Buying Tickets

The easiest way to obrtain tickets for the festival is online from You will be able to print your tickets via any computer printer and there will be no handling charges. If you haven’t access to a printer, please bring your confirmation number.

In Person

Tickets can be purchased in person from the box office at the Visit Belfast Centre, 8-10 Donegall Square (opposite the Front of City Hall). Tel. 028 90246609, and at the International Airport from the Visit Belfast desk.


The Festival can only refund money or exchange tickets in the case of a cancelled event.

Disabled Access

The Festival aims to be as accessible as possible however a small number of venues used have restricted access. Please let us know your requirements when booking tickets.

The festival offers 2 for the price of 1 in the case of a disabled attender requiring an assistant to attend an event.

Community/School Groups

The Festival strives to develop new and first time arts attendee’s. If you would like your school or community group to attend, please contact Kathy Young ( to discuss opportunities for your group to attend.

Mailing List

If you would like to add, update or remove your contact details from the Festival mailing list, please e-mail us at

Age Restrictions in Venues

Due to licensing laws, CQAF exercises a strict over 18s only policy in any venue that sells alcohol.

Golden Ticket

Recommended for hardcore festival goers only. We’ve got a limited number of special passes offering access to all events (excluding shows in the MAC/Waterfront). Golden Tickets cost £100 and contribute to the ongoing development of the Festival.

General Enquiries

For any general enquiries relating to the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival or the Out to Lunch Festival, please contact: Sean Kelly, CQAF, Unit 8, Northern Whig House, 3 Bridge St., Belfast, BT1 1LU. Tel: 028 90232403 E.

Festival Team

Director: Sean Kelly Administrator: Kathy Young Press/Marketing: Joe Nawaz
Production: Louise McElvanna, Barry Hollywood, Connie Bree
Programme Design: Tonic Design Website: Pauric McAnespy
Management Committee: Chris McCreery (Chair), Noyona Chundur, Caroline Wilson, Ciara Hickey, Adam Turkington