19 – 21 October 2018

Celebrate unique architecture, engineering and art. Free events across Belfast.


 A mixture of new developments and city icons

See architects and designers at work in their creative spaces

 Explore how these fascinating large scale projects have been delivered

Curating architecture, walks and a live podcast

See up close the creative work of 350 artists working across 14 spaces throughout the city

Welcome to Open House Belfast 2018!

Join us from 19-21 October for a weekend of architecture, engineering, art and design all across the city. A day-by-day guide to the festival events can be found on this website – keep an eye on the PLACE Twitter account and the Open House Belfast Instagram for last minute announcements and updates. As well openings and events all weekend, festival Artists-in-‘Resonance’, HIVE Choir, will appear at selected venues. Plus, pop into the festival HQ at PLACE to pick up a print specially commissioned for the festival from artist Laura Buchanan, as well as festival t-shirts and tote bags!

About Open House

Open House is a simple but powerful concept: opening up the best of a city’s buildings and infrastructure for all to experience, free of charge. Open House initiatives invite everyone to explore and get to know the value of a well-designed built environment. The first Open House festival was organised in London in 1992 by Open Cities. It has since spread to over 40 cities around the world where Open House weekends happen annually.