Continue to 2015 site


We are now taking submissions for the Culture Night 2016 programme, which will take place on Friday 16 September. All proposals must be submitted by Friday 1 July.

It's the eighth year of Culture Night Belfast, the city's biggest, most colourful and inclusive cultural celebration. With your help we will radically transform and energise the streets, throughfares, spaces and places of Belfast over one day. Last year over 200 organisations and individuals got involved and performed, presents, curated, cultivated, illuminated, showed, screened, told and generally opened up to over 65,000 people across the city centre, and beyond, in an evening of carnivalesque adventure like no other.

If you have an exciting idea or event you think would be perfect for Culture Night Belfast 2016 now is the time to let us know.

For more information download our toolkit:


FRI 18 SEPT 2015


FRI 18 SEPT 2015


Publish myCNB list


Belfast’s biggest and boldest cultural celebration.

200+ events, 100+ venues and over 50,000 people in Cathedral Quarter and beyond. Culture Night is taking over Belfast on Friday 18 September between 1-10pm.

View events

“It’s an exciting, eclectic extraordinary mix equating to an entertainment extravaganza!”

Latest Updates

Culture Night is HIRING!

2016-04-21 09:30:00

The Cathedral Quarter Trust is inviting applications for a fixed-term six-month contract, with the possibility of an extension, for the role of Programme Officer for the Culture Night Belfast event. The contract will commence as soon as possible in May 2016 and finish in October/November 2016, depending on start date and... READ MORE

The Final Intern Blog

2015-10-27 12:07:00

Note to Readers: Helen was an amazing intern, if anyone needs a class arts worker get in touch and we'll be happy to recommend her. Unfortunately I am a rubbish manager and forgot to post this blog even though she took the time to write it in her last week... READ MORE

Changes, Cancellations and New Events!!!

2015-09-18 12:47:15

New Events Classical Cocktail Organisation: Belfast Philharmonic Choir Times: 19:00 – 21:00 Location: Dark Horse Courtyard A cocktail of great classics all shaken, but not stirred by Chorus master Stephen Doughty and garnished with an accompaniment by Gail Evans. Belfast Print Workshop... READ MORE

Diary of an Intern..Part 2!

2015-09-11 12:48:52

We have finally reached our penultimate week at the CNB offices and the ever-rising pressure of organizing Belfast’s largest one-day festival is almost at its peak. The workload is mounting and the days are quickening and suddenly it all seems so real. It wasn’t until we all hung around after... READ MORE

Make a Song and Dance - The Arts "Du" Matter!

2015-09-08 20:27:49

They say that Culture Night Belfast is merely 250-plus interconnected free events held over an evening for everybody to enjoy. Pablo Picasso on the other hand said: “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” He’d never ask “what do you recommend, like?”, because old... READ MORE

"What a Load of Pollocks" by Kaizen Print...

2015-09-07 21:45:25

  WHAT A LOAD OF POLLOCKS... CNB15 Friday 18 September Cathedral Gardens between 4pm and 8pm.   Kaizen Print are huge fans of Culture Night Belfast, one of the best inclusive events that this city has to offer. Attending Culture Night since its conception, we have enjoyed so many of the activities and gatherings on... READ MORE

Tours of Culture Night Available for Community Groups!

2015-09-01 16:05:28

Building on the huge success and popularity of the 2014 Culture Night Companion Tours, once again we are offering bespoke guided tour of this year’s Culture Night Belfast for community groups.  Our expert tour guides will be able to tailor tours to the groups interests and ages,  giving them the... READ MORE

Diary of an Intern..

2015-08-26 14:55:00

Who would have thought I would be here today, 6 weeks deep into a CNB internship, working towards building the largest and most ambitious Culture Night Belfast has ever seen…certainly not me. After finishing my Film & Media degree three years ago in Manchester and making the decision to move... READ MORE

Volunteer for Culture Night 2015!

2015-08-18 11:35:00

Culture Night Belfast, the city’s most colourful and inclusive celebration is back again for its seventh year, on Friday 18th of September! Last year over 50,000 people took to the streets of our city for an odyssey of art, music, poetry, dance, film, theatre and everything in between, with events... READ MORE


2015-08-05 08:09:00

Belfast Harbour has become the lead sponsor for Culture Night Belfast 2015 which takes place this autumn. The £20,000 investment will help ensure that this year’s Culture Night will be the largest since the event began in 2009. Based primarily in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter, Culture Night Belfast (CNB) will involve over... READ MORE

The CNB Almanac

2015-05-21 16:21:07

This year in the lead up to #CNB15 we're compiling the CNB Almanac Almanac: an annual publication that includes information such as weather forecasts, farmers’ planting dates, tide tables, and tabular information. Astronomical data and various statistics are found in almanacs, such as the times of the rising and... READ MORE


Funders & Sponsors

The National Lottery through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Tourist Board Belfast City Council
DCAL Department of Social Development Arts and Business BBC Children in Need Community Relations Council
Lloyds Bank Foundation Belfast Harbour HSS Hire Shoot communications
Translink Third Source