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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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Great bar and atmosphere

We just popped in for a drink as not seeing a show. Great wheat beer and liked the decor in the... read more

Reviewed 15 December 2015
Matthew C
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Devizes, United Kingdom
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Last minute selection

Went along to a preview show of comedian Jake O'Kane. Cosy setting with reasonable bar prices. A... read more

Reviewed 13 December 2015
referee62
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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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“arts” (6 reviews)
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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 15 December 2015 via mobile

We just popped in for a drink as not seeing a show. Great wheat beer and liked the decor in the loo, as well as the relaxed atmosphere.

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Reviewed 13 December 2015

Went along to a preview show of comedian Jake O'Kane. Cosy setting with reasonable bar prices. A very pleasant way to spent a Sunday evening. If you get the chance to see Jake O'Kane on his tour in the new year would definitely recommend him,...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

We were on a city break and clearly picked the right area as the cathedral quarter was buzzing . Few places were rammed but we managed to squeeze in here which was better for couples. They had gigs on next door so next time we...More

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BlackBoxBelfast, Manager at Black Box, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2015

Thanks Cathy - glad you enjoyed yourselves - come back soon!

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Reviewed 25 August 2015

For the last number of years I have been a patron of The Black Box as both an audience member and organiser of events taking place there. The staff are always very enthusastic and helpful despite how busy they are serving customers, setting up rooms...More

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Reviewed 2 August 2015

Saw a great act - paul currie re-release the babboons. was superb. first 2 beers we bought had to be returned though - must have been the 1st 2 poured in that weekMore

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BlackBoxBelfast, Manager at Black Box, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2015

Hi - glad to hear that you enjoyed the comedy gig, sorry to hear that your drinks were not up to standard. Hopefully this was rectified by staff on the night. See you again soon! Paul Currie's Pigeon and Plum Christmas show will be on...More

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Reviewed 30 May 2015 via mobile

I was here for the first time recently. Generally it's not the kind of place I would hang out in but if you're into your bands and alternative type djs etc it's a great place and filled with like minded people out to enjoy themselves....More

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Reviewed 25 April 2015 via mobile

I'll say it at the outset - this is one of my favourite places in Belfast. For me the Black Box is perfect. I've had the best nights out and the best adventures in this spot. It has a super relaxed vibe and there's always...More

1  Thank CiaraSlevin
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BlackBoxBelfast, Manager at Black Box, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2015

Thanks! :)

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Reviewed 9 March 2015 via mobile

I have been here a few times.. The who surrounding area at cathedral quarter is just a lovely part of town..I have loved The Black Box each time I have been...disco night, comedy night and Marilyn Monroe evening for film festival.. Atmosphere and friendly staff...More

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BlackBoxBelfast, General Manager at Black Box, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2015

Thanks! :)

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Reviewed 3 December 2014

This venue is on Hill Street, in the trendy Cathedral Quarter of the city. It hosts live music, comedy, art, literature, film etc. There are two venues, the Black Box and the Green Room. While passing recently, I asked the young lady who seemed to...More

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Reviewed 19 October 2014

Thank God for the black box, if you want to have a good night out with like minded people, good music, alternative entertainment and an absolute minimum of ball-bags black Box is for you!

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