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Spring in Belfast - Events

With festivals, foodie feasts and spring fairs, visit Belfast to experience the excitement of the city.

The Woman in Black

07 March 2017 - 11 March 2017, Times vary – check event website | £12 - £30.50 | Grand Opera House

A lawyer obsessed with a curse that he believes has been cast over him and his family by the spectre of a Woman in Black, engages a sceptical young actor to help him tell his terrifying story and exor... Read More »

Film and Comic Con Belfast

11 March 2017 - 12 March 2017, 9am - 6pm | £8 - £15 | Titanic Exhibition Centre

Taking place over the weekend of Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 March 2017, Film and Comic Con Belfast promises to bring you some of your favourite stars from TV, film and comics as well as a whole host of... Read More »

X Factor Live Tour

13 March 2017, 7:30pm | £22 - £126 | SSE Arena, Belfast

You will watch them compete week after week for your vote, and you can now see the X Factor finalists perform their biggest hits in an arena near you, as dates for The X Factor Live Tour 2017 are anno... Read More »

Féile an Earraigh

13 March 2017 - 19 March 2017, Times vary – check event website | TBC | Féile an Phobail

Belfast’s traditional spring festival is returning on Monday 13 March to Sunday 19 March with a feast of music, talks, tours and live entertainment.For more information visit www.feilebelfast.com or... Read More »

Patrick’s Mysterious Adventure

15 March 2017 - 19 March 2017, 12pm - 4pm | Belfast Cathedral

Come and visit the all-age interactive exhibition and story trail and discover first-hand the adventurous life story of St. Patrick. Live actors will re-enact the tale from Patrick’s capture by Iris... Read More »

Thriller Live

16 March 2017 - 18 March 2017, Times vary – check event website | £20.50 - £30.50 | Belfast Waterfront

This spectacular show takes you on an electrifying journey through the magic of Michael Jackson’s 45 year musical career.Revel in non-stop hits from pop to rock and soul to disco as the cast ‘thri... Read More »

St Patrick's Day Parade and Concert

17 March 2017, 12 noon | Free | Custom House Square

Belfast will mark St Patrick's Day with a colourful carnival parade and free concert on Friday 17 March 2017.Come to Belfast as the city becomes awash with colour, music and performers as the carnival... Read More »

Fabulous Fashion Teas

18 March 2017 - 19 March 2017, Times vary – check event website | £35 | Merchant Hotel

Featuring carefully chosen local designers and high-end boutiques, these are fashion shows with a difference!Models from The Style Academy will showcase the hottest Spring and Summer styles from desig... Read More »

Give My Head Peace Live

19 March 2017 - 25 March 2017, Times vary – check event website | £13.75 - £25.75 | Grand Opera House

Give My Head Peace Live sells out in theatres all across Northern Ireland. Why? Because it features all the best loved characters from Give My Head Peace and combines up-to-the-minute satire, topical ... Read More »

Imagine! Belfast Festival of Ideas and Politics

20 March 2017 - 26 March 2017, Times vary - check event website | Prices vary - check event website | Various locations

Imagine! Belfast are hosting their annual Festival of Ideas and Politics, inviting all those who wish to express their opinions and ideas. The festival includes talks, conferences, exhibitions and tou... Read More »

Festival of Learning

20 March 2017 - 26 March 2017, Times vary – check event website | Various locations

The Belfast Festival of Learning aims to engage Belfast citizens in learning and to inspire interest and enjoyment through a week-long programme of interactive learning events and workshops. It also a... Read More »

Room on The Broom

22 March 2017 - 25 March 2017, Times vary – check event website | £12 | Lyric Theatre

Iggety ziggety zaggety zoom! Join the witch and her cat on their mission to defeat the dragon in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Sch... Read More »

The Importance of Being Earnest

24 March 2017 - 15 April 2017, 7.45pm | £12.50 - £25 | MAC

The Importance of Being Earnest is widely regarded as one of Oscar Wilde’s finest works and one of the world’s great farcical comedies.A hilarious tale that pokes fun at Victorian society’s conv... Read More »

Ulster v Newport Gwent Dragons

24 March 2017 - 26 March 2017, Times TBC | TBC | Ulster Rugby

The home of Ulster Rugby, Kingspan Stadium will host a fixture between Ulster v Newport Gwent Dragons on 24, 25 and 26 March 2017 as a part of the GUINNESS PRO12.To book tickets, call 028 9049 3222 an... Read More »

Light and Life art exhibition

25 March 2017 - 26 March 2017 | Free | Ulster Museum

Exploring the ways in which seventeenth-century artists used light and shadow to create a sense of immediacy and realism in their paintings, this exhibition will consider how these effects are used in... Read More »

Wonderland

27 March 2017 - 01 April 2017, Times vary – check event website | £17 - £39.50 | Grand Opera House

Following sold out seasons in Tampa, Texas and Tokyo, the multi Grammy, Tony and Drama Desk award nominated Frank Wildhorn’s Wonderland receives its UK and European première in this brand new Briti... Read More »

Russell Howard

28 March 2017, 8:00pm | £27.50 - £35.50 | SSE Arena, Belfast

Critically acclaimed 'Comedy Superstar' (Time Out), one of the best-selling acts in British stand-up, and host of the smash hit TV show Russell Howard’s Good News, Russell Howard returns to the live... Read More »

Belfast Film Festival

30 March 2017 - 08 April 2017, Times vary – check event website | Prices vary - check event website | Belfast Film Festival

Belfast Film Festival launches its 17th annual festival of premieres, unique events and the best in world cinema. With over 100 films from 30 countries, the tantalising line-up includes new internatio... Read More »

Jekyll and Hyde

04 April 2017 - 08 April 2017, Times vary – check event website | £15 - £29.50 | Grand Opera House

Jekyll and Hyde is an amateur production presented by Belfast Operatic Company.A classic tale of good and evil, 'Jekyll and Hyde' brings a new life to Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of romance and i... Read More »

Little Shop of Horrors

04 April 2017 - 08 April 2017, Times vary – check event website | £9 - £11 | Belvoir Players Studio Theatre

If you find yourself in urban ‘skid row’ you’re a deadbeat loser, a ditsy cluts or a sadistic psychopath. For Seymour Krelborn that’s no exception. An orphan who works at the run down Mushnik... Read More »

Olly Murs

04 April 2017 - 05 April 2017 | £32.50 - £60 | SSE Arena, Belfast

Olly Murs, one of music’s biggest stars, has announced his eagerly anticipated 5th album ’24 HRS’ out November 11 2016 on RCA. The follow up to the million selling ‘Never Been Better’, ’24... Read More »

Dubshed

08 April 2017 - 09 April 2017, Times vary – check event website | Free - £15 | Eikon Exhibition Centre

On Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 April, GTINI will turn the Eikon Exhibition Centre into a Volkswagen Mecca. The exhibition centre and surrounding grounds are filled with VW's from 1950's Beetles and Classi... Read More »

Elvis Does the Jailhouse Rock

08 April 2017, 8:30pm | £20 - £49.50 | Crumlin Road Gaol

Award winning Elvis Tribute Act Ciaran Houlihan brings his show to #LiveAtTheCrum this April. Watch an extraordinary tribute performance to one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th centu... Read More »

The Wedding Singer

11 April 2017 - 15 April 2017, Times vary – check event website | £15.50 - £38.50 | Grand Opera House

It’s 1985. Hair is huge, greed is good and rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart (Jon Robyns: Avenue Q, Legally Blonde) is New Jersey's favourite wedding singer. When his own fiancée dumps him at the altar... Read More »

The Great MAC Easter Egg Hunt

15 April 2017 - 16 April 2017, 10am - 7pm | MAC

For an Eggstra-ordinary day out, pop by this Easter weekend for the Great MAC Easter Egg Hunt, happening around The MAC building.Begin your journey in the Family Room and hop around the MAC looking fo... Read More »

The King is Back (15 Apr)

15 April 2017, 8:00pm | £27.50 | SSE Arena, Belfast

Ben, a multi talented musician, singer and songwriter had Elvis's DNA in his blood from an early age. His father was an avid Elvis fan and Ben grew up on a diet of Elvis songs. Having honed his musica... Read More »

Easter Petting Zoo

17 April 2017 - 18 April 2017, 10am - 2.30pm | MAC

The  fluffy friends are back and they can’t wait to meet you!Get up close to all your favourite farm animals at the petting zoo. With lambs, chicks, bunnies and lots more, cuddle, feed and stro... Read More »

Hats off to Spring

17 April 2017 - 18 April 2017, 10.30am | £7 | MAC

In a mad hatter egg-stravaganza, explore colour, texture and shape and create your own Easter bonnets and top hats.Age guidance: this workshop is perfect for one to three year old children.... Read More »

A Fat Lot of Good

17 April 2017 - 19 April 2017, 7.30pm | £9 - £11 | Belvoir Players Studio Theatre

Belvoir Players presents an original comedy written, directed and performed by local talent.... Read More »

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

18 April 2017 - 22 April 2017, Times vary – check event website | £15.50 - £36.50 | Grand Opera House

Christopher Christopher, fifteen years old, stands beside Mrs Shears’ dead dog. It has been speared with a garden fork, it is seven minutes after midnight and Christopher is under suspicion...Winner... Read More »

The Train

19 April 2017 - 23 April 2017, 3pm and 7.45pm | £12.50 - £25 | MAC

It’s the story of the remarkable media coup orchestrated by the Irish Women’s Liberation Movement in 1971 that changed the social landscape of Ireland.This watershed moment is joyously captured by... Read More »

2017 Ice Hockey World Championship

23 April 2017 - 29 April 2017, Times vary – check event website | £9 - £44 | SSE Arena, Belfast

The World Championship will be hosted by Ice-Hockey UK for the first time in 25 years when the international ice hockey tournament takes place at The SSE Arena, Belfast from Sunday 23 April 2017 to Sa... Read More »

Million Dollar Quartet

25 April 2017 - 29 April 2017, Times vary – check event website | £19.50 - £38.50 | Grand Opera House

Following its success in the West End, Las Vegas and on Broadway, Million Dollar Quartet is coming to Belfast! This worldwide smash-hit musical is inspired by the famous recording session that brought... Read More »

Festival of Fools

28 April 2017 - 01 May 2017, Times vary – check event website | Festival of Fools

This May Day Bank Holiday weekend, the Festival of Fools promises a packed programme of dare devil feats, fast paced acrobatics, heart-stopping Hip Hop, mesmerising object manipulation, and laugh out ... Read More »

Spring Fair

29 April 2017 - 30 April 2017, Times vary – check event website | TBC | Barnett Demesne

Barnett Demesne will be filled with more than just flowers during Belfast’s Spring Fair which is taking place during the weekend of Saturday and Sunday 29-30 April 2017.There will also be children... Read More »

Lord Mayor's Day

29 April 2017, 12noon - 5pm | Belfast City Hall

Come along and enjoy The Lord Mayor's day event, on the lawns of City Hall, which is all about 'putting citizens first'. Designed to celebrate all that is exciting and entertaining about Belfast; from... Read More »

Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon

01 May 2017, 9am | £13 - £100 | Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon

The 36th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon will take place on May Day Bank Holiday, 1 May 2017. The marathon is the biggest single participatory sporting event in Northern Ireland and over 17,500 r... Read More »

Scorch

02 May 2017 - 07 May 2017, 3pm and 8pm | £12.50 - £18 | MAC

For those who don’t feel like they’re in the right life, the web is a place to be yourself.Out in the real world though, things can be very different. A story of first love through the eyes of a g... Read More »

My Fathers Chair

05 May 2017 - 07 May 2017, 2pm, 6pm and 7pm | £6 - £9 | MAC

What is it like to have a Dad? What’s it like to be a Dad? What makes the relationship between Dads and children unique and special? A premiere, part of Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival. A performanc... Read More »

Ulster v Leinster

06 May 2017, 5:15pm | Prices vary - check event website | Ulster Rugby

The home of Ulster Rugby, Kingspan Stadium will host a fixture between Ulster v Leinster on Saturday 6 May 2017, kicking-off at 5.15pm as a part of the GUINNESS PRO12.To book tickets, call 028 9049 32... Read More »

WWE Live

06 May 2017, 7:30pm | £25 - £132 | SSE Arena, Belfast

TWWE Live returns to Belfast in May 2017! See your favourite WWE Superstars live in action.The line-up includes Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens, Roman Reigns, The New Day, Sasha Banks, Sheamus, Charlotte, G... Read More »

The Vamps

10 May 2017, 7:30pm | £14.50 - £54.40 | SSE Arena, Belfast

The Vamps bring their World Tour to The SSE Arena Belfast on 10 May 2017. Tickets on sale from 19 November 2016 at 10am. Please note parents with small children are advised to book tiered seating... Read More »

Balmoral Show

10 May 2017 - 13 May 2017, Times vary – check event website | TBC | Balmoral Park

Ireland’s largest agri-food event, the Balmoral Show, is back at Eikon and Balmoral Park and this time it will be for four days. The show will be bigger and better than ever before with fantastic ar... Read More »