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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.

Maggie – Yer Ma!

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02 - 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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Tim Key | Mulberry

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Sat, 06 May 2023, 7:45pm

Ruminations about the great indoors with a bit of stamping around. Velour tracksuit, continental lagers, some “poetry”.

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New Exits: 10 Years of Painting Shows

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02 Feb - 26 Mar 2023

To mark the end of our 10th anniversary celebrations the MAC will present a major exhibition of new painting.

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Grace’s Green Gadgets!

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Thu, 16 Feb 2023, 11:00am

Grace invites families to step into her electrical workshop for a very special show where she explores some really cool Green Gadgets.

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Bakineering: From A – B

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Fri, 17 Feb 2023, 12:00pm

In this brand-new family show join Andrew Smyth, on an edible exploration of the engineering that helps us travel around the world.

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Science with Dr Xand!

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Sat, 18 Feb 2023, 12:00pm

Dr Xand van Tulleken returns to NI Science Festival for another family-friendly show packed with stunts, crazy experiments and amazing facts!

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Rude Science with Stefan Gates (Belfast)

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Sat, 25 Feb 2023, 12:00pm

Scientist and presenter Stefan Gates is back, answering the questions that everyone is too shy to ask! Live discussions.

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30 Years of Doom with John & Brenda Romero

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Fri, 24 Feb 2023, 7:30pm

Join the annual NI Science Festival as they celebrate 30 years of one of the most influential video games ever made in the first person shooter…

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The Science of DMT & Ayahuasca

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Fri, 17 Mar 2023, 5:00pm

Join Imperial College’s Dr Chris Timmermann - one of the world’s leading DMT neuroscientists – as he explains how DMT is currently used.

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The Science of Magic Mushrooms

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Fri, 17 Feb 2023, 7:30pm

Join Dr Chris Timmermann as you explore the avenues of the psychedelic revolution in mental health and the pharmacology of psilocybin.

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Idea Jam

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Fri, 17 Feb 2023, 10:00am

Idea Jam is a chance for creators to finally sculpt that secret, nebulous idea they've been chipping away at for years into one that's ready to…

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A Brush with Technology

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18 - 19 Feb 2023

What happens when art & science collide? Find out in this fun interactive workshop, led by a YAA visual artist.

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Benjamin Black – Belly Woman: Birth, Blood & Ebola

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Sat, 18 Feb 2023, 2:00pm

Dr Benjamin Black is at The MAC to chat about his 'eye opening and inspirational book', Belly Woman: Birth, Blood and Ebola, The Untold Story.

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The Science of Dreams

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Thu, 23 Feb 2023, 5:00pm

Dr Jonathan Iliff will explain the current theories on how and why we dream, what goes on in our brain and how you can enhance your…

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The Science of Psychedelics – The Future of Mental Health?

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Thu, 23 Feb 2023, 7:30pm

Join NHS doctor, Jonathan Iliff, for a journey through the past, present and future use of psychedelic drugs to treat mental illness.

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Removed

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Sat, 04 Feb 2023, 8:00pm

Removed is a funny, moving and affecting insight into the experiences of a young man sharing his story of living within the state care system.

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Saturday Art Club: Feeling Colour

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Sat, 11 Feb 2023, 11:00am

Can colours make us feel happy or sad? Experiment with different colours to see which colours we associate with different emotions.

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The Barber of Seville

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Wed, 15 Feb 2023, 7:45pm

Bribery, deception and disguise in this classic comic opera at the MAC for one night only.

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Saturday Art Club: Let’s Create a Majestic Landscape

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18 Mar - 18 Feb 2023

Take inspiration from their exhibition and build your own wonderful, extra-large landscape at the MAC.

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Saturday Art Club: Watercolour Worlds

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Sat, 18 Mar 2023, 1:00pm

Children will create their very own painting inspired by New Exits: 10 Years of Painting Shows, the current exhibition at the MAC.

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Something Different by Keith Singleton

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21 - 25 Mar 2023

Tinderbox Theatre Company and Keith Singleton present a feverish carnal comedy that shines a very awkward light on relationships.

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WASTELAND

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27 - 28 Apr 2023

WASTELAND dives headfirst into a gritty story of loss, hope, escapism, and survival.

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George Murphy and The Rising Sons

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Sat, 29 Apr 2023, 7:45pm

An 8-piece band combining traditional Irish instrumentswith Rock 'n' Roll instruments, featuring banjos, fiddles, bass guitar, percussion and more.

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Gretchen Peters Live in Concert

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Wed, 03 May 2023, 7:45pm

2022 marks the 25th year since Gretchen Peters first set foot on a UK stage. She returns live in concert at The MAC.

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Jazz Up The 80s with the Jay Rayner Sextet

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Sat, 13 May 2023, 7:45pm

Restaurant critic Jay Rayner leads an ensemble of top flight musicians through a vivid night of the very best of song-writing and jazz.

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Dirtbirds’ #NoFilter

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Fri, 19 May 2023, 7:45pm

Dirtbirds, the comedy duo and internet sensation, present their hilarious new show #NoFilters, looking at modern day women's pressures.

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Laughs with Raff

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Sat, 20 May 2023, 11:00am

Multi-award-winning comedian, Paddy Raff, is back with something special – a unique family-friendly live comedy show.

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The Science of ADHD: Navigating Neurodiversity in a Neurotypical World

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Tue, 23 May 2023, 7:00pm

Learn the science and history of treatment options for ADHD in this enlightening talk with expert researcher Dr Jane Segdwick-Müller.

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The Belfast Ma: The Tenerife Two

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23 - 24 Jun 2023

Enjoy the antics of everyone's favourite Ma, Sadie Devine and her sister Theresa as they embark on their 3-Star All Exclusive Holiday to Tenerife.

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Ralph McTell, ‘From There to Here’

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Thu, 02 Nov 2023, 7:30pm

A performer for 50 years', his show is a night of lyrical songs and stories interspersed with some of the finest fingerstyle guitar playing in the…

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Jenny Eclair: Sixty PLUS! (FFS!)

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Sun, 05 Nov 2023, 7:45pm

Having hit 60 (but still a year younger than Madonna), Jenny Eclair AKA ‘The Face of Vagisan’ confronts a new decade of decrepitude.

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Belfast Restaurant Week at The MAC Cafe Bar – Lunch for £10

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20 - 26 Feb 2023

Belfast Restaurant Week is returning to Belfast City Centre from 20 -26 February 2023 supported by Belfast One, Cathedral Quarter and Linen Quarter.

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