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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 open 7 days a week, from 10am to 6pm‚ or later on performance nights.
 
MAC Moments
MAC
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10 Exchange Street West,
Belfast.
BT1 2NJ

Top Reasons To Visit

  • Two theatres and three art galleries
  • Award-winning restaurant and coffee shop
  • Curator and artist tours
  • Free family room, packed with games, books and toys
  • Finalist for the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the year 2015

The Alien’s Guide to Dance Gone Wrong

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Sat, 09 Mar 2019, 2:30pm See All Dates (4)

Created by renowned choreographer Lea Anderson, with music by Steve Blake, costumes and objects by visual artist Tim Spooner and lighting design by Ciaran Bagna...

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Expedition Peter Pan

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Wed, 13 Mar 2019, 7:00pm

Dutch company Het Laagland promise a wild adventure of imagination, rediscovery and hilarious surprises in this quirky, high-energy show based on one of the bes...

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Cora Bissett: What Girls Are Made Of

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Wed, 01 May 2019, 7:45pm See All Dates (5)

Based on her meticulously detailed teenage diaries, this is the true story of Cora Bissett’s rollercoaster journey from the girl she was to the woman she wanted...

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James Acaster: Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999

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Sun, 10 Nov 2019, 7:45pm

Comedian James Acaster is back with his brand new show for 2019.

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The Rap Guide to Consciousness

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Tue, 19 Feb 2019, 7:45pm

An exploration of the scientific study of consciousness in a hip-hop comedy, fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe and off-Broadway run at the Soho Playhouse.

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BILLY

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Thu, 16 May 2019, 8:00pm See All Dates (3)

Life is messy. BILLY has a multi-purpose, reasonably-priced, space-saving solution.

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Chris Kent: Looking Up

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Fri, 08 Feb 2019, 8:00pm

Cork comedian Chris Kent returns to the MAC with his 6th solo show Looking Up.

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Christine Bovill PIAF

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Fri, 17 May 2019, 7:45pm

Nothing but a voice, singing of life’s triumphs and tragedies. 

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Fallen Fruit

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Sat, 11 May 2019, 8:00pm

A story of love, breaking free and Europe, from Two Destination Language.

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Kaz Hawkins

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Sun, 09 Jun 2019, 7:45pm

Kaz Hawkins returns to the MAC where she sold out in 2018 with her hard hitting show My Life And I. This time Kaz is bringing new material, a new stage set and...

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Kieran Hodgson '75'

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Tue, 07 May 2019, 8:00pm

Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show nominee 2018.

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Killymuck

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Thu, 13 Jun 2019, 8:00pm See All Dates (2)

Killymuck is a black comedy based on a fictitious housing estate in N.Ireland.

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Mother’s Ruin: A Cabaret About Gin

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Wed, 15 May 2019, 7:45pm See All Dates (2)

Hysterical and historical, take a raucous journey through 18th Century London, New York speakeasies, the Australian bush and the jungles of Peru, with comic cab...

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Cotton Fingers

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Fri, 22 Mar 2019, 8:00pm See All Dates (2)

A smart, funny young Northern Irish woman has a big decision to make about her future.

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Rambert 2 Mixed Bill

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Fri, 22 Feb 2019, 7:45pm

Rambert2 is a new group of the world’s best young dancers, coming together to showcase the most exhilarating and fierce choreography around today.

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Rich Hall's Hoedown

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Wed, 29 May 2019, 7:45pm See All Dates (2)

If you’ve only ever watched Rich Hall on TV, you haven’t seen the half of it.

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Valentine's Roller Disco

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Thu, 14 Feb 2019, 7:00pm See All Dates (2)

Back by popular demand, The MAC's roller party is the perfect antidote to Valentine’s night. Or turn it into a date night with a twist.

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Something In The Air

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Sat, 01 Jun 2019, 3:00pm See All Dates (14)

On the 15 August 1969, Bombay Street in West Belfast was burned to the ground.

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Bubble Show: Milkshake And The Bubble Flower

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Mon, 22 Apr 2019, 2:00pm See All Dates (3)

Milkshake’s bubble flower cannot survive a cold winter without bubbles so she must get help from Dr Bubble – and quick! Smoke bubbles, giant bubbles, carousels,...

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The Suitcase

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Fri, 01 Feb 2019, 10:30am See All Dates (3)

The play is a love story, a hymn to the redemptive power of art and a life-affirming human drama.

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Ubu the King

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Tue, 12 Feb 2019, 8:00pm See All Dates (11)

Grotesque, gruesome and hilariously absurd, Tinderbox is delighted to present its latest production Ubu the King.

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