250+ events, 100+ venues and over 65,000 people in Cathedral Quarter and beyond.
On Culture Night venues, galleries, artists’ studios, historic buildings, cultural organisations, churches and many more open their doors to invite the public to explore what they do and enjoy free performances, events, talks and tours. The Cathedral Quarter serves as the hub with activities taking place in public squares, outdoor areas and pedestrianised streets.
Culture Night Belfast was formed in May 2009 to introduce this new and exciting cultural showcase to Belfast. The inaugural event in September 2009 drew a very enthusiastic audience of 15,000, which has now grown to over 50,000.