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

Due to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the MAC and its events have been closed to the public until further notice. For more information please visit themaclive.com

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.

The MAC is open 7 days a week, from 8.30am to 6pm, or later on performance nights.

 

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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

Andrew Maxwell – Reality

0.86KM
Sun, 31 May 2020, 7:45pm

Andrew’s out of the jungle and back with his creature comforts, swapping creepy crawlies and rice and beans, for Guinness, good grub and a posh hotel.

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Birth

0.86KM
14 - 16 May 2020

After the success of its critically acclaimed international hit ‘The Nature of Forgetting’, Theatre Re returns to the MAC with a powerful and uplifting piece.

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Chris Kent – Christy Doesn’t Live Here – Cancelled

0.86KM
Fri, 17 Apr 2020, 8:00pm

Cork comedian Chris Kent is back with another show, with more kids, stories and a keep cup to compensate for his guilt about overpopulation.

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Green and Blue

0.86KM
13 - 16 May 2020

A thoughtful production presented by Kabosh Theatre exploring the painful yet humorous realities faced by individuals who patrolled the Irish border.

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In Conversation with Margaret Atwood

0.86KM
10 - 11 Jun 2020

An unmissable and intimate screening, of Margaret Atwood, filmed from the stage of the National Theatre in 2019, spotlighting her signature insight and humour.

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Jen Brister – Under Privilege

0.86KM
Thu, 07 May 2020, 8:00pm

Brister has it all - a wife, kids, a house and a job she loves (sometimes) so what the hell is she moaning about?

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Jessica Fostekew – Hench

0.86KM
Sat, 09 May 2020, 8:00pm

Absolute powershed and regular host of The Guilty Feminist, Jessica Fostekew explores her big strong strength.

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Kiri Pritchard-McLean – Empathy Pains

0.86KM
Sat, 23 May 2020, 8:00pm

Multi-award-winning comedian Kiri Pritchard-McLean is back with her fourth full-length show.

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Ladykiller

0.86KM
24 - 25 Apr 2020

A chambermaid, a hotel room and a dead woman. It’s not what it looks like, really, it’s not. It was self-defence... and anyway, the woman was…

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Political Mother Unplugged

0.86KM
25 - 27 Jun 2020

Shechter II return to the MAC on the 10th anniversary of the iconic masterpiece, Political Mother.

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Sh!t Theatre Drink Rum With Expats

0.86KM
12 - 13 Jun 2020

Celebrating their final year as Europeans, island-monkeys Becca and Louise got invited to the 2018 European Capital of Culture in Malta.

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The Real Housewives of Norn Iron

0.86KM
02 - 21 Jun 2020

You’ve met the real housewives of New York, Atlanta and Cheshire – now let’s meet the REAL housewives of Norn Iron!

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Two

0.86KM
21 Apr - 10 May 2020

Fourteen characters, two actors, one great night out.

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Ventoux

0.86KM
21 - 22 Apr 2020

Ventoux is the most fearsome mountain encountered on the Tour de France. It is also the story of Lance Armstrong and Marco Pantani.

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Wasteland by Gary Clarke Company – Cancelled

0.86KM
03 - 04 Apr 2020

WASTELAND, Gary Clarke’s sequel to COAL, looks at how two generations coped in this era of radical upheaval.

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Deluxe

0.86KM
22 - 23 May 2020

Joey, Ben, Harry, Liam, Sandi and Will - six exceptional young dancers who star in this feast of mesmerising and sublime dance, cleverly fused with the…

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