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LITERATURE, COMEDY, FILM, VISUAL
ART, SCIENCE, CIRCUS, CABARET
AND ALL POINTS IN BETWEEN

Calendar

Dec
13
Fri
The Skallions Xmas Gig!
Dec 13 @ 8:00 pm

The Skallions return with another batch of ska fuelled festive frolics this December! A home from home The Black Box has hosted some of our busiest and funniest parties to date so come join us for a night to remember. Whatever people decide to celebrate or not at this time of year, We believe that any excuse to get together and warm ourselves with some skarobics with friends is a welcomed one. We’ll have some very special guests joining us for the night in the form of two-band fresh from the press: “RANT” Belfast based punk rock trio and “The Bookhouse band” post-punk-ska indie four-piece from Belfast. Music topped off by BSC Soundsystem spinning classic reggae and Dub all night long.  Doors 8pm

Dec
14
Sat
The Jerk
Dec 14 @ 1:00 pm

Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of THE JERK by Steve Martin in association with Belfast Film Festival

Just who is Navin R Johnson? He (Steve Martin) was born a poor black child, rises to become a gas station attendant, a ‘random bastard’, owner of a hero dog called Lifesaver, then inventor of the ‘Opti-grab’, a revolutionary device to aid the donning and removal of spectacles. Even with great wealth and taste, Navin is still The Jerk.

Released 40 years ago this year, The Jerk still remains one of the funniest films ever made, certainly one of Steve Martin and director Carl Reiner’s. Its mix of slapstick, absurdist humour and Martin’s performance as the naive and hapless Navin is irresistible. This afternoon screening will be a welcome tonic from Xmas movies. And xmas shopping.

Dec
15
Sun
Gruß vom Krampus
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm

We are delighted to be showing ‘Gruß vom Krampus’ for an alternative seasonal film screening this December in The Green Room.

Young men have fun by dressing up in frightening, elaborate Krampus costumes. Traditionally on December 5th “Krampusnacht” is when large cohorts of these “Krampuses” run through the streets of town squares around Austria merrymaking. The documentary “Greetings from Krampus” by female director Gabriele Neudecker points out why this last bastion of men is fascinating to young people in Austria and gives a glimpse of the Krampus runs as a cross between male masquerade, ritual beatings and long standing tradition. “Greetings from Krampus” is awarded with five international prizes so far.

So come along and enjoy this exclusive screening and pair it with a mulled wine and Krampus themed toastie!

Dec
16
Mon
Black Moon Presents: THE CHRISTMAS QUIZ
Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm

Join the Black Moon team for a CRACKER festive quiz. Grab your teammates and come along for a night of fun with prizes to be won!

Christmas fancy dress is optional!

Black Moon is a night for and by adults with learning disabilities – giving people a chance to socialise in a cool, modern environment, meet new people and learn new skills.

Dec
19
Thu
Pigeon and Plum’s Christmas Cabaret 2019
Dec 19 @ 7:30 pm

EARLY BIRD TICKETS FINISH MIDNIGHT 9TH OCTOBER

LADIES and GENTLEMEN!!!!!!!! GENDERS & NON GENDERS!!! .. Messers Cynthia Pigeon & Arabella Plum are very proud and ecstatic more nights luscious libations and dastardly deeds of foolish dexterity and absurdist daring-do!!!! A live show that for 2 very special nights literally kicks open the wormhole of cabaret and allows all the golden eras of variety theatre from the 1870s to the 1970s to merge in a fusion of frivolity on their opulent stage for your perusal & pleasure. So slip into your finest Victorian feather boas & top hats or maybe you prefer the roaring 20’s or that Abigails Party kitsch 1970’s evening gown or nylon jumpsuit!

Come step back in time to when live variety meant ANYTHING GOES!! And witness this award-winning Anarchic Punk Cabaret that has wowed the crowds of Belfast and the Globe since 2005. Join the cast of PIGEON & PLUM’S in celebrating 15 wonderful years of life behind the blood-red velvet curtains and in front of the steaming hot golden clamshell footlights!!….. so……. Let’s KICK THIS IN THE JINGLE BELLS!!!!
And on with the Motley!!!

This event is PERFECT for work Christmas dos. Partys must book together to sit together. Vegan and vegetarian options available, please select via Ticketsolve checkout. Ticket link can be found at the top of this page.

Opens at 7.30 pm, so find your table, then we call you for food and the show will begin once everyone has eaten!

Dec
20
Fri
Pigeon and Plum’s Christmas Cabaret 2019
Dec 20 @ 7:30 pm

EARLY BIRD TICKETS FINISH MIDNIGHT 9TH OCTOBER

LADIES and GENTLEMEN!!!!!!!! GENDERS & NON GENDERS!!! .. Messers Cynthia Pigeon & Arabella Plum are very proud and ecstatic more nights luscious libations and dastardly deeds of foolish dexterity and absurdist daring-do!!!! A live show that for 2 very special nights literally kicks open the wormhole of cabaret and allows all the golden eras of variety theatre from the 1870s to the 1970s to merge in a fusion of frivolity on their opulent stage for your perusal & pleasure. So slip into your finest Victorian feather boas & top hats or maybe you prefer the roaring 20’s or that Abigails Party kitsch 1970’s evening gown or nylon jumpsuit!

Come step back in time to when live variety meant ANYTHING GOES!! And witness this award-winning Anarchic Punk Cabaret that has wowed the crowds of Belfast and the Globe since 2005. Join the cast of PIGEON & PLUM’S in celebrating 15 wonderful years of life behind the blood-red velvet curtains and in front of the steaming hot golden clamshell footlights!!….. so……. Let’s KICK THIS IN THE JINGLE BELLS!!!!
And on with the Motley!!!

This event is PERFECT for work Christmas dos. Partys must book together to sit together. Vegan and vegetarian options available, please select via Ticketsolve checkout. Ticket link can be found at the top of this page.

Opens at 7.30 pm, so find your table, then we call you for food and the show will begin once everyone has eaten!

Dec
21
Sat
The Outcasts
Dec 21 @ 8:00 pm

Belfast’s The Outcasts bring the seasonal cheer once more with a fun packed Xmas Party at Belfast’s Black Box.

This year the band will present The Outcasts French Christmas Party

Santa dit: Détails de la gamme complète annonçant bientôt

Dec
23
Mon
Christmas with The Swingtime Starlets
Dec 23 @ 7:30 pm

Festive Hits with a Swingtime Twist!
Keeping up with their Christmas tradition, The Swingtime Starlets are back by popular demand after numerous sold out shows, to transport you through the eras with their unique Andrews Sisters-inspired celebration of timeless classics and crowd-pleasing festive favourites!

It’s the perfect occasion to don your glad rags, Deck the (dance!) Halls and Jingle Bell Rock your way to The Black Box as the Starlets sprinkle their unforgettable close-harmony musical magic over you and your loved ones for what will be a Merry and Bright Christmas Cracker of a night!

It is The Most Wonderful Time of the Year after all, so why not Step into Christmas the Swingtime way!!

Reviews

Great Christmas cabaret show [email protected] tonight in Belfast City centre. The harmonies & vocals were sublime. I now feel Christmassy!’
X-factor finalist Rhydian [email protected]

‘They whoop up a storm as they sing in close harmony the songs from the 40s and 50s in the style of the famous Andrews Sisters…Their show is pure vintage in every way.’
The Irish News

‘That is Fabulous, loved it! Love it, love it, love it!’
Gerry Kelly on BBC Radio Ulster

Audience Members!

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟Amazing from start to finish. Harmonies were just perfect. The closest replica of The Andrews Sisters that we’ve ever heard. These girls are a breath of fresh air…unbelievable talent. They would certainly add class and quailty to any occasion!
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟Had an absolutely brilliant night at the Black Box, these girls are amazing, talented & funny!
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟Great harmonies! Their hair, costumes and choreography, as well as their energy, made for a wonderful performance! Boy, can they belt. Had a ball!
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟OMG had an absolutely amazing night with these girls. Authenticity was world class and atmosphere unbelievable.
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟What a group! Three amazingly talented performers oozing star appeal. Beautiful harmonies and a real warm genuine bond between them which is so engaging. Brilliant night of entertainment and will definitely be booking them again!
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟AMAZING… You will not regret getting tickets. You will be singing and dancing your way home!
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟Best live music in ages!
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟Honestly the best show I’ve ever seen. Why are they not bigger? The Swingtime Starlets… Watch this space!

Dec
30
Mon
Black Box Big Review of the Year Quiz 2019!
Dec 30 @ 8:00 pm

What’s your favourite thing to have happened in 2019?

Ohhh, don’t answer yet. Because if you want to hear the likes of this and many other, frankly much better questions, we’ve got just the ticket. Literally.

It’s the 2019 Black Box Big Review of the Year Quiz 2019!
That’s right, it’s another chance to ease into the new year by proving to your friends that you know the most about the twelve month period that’s just about to become obsolete in everyone else’s minds.
We’ll have games, spot prizes, and if you’re all well behaved, the odd free pint or two.

So whether you’re winding down, winding up, or simply looking around desperately for something to fill that gap between Christmas Day and New Year, join us in the Black Box on the 30th of December for what promises to be the best quiz night on that particular date, in the Half Bap area.

Doors: 8PM
Admission: £3

Contact us

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