Please note, Northern Ireland is in a lockdown until 5 March 2021. Until then all non-essential retailers, visitor attractions and accommodation providers will be closed and pubs, cafés and restaurants will be open for takeaway only.
The MAC is a cultural hub; selecting, creating and mixing up music, theatre, dance and art.
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.
The MAC is open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm, initially with its galleries and cafe bar.
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
A filmic work and photographic series portraying a melancholic and indecisive figure, unconsciously symptomatic of the neo-liberal era.
Peter Liversidge, whose Sign Paintings for the NHS powerfully captured the public mood during the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, has been commissioned b