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The Helicon at Seamus Heaney HomePlace

Main Street, Bellaghy, County Londonderry, BT45 8HT
A group of musicians in the Helicon performance space at Seamus Heaney HomePlace

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The Helicon, situated in Seamus Heaney HomePlace, is our intimate 190-seater theatre and performance space, designed with a nod to the Greek theatre which Seamus Heaney so loved, and where you can enjoy theatre, music, song, poetry, readings and talks inspired by his life and literature on the traverse stage.

Seamus Heaney HomePlace is an award-winning purpose-built arts and literary centre.  Not only do we have an award winning Exhibition and superb Arts Programme, visitors can also avail of our modern Meetings and Events spaces, the unique Gift Shop stocking handmade, local items and our delicious HomePlace Café.



  • All areas accessible to disabled visitors

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing facilities

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Toilets
  • Wi-fi available

Leisure Facilities

  • Wifi

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted


Friday, 24th March 2023 - Friday, 24th March 2023

Henry Normal fixing his tie on the steps on the outside of a buildingHenry Normal: Collected Poems and Other LandfillSeamus Heaney HomePlace in Bellaghy is delighted to welcome television and poetry legend Henry Normal to The Helicon stage on Friday 24 March for an evening of pure escape with stories, jokes and poems.
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Wednesday, 29th March 2023 - Wednesday, 29th March 2023

Photo of 7 members of Hard Rain Soloist EnsembleHard Rain Soloist Ensemble presents Pierrot LunaireSeamus Heaney HomePlace is delighted to welcome Hard Rain Soloist Ensemble to The Helicon in their tenth anniversary year to perform three works celebrating poetry and music.
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Saturday, 1st April 2023 - Saturday, 1st April 2023

Head shot of John BanvilleJohn Banville in ConversationJoin one of Ireland's most celebrated and critically acclaimed authors as he chats about his two new novels The Singularities and The Lock-Up with Dr Eamonn Hughes.
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Saturday, 15th April 2023 - Saturday, 15th April 2023

Photo of three members of the group Scullion Scullion in ConcertJoin us for 'Scullion in Concert' at Seamus Heaney HomePlace in Bellaghy.
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Friday, 21st April 2023 - Friday, 21st April 2023

Photo of Irvine WelshAn Evening with Irvine WelshJoin Irvine Welsh, one of the most blazing talents in contemporary fiction at Seamus Heaney HomePlace in Bellaghy as he chats with Hugh Odling-Smee about his work and career.
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Saturday, 22nd April 2023 - Saturday, 22nd April 2023

Photo of Alex Alonso, Olivia O'Leary and Ruth McKeeWriting on Air: Broadcasting Poetry with Alex Alonso, Olivia O'Leary and Ruth McKeeJoin us at Seamus Heaney HomePlace in Bellaghy for a discussion around Irish poetry and the links with the broadcasting industry, with Alex Alonso, Olivia O'Leary and Ruth McKee.
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* Monday – Saturday: 11am – 5pm
Sunday: 1pm – 5pm

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Seamus Heaney HomePlace in the village of Bellaghy, just two miles off the A6 road. 

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