Empire Music Hall

Empire Music Hall
42 Botanic Avenue, Belfast, County Antrim, BT7 1JQ
  • Telephone 028 9024 9276
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  • Website www.thebelfastempire.com
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Opened in 1987 the Empire is small to medium sized venues specialising in live music and stand-up comedy. Sigur Rós played their debut Irish date at the venue and the stage has also seen the likes of Billy Bragg, Snow Patrol, Ash, The Divine Comedy and REM’s Peter Buck. The venue is known as the launch pad for The Hole in the Wall Gang and has also hosted gigs by Ardal O’Hanlon Dara O’Briain, Lee Evans and Michael McIntyre. Other entertainment at the Empire includes blues nights, salsa evenings, live sport of the big screen and pub quizzes.

Events at this venue

There are 22 events at this location

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Arab Strap

The Scottish rock duo (Aidan Moffat and Malcolm Middleton) tour their first new album in 16 years.

Thu 14 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 028 9024 9276

Beach Bunny

American indie pop band from Chicago, Illinois.

Mon 14 Nov

£21.50 / 028 9024 9276

Black Parade - 00's Emo Anthems

Black Parade - 00's Emo Anthems is coming to The Belfast Empire on Friday 12th August for a huge 00's emo party! The U.K's biggest emo night! Expect to hear massive 00's emo hits from Panic! At The Disco, Jimmy Eat World, My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, Taking Back Sunday, Paramore, All American Rejects, You Me At Six…

Fri 12 Aug

Free / 028 9024 9276

The Bon Jovi Experience

Ranked number 14 in Q Magazine’s top 50 bands of all time and inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame, Bon Jovi is a household name the world over. With front man and namesake Jon Bon Jovi at the helm since they formed back in 1983, the New Jersey band have sold over 120 million albums worldwide, performing more than…

Sat 30 Jul

£14 / 028 9024 9276

The Bruce Springsteen Club Night

The Ultimate Night For Bruce Springsteen Fans. As a venue we advise you to either have a valid COVID-19 passport, or a recent negative Lateral Flow test. We also check temperatures of all guests as they arrive at the venue. This is an 18+ event (Photo I.D. required).

Fri 27 May

£14.30–£50.08 / 028 9024 9276

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

Brooklyn indie rockers.

Sun 12 Jun

£20 / 028 9024 9276


Tribute to Kate Bush featuring the voice of Mandy Watson.

Sat 16 Jul

£22.50 / 028 9024 9276

Damien Dempsey

Arresting singer-songwriter from Dublin's Northside with a full-on guttural vocal style which has found favour with Morrissey.

Fri 3 Jun

£25 / 028 9024 9276

Dirty DC: AC/DC Tribute

Tribute band who have been playing throughout the UK and Europe since 1998.

Sat 19 Nov

£14.50 / 028 9024 9276

Gilla Band

Gilla Band (FKA Girl Band) burst onto the scene in 2015 with their debut album Holding Hands with Jamie, stunning audiences with their furious, confrontational, visceral noise and singer Dara Kiely’s cleverly meandering screeds. The record won universal acclaim from outlets such as NPR, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, NME…

Thu 15 Dec

£18 / 028 9024 9276

Girl Band

Not really a girl band but an all male four piece from Dublin playing energetic noise rock and post punk.

Thu 15 Dec

£20.25 / 028 9024 9276

Grant-Lee Phillips

Folk-rock from the former Grant Lee Buffalo singer and multi-instrumentalist.

Sun 4 Dec

£19.50 / 028 9024 9276

The Groove Line performs the music of PRINCE

Partyman. Symbol. Sexy MF. Join The Belfast Groove Line in celebrating the life and legacy of Prince Rogers Nelson in the Empire Music Hall this August. Fusing rock, funk and soul while bending both gender and genre, Prince defied any attempts pigeonhole his prolific work. A self-taught virtuoso, Prince spent his career…

Sat 20 Aug

£14 / 028 9024 9276

The Guns N' Roses Experience

Two-hour tribute to the Sunset Strip rockers, featuring hits such as 'Sweet Child of Mine', 'Welcome to the Jungle' and 'November Rain'.

Sat 18 Jun

£14 / 028 9024 9276


Formed in 1995 the current line-up includes Roddy Woomble (lead vocals), Rod Jones (guitar), Andrew Mitchell (bass), Colin Newton (drums) and Luciano Rossi (keyboards). As well as releasing seven studio albums the band has supported some of the biggest names in indie rock including Ash, Placebo, Manic Street Preachers…

Fri 5 Aug

£22.50 / 028 9024 9276

King King

Glasgow blues outfit fronted by Alan Nimmo.

Thu 17 Nov

£25 / 028 9024 9276

Mack Fleetwood: Fleetwood Mac Tribute

The soft rock and blues veterans have their extensive back catalogue performed.

Sat 2 Jul

£14.50 / 028 9024 9276

Pillow Queens

Alt indie four-piece.

Fri 14 Oct

£16 / 028 9024 9276

Raised On Rock

Classic rock covers from the likes of Foreigner, Bon Jovi, AC/DC, Def Leppard, Whitesnake, and many more.

Sat 25 Jun

£12 / 028 9024 9276

Rob Bell – Everything Is Spiritual

One Inch Badge Former pastor Rob Bell is the New York Times bestselling author of Love Wins, What We Talk About When We Talk About God, The Zimzum of Love, How To Be Here and What is the Bible?. His podcast, RobCast, is the number one spirituality podcast. He’s been profiled in the New Yorker, toured with Oprah, and Time…

Mon 18 Jul

£20 / 028 9024 9276

Russell Dickerson

Multi-platinum Nashville-based singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Russell Dickerson has established himself a prolific songwriter and powerhouse showman through memorable high-energy performances and eloquent songcraft spiked with spirit. His gold-certified full-length debut album, Yours, bowed at #5 on the…

Sun 16 Oct

£24.50 / 028 9024 9276

Sun 6 Nov

£17.50 / 028 9024 9276