Accidental is a fringe theatre in Belfast's Shaftesbury Square & also a lot more.
This is our little theatre, a temporary refuge for collaborative arts in the heart of Belfast. We plan for this building to represent what we love in arts & culture, inside & beyond, this city of ours. As we focus on expanding audiences appetites for: theatre, music, art, dance and unclassifiable live performance.
We want the building to be a place for cultural & community creative collisions. As we help support & amplify the vibrancy of Belfast's independent arts sector. Bringing together audiences & artists to support one another and build a more enriched community for us all.
Accidental is much more than a theatre, as we house offices, rehearsal space, recording space, and a lot more. It is a hub for the whole of Belfast to come to and create something new within our doors.
ACCIDENTAL'S THEATRE IS A COLLISION of perspectives, art forms and unusual collaborations – curious stories told through vibrant, ambitious performances.
We work with playwrights, actors, filmmakers, DJs, choreographers, musicians, poets, painters, technicians and curators to craft plays for Ireland and the world stage. Every production is a fresh invention, each play’s architecture defined by the artists with whom we build it. Collective risk-taking is the inspiration that jolts our work into new theatrical territories and opens it up to new audiences.
Accidental walks the tightrope between the unexpected and the impossible, exploring the intersection between British narrative and European aesthetic styles of theatre.