174 Trust - Duncairn Arts and Culture Centre Opening

An artist's rendering of the new Duncairn Arts and Culture Centre

January 2014 will see the opening of North Belfast’s very own world-class cultural arts venue when the doors finally open at 174 Trust’s £3.5m Duncairn Arts and Culture Centre.

The former Presbyterian church, located on Duncairn Avenue, Antrim Road, has been transformed into a new state-of-the-art facility rivaling anything on the island.

With a 170 seater theatre/performance space, conference facilities, artist studios, exhibition area and café, the Trust will provide the platform to develop arts and culture for all members of the North Belfast community.

Trust Director Rev Bill Shaw said: “It has been 13 years in the making and it’s thrilling to see the final result. We have what we believe to be a beautiful and world class venue and we are extremely excited by the prospect of bringing some of the world’s finest artists, musicians and actors here to North Belfast.”

For more than 30 years the 174 Trust has been to the forefront of building community relations across the north of the city and with the opening of the new centre it aims to create a shared cultural hub to encourage and develop community cohesion through creativity and engagement with the arts.

It is the Trusts aim that the facility is for the benefit to everyone in the community. The new café/bistro will open seven days a week and everyone is guaranteed great food, amazing coffees and a very, very warm welcome.

This amazing facility will be available to hire from early 2014.  If you are planning a conference, concert, drama, maybe fancy trying your hand at arts, crafts or learning a musical instrument simply contact 174 Trust.

Tel: 028 90 747114

 e-mail: reception@174trust.org

For further information/images/quotes contact:

Rev Bill Shaw 90 747114 bill@174trust.org OR ray@174trust.org