• JLF Belfast

    13-14 June



In light of the ongoing situation with the coronavirus/ COVID-19 pandemic, all scheduled performances of JLF have been cancelled. We will be contacting all bookers with your options shortly.

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland, in partnership with British Council NI, the Lyric Theatre and the producers of the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival in India, has unveiled plans for JLF Belfast 2020 an international celebration of arts, culture, books and discourse.

This is the second year that Belfast has been chosen as one of a handful of international cities to host local editions of the Jaipur Literature Festival, the biggest and most spectacular literary festival in the world.

Following on from a hugely successful event in 2019, which attracted an audience of over 1200 people, JLF Belfast will take place at the Lyric Theatre on 13th-14th June, featuring readings, panel discussions and debates with acclaimed writers and cultural thinkers from India, Ireland, the UK and beyond.

Already confirmed for this year’s JLF Belfast programme are writers, Jonathan Coe, Shashi Tharoor, A.L. Kennedy and Lisa McEnearney. The full JLF Belfast programme will be revealed very soon!


FIRST 200 TICKETS ARE FREE FOR EACH DAY* with booking essential.

Don't forget to put both days in your basket to join us for the entire weekend.



*tickets will be discounted automatically in your basket