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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

The Green Room Sessions

24 - 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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Mark Thomas – 50 Things About Us

Sun, 09 Feb 2020, 8:00pm

The UK’s favourite activist/comedian and mishchief-maker Mark Thomas brings his brand new show to the Black Box in February.

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Cup O’Joe

Thu, 23 Jan 2020, 1:00pm

Cup O’Joe is a close family trio who have been playing together from their early teens. Part of the Out To Lunch festival 2020.

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Cassetteboy VJ Show

Sat, 25 Jan 2020, 9:00pm

The legendary video mashups from Cassetteboy have had over 26 million views! Be it Lord Sugar or Harry Potter, no one is safe from their editing…

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Realta and Luke Daniels Support

Sun, 26 Jan 2020, 2:00pm

This award-winning multi-instrumentalist group have travelled extensively bringing their unique take on Irish traditional music to international audiences.

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Craig Hill – Bottoms Up

Sun, 26 Jan 2020, 8:00pm

If you’re the gin, he’s the tonic! Join Craig as he pops his cork to toast his 20th solo show – this is one fun mixer…

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Inna de Yard

Sat, 25 Jan 2020, 3:00pm

Looking out over the lush green mountains of Kingston, Peter Webber’s vibrant documentary captures a remarkable group of reggae legends.

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