Outburst is Belfast's annual queer arts festival, showcasing film, theatre, performance, words and music from around the world, and celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender creativity in venues across the city of Belfast.
With years of passion, pure creative boldness and wonderful artists, allies and creative partners, Outburst has grown into one of the leading festivals in Belfast for exciting, cutting edge writing and performance. Our award-winning work includes local queer arts commissioning and development, often in partnership with other arts organisations and arts companies, and showcasing the best in new queer arts from around the world. We also work in partnership with British Council on international queer arts development projects and partnership building with LGBTQI+ artists, producers and festivals.
The most recent Outburst Festival included screenings of films such as Portrait of a Woman on Fire, None of Us Is Yet a Robot, And Then We Danced, and a sing-along screening of Calamity Jane (as part of the BFI Musicals! season). Our events often feature discussions with filmmakers and activists.