Strand Arts Centre delivers a diverse programme of creative and cultural activity to improve the social mobility and quality of life for the people of East Belfast and beyond. It occupies & preserves Northern Ireland's only surviving traditional art-deco cinema. Its programme has a focus on film but also includes theatre and music, both live performances & skills development workshops. The Strand is an inclusive, shared space, proud of its economically, socially & politically diverse audience.Why the community needs us
Our programme and shared space is designed to inspire, educate and entertain our patrons. East Belfast has exceptionally high levels of educational underachievement and has recently seen an increase in incidents of social unrest and hate crime. This same area is also home to many of NI's successful film & sound producers, art directors and other creatives who's work our programme highlights & celebrates. Our vision is to restore our iconic building maximising our social and economic benefits.Our impact on the community
As the only dedicated arts venue in East Belfast many of the activities and festivals we deliver would not otherwise be available to this part of the city. During 2018/19 Strand Arts Centre delivered the following:- Total footfall of 75,302 people- Audience of 17,875 for live performances (theatre, music, talks)- 8,469 individuals in creative skills classes- supported 596 individual artists - hosted 92 community or church groups & schools- Brought 25 festivals to East Belfast
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