Most events will take place between 1pm – 10pm, yet many venues will be opening earlier and closing later.
Culture Night is a family friendly event with a range of activities people of all ages can enjoy. However all events aimed specifically at children will stop promptly at 9pm and please note, its illegal to have children on licensed premises after 8pm. All children must be supervised and accompanied by an adult.
Please note that all events are subject to change. Due to the size and nature of Culture Night Belfast, times and venues may change with events occasionally being cancelled or added to the programme after print.
Be sure to check online for the most up to date information.
Culture Night will have four hubs for the Cathedral Quarter which will be located outside St Anne's Cathedral, High Street, Rosemary Street and Church Lane. The hubs will be the main points of contact for information, first aid, lost property and lost people.
If you are attending an event outside the Cathedral Quarter and require assistance, contact a member of the venue's staff.
If at all possible, our advice is to leave your car at home. We have worked hard with Translink and statutory agencies to make travel by bus, train, bike or foot as easy as possible.
The Department for Infrastructure's Cycling Unit is encouraging everyone to make the most of Culture Night this year and is facilitating a free bike park for cyclists in the car park of St. Anne's Cathedral, Belfast. The bike park will be open from 1pm – 10.30pm
At the bike park, the Cycling Unit will be joined by Belfast City Council, Belfast Bikes and Sustrans NI to provide information and goodies to cyclists attending Culture Night.
The PSNI will also be on hand to provide free bike security marking on the night by putting a coded mark on your bicycle to help improve bike security in the city.
To find out more information on cycling in Belfast like facebook.com/cyclingunit
If you have to bring your car, parking around the site is limited as all of the Cathedral Quarter including Donegall Street, North Street, Union Street, Kent Street, Academy Street, Exchange Street, Hill Street, Waring Street, Skipper Street, Talbot Street and Royal Avenue will have no on-street parking. However there are ample car parking spaces available in other parts of the city centre. Please see here for details.
For 2016 Translink are putting on late night Metro buses at 11.30pm and 12.30am on main routes. We're really delighted that Translink are doing this as it can be difficult to get a taxi after 11pm on Culture Night. For this reason we would absolutely recommend this as the best way to get home if you live on a Metro route. Go to translink.co.uk, call 028 90 66 66 30 or follow @Translink_NI on Twitter for details.
Before 6pm there is free disabled parking in St Anne's Cathedral car park, accessible via Academy Street. Access to this facility will not be available after 6pm due to on street activity but please note that St Anne's Square Car Park has a large number of pre-bookable disabled car park spaces.
Information for disabled people and visitors who are not familiar with the venues is available through adaptni.org. While we endeavour to ensure full accessibility on Culture Night, the pop up nature of much of the activity will mean that some events may not be fully accessible.
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To complement the excellent restaurants and cafes in the Cathedral Quarter, there will be a range of local food traders in Writers Square and Cathedral Gardens to cater for hungry culture seekers.
To complement the excellent restaurants and cafes in the Cathedral Quarter, there will be a range of local food traders in Writers Square and Cathedral Gardens to cater for hungry culture seekers. Culture Night is a family friendly event and intoxicated behaviour will not be tolerated. Please note that Culture Night is not a 'bring your own' event and usual street drinking legislation applies. Culture Night is a breastfeeding friendly event.
Programme Manager: Adam Turkington
Programme Officer: Roisín Daley
Production Manager: Jillian Thompson
Communications: Joe Nawaz
Interns: Katie Morgan & Benen Dillon
Sponsorship Consultant: Sarah Hughes / Ava Creative Consulting
T: 028 9031 4011