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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.
Black Box
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18-22 Hill Street,
Belfast.
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

Black Moon

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Tue, 11 Jun 2019, 7:00pm See All Dates (7)

A club night for and by adults with learning disabilities.

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Midweek Magic

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Wed, 12 Jun 2019, 7:30pm

Seedhead Arts and the Black Box have teamed up to bring you an evening of close up and performance magic at the Midweek Magic Club.

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Mini Moon

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Sat, 25 May 2019, 1:00pm See All Dates (8)

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

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Kill your Darlings

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Sat, 25 May 2019, 3:00pm See All Dates (2)

A Saturday afternoon comedy show that forces the very best in local comedy to craft sets of entirely brand new material, thus killing their darlings in the most...

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Real Sketchy

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Thu, 06 Jun 2019, 9:00pm See All Dates (7)

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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Skull

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Thu, 20 Jun 2019, 7:00pm

Escape the relentless agora in a night of recorded music and live drawing.

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Touch Sensitive

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Sat, 25 May 2019, 8:00pm

Touch Sensitive is a Belfast-based record label that has beaten an ad-hoc, pan-genre path with it’s new and archival releases.

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The Green Room Sessions

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Fri, 24 May 2019, 7:00pm See All Dates (37)

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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Fern Brady: Power and Chaos

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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 UK’s hottest comedy stars.

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Baby Daddy

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Sun, 23 Jun 2019, 11:00am

Baby Daddy is a show for babies aged 6-18 months with an all-male cast. It features 3 male performers, each playing a live instrument, and takes place in a spec...

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Iain Lee and Katherine Boyle

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Sat, 27 Jul 2019, 8:00pm

Iain Lee and Katherine Boyle return to Belfast for another 2 hours of silliness, stupidity and probably 1 or 2 Cher and Neil Diamond songs.

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Rob Strong

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Fri, 28 Jun 2019, 8:30pm

Irish Soul & R&B Legend Rob Strong takes to the stage with his band for this one-off festival gig.

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The Annual Rory Gallagher Day

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Sat, 29 Jun 2019, 1:30pm

As part of the the Belfast City Blues Festival 2019.

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Mirenda Rosenberg

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Sat, 29 Jun 2019, 8:30pm

As part of the Belfast City Blues Festival 2019, Mirenda Rosenberg will be performing at The Black Box.

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The Motown Sensations and DJ Will Reynolds

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Sun, 30 Jun 2019, 1:30pm

Get ready to enjoy an afternoon of classic Motown and Soul with this dynamic trio, The Motown Sensations.

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Health

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Thu, 30 May 2019, 8:00pm

Blackbox are delighted to welcome LA noise rock trio HEALTH to Belfast. Guests to be announced.

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Sam Wickens

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Thu, 13 Jun 2019, 7:00pm

Northern Ireland's most exciting new artist, Sam Wickens, launches his eagerly awaited debut album in The Black Box Belfast.

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Stephen James Smith and Tony Walsh

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Wed, 02 Oct 2019, 8:00pm

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

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