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

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Arcane Roots

Post-hardcore trio from Kingston.

Mon 9 Oct

£13.50 / 028 9024 9276

Becky & The Holograms

Self-penned contemporary rock by the Belfast-based band. Support from Echo Raptors and Alpha Twin.

Thu 10 Aug

£7 / 028 9024 9276

  • 20:00

The Bon Jovi Experience

Tribute to the New Jersey rockers.

Sat 25 Nov

£12 / 028 9024 9276

The Cabeytu Brothers

Multi-instrumental Argentinean duo playing mixed, multiple cross-genre covers.

Fri 8 Dec

£16 / 028 9024 9276

CC Houlihan & TCB Elvis Spectacular Band: Elvis Presley Tribute

The singer and band perform the music of the King of Rock'n'Roll.

Sat 26 Aug

£11 / 028 9024 9276

CC Houlihan's Elvis: Elvis Presley Tribute

The singer portrays the King Of Rock'n'Roll in a tribute show.

Sat 26 Aug

£11 / 028 9024 9276

  • 20:30

The Dears

The acclaimed Montreal rock band plays a sweeping collection of orchestral pop/rock that is at once enlightening, angst-ridden and mesmerising.

Mon 16 Oct

£16 / 028 9024 9276

Dirty DC: AC/DC Tribute

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

Sat 30 Sep

£13 / 028 9024 9276

The Empire Laughs Back Comedy Club

With alternating MCs Colin Murphy and Jake O'Kane.

Tue 25 Jul

£8 ( £7) / 028 9024 9276

  • 20:00

Tue 1 Aug

£8 ( £7) / 028 9024 9276

  • 20:00

Tue 8 Aug

£8 ( £7) / 028 9024 9276

  • 20:00
…and 3 more dates until 29 Aug

Hats Off to Led Zeppelin

One of the top UK Zeppelin tribute bands, managed by no other than the real band's manager's son.

Sat 23 Sep

£12 / 028 9024 9276

Holy F*ck

The Brian Borcherdt-fronted four-piece from Canada will be touring the UK in support of their fourth album Congrats, which was released in 2016. Combining elements of electro-industrial, noise rock and electronica the ensemble take to Hare & Hounds stage armed with miscellaneous objects, laptops and loop-pedals to…

Thu 17 Aug

£16 / 028 9024 9276

  • 19:30

Langhorne Slim

Country blues performed with punk rock attitude from this anti-folk stalwart of New York's Sidewalk Cafe.

Thu 24 Aug

£13 / 028 9024 9276

Legend: A Tribute to Bob Marley

Celebrate the music of Bob Marley with some of his greatest hits performed live by a talented cast.

Sat 5 Aug

£11 / 028 9024 9276

Nick Mulvey

London-based indie singer-songwriter.

Wed 27 Sep

£19.50 / 028 9024 9276

The Pat Mc Manus Band, The Willie Byrne Band And A Taste Of Rory

The three bands play homage to the music of the late guitarist, Rory Gallagher.

Sat 16 Sep

£12.50 / 028 9024 9276

  • 20:30

Pat McManus Band

Veteran guitarist and former Mama's Boy, mixing hard rock and blues.

Sat 16 Sep

£12.50 / 028 9024 9276

Pearl Jem

The Irish five-piece perform covers from the grunge explosion of the early 1990s.

Sat 21 Oct

£13.50 / 028 9024 9276

Pleasuredome

Pop and rock anthems and chart-toppers from the 80s.

Sat 12 Aug

£10 / 028 9024 9276

U105's Maurice Jay presents a night of 1980s-themed entertainment and music.

  • 20:30

Pleasuredome Christmas Cracker

80s music and nostalgia night.

Sat 12 Aug

£10 / 028 9024 9276

Rews

London and Belfast based pop-rock duo consisting of songstress Shauna Tohill and beat-maker Collette Williams. Jealous Of The Birds, Anto & The Echoes and Pandora Ills support.

Sat 19 Aug

£7 / 028 9024 9276

Ricky Ross

Deacon Blue frontman plays some Deacon Blue classics and some of his solo hits.

Thu 7 Dec

£22.50 / 028 9024 9276

SikTh

Prog metal sextet from Watford.

Wed 13 Dec

£22.50 / 028 9024 9276

Slackers

American rockers influenced by reggae, rocksteady, ska and Jamaican sounds.

Sun 15 Oct

£18 / 028 9024 9276

  • 19:30

The Small Fakers: Small Faces Tribute

The band plays the hits of the rock'n'roll and mod group, including Itchycoo Park, Lazy Sunday and All Or Nothing.

Sat 30 Dec

£15 / 028 9024 9276

Small Fakers Xmas Show

Small Fakers, The worlds best Tribute to The Sensational Small Faces. Coming to Belfast as their last show of the year Celebrating 10years of faking Small Faces

Sat 30 Dec

£16.50 / 028 9024 9276

Springbreak

Classic rock and pop covers.

Sat 11 Nov

£11 / 028 9024 9276

Stu Larsen

The Australian troubadour performs deep and soulful folk-rock with melodic alternative country and blues-rock.

Mon 20 Nov

£11 / 028 9024 9276

These Charming Men: The Smiths Tribute

A tribute to The Smiths & Morrissey from Dublin, Ireland were formed in 1995 and to this day continue to charm fans of The Smiths and Morrissey all around the globe with their live shows.

Sat 18 Nov

£11 / 028 9024 9276

Tom Hickox

Alt. folk singer-songwriter mixing strings and electronica.

Wed 13 Sep

£12 / 028 9024 9276

The Winter Passing

The quartet plays punk rock with support from Aaron Shanley & The Horror Tongues, Vokxen and Jess Edlin.

Sat 29 Jul

£6 / 028 9024 9276

  • 20:30

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