About Us

Our Background

Strand Arts Centre is a charity and not-for-profit Cinema & Arts Centre.  We are proud to occupy a building which has made such an important contribution towards entertaining and educating the people of East Belfast and further afield since 1935. We believe this heritage coupled with its significant architecture and location makes it the perfect place for an Arts Centre in East Belfast.

We have a daily film programme, special events, classic movies, free film clubs, Live music, theatre, workshops and more...

About Us 

Strand Arts Centre aims to:

  • To promote the arts, culture and heritage by:
  • Establishing and managing an arts centre as a cultural and social amenity
  • Organising promoting and presenting concerts, performances and events
  • Providing community and arts programmes to meet the needs of the whole community
  • Maintaining, repairing and preserving a building – the Strand cinema in Belfast – of architectural and historical interest
  • To provide facilities in the interests of social welfare for recreation and other leisure time occupation with the object of improving the conditions of life of members of the public
  • To advance education in the appreciation and practice of the arts including the arts of cinema, dance, drama, literature and performing, participatory and visual arts generally
  • To promote such other charitable purpose as may from time to time be determined

Our Vision

The Strand Arts Centre’s strategy involves the wholesale refurbishment of the building to modernise through-out providing high specification performing arts space including a drama/dance studio, 3 workshop rooms and 2 theatres as well as a cafe, bar/restaurant and gallery space.