The genius of the Belfast Ensemble is that together the artists produce high quality, imaginative work that is riddled with enough layers of meaning that you are left wanting to hit rewind and go back to the beginning to breath it all in again!
— alaninbelfast.co.uk

Our Work...

Founded in 2016, The Belfast Ensemble is one of the freshest, most dynamic voices on the Irish/UK stage. Taking our name from the city we call home, we make work with Belfast artists of several disciplines working towards a single vision: cutting edge music-theatre that reflects our world around us NOW. 

We find new ways of expressing stories through music - making them relevant for our varied audiences. To do this, we create bespoke, high-design theatre pieces. Each one a total experience for the viewer. Part installation, part underground junk concerts, we want to make work at the very edge of possibility.

'The Doppler Effect', Lyric Theatre, Belfast 2017

'The Doppler Effect', Lyric Theatre, Belfast 2017

Our Plans...

As a new company, we are making work on a piece-by-piece basis, exploring the possibilities of a cross-disciplinary ensemble. Our eventual aim is to establish a much needed permanent performance corps of Belfast artists who create year-on-year seasons of programming. New work, repertoire, experimental - exploring fresh approaches to the concert hall and the stage in the C21st.

Touring and engaging with the wider world - bringing Belfast to the attention of audience near and far is the ambition. Please get in touch if you are interested in what we do.

New ideas often do, and should, bubble up to feed the big institutions. Productions with more resourcefulness than resources rely on the zeitgeist and reflect our world back to us with startling immediacy
— The Guardian (review of thebelfastensemble)
 
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