Arts and Older People’s Programme funding announced.

Published on: October 16, 2018

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland has announced National Lottery funding and public funding from the Public Health Agency and Baring Foundation of over £144,000, for 19 organisations across the region, to deliver community-based arts projects benefitting older people.   The funding is part of the Arts Council’s Arts and Older People’s Programme, a pioneering… Read more »

First time here? Looking for somewhere to eat?

Published on: October 10, 2018

The Cathedral Quarter is a buzzing part of the city with lot’s of restaurants, bars and cafes to cater to most palates – so if you are looking for something to eat or drink before a show at the Black Box, then you are sorted! At St Annes Square you can find parking at Q Park,… Read more »

Support From Belfast Harbour for Creating Connections and Moon Base

Published on: October 8, 2018

The Black Box has been delighted to partner with Belfast Harbour this year for it’s Creating Connections for Older People project, which uses arts and creativity to reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness in older people living with dementia and learning disabilities.  The project has previously been funded by the Big Lottery and takes place… Read more »

Vacancy – Outreach Officer

Published on: February 16, 2018

Outreach Officer – Black Box Belfast Moon Base – Fighting Isolation Through Creativity Location:  Belfast Reporting To: Co-Directors and board Salary: £21,462 (32 hours per week) Contract: Fixed term 1 year, starting March 2018. Working Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9am to 5pm Job: To coordinate and deliver the Paul Hamlyn funded project ‘Moon… Read more »

Black Moon Disco

Published on: June 23, 2017

Once a month a Black Moon rises on the Black Box, glittering on a club night by and for adults with learning disabilities. This inclusive disco offers a brilliant opportunity for adults with learning disabilities to socialise and meet new friends, develop well-being and confidence, but first of all have fun and party in a… Read more »

This is me // This is us

Published on: February 14, 2017

Back to Creating Connections last artistic experimentation: a 4-weeks workshop led by Artists’ Moving Image Northern Ireland.   To be completely honest with you, even though I really enjoy exhibitions of all kind, I didn’t use to be fond of experimental films, usually skipping art videos in museum and gallery… Indeed, I was far from… Read more »


Published on: November 22, 2016

Enchantée! (*Delighted, Enchanted, “Nice to meet you” in French)   My name is Julie, I’m French and I’m thrilled to be joining the Black Box team as the new European volunteer for the next year.   Such a good craic to be finally here! Indeed, 2 years ago, when I was still living in France,… Read more »


Published on: November 14, 2016

We’re so excited to announce INTERCHANGE: Unheard voices, heard.   A season of film and discussion curated by us and brought about with the kind support of Film Hub NI and Arts Council NI. A specially selected programme, INTERCHANGE brings together a choir of voices from across the globe and the generations. We are honoured… Read more »

Black Moon is 6!

Published on: June 2, 2016

6 years ago we thought it would be a great idea to start up a night for and by adults with learning disabilities in the Black Box.  6 years on we now have regular nights in Omagh, Strabane, Derry/L’Derry and Enniskillen – who’da thunk it!  It has been fabulous to see the night grow from… Read more »

We Are Ten!

Published on: May 9, 2016

We had a great time celebrating our tenth anniversary with our honarary patron, Mr John Shuttleworth, who was crowned by Stephen Beggs (from Pigeon and Pums) on Thur 28 April. ‘It’s a landmark year for our much loved Black Box on Hill Street – not just loved by the board and staff but also we… Read more »

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The Black Box & Green Room Café
18-22 Hill Street | Belfast | BT1 2LA

Tel: +44 (0) 2890 244400

Registered Charity No: NIC100983

Supported by

Belfast City Council ACNI & Lotto John Hewitt Department for Communities Film Hub NI BFI Cinema Children In Need