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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.

 
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  • 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.

Ron Mueck

0.82 KM
28 Sep - 05 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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Another Lover’s Discourse ليه خلتني احبك

0.82 KM
22 - 23 Oct 2022

Another Lover’s Discourse is a solo theatre show created & performed by Riham Isaac that encourages a more open conversation romantic relationships.

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Dinner With Groucho by Frank McGuinness

0.82 KM
05 - 09 Oct 2022

An evening that promises blistering wit, brilliant buffoonery, and reflections on the ephemeral nature of life. Belfast International Arts Festival 2022.

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How To Fail As a Popstar

0.82 KM
06 - 08 Oct 2022

In How to Fail as a Popstar, the singer and writer tells us about her path to the margins of fame as a “not quite” major…

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Fighting and The Resilience of the Body

0.82 KM
Thu, 13 Oct 2022, 7:45pm

Experience the new voices and beats coming out of North Africa with a double bill of meditative, contemporary dance from one of North Africa’s rising stars.

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UNTITLED 14KM

0.82 KM
Sat, 15 Oct 2022, 7:45pm

UNTITLED 14 KM, explores how the art world sees and understands contemporary art in its relation with identity, specifically Arab identity.

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The Kingdom of Shades – Signe Blanc and Portrait of Frédéric Tavernini

0.82 KM
21 - 22 Oct 2022

Noé Soulier, a rising figure in modern choreography, brings a tremendous double bill of solo works to the MAC.

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Navy Blue

0.82 KM
25 - 26 Oct 2022

BIAF continues its support of internationally acclaimed local dance maker, Oona Doherty by co-commissioning her most ambitious project to date, Navy Blue.

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Elisabeth Gets Her Way

0.82 KM
28 - 29 Oct 2022

Festival favourite and leading European dance artist, Jan Martens returns to Belfast to perform in his new solo, Elisabeth Gets Her Way,

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Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools

0.82 KM
04 - 05 Nov 2022

A dramatic meeting between two extraordinary artists, examining their intertwined histories, colonial legacies and the changing climate we all face.

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The Queen In Me

0.82 KM
18 - 19 Oct 2022

A thrilling performance that combines theatre, opera, comedy and drama, and exploring the many ways that race, gender, and sexuality are policed in the opera

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MAC Saturday Art Club: Mini Mueck

0.82 KM
Sat, 08 Oct 2022, 10:00am

Inspired by the extraordinarily life-like sculptures by Ron Mueck, kids will get to sculpt their very own figures with clay, guided by an artist.

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MAC Saturday Art Club: Shadow Explorers

0.82 KM
Sat, 08 Oct 2022, 12:00pm

Inspired by Ron Mueck's giant sculpture In Bed in the Upper Gallery, kids will get to play with scale in this exciting new workshop.

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Ron’s World

0.82 KM
15 - 23 Oct 2022

Welcome into Ron's World. A world in which mini and monumental sit side-by-side. A world that makes us wonder how others think and feel.

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MAC Saturday Art Club: Puppet Emporium

0.82 KM
Sat, 12 Nov 2022, 1:00pm

An afternoon of family fun in the MAC, kids and their adults will get to make puppets in the style of Indonesian shadow puppetry.

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‘Life-Like’ Life Drawing

0.82 KM
Sat, 05 Nov 2022, 10:00am

This ‘Life-Like’ Life Drawing class gives young budding artists the opportunity to build their life drawing skills in the Upper Gallery of the MAC.

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Emer Maguire – Up To High Doh

0.82 KM
Fri, 18 Nov 2022, 8:00pm

This is laugh out loud comedy intertwined with poignancy and heart. Join Emer, one of Northern Ireland's brightest new comedy stars.

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The King of East Belfast

0.82 KM
Sat, 12 Nov 2022, 8:00pm

Find out the story of how gambling came to be legalised in Belfast; the extraordinary story of ordinary people and the sacrifices that were made along…

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Gearóid Farrelly: Glamour Hammer

0.82 KM
Fri, 07 Oct 2022, 8:00pm

Gearóid Farrelly will be performing live comedy at the MAC, touching on big issues such as mental health, masculinity and relationships.

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On The Shelf

0.82 KM
09 - 23 Dec 2022

Starring Tara Lynne O’Neill (Ma Mary from Derry Girls) as Paula who, this Christmas Eve, finds herself firmly back on the shelf. Adults only.

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Free your Soul by Shelley Lowry Drama School

0.82 KM
Sat, 01 Oct 2022, 7:30pm

Shelley Lowry Drama School returns to the MAC for one more night of a story about how the best 90s music brought two warring sides of…

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Maggie – Yer Ma!

0.82 KM
25 Jan - 12 Feb 2023

Loveable rogue Maggie Muff is BACK with a bang in this highly anticipated sequel to Leesa Harker’s smash hit trilogy!

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Cinderella

0.82 KM
01 Dec 2022 - 08 Jan 2023

You shall go to the ball, and have a ball too at this enchanting show for the whole family. Cinderella comes to the MAC.

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