Exhibition- Zipporah Reynolds- “Plant Boom”
Jul 4 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm

“Plant Boom’ is a playful series of bold, graphic etchings and cuttings in perspex by Belfast based artist Zipporah Reynolds.
This series pulls into focus and accentuates patterns combined with colour splayed across plants and their foliage.

Houseplants have been in the spotlight of popular culture boasting as an escapism and sanctuary from the haze of busy day to day life.
This exhibition celebrations the joy brought to us by the boom in plant culture.

Comedy Lab: Mark McCarney + Jordan Robinson
Jul 23 @ 8:00 pm

As part of this year’s Comedy Lab season, we are proud to present a series of showcases featuring some of our favourite new and emerging acts.

Mark McCarney and Jordan Robinson are both fairly new to the Northern Ireland comedy scene, but are already regular fixtures at comedy clubs over Belfast and Northern Ireland, supporting some of the biggest names in Northern Irish comedy on tour.

While Jordan tackles the hard-hitting subjects like dead fathers, the pros and cons of dolphins, and what would happen if Big Trouble in Little China was filmed in Belfast, Mark will charm you with his poetically absurd take on ex-girlfriends and breaking up with someone during the famine.

Supports by CQ Bid – www.cathedralquarterbelfast.com

Comedy Lab: Harmony Saves The World
Jul 24 @ 8:00 pm

Are you down & troubled? Do you need some love & care? Is nothing going right?

There are far too many of you crying & far too many of you dying. War is not the answer for only love can conquer hate.

Spend some time with Harmony & bathe in a ocean of love, whilst soothing your soul in a sea of self-care. Harmony is the real deal & will ensure that you leave her presence with the ability to love everyone, even those who you really hate.

Supports by CQ Bid – www.cathedralquarterbelfast.com

The Green Room Sessions
Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Green Room Sessions

Fridays 7-11pm


Low lit, down-tempo DJ evenings in The Green Room where you can enjoy a continuous stream of well-curated music.

In sounds from around the globe, representing what is musically innovative and intriguing be it; Afrobeat, New Wave, Bosa Nova, Ambient House, Hip-Hop, Spiritual Jazz, Disco, Post Punk, Electronica, Soul, Kosmische Music.

The Green Room Sessions are an opportunity to catch one-off performances from guest artists as well as regular slots from an esteemed cast of local selectors.

Kill Your Darlings
Jul 27 @ 3:00 pm

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£3 adm (pay on door)

“In writing, you must kill your darlings.” – William Faulkner

A Saturday afternoon comedy show that forces the very best in local comedy to craft sets of entirely brand new material, thus killing their darlings in the most brutal fashion possible. Your hosts will be Ronan Linskey and Alan Irwin, who will also be trying to kill their darlings without killing each other.

Doors: 3.00pm / Show: 3.30pm

Comedy Lab: Ross Mitchell + Mustafa Saed
Jul 28 @ 3:00 pm

As part of this year’s Comedy Lab season, we are proud to present a series of showcases featuring some of our favourite new and emerging acts.

Ross Mitchell has been performing stand-up around Ireland for 6 years, telling audiences what it’s like to have Autism. He’s found it much easier to communicate with people when he’s holding a microphone. In this half hour he’ll cover topics from heartbreak to hedonism, religion to Yuri Gegarin.

Mustafa Saed is Northern Ireland’s best middle aged Muslim comedian. He has performed all over the world in his efforts to put the Ha in Jihad show me the funny 2019 runner up. Tedfest finalist. “One to watch” Steve Bennett, Chortle.

Supports by CQ Bid – www.cathedralquarterbelfast.com

Comedy Lab- Dave Elliott: Dad
Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm

As a veteran father of 1 year, Dave Elliott is battle hardened…
“DAD” is a one man tale of parenthood, adversity and arguably triumph from “one of the stand out acts on the Northern Irish comedy scene.” – Belfast Telegraph

“A Big Draw”- Daily Mirror

“Fantastic!” – John Bishop

Supports by CQ Bid – www.cathedralquarterbelfast.com

Comedy Lab: Darren Matthews – Fighting Fit
Jul 30 @ 8:00 pm

Darren Matthews returns with his new show for 2019.

A show about helping yourself by helping others. Like most young Irishmen with mental health issues in the modern world, Darren has decided the best way to help himself… Is to pick a fight.

Recently returned from touring Asia and the southern hemisphere with last year’s show “Whiskey and Ginger Male” come hear about doing shows to people who speak English as a second language and trying not to get knocked out while knocking together some cash for a worthy cause all while dealing with the realities of mental health in Ireland and deciding what to do with yourself in your thirties.

Supports by CQ Bid – www.cathedralquarterbelfast.com

Comedy Lab: Alan Irwin’s Soap Spoiler – EastEnders
Jul 31 @ 8:00 pm

The first in a (potential) series of shows where Alan Irwin (BBC’s Soft Border Patrol, Live at the Sunflower) dissects the great, the good and the positively awful of the nation’s best loved soaps, starting with the best of them all.

After somehow being sucked back into watching every episode of Eastenders, Alan will attempt to answer the burning questions, like “Why does no one in Albert Square own a washing machine?”, “How do these people afford to live in central London?” and “Who in the name of God decided that Phil Mitchell was a sex symbol?”.

Supports by CQ Bid – www.cathedralquarterbelfast.com 

Exhibition-Mervyn Marshall- Dead Time
Aug 1 @ 6:00 pm – Aug 25 @ 7:00 pm

Dead Time, is the name given to the period of time between sugar harvests when Cuba sees a rise in unemployment and workers return to the cities. Demonstrating the remarkable resilience and adaptable nature of the Cuban people, this series attempts to capture this sense of time; as its spent, killed or simply lost. Each photograph, accompanied by a small description, tells the story of life as it is. Two men rip up a cobblestone street in Old Trinidad. An old man counts his pension on a bustling Havana street. Through each image, I wanted to portray the languid pace and moods of a life spent in anticipation of what is to come and what has already been forgotten.

Artist Bio: Mervyn Marshall is a 26-year-old photographer and filmmaker from Belfast. He is currently completing an AHRC-funded PhD at Queen’s University on British horror cinema.

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