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Trainspotting Live brings genre-defining movie to the stage

Trainspotting Live brings one of the most iconic and controversial movies of all time to the stage at Belfast Waterfront from Tuesday 30 January to Saturday 3 February.

Trainspotting Live captures the passion and the controversy of the famous novel then globally successful film, and repackages it into a full throttle immersive experience where audiences are literally part of the action, including the notorious ‘Worst Toilet in Scotland’ scene.

Against a dynamic soundscape of 80s dance music, the stories of a group of friends living through the Edinburgh heroin scene - Renton, Tommy, Sick Boy, Begbie and Alison - are brought to life with humour, poetry and provocatively graphic scenes.

Trainspotting Live is a ‘must’ for avid fans and if you’ve never read the book or seen Danny Boyle’s iconic generation-defining Trainspotting film, this is your ticket to a ride you won’t soon forget!

“Brilliantly shocking” (Belfast Telegraph)

“A must-see for fans of the novel and film alike.” (Daily Telegraph)

“I’m not sure that ‘in your face’ covers it. In your everything really”

(The Times)

Trainspotting Live is based on the novel by Irvine Welsh, adapted by Harry Gibson and directed by Kings Head Theatre Artistic Director Adam Spreadbury-Maher in collaboration with Greg Esplin.

Harry Gibson’s original stage adaptation, written before it became the famous blockbuster film, was instantly successful and controversial, and won The Sunday Times Award for Best New Play.

Trainspotting Live is strictly for ages 16+

Warning: this immersive production contains nudity, strong language, sex, violence, drug/needle use and lots of mess. May induce claustrophobia.

Tickets for Trainspotting Live are available by calling 028 9033 4455, online at and at our main Box Office at the Ulster Hall.

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