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:
August, 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.
September, 2021 (TBC), 8-10pm. Part of Pride In Solidarity. The LGBTQ Sector Organisations come together to put on a sterling program of activity, including Alternative Queer Ulster. See details at:
September 17, 2021 (TBC). Belfast's largest, most exciting and inclusive cultural celebration brings together free events across many locations in Belfast City Centre in one 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 2021 updates.
October 9, 2021, 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.
October 13-31, 2021. 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, 2021. Nine days highlighting, supporting, encouraging and inspiring local LGBT creativity across Belfast and N Ireland and bringing the best in international queer arts to the city. Art, theatre, exhibitions, shows, stand-ups, sit-downs, films and music - OUTBURST literally bursts with love, creativity and ingenuity.
November, 2021 (TBC). Two weeks of the best in new, short and classic cinema. Screening over 40 of the most creative, entertaining and visionary short films from across the island of Ireland. At: The Black Box, Odeon, Beanbag Cinema, Queen’s Film Theatre, Movie House City Side, Strand Arts Centre, Havelock House, Lawrence Street Workshops, and online.