Black Box

Black Box, Belfast: Hours, Address, Black Box Reviews: 4.5/5

8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:00 PM
About
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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Frankie T
Belfast, UK1,360 contributions
Fantastic venue with the friendliest bar staff
Mar 2020 • Couples
I hadn't been for a while but enjoyed 2 fantastic jazz gigs there on Sunday. Whether it is the GreenRoom or the BlackBox I always find the bar staff accommodating, friendly and very helpful.

This is a lovely, relaxing venue where the staff go out of the way to welcome everyone.

Dime Notes from London were great by the way.
Written March 3, 2020
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Danila_Notdunroamin
San Jose, CA141 contributions
Fun, wacky, NYE night out!
Dec 2019
Really enjoyed the Bedlam Bazaar cabaret for New Year's Eve. Great mix of music, magic and more. Pretty wacky, just what we needed!
Written January 3, 2020
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shawnday
Dublin, Ireland276 contributions
Best Craft Beer Selection in Belfast
May 2019 • Couples
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.
Written May 4, 2019
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DRSBELAL
Exeter, UK89 contributions
Great Night of Stories
Mar 2019 • Couples
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. There is a bar inside which is a little overpriced. The event itself was excellent with great laughs and thought provoking stories. It was something different to experience and well worth the time.
Written March 31, 2019
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Eamon
Donegal Town, Ireland26 contributions
Great intimate gig
Mar 2019 • Couples
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.
Written March 21, 2019
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Robert J
17 contributions
Burlesque
Oct 2018
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.
Written October 31, 2018
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Brendan D
Tullamore116 contributions
Class entertainment
Jul 2018 • Couples
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 area. If you want to get away from the busy pub scene for few hours then I’d highly recommend this place
Written July 22, 2018
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RabbitWithAttitude
136 contributions
Best entertainment venue
Jul 2018 • Couples
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. Highly entertaining and comedic with their close up table magic.
Other acts I've enjoyed are the Half Bap Cabaret, Tease O Rama, Pigeons & Plums Vaudeville Christmas Cabaret, Paul Currie stand up, George Firehorse and more recently Christian Talbot and his daughter Kate's stand up.
Thanks to Seedhead Arts (Adam Turkington etc) for keeping the show going. Arts are very important to NI, they are a huge part of our culture and we have many local talents. 👏🏻
Written July 16, 2018
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Eddie C
Belfast, UK40 contributions
My go-to place for live music
Sep 2017 • Solo
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 use it throughout the year for their events as well.

The Green Room at the front also puts on free gigs, DJs, readings, etc. and has a craft beer menu (if that is your thing).

To add to all that, it is a charity, with an outreach programme, which makes spending time and money there easier and more enjoyable!
Written September 22, 2017
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MatthewJames_13
Belfast, UK7 contributions
Great Venue
Feb 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.
Written May 8, 2017
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Black Box is open:
  • Wed - Wed 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Thu - Fri 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 12:00 AM - 11:00 PM


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