COVID-19 has caused so much devastation to lives and livelihoods that sometimes it is difficult to see a way of rebuilding.

Yet rebuild we will. Initially this may be through digital and online content, then eventually we will be back on stages in shared celebrations of great music, comedy, literature and film.

If you are in a position to, we would ask you to donate to our fundraising campaign to help our festivals bounce back in 2021/22.

This funding will enable the festival to book more artists, hire more technical crews, work with more venues, attract bigger audiences, support the local hospitality industry and generally help make our city a more attractive place to live and work. 

Any support,no matter how small, will be greatly appreciated.   



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The Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival

Established in May 2000, the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival has grown to become one of the most vibrant and dynamic arts festivals on these islands. Located across numerous venues in Belfast's emergent Cathedral Quarter in the city centre, the festival has a wholly inclusive ethos and embraces all major artforms including Music, Theatre, Comedy, Literature and Film.


For further information visit the twitter feed.

  • Thu, September 29 2022, 8:42 PM : RT @artsbusinessni: 🏆 There’s just one #ABNIAward left to announce…it’s Business of the Year. AND THE WINNER IS ....@The_AmericanBar. Huge…
  • Thu, September 29 2022, 3:47 PM : Proud to be nominated for tonight's Arts and Business Awards for our partnership with @The_AmericanBar. Pedro and his great team helped us turn @StJoesBelfast into a main hub of the festival featuring everyone from @lucyporter to @TadhgHickey to @RoyWalkerLegend. https://t.co/HG4fVQWh5L
  • Thu, September 22 2022, 11:10 PM : RT @simonmlewis: 1/ On the Disappointment of Almost Meeting my Hero & a Story of a Plastic Cup 🧵 I travelled to Belfast for the @Cqaf fest…
  • Thu, September 22 2022, 12:25 AM : RT @JoHatty: Great to see Jarvis Cocker in Belfast tonight! Thank you @Cqaf #Cqaf22 looking forward to getting stuck into ‘Good Pop, Bad Po…