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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.

The MAC is currently closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. However, you can keep up to date with their online programme on their website, and across social media.

 

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MAC
  • 10 Exchange Street West
  • Belfast
  • Antrim
  • BT1 2NJ
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.

Ambera Wellmann: UnTurning

0.86 KM
31 Jul - 08 Aug 2021

UnTurning is the first exhibition in the UK & Ireland by Canadian-born and New York-based painter Ambera Wellmann.

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Maya Balcioglu

0.86 KM
31 Jul - 08 Aug 2021

An exhibition of work by Balcioglu, which is deliberative and intended for consideration or discussion.

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Jaap Pieters: The Eye of Amsterdam

0.86 KM
31 Jul - 08 Aug 2021

Dutch artist Jaap Pieters is a stalwart specialist of Super 8mm filmmaking. His films will be shown on three rotating showreels in this exhibition.

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