A HOME FOR LIVE MUSIC, THEATRE,
LITERATURE, COMEDY, FILM, VISUAL
ART, SCIENCE, CIRCUS, CABARET
AND ALL POINTS IN BETWEEN

Calendar

Jun
21
Fri
‘Prêt-à-Porter’ aka ‘Ready To Wear’
Jun 21 @ 7:00 pm

Na nanana na – Here Come The Hot Steppas

Join us for an ‘exclusive’ VIP film screening of Robert Altman’s ‘Prêt-à-Porter’ aka ‘Ready To Wear’

Dress to the 90s and strut your stuff on our catwalk with a glass of our lavish ‘Vogue’ cocktail for only £6

During Paris Fashion Week, models, designers and industry hot shots gather to work, mingle, argue and try to seduce one another. American television personality Kitty (Kim Basinger) unsuccessfully vies to keep up with the high-fashion types. Journalists Anne (Julia Roberts) and Joe (Tim Robbins) skip out on most of the festivities in favor of a hotel room tryst. And fading icons Sergei (Marcello Mastroianni) and Isabella (Sophia Loren) hope to rekindle a romance from decades ago.

Doors 7pm. £7. Free for BB Members

Jul
27
Sat
Iain Lee & Katherine Boyle
Jul 27 @ 8:00 pm

Iain Lee (I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here, BBC Radio 4, talkRADIO) and Katherine Boyle (BBC Radio 4, talkRADIO) return to Belfast for another 2 hours of silliness, stupidity and probably 1 or 2 Cher and Neil Diamond songs. The Rabbit Hole is a phone-in show recorded live in front of a baying audience who are welcome to join in at any time (if they want, no pressure here!). Which Beatle could you beat in a fight? Does anyone fancy an arm wrestle? And we will be giving away free animals (not actual animals, just the concept of animals). People can call in live on 0203 286 6370 or Skype HeyRabbitHoleShow.
This show is entirely unscripted, unplanned and unrehearsed. What happens will be very funny and partly guided by you. Are you coming down The Rabbit Hole with us?

This event is part of Comedy Lab annual Comedy Festival – full programme announced soon!

 

Tickets also available to buy in person:

Visit Belfast Welcome Centre

9 Donegall Square North, Belfast BT1 5GB

T: +44 (0) 28 9024 6609

E: [email protected]

W: www.visitbelfast.com

Opening hours: October – May Mon-Sat: 9am – 5.30pm Sun: 11am – 4pm

June – September Mon-Sat: 9am – 7pm Sun: 11am – 4pm

Aug
25
Sun
Cryptic presents Kathryn Joseph-From When I Wake
Aug 25 @ 8:00 pm

An intimate and provocative live performance that “evolves into a hypnotic whirlwind of warring emotions,” (The Herald) Cryptic’s critically acclaimed, poignant staging of award-winning singer, Kathryn Joseph’s second album returns by popular demand.

Renowned for her spellbinding vocal style and strong lyrical aesthetic, which showcases both vulnerability and strength, Joseph moves and engages in equal measure. Complemented by Cryptic’s “intense, intimate, immaculately stylised presentation,” (The Scotsman) From When I Wake will ‘ravish the senses’ and reach right to the soul with a performance where “hearts are broken and stolen in equal measure.” (The List)

Commissioned and produced by Cryptic, and developed with support from Paisley Arts Centre & Tramway. Tour supported by PRS for Music Foundation’s Beyond Borders.

Age 18+Contains strong language

Oct
2
Wed
Stephen James Smith & Tony Walsh
Oct 2 @ 8:00 pm

 

The Black Box is delighted to present Stephen James Smith & Tony Walsh

Stephen James Smith is a Dublin poet and playwright central to the rise of the vibrant spoken word scene in Ireland today. His poetry videos have amassed over 2.5 million views.

In 2017 he was commissioned by St. Patrick’s festival to write a new poem as a “Celebratory Narrative” of Ireland. The resultant piece ‘My Ireland’ is accompanied by a short film which has been viewed over 300,000 times and was screened at the London film festival.

In 2018 he was commissioned by Dublin stadium sponsor Aviva to write a poem to highlight the recent rugby final between England & Ireland on Paddy’s day. The poem entitled “Bring it Home” chalked up over 750,000 views across the weekend – and Ireland won!

Stephen has performed at high profile events & venues such as Electric Picnic, other voices, The National Concert Hall in Dublin, The Barbican in London, Vicar Street & the London Palladium (alongside Oscar winner Glen Hansard); The Oscar Wilde Awards in Los Angeles, Glastonbury Festival and many more.

Stephen facilitates poetry workshops in schools around Ireland and is artist in residence with Dunamaise arts centre & Laois arts office. His poetry is included on the syllabus at Western Connecticut State University and his work has been translated into multiple languages.

His debut collection “Fear Not”, published by Arlen House, was launched in September 2018 in Dublin at Poetry Ireland on Parnell Square.

 

Forget what you imagined a poetry night could be and expect belly-laughs, tears and everything in between from this stunning, big-hearted performer who often leaves audiences on their feet, dazzled and breathless.

“Now a national hero” (The Guardian) having “stunned millions of people” (Huffington Post) with his iconic performance in Manchester in May 2017, international audiences are quickly discovering what has been an open secret for well over a decade: an evening with Tony Walsh is a rip-roaring rock and roller-coaster ride from a profoundly inspiring artist at the very top of his game.

Tony’s performance will including brand new and little heard poems from his eagerly awaited new collection, WORK | LIFE | BALANCE alongside some much-loved audience favourites. Tony’s poems have had over five million views online in 2018 alone.

Tony will be available for book signings after the show.

 

Oct
17
Thu
Fern Brady: Power and Chaos
Oct 17 @ 8:00 pm

Fern Brady: Power and Chaos
As seen on Live from the BBC, Live from the Comedy Store, The Russell Howard Hour, and Live at the Apollo Fern is one of the UK’s hottest comedy stars. Known for being totally unique and completely fearless her new show will tackle sexuality, feminism, power, Brexit, Britishness, Scottishness and nationality all with her caustic wit, exceptional writing and electric stage craft. Fern is embarking on her biggest tour to date with the show debuting in Australia before heading out across the UK and Europe.

Fern Brady: Power and Chaos
As seen on Live from the BBC, Live from the Comedy Store, The Russell Howard Hour, and Live at the Apollo Fern is one of the UK’s hottest comedy stars. Known for being totally unique and completely fearless her new show will tackle sexuality, feminism, power, Brexit, Britishness, Scottishness and nationality all with her caustic wit, exceptional writing and electric stage craft. Fern is embarking on her biggest tour to date with the show debuting in Australia before heading out across the UK and Europe.

Featured in Vogue as one of the Top 5 Female Comedians as well as the Telegraphs top 5 young comedians to watch, Fern’s career has gone stratospheric in the last 18months. She’s had viral success with her BBC Life Lessons, stormed the Australian comedy scene and supported Frankie Boyle and Katherine Ryan on Tour.

“An astounding hour” *****The List
“tough-talking and packed with don’t-give-a-shit honesty. It finds the right balance between sincerity and side-splitting anecdotes…. I was crying with laughter.”***** The Skinny
**** Fest Mag

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