First Friday each month (+ holiday specials) monthly, 10pm-2:30am at Shoe Factory/ Union Street Bar, 8-14 Union St. Men-only bear party Hot/ Hairy/ Horny Men, with guests. *Union Street is closed for the duration of the Covid-19 emergency. See facebook for more info and future dates:
Fridays through Mondays, 10pm at Boombox Club. Trill Sundays, Scandalous! Mondays, theme nights, resident and guest DJs, drag performers, holiday special events. *Boombox is closed for the duration of the Covid-19 emergency. Check their Facebook for what's coming up next:
September 11, 2020, 8-10pm. Part of Sep 7-13 Pride In Solidarity. The LGBTQ Sector Organisations have come together to put on a sterling program of activity, including Alternative Queer Ulster, broadcast live on Friday. See details at:
September 12, 2020, 1:30-6pm at Belfast's newest outdoor venue - The Bone Yard, 29 Bedford St, (entrance beside Pug Uglys Bar). Start your engines... Direct from RuPaul's Drag Race UK, Baga Chipz and Blu Hydrangea are joined by Dublin's Victoria Secret! A fully seated event. Socially distant seating on arrival. Groups arriving together must sit together. Strictly 18+.
September 18, 2020. Belfast's largest, most exciting and inclusive cultural celebration brings together free events across many locations in Belfast City Centre in a single day. Hubs: Belfast City Hall; Rosemary St/Lombard St; The Big Fish; St Anne's Cathedral; CN Office, 109 Royal Ave; Black Box/ Edwards Car Park. Check for updates, given uncertainties of these next few months.
September 29, 2020, 6-7:30pm. Engrossing and wildly innovative account of a relationship gone bad, and a bold dissection of the mechanisms and cultural representations of psychological abuse. Tracing the full arc of a harrowing relationship with a charismatic but volatile woman, Machado struggles to make sense of how what happened to her shaped the person she was becoming.
October 12 - November 1, 2020. Two-week plus internationally-inspired annual contemporary arts festival; featured nations at center stage. A genuinely civic event of contemporary arts and ideas of international appeal and stature that covers theatre, dance, classical and roots music, visual, film and digital arts and literature accompanied by outreach and educational events. See program:
November 8, 2020, 7-9:30pm. The blessed & highly flavoured Heidi N Closet, from RuPaul’s Drag Race S12, joins the Hodge Podge queen of Drag Race UK, Vinegar Strokes, for a UK x USA edition of 'United Queendom'. A full length stage show. Strictly ages 18+. Photo ID required. Limited unreserved seating & standing.
Early April, 2021 (TBC), BeanBag Cinema and other venues. A ten-day short film competition that aspires to support the talent of tomorrow, offer a voice for fledging filmmakers and create a platform where great untold stories can be shared. Screening over 50 of the most creative, entertaining and visionary short films from across the island of Ireland.
Late July, 2021 (TBC). Belfast Pride week includes a festive Saturday afternoon parade and Pride Village events. Ireland’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender festival and ranks among the top ten largest Pride parades in the UK! celebrating diversity throughout ten days, featuring a diverse program of events that represent our community.
Mid-November, 2021. Ten day Queer Arts Festival highlighting LGBT creativity across Belfast and N Ireland - supporting, encouraging and inspiring local LGBT creativity, besides bringing the best in international queer Arts to the city of Belfast. Art, theatre, exhibitions, shows, stand-ups, sit-downs, films and music, OUTBURST literally bursts with love, creativity and ingenuity.