The MAC (Metropolitan Arts Centre), Belfast's brand new arts venue. We're selecting, creating and mixing up music, theatre, dance and art - bringing you the very best of local and international talent under one roof.
Our world-class venue in Belfast's Cathedral Quarter is home to all kinds of exhibitions, theatre performances, experimental works and endless goings-on. The MAC is somewhere with something for all ages and interests. That's why we're jam-packed with diverse and extraordinary things to see and do.
In April 2016, the MAC celebrated its 4th birthday. Since opening in 2012, it has welcomed 1.1 million visitors, hosted more than 3,000 live performances, 25 visual art exhibitions and hundreds of family workshops and activities. 73,520 people have taken part in our learning and participation programme and our amazing team of 100 MACtivists have volunteered 1,000s of hours of their time to make the MAC a wonderful place to visit.
The MAC is an award winning facility that has 2 theatres (a 250 seater and a 120 seater), 3 art galleries, 1 rehearsal space, 1 dance studio, 3 education and workshop rooms, 4 offices for resident art groups, 1 restaurant and bar (NATIVE by Yellow Door), 1 artist-in-residence studio and 1 permanent artwork.
Directions to The MAC
The MAC is in Saint Anne's Square (right behind St. Anne's Cathedral and beside the University of Ulster) in Belfast's bustling Cathedral Quarter. Our main entrance is off the square, but you can also pop in via Exchange Street West. We're just a short walk from the centre of Belfast and easy to reach, whatever mode of transport you use. By foot: View the MAC Map - themaclive.com/visiting-the-mac/location By car: You can park securely at Saint Anne's Square multi-storey car park, which is on Edward Street right beside the MAC. The car park is open 24 hours. By bus: The nearest bus stop is at the University of Ulster, York Street. Services to this stop include the Airport Express 300 to Belfast International Airport. By train: Great Victoria Street or Central train stations are the handiest. Visit the Translink website for full public transport information for Belfast.