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Black Box

18-22 Hill Street | Cathedral Quarter, Belfast BT1 2LA, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9024 4400
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My go-to place for live music

I love the vibe of this place. There are jazz, blues, RnB gigs and much more besides - music that... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2017
Eddie C
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Belfast, United Kingdom
Great Venue

The Black Box is a fantastic live music venue with passionate staff and a great atmosphere. If you... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2017
MatthewJames_13
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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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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  • Very good36%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“all ages” (2 reviews)
“arts” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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18-22 Hill Street | Cathedral Quarter, Belfast BT1 2LA, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 9024 4400
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Reviewed 23 September 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

Thank Eddie C
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Reviewed 8 May 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.

Thank MatthewJames_13
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Reviewed 17 March 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

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Reviewed 9 March 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

Thank taramarie2016
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Reviewed 26 January 2017

Went to a gig her, first into the right is a bar, up the wall with craft beer, very modern . Nice venue for the gig a few seats with tables at the back, good quick service at the bar. Pint of Harp ! all...More

Thank emmanual
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

Great insight on the different styles of work, information in to the process and influences on the various artists, presented in an engaging way. All in all a great 2 hour tour.

Thank CharlieRobertson_11
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Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

The Black Box serve slices of pizza-yippee. Last night we popped in for a slice and a drink. Place was buzzing and slices tasty!!

Thank BelfastFoodTravelMan
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Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We were at a performance which included a bowl of chilli which was very good and excellent value at £6!! The Black Box is a great space for Belfast and puts on a vast array of entertainment for all ages and from all walks of...More

Thank Margaret B
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Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

If you want a trendy 'wine bar', fancy alco-pop type drinks, MTV on screens or plush surrounding, this is NOT the place! Thankfully it is an interesting bar selling various beers & ales from around the world (as well as some wines etc.). The artwork...More

Thank Sapper501
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Reviewed 4 November 2016

Stumbled across this place by accident looking for a place to get a pint before dinner. Ended up staying quite long and one pint became many more. Loved the beer selection and whilst the atmosphere was not the one of a normal pub or bar...More

Thank BiancaZaza
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Depends on the event, but it is almost always casual dress.
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