Located in historic Cathedral Quarter of Belfast and originally built in 1850, the place was converted into a vibrant popular venue only in 2006. With its 180 people sitting capacity this arts and performance venue is one of the most favourite places of Belfast guests and residents to enjoy cabaret, circus, visual art, film, comedy, theatre, and music. In addition to the original Black Box, the venue boasts a Green Room with 50 people seating capacity.
The venue is located at 18 Hill Street and is easily accessible by car and public transport.
By train and tube: if you are travelling to Belfast from another town, consider arriving at the Great Victoria Street Railway Station. It is located 17 minutes walk away from the venue.
By bus: if you decided to travel to the venue by bus, consider arriving at the same Great Victoria Street Station. From there you can take the bus 1a towards Whiteabbey, Glenville which will take you to the Royal Avenue CastleCourt Belfast. This bus stop is within 7 minutes of walking distance from the Black Box.
By car: 18 Hill Street is very close to the A2 major road and Victoria Street. All you’d have to do is to turn onto Waring Street and take the first turn right onto the Hill Street. The venue will be on your left-hand side.
International: if you are travelling to the Black Box from the Belfast International Airport, your trip to the venue will take 27 minutes via M2. In case you arrived at George Best Belfast City Airport, you can get to the venue only in 11 minutes via A2 road.
There is free parking on Dunbar Street with 2 hours limit. It is only 3 minutes walk away from the Black Box. There is also a Hi Park Centre within the same walking distance, which is way bigger. Both of the parking lots have designated parking spots for blue badge holders.
Access for people with special needs
The entrance is wheelchair accessible via footpath with dropped kerbs. There is enough manoeuvring space for wheelchairs inside of the building. Unisex accessible toilets are located very close to the auditorium.