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The Black Box is a multi-purpose arts venue in the heart of Belfast's bustling Cathedral Quarter. With art, music, literature, film, comedy, cabaret and all points in between!

A home for innovative and alternative live music, theatre, literature, comedy, film, visual art, science, circus, cabaret and all points in between – The Black Box is one of Belfast’s most beloved venues.


The Black Box is housed in the Cathedral Quarter in a Grade II listed building on Hill Street, originally constructed c. 1850 and converted into its current usage as a fully accessible arts venue in 2006. The venue is on one level with automated doors and accessible facilities.


Under 18s are welcome in the venue with their parents before 8pm but cannot attend events after that time as the venue is licenced. 


The Black Box is a charity and not-for-profit with generated income going back into the organisation and supporting the arts and an umbrella of projects for and by adults with learning disabilities.


Opening Hours


The Green Room is open as a free-in cafe/bar and arts space Thursday-Saturday from 5pm. If you are a beer fan you will love our rotating beer taps!  


The Green Room is also open throughout the week for other low-cost events. The Black Box main theatre space is open during events, please check the website for full event listings and details.

  • 18-22 Hill Street
  • Belfast
  • Antrim
  • BT1 2LA

Top Reasons To Visit

  • ‘Out of the Box’ Entertainment - Live music, theatre, literature, comedy, film, visual
  • Rotating craft beer selection -Try limited stocked craft beers from the UK and Ireland
  • Charity status - Black Box pens up vital links to people with learning disabilities
  • Support the arts - Join in and support alternative and quirky shows

Simon Armitage

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Tue, 19 Oct 2021, 7:00pm

The UK’s Poet Laureate Simon Armitage is one of Britain’s most well-established and well-loved literary talents...

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The Bunting Collection: Laoise Kelly & Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn with Stephen Rea

0.62 KM
Sun, 17 Oct 2021, 10:00am

Laoise Kelly & Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn with Stephen Rea will perform new versions of rarely heard music from the legendary 1792 Belfast Harp Festival.

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Roddy Doyle

0.62 KM
26 - 17 Oct 2021

Belfast favourite Roddy Doyle returns to the Festival to discuss his new book Life Without Children.

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The Howling

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Sun, 31 Oct 2021, 6:30pm

Join BanterFlix at the Black Box in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter on Halloween night for a double-bill screening of two iconic werewolf movies.

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