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The MAC is a cultural hub; selecting, creating and mixing up music, theatre, dance and art.

The 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 offers something for all ages and interests. That is why they are jam-packed with diverse and extraordinary things to see and do.

The MAC is a cultural hub and a vital shared space in Belfast. Open 363 days per year, the MAC offers an eclectic programme of visual art, theatre, dance, family workshops and lots more.

The MAC is an award winning facility that has two theatres (a 350 seater and a 120 seater), three art galleries, one rehearsal space, one dance studio, three education and workshop rooms, four offices for resident art groups, one restaurant and bar, one artist-in-residence studio and one permanent artwork.

The Permanent Present is the MAC's only permanent artwork, a major sculptural work by Irish artist Mark Garry commissioned by The Thomas Devlin Fund and the MAC. The sculpture consists of 400 metal wires in the main foyer of the MAC, creating a spectrum of colour that travels through the space akin to a beam of light refracting and reflecting. The installation reflects The Thomas Devlin Fund's commitment to highlighting the futility of violence as well as the hopes and aspirations of the young people.

 
MAC
  • 10 Exchange Street West
  • Belfast
  • Antrim
  • BT1 2NJ

Top Reasons To Visit

  • Two theatres and three art galleries
  • Café Bar open daily offering breakfast, lunch and kids menus, and a full bar
  • Free art exhibitions
  • Free family room, packed with games, books and toys
  • Breastfeeding friendly, baby changing facilities and family workshops
  • On the Street Where We Live - Audio Play Series

    On The Street Where We Live is the brand new MAC audio play series about the streets we’re living on in the times we’re living through.

    Produced in the MAC’s Audio Lab by local playwrights, creatives and actors, all eight of the 10 minute long episodes are available to listen to here: themaclive.com.

Political Murals Street Art & Peace Gate by Belfastology

0.82 KM
28 Jun 2022 - 26 Feb 2023

On this 2.5 hour Walk, you will discover some of the modern street art, by International Street Artists, Belfast is now becoming known for.

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Claire Barclay: Thrum

0.82 KM
29 Jun - 03 Jul 2022

In this exhibition Barclay includes a series of tactile sculptural environments, where large-scale forms, made predominantly from fabrics and metals.

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Chris McGlade: Forgiveness

0.82 KM
Sat, 23 Jul 2022, 7:00pm

Inspiring uproarious laughter, tears of sincerity and standing ovations, Chris’ conscientious comedy and cutting-edge poetry make for a unforgettable show.

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The Producers

0.82 KM
25 - 27 Aug 2022

Bialystock and Bloom! Those names should strike terror and hysteria in anyone familiar with Mel Brooks' classic cult comedy film.

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It Was Only A Dream: Duke Special & Friends

0.82 KM
Thu, 30 Jun 2022, 7:45pm

Join Duke Special and friends for a night of songs discovered from old sheet music. Sit back and be brought on a song-journey through, time, place…

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Ron Mueck

0.82 KM
29 Jul - 20 Nov 2022

This is the first exhibition of Mueck’s work in Ireland and can be viewed in the MAC from 29 July - 20 November 2022.

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Stefan Sagmeister in Conversation

0.82 KM
Fri, 01 Jul 2022, 6:00pm

Hear critically acclaimed graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister discuss his practice and new exhibition, Beautiful Numbers.

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The Looking Glass Anthology Showcase | Docs Ireland

0.82 KM
Sat, 02 Jul 2022, 8:00pm

Join the Belfast Film Festival for an evening of screenings, live performance and chat with Matt McGinn, Rachael Boyd, Elma Orkestra, Stephen Sexton & Malojian.

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