Arts Festival 2023
This year's EastSide Arts Festival will take place from Thursday 27th July - Sunday 6th August.

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