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Black Box

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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! The Green room hosts free events Wed to Sat and sells pizzas and drinks.
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18-22 Hill Street | Cathedral Quarter, Belfast BT1 2LA, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9024 4400
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Reviewed May 4, 2019

The green room cafe in the Black Box has 13 taps as well as a superb can selection carefully curated and offering one of the best selections in town. We enjoyed a great gig as part of the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank shawnday
Reviewed March 31, 2019 via mobile

We attended the 10x9 event wherein 9 people had 10 min each to tell us a true story. Admission was free but had to stand in line for about 15-20min and well before hand to get a seat in otherwise you would have stayed standing....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Reviewed March 21, 2019 via mobile

Great spot altogether for a comedy gig. We went to wonder frog. They were just hilarious from start to finish. Great range of drinks and snacks at venue. Would definitely recommend it. Lovely chilled out evening.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank betsydonegaltown
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

Stumbled across this place whilst working our way down the local pubs. Had a burlesque night on. Thoroughly enjoyed the show. Nice little intimate venue.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank W6081GSrobertj
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Went with my wife to see Bedlam Bazaar show and it was top class,loads of variety and I laughed the whole time,it had something for everyone and all the actors/entertainers were brilliant,really enjoyable night and the drink was cheaper compared to most bars in the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank brendand264
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

Been coming here for years after discovering a vintage souk inside one day. It was like a treasure trove and I liked the location and layout. Since then I've been frequently attending the Midweek Magic show starring Caolan, Joel, George Bleeks, George Firehorse & more....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed September 22, 2017

I love the vibe of this place. There are jazz, blues, RnB gigs and much more besides - music that has personality and isn't trying to sound like others. Then there are the literature, cabaret, magic and comedy events. A few local promoters and festivals...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank EddieCon
Reviewed May 8, 2017

The Black Box is a fantastic live music venue with passionate staff and a great atmosphere. If you love music and the arts, then you will love Black Box.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank MatthewJames_13
Reviewed March 17, 2017

Don't be put off by the little bar at the entrance, the fact that it looks like a student bar, nearly turned me away. But i am glad i stayed. The main hall, no fringes, plastic seats and garden tables and yet another student type...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed March 9, 2017

The black box is a wonderful place to see live music.Great atmosphere and a place that musicians appreciate playing in.I've been quite a few times now including a couple of performances at the brilliant corners jazz festival.Tonight's gig by the Joseph Leighton trio being a...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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January 22, 2015|
Response from csmab | Reviewed this property |
Depends on the event, but it is almost always casual dress.