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 36 events at this location

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AC?DC: AC/DC Tribute

The band plays classic rock covers.

Sat 17 Feb 2018

£15 / 028 9024 9276

The Bjorn Identity

Performing ABBA hits including 'Dancing Queen', 'Mamma Mia', 'Knowing Me Knowing You', 'Voulez Vous', 'Waterloo' and many more, this Irish tribute act features plenty of audience participation and costume changes.

Sat 2 Dec

£12 / 028 9024 9276

The Bjorn Identity: Abba Tribute

The iconic Swedish foursome have their famous songs performed live.

Sat 2 Dec

£12 / 028 9024 9276

  • 20:30

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 13 Jan 2018

£12 / 028 9024 9276

CC Houlihan's Elvis: Elvis Presley Tribute

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

Sat 13 Jan 2018

£12 / 028 9024 9276

  • 20:30

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

Brooklyn indie rockers.

Sat 19 May 2018

£19.50 / 028 9024 9276

Dirty DC: AC/DC Tribute

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

Sat 12 May 2018

£13 / 028 9024 9276

Duke Special

AKA Peter Wilson from Belfast, who has impressed the White Stripes and the Hives with his gramophone-backed after-hours balladeering and jaunty piano pop.

Fri 23 Feb 2018

£19.50 / 028 9024 9276

The Empire Laughs Back Comedy Club

Guest acts take to the stage for an evening of stand-up, with alternating MCs Colin Murphy and Jake O'Kane.

Tue 28 Nov

£8 ( £7) / 028 9024 9276

  • 20:00

Tue 5 Dec

£8 ( £7) / 028 9024 9276

  • 20:00

Tue 12 Dec

£8 ( £7) / 028 9024 9276

  • 20:00

Tue 19 Dec

£8 ( £7) / 028 9024 9276

  • 20:00

Gascan Ruckus

The punk rock/power pop four-piece performs.

Thu 21 Dec

£7 / 028 9024 9276

Geoff Tate

The singer-songwriter tours in support of his third studio album, Operation Mindcrime, which he recorded with his progressive heavy metal band Queensryche.

Fri 12 Jan 2018

£22.50 / 028 9024 9276

  • 20:30

Guns Vs Roses: Guns N Roses Tribute

The band performs classic rock covers in the style of Axl Rose's popular US group.

Sat 3 Feb 2018

£11 / 028 9024 9276

Hayseed Dixie

Bluegrass covers of the hard rockin' sounds of AC/DC, Motörhead, Queen and other rock monsters plus an increasing number of comedy originals creeping into the set. The band perform tracks from their back catalogue as well as their new album, Free Your Mind and Your Grass Will Follow.

Wed 31 Jan 2018

£17.50 / 028 9024 9276

Hermitage Green

Five piece folk rock outfit based in Limerick

Fri 24 Nov

£14 / 028 9024 9276

Hue & Cry

Soulful pop, jazzy influences and urban grooves from Scotrock veterans Pat and Greg Kane.

Fri 2 Mar 2018

£25 / 028 9024 9276

The Illegals

The renowned, classic-rock tribute band take to the stage to perform the music of the Eagles and Fleetwood Mac.

Sat 27 Jan 2018

£11 / 028 9024 9276

Kaz Hawkins Band

Northern Ireland blues darling Kaz Hawkins is no longer its best-kept secret. The musical prodigy won the Pure M Award for 2015 All-Ireland Best Female artist; she also accepted the prestigious Barry Middleton Award for Emerging Artist at the British Blues Awards last September. Her stellar rise to success is due to…

Thu 30 Nov

£15 / 028 9024 9276

The Kaz Hawkins Band

Following support slots with Van Morrison, Nanci Griffiths and Chris Farlowe, the five-piece Kaz Hawkins Band from Belfast are continuing to grow in stature. Fronted by the soulful singer-guitarist, who has been compared to Etta James, Mavis Staples and Janis Joplin, the band performs rousing self-penned blues, soul and…

Thu 30 Nov

£15 / 028 9024 9276

  • 20:30

Ken Haddock's Whiskey & Shortbread Supper Club

Empire's Sunday night resident hero, folk singer-songwriter Ken Haddock and his band of seasoned musicians make the short hop from the basement to the Music Hall. With support from Amanda Agnew.

Sun 17 Dec

Free / 028 9024 9276

  • 19:00

Lonesome George

The four-piece combo from Belfast featuring Myles McCormack, Joe Campbell-McArdle, Dermot Moynagh and Steven Laughran perform traditional numbers, fusion and folk.

Fri 24 Nov

Free / 028 9024 9276

  • 22:30

Nick Mulvey

London-based indie singer-songwriter.

Thu 22 Mar 2018

£19.50 / 028 9024 9276

The Oh Hellos

American folk-rock duo consisting of siblings Tyler and Maggie Heath. Support from Sound Of The Sirens.

Fri 26 Jan 2018

£10 / 028 9024 9276

Pleasuredome Christmas Cracker

80s music and nostalgia night.

Sat 9 Dec

£10 / 028 9024 9276

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

Sat 16 Dec

£10 / 028 9024 9276

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

  • 20:30

£10 / 028 9024 9276

Raised On Rock

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

Fri 15 Dec

£10 / 028 9024 9276

RavenEye

The power-rock trio, fronted by multi-award winning guitarist-singer Oli Brown.

Fri 9 Feb 2018

£11.50 / 028 9024 9276

RavenEye

This hard-rocking trio was formed in 2014 by multi-award winning guitarist-singer Oli Brown, plus drummer Kev Hickman and Aussie bassist Aaron Spiers. So far they have achieved over 150,000 plays of their single Breaking Out on Soundcloud, which was chosen as a Rock Magazine track of the week.

Fri 9 Feb 2018

£11.50 / 028 9024 9276

  • 20:30

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

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

The Temperance Movement

Blues drenched rock'n'roll.

Wed 28 Feb 2018

£13.50 / 028 9024 9276

Three Trapped Tigers

The instrumental three-piece who hail from London, perform their noise-rock material that incorporates a wide range of influences.

Fri 19 Jan 2018

£20 / 028 9024 9276

Tom Robinson

The veteran singer-songwriter, bassist and activist performs from Only The Now, his first album in 20 years.

Wed 6 Dec

£20 / 028 9024 9276

UK Subs

Legendary old school punks formed back in 1976.

Sat 16 Jun 2018

£20 / 028 9024 9276

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