Bounce is the annual arts festival produced by University of Atypical that showcases outstanding new work by D/deaf, disabled and neurodiverse artists, writers, producers, actors, dancers, musicians, and directors. We make Bounce events as accessible as possible to disabled and D/deaf audiences, but Bounce is for everyone. The festival is perfect for people with open minds and an appreciation of diverse and unique creative talent. Join us from the 1st to 3rd of October 2021 for an eclectic weekend of new experiences, stories and memories.

Thank you from the staff and board of University of Atypical to the artists, volunteers, venues, technical staff, funders and partners that have helped to make Bounce 2021. Particular thanks to our funders the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Belfast City Council, Department for Communities and partners the Black Box, The MAC, The Crescent Arts Centre, Flax Art Studios, The Vault, Brian Friel Theatre, Open Arts, KIC, Theatre Wärjäämö, ACCAC Global, CCA, The Void, The Verbal Arts Centre, Nerve Centre and EU Erasmus partners from Portugal, Slovenia, Croatia and Germany.

Ticketing and Age Ranges
All tickets for Bounce are available from the University of Atypical website by visiting

Where events say ‘Free’ you will have the option to make a small donation at the door or online if you wish, which supports disability access costs. Free companion tickets are available for disabled people who require a personal assistant. Where events are deemed most suitable for a particular age range, this is marked at the bottom of the event listing. If you have questions about age ranges or access please discuss with University of Atypical staff.

University of Atypical aims to make Bounce Arts Festival as accessible as possible to all attendees. We offer the following facilities:

  • Accessible entrances at all venues
  • Accessible toilets at all venues
  • Wheelchair spaces at all venues
  • Access dogs welcome at all venues
  • Free companion tickets for disabled people
  • Braille programme information available on request to University of Atypical
  • Extended toileting/changing/hoist facilities, audio description, touch-tours, BSL/ISL translation, and captioning are available.

Please Note: Our funds are limited so it’s essential to make advance requests for these access services.

Contact: or call 028 9023 9450 to discuss your requirements

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