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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.

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  • 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

Fern Brady: Power and Chaos

Thu, 17 Oct 2019, 8:00pm

As seen on Live from the BBC, Live from the Comedy Store, The Russell Howard Hour, and Live at the Apollo Fern is one of the…

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Real Sketchy

03 Oct - 05 Dec 2019

Always a great excuse to chill out, enjoy an exhibition, drink and draw after enjoying Belfast’s late night art scene!

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Black Moon

08 Oct - 10 Dec 2019

A club night for and by adults with learning disabilities.

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Mini Moon

28 Sep - 21 Dec 2019

A sensory disco for ages 0-7 with any kind of disability supported by Children in Need.

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The Green Room Sessions

27 Sep 2019 - 31 Jan 2020

The Green Room Sessions are an opportunity to catch one-off performances from guest artists as well as regular slots from an esteemed cast of local selectors.

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Stephen James Smith and Tony Walsh

Wed, 02 Oct 2019, 8:00pm

The Black Box is delighted to present Stephen James Smith and Tony Walsh.

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The Hillbilly Moon Explosion

Sat, 05 Oct 2019, 8:00pm

Make a date with The Hillbilly Moon Explosion who will be scattering electric musical sound beams around the Black Box!

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Garth Knox

Mon, 21 Oct 2019, 8:00pm

Garth Knox presents a programme of music for viola d’amore and electronics featuring music by Simon Mawhinney, Olga Neuwirth, Ed Bennet, Marin Marais.

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Lanny with Max Porter

Tue, 22 Oct 2019, 7:00pm

An innovative hybrid of fairy tale, fable, and myth, Lanny is Max Porter's hugely anticipated second novel.

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Not Working: Why We Have To Stop with Josh Cohen

Sun, 27 Oct 2019, 2:00pm

Psychoanalyst Josh Cohen explores the paradoxical pleasures, as well as human necessity of inactivity.

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Thu, 31 Oct 2019, 8:30pm

Get your fishnets and stockings ready! BanterFlix has teamed up with the Belfast Film Festival to screen the campest cult classic of them all.

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The London Astrobeat Orchestra performs The Beatles

Sun, 27 Oct 2019, 7:30pm

The London Astrobeat Orchestra presents their new live show celebrating the music of The Beatles!

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