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Welcome to The Crescent

We are a vibrant community arts centre and cultural hub where everyone can experience the power of the arts and develop their creativity as we lead the way in artistic development and entertainment. 

We provide opportunities for people to meet, be inspired, experience and participate in a wide range of art forms and our offering is simple! Each week we have a whole host of live events,  offer a diverse learning programme and provide spaces for exhibitions.

There’s a lot to explore and enjoy inside The Crescent including:

  • A Theatre space (The Cube);
  • Two dance studios;
  • Visual Art galleries;
  • A music room;
  • An art studio;
  • Five workshop spaces;
  • A café, and
  • Four permanent spaces hosting resident arts organisations.

The main activities that take place in the Crescent include:

  • A wide range of live music, theatre, poetry, dance and comedy events
  • An extensive programme of over 200 creative and learning classes for a wide range of ages and interests;
  • The annual Belfast Book Festival;
  • Sing for Life’ choir;
  • The Crescent Youth Theatre;
  • Visual art exhibitions;
  • Community fun days;
  • CityDance;
  • A hub for a range of festivals;
  • External meetings and conferences, and
  • Creative apprenticeships.

Our building is your building: it’s open and alive day and night. So come on in and start exploring The Crescent!

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