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On a Club Night, expect a young vibe as a popular haunt for local students.  It's a smaller and more intimate venue for live gigs and a favourite with touring artists visiting the city.  Always busy.

The Limelight

17 Ormeau Avenue, Belfast BT2 8HD 028 9032 7007

We say

The Limelight first opened its doors in 1984 and has hosted a wide and diverse range of live performances from John Martyn to Primal Scream and Two Door Cinema Club to Slayer...  Recent expansion has seen the interior broken down into two separate venues; Limelight 1 and Limelight 2.  In addition there's Katy Daly's pub and the Rock Garden outdoor terrace.  On Club nights all four spaces are often used, i.e.  Tuesday's Circus Night sees four DJs, circus performers and animal dancers perform across the entire complex.  Check the website for the current list of Club Nights and themes.  A stream of live performers grace the stage at both Limelight 1 and Limelight 2 on a regular basis.  Join the Limelight mailing list to be the first to hear about upcoming shows or check the venue's listings on Ticketmaster.  It's a popular haunt for the city's students and young people on Club Nights while the venue's intimacy makes it a favourite for music lovers of all ages when there are live gigs on.  The addition of the Rock Garden terrace increases its popularity on summer evenings.

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How much?

Club Nights range from £3-£5 entry fee.

Gig prices vary depending on performer.


  • Bar
  • Dance
  • Live Music
  • Nightlife
  • Pub


Check website for Club Night details.  Pub open all year round.

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