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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.

Distortion

13 - 24 Oct 2021

Watch Distortion online - a fictional take on PR spin, sexuality, and the personalities jockeying for position in a cutthroat political arena.

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Anne Tallentire – But This Material…

14 Oct - 21 Nov 2021

Anne Tallentire’s exhibition But this material... brings together key works from the last decade as well as work which is re-imagined for the MAC space.

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Uncle Ray

13 - 14 Oct 2021

The wonders of reality, imagination and family lore collide in this touching new dance duet by David Bolger.

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Sea Sick

16 - 17 Oct 2021

The ocean contains the switch of life. Not land, not the atmosphere. The ocean. And that switch can be turned off.

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Another Lover’s Discourse

29 - 30 Oct 2021

In this inventive new multimedia performance, from one of Palestine’s most exciting contemporary artists, you are invited to think differently about love.

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The Untold Truth of Captain Hook

10 Dec 2021 - 01 Jan 2022

This Christmas, Replay Theatre Company in association with the MAC presents The Untold Truth of Captain Hook.

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