What’s on | January

1st January 2020


Comedy King Jake O’Kane brings his brand-new show  to the Ulster Hall | 9-12th Jan 2020.

‘Walking The Line’ sees Northern Ireland’s most popular comic once again cast his caustic eye over the events of the last year. As always, nothing and no-one are beyond attack as Jake continues his sixth year of sell-out tours.

Tickets from £25:



The Rise of Student Debt | 9th – 10th Jan @ Filthy McNasty’s – Dublin Road

The miracle that happens 3 times a year where eating beans on toast is nothing but a distant memory…. for about 2 weeks… Loans are in, wits are out!

Free event from 8pm:



Brian Kennedy | Europa Hotel on the 10th January from 9pm

One of Belfast’s greatest voices, Brian Kennedy returns to the Europa Hotel for an unforgettable performance in an intimate setting.

Package options including an overnight stay are also available:



Snow Patrol | Reworked on Friday 17th January

Intimate Album Launch @ Limelight

To celebrate the release of their new album ‘Reworked’, Snow Patrol will be performing an intimate album launch show at Limelight, Belfast on Friday 17th January at 8:30pm.



Ulster Hall| Howard Shelley at 70 on the 17th January

This concert is an opportunity to celebrate Shelley’s 70th birthday in fine musical style. An elegant performer of Mozart, bringing out all the charm and drama of the music. So, join the Ulster Orchestra in celebrated a long and treasured relationship with the pianist and conductor.

Tickets from £10:



Ulster Hall | Kilfenora Céilí Band 18th January 7.30pm

Get ready as the Kilfenora Céilí Band bring their first ever show to the Ulster Hall. The Kilfenora Céilí Band is a globally-recognised name. Formed in 1909- over the decades the band has traversed the globe. With a night of some of the most classic Irish folk songs- it is bound to lift your post-Christmas Blues!

Tickets from £26- https://www.ulsterhall.co.uk/what-s-on/the-kilfenora-c%C3%A9il%C3%AD-band/



BINGO LOCO | Belfast’s Biggest Rave @ Limelight | 18th & 31st January

Bingo Loco has taken the world by storm. Organisers have flipped Bingo on its head with rave rounds, conga lines, dance offs, lip sync battles, glow sticks and prizes ranging from holidays to cars to lawnmowers.

This is one rave not to be missed – coming to Belfast on 2 occasions this month!




Ulster Hall| Chinese New Year Celebrations: 19th January

Come and enjoy the Chinese New Year 2020 at the Ulster Hall. This spectacular celebration of cultural dance, including the Chinese Dragon & Lion Dance, Chinese Martial Arts, Japanese Dance, Filipino Dance, Break Dance, Irish Dancing, Polish Dance, Chinese Traditional Dance, Tai Chi, Brazilian Dance, Indian Dance, Jonny Juggle and Ulster Scot is not to be missed!

Tickets from £2 :



The Felice Brothers @ Limelight | 22nd January

Unschooled illegal street / subway musicians from the start, their distinct brand of song writing and the lawless sound they’ve forged, has earned them comparisons to Woodie Guthrie, Neil Young, Walt Whitman, Bob Dylan and James Brown. They now find their homemade recordings played on a growing list of FM radio dials across the USA!

Tickets from £22 :



James St | La Rioja Alta Dinner | 22nd January

James St are delighted to be hosting Francisco from La Rioja Alta vineyard for a fantastic tasting of wines matched perfectly to a four-course tasting menu. La Rioja Alta is one of the most resolutely traditional bodegas in the region. With the wines succeeding in retaining striking vigour and fruit whilst undergoing their length period in class- this is not to be missed.



Ulster Hall | Lunchtime Concert: Sparkling Symphonies | Thursday 23 January 2020 at 12:30

Take time out on your lunch break for the perfect alcohol-free treat – a pair of effervescent symphonies with all the bubble and glamour of champagne! Haydn’s Symphony No.27 fizzes along tunefully and energetically (listen out for echoes of the Arrival of the Queen of Sheba in the first movement) while Stravinsky’s Symphony in C takes its cue from the ‘Grand Cru vintage’ of symphonic writing, modelled on the music of Beethoven.

Tickets from £7.50:



Ulster Hall | The Elvis Spectacular Show 23rd January 7.30pm

The Elvis Spectacular Show is coming so prepare to be ‘All Shook Up’. The next best thing to Elvis will give you all the biggest hits from the 20th century’s King of Rock and Roll. The audience can expect to be wowed by the authenticity, with even the same costumer designer as the King himself. So please, have A Little Less Conversation and book your tickets now before it’s too late!

Tickets from £23.50- https://www.ulsterhall.co.uk/what-s-on/elvis-experience/


Ulster Hall | Tommy Emmanuel 26th January 8pm

The Australian guitarist has enough musical milestones to satisfy several lifetimes since he was touring Australia with his family band from the age six. Now, he plays hundreds of sold-out shows every year. Tommy’s solo guitar playing encompasses the range of a whole band. No loop pedals, no overdubs, just one man and ten fingers!

Tickets from £27.50- https://www.ulsterhall.co.uk/what-s-on/tommy-emmanuel/



Ulster Hall| Mendelssohn in Italy – 31st January

The Ulster Orchestra presents Mendelssohn in Italy with Gemma New, Principal Guest Conductor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, who will conduct a concert packed full of melodic sparkle and loaded with enough rhythm to help you dance away your winter months! It shines with the sunshine of Italy and draws on traditional Italian dances such as the saltarello and tarantella for its fizzing finale.

Tickets from £5:


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