• Candlelight: The Best of Joe Hisaishi

Candlelight: The Best of Joe Hisaishi

Wed 08 Feb, 2023

Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations never before used for this purpose in Belfast. Buy your tickets now to discover the music of Joe Hisaishi at Ulster Museum under the gentle glow of candlelight.

General Info
📍 Venue: Ulster Museum 
📅 Dates and times: 17 March at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. (select during purchase)
⏳ Duration: 60 minutes (doors open 40 mins prior to the start time and late entry is not permitted)
👤 Age requirement: 12+. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult
♿ Accessibility: this venue is wheelchair accessible
❓ View the FAQs for this event here
🪑 Seating is assigned on a first come first served basis in each zone
🕯️ If you would like to book a private concert (min 40+ people), please click here
🎻 Check out all the Candlelight concerts in Belfast


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  • Princess Mononoke
  • And many more!


  • String quartet - to be announced!

User reviews

based on 90 reviews
  • Was a beautiful setting. The quartet was very engaging with the crowd and played beautifully. They definitely did the music justice and the whole experience was worth every penny. Would 100% go again and recommend it to family and friends.
  • Fantastic night. Fabulous arrangements of my favourite Studio Ghibli soundtracks, beautifully played.
  • Really great evening, the performers were great and seemed to really enjoy themselves. Lovely atmosphere
  • Was an Excellent live performance! Both me and My Two Sisters really enjoyed it 👍
  • Absolutely amazing! Cried during the performance as the music was so beautiful, highly recommended!
  • An absolutely dream from beginning to finish. Rather than a concert, I felt like I was listening to a beautiful conversation between instruments.
  • Wonderful experience; well played and beautiful surroundings. would definitely recommend!!
  • Beautiful experience, amazing musicians. Really enjoyed the evening
  • Tonight’s Candlelight Concert at the Ulster Museum was a truly magical experience that we will treasure forever. ARCO String Quartet were superb & the intimate venue was perfect too! Looking forward to the next one 🤗
  • came in with high expectations and came out very happy :)
  • wonderful event. Everyone was very welcoming and no waiting in line. The quartet musicians were kind enough to chat afterwards. loved the small intimate atmosphere with candles.
  • Definitely worth the money, great show with great music. Would be amazing if there was a projector showcasing some of the scenes from animations they played but a part from that - stunning!
  • It was an amazing experience. Very calming music and very good musicians. Will definitely recommend it. Simply a beautiful experience.
  • Amazing, has made me want to attend more events in the future
  • Fantastic intimate evening of music.

How to get there?

Ulster Museum

Botanic Gardens, Stranmillis Road, Belfast, BT9 5AB

Select date and session

17 Mar
7:00 PM
9:00 PM
Zone D for £15.00 per person
Zone C for £25.00 per person
Zone B for £30.00 per person
Zone A for £35.00 per person
1 ticket