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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.

Bronze - Green Tourism Accredited
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.

Luisa Omielan: Bitter

0.82 KM
Fri, 12 Apr 2024, 7:45pm

Luisa Omielan is a comedic force of nature. She takes to The MAC stage on 12 April 2024.

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Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered

0.82 KM
Sat, 13 Apr 2024, 7:45pm

Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered will be performed by soprano Wendy Ferguson and pianist Ruth McGinley, with songs from the golden age of music theatre.

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Young Frankenstein: The Musical

0.82 KM
23 - 27 Apr 2024
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Young Frankenstein, the electrifyingly entertaining musical comedy comes to The MAC Belfast in April from award-winning St Agnes' Choral Society.

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Seann Walsh: Back from the Bed

0.82 KM
Fri, 31 May 2024, 7:45pm

Catch Seann Walsh at The MAC on 31 May 2025 on his 'Back from the Bed' tour!

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Nick Cope’s Family Show

0.82 KM
Sun, 09 Jun 2024, 11:00am

Nick Cope has been writing and recording his beautiful and totally unique songs for children and their families for over 10 years.

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The Highstool Prophets Live

0.82 KM
Fri, 28 Jun 2024, 7:45pm

After a successful sold out appearance in 2023, The Highstool Prophets return to The MAC for what is sure to be another memorable evening's entertainment.

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