Open House Festival was established in Belfast in 1999 and moved to Bangor in 2013. It has been organically grown and tenderly looked after by two local people, Kieran Gilmore and Alison Gordon, who are still at the helm.

Open House Festival Ltd is a voluntary organisation, a registered not-for-profit charity with the Charity Commission NI and a company limited by guarantee.

Charity No: NIC103648  Company Reg No: NI42872

Festival team

Kieran Gilmore, Alison Gordon, Lesley Richardson, Sarah Kiely

Management board

Stephen Dunlop (chair), Kathryn Thomson, Stephen Roycroft, David Lennon

Janette Sheerman, Nick Garrett, Lynne Vance, Joanne Brundle

Where to find us

The Fountain Centre, 

2 Queen's Parade, 

Bangor, Co. Down BT20 3BJ

Office Opening Hours

Mon – Fri     10am – 6pm


(028) 9147 1780


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