Macrobert Arts Centre

Macrobert
Macrobert Arts Centre
University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA
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With a mission to act as a thriving arts centre, the macrobert centre in Stirling is a hub of cultural activity. The venue, which can be found on the University of Stirling's main campus, was originally opened in the 1970s and was established as a multi-purpose arts centre serving Stirling and the Forth Valley. Today, a wide variety of activities are on offer at the centre. Film screenings are held in the Normal McLaren filmhouse cinema, and over 400 live performances of drama, music, comedy, and opera can be found in the theatre. The space also holds art exhibitions. As well as supporting existing artistic projects, the macrobert is also actively involved in the creation of new work. And if all that culture and art wasn't enough, there's also a fully licensed cafe/bar on the premises.

Located at the heart of the University of Stirling, Macrobert Arts Centre is a cultural hub for Stirling, the Forth Valley and Scotland. Macrobert’s vision is to promote and develop participation in and enjoyment of the arts and they offer a huge variety of activities with over 400 live performances - comedy, dance, drama, family friendly, music, opera - art exhibitions, a range of opportunities for all ages to get involved and a year round cinema programme. Macrobert Arts Centre is also proud to be one of Creative Scotland's Regularly Funded Organisations, selected for our contribution to a creative Scotland in terms of talent, quality productions, access, audience development, participation and outreach work.

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Events at this venue

There are 22 events at this location

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Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

A selection of exhilarating sports and adventure films.

Fri 2 Feb 2018

£13 (£11) / 01786 466666

  • 19:30

Chick Whittington

Modern update of the classic panto following the adventures of Dick Whittington's great grand daughter.

Tue 12 Dec

Mainhouse

£8.50–£19 (£15.50; Children £15.50) / 01786 466666

Wed 13 Dec

Mainhouse

£8.50–£19 (£15.50; Children £15.50) / 01786 466666

Thu 14 Dec

Mainhouse

£8.50–£19 (£15.50; Children £15.50) / 01786 466666

…and 15 more dates until 31 Dec

Christmas Exhibition and Craft Sale

A selection of different works by Scottish-based artists. There's jewellery, ceramics, textiles and more.

Mon 11 Dec

Free / 01786 466666

  • 10:00 – 19:30

Tue 12 Dec

Free / 01786 466666

  • 10:00 – 19:30

Wed 13 Dec

Free / 01786 466666

  • 10:00 – 19:30
…and 25 more dates until 7 Jan 2018

Craig Hill: Someone's Gonna Get Kilt!

High camp buffoonery from the kilted comedian.

Fri 16 Feb 2018

Mainhouse

£16 (£14) / 01786 466666

Ed Byrne: Spoiler Alert

  • 2 stars

Stand-up comedy from the Mock The Week regular.

Fri 1 Jun 2018

Mainhouse

£24 / 01786 466666

Eric The Elf's Chaotic Christmas

A special show for wee ones. Join Eric on his adventure to save Christmas. A fun-filled, interactive musical adventure featuring lots of laughs and songs to sing along with. Ages 3–6.

Tue 12 Dec

£9.50 (groups £32) / 01786 466666

Wed 13 Dec

£9.50 (groups £32) / 01786 466666

Thu 14 Dec

£9.50 (groups £32) / 01786 466666

…and 15 more dates until 31 Dec

Ferdinand

  • 3 stars
  • 2017
  • USA
  • Directed by: Carlos Saldanha
  • Written by: Munro Leaf
  • Cast: Kate McKinnon, David Tennant, Bobby Cannavale
  • UK release: 9 December 2017

Ferdinand (Cena) is a Spanish bull who prefers sniffing flowers to staring down bullfighters; shipped off to a farm, he has to escape both the slaughterhouse and the ring. Amiable animation which, although funny, is too overcrowded and unfocused to be really satisfying.

Fri 29 Dec

£5.50 / 01786 466666

Sat 30 Dec

£5.50 / 01786 466666

Sun 31 Dec

£5.50 / 01786 466666

…and 6 more dates until 7 Jan 2018

Grand Organ Gala

Stephen Bell conducts the London Concert Orchestra, Birmingham Choral Union and the Fanfare Trumpeters Of The Royal Corps Of Signals in works by Parry, Mendelssohn, Handel, Saint-Saens, Pachelbel, Elgar and more. With organist Darius Battiwalla.

Tue 12 Dec

Workhouse

£9 / 01786 466666

Wed 13 Dec

Workhouse

£9 / 01786 466666

Thu 14 Dec

Workhouse

£9 / 01786 466666

…and 10 more dates until 24 Dec

National Theatre Live: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017. Following his smash hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Benedict Andrews’ ‘thrilling revival’ (New York Times) stars Sienna Miller alongside, Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney. On a…

Thu 22 Feb 2018

Cinema

£15 (£12.50; Children £12.50) / 01786 466666

National Theatre Live: Follies

  • 2017
  • Directed by: Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee, Imelda Staunton

Stephen Sondheim’s musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.

Wed 31 Jan 2018

£15 (£12.50; Children £12.50) / 01786 466666

National Theatre Live: Julius Caesar

  • 2018
  • Directed by: Nicholas Hytner
  • Cast: Ben Whishaw, Michelle Fairley

Ben Whishaw and Michelle Fairley play Brutus and Cassius in Nicholas Hytner’s production of Shakespeare's political drama.

Thu 22 Mar 2018

£15 (£12.50; Children £12.50) / 01786 466666

National Theatre Live: Macbeth

The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness. Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris (The Threepenny Opera, London Road), will see Rory Kinnear (Young Marx, Othello) and…

Thu 10 May 2018

£15 (£12.50; Children £12.50) / 01786 466666

Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker

  • 2017

A young girl’s enchanted present leads her on a wonderful Christmas adventure in this classical ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score.

Mon 11 Dec

£15 (£12.50; Children £12.50) / 01786 466666

Tue 12 Dec

Cinema

£15 (£12.50; Children £12.50) / 01786 466666

Royal Opera House: Bernstein Centenary

  • 2018
  • 3h
  • Directed by: Wayne McGregor, Liam Scarlett, Christopher Wheeldon
  • UK release: 27 March 2018

The Royal Ballet celebrates the centenary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with an all-Bernstein programme from the Company’s three associate choreographers, Wayne McGregor, Liam Scarlett and Christopher Wheeldon.

Tue 27 Mar 2018

Cinema

£15 (£12.50; Children £12.50) / 01786 466666

Royal Opera House: Carmen

  • 2018
  • Directed by: Barrie Kosky
  • Cast: Anna Goryachova, Francesco Meli, Anett Fritsch
  • UK release: 6 March 2018

Barrie Kosky’s highly physical production of Bizet's opera, originally created for Frankfurt Opera.

Tue 6 Mar 2018

Cinema

£15 (£12.50; Children £12.50) / 01786 466666

Sun 11 Mar 2018

Cinema

£15 (£12.50; Children £12.50) / 01786 466666

Royal Opera House: Manon

  • 2018
  • 2h 35min
  • Directed by: Kenneth MacMillan
  • UK release: 3 May 2018

Kenneth MacMillan's modern ballet is a powerful telling of Manon and Des Grieux’s tragic love, set to music by Massenet.

Thu 3 May 2018

Cinema

£15 (£12.50; Children £12.50) / 01786 466666

Royal Opera House: Rigoletto

  • 2018
  • Directed by: David McVicar
  • Cast: Dimitri Platanias, Lucy Crowe, Micheal Fabiano
  • UK release: 16 January 2018

David McVicar’s production of Verdi's tragedy highlights the cruelty at the heart of the court of Mantua.

Tue 16 Jan 2018

Cinema

£15 (£12.50; Children £12.50) / 01786 466666

Royal Opera House: Swan Lake

  • 2018
  • 3h
  • Directed by: Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov, Liam Scarlett, Frederick Ashton
  • UK release: 12 June 2018

A new production of Tchaikovsky’s classical ballet, with additional choreography by Liam Scarlett and designs by John Macfarlane.

Tue 12 Jun 2018

Cinema

£15 (£12.50; Children £12.50) / 01786 466666

Thu 14 Jun 2018

Cinema

£15 (£12.50; Children £12.50) / 01786 466666

Sun 17 Jun 2018

Cinema

£15 (£12.50; Children £12.50) / 01786 466666

Royal Opera House: The Winter's Tale

  • 2018
  • 3h
  • Directed by: Christopher Wheeldon
  • UK release: 28 December 2018

Christopher Wheeldon’s ballet adaptation of Shakespeare’s tale of love and loss, with music by Joby Talbot.

Wed 28 Feb 2018

Cinema

£15 (£12.50; Children £12.50) / 01786 466666

Sat 3 Mar 2018

Cinema

£15 (£12.50; Children £12.50) / 01786 466666

Royal Opera House: Tosca

  • 2018
  • 3h
  • Directed by: Jonathan Kent
  • UK release: 7 February 2018

A great evening of opera with drama, passion and fabulous music. Jonathan Kent’s production draws on the dangerous turbulence of Rome in 1800.

Wed 7 Feb 2018

Cinema

£15 (£12.50; Children £12.50) / 01786 466666

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

  • 2017
  • US
  • Directed by: Rian Johnson
  • Cast: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis, Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern, Kelly Marie Tran
  • UK release: 14 December 2017

In Lucasfilm's Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.

Wed 13 Dec

£5.50–£7.25 (£5.50–£6.75; Children £5.50–£6.75) / 01786 466666

Thu 14 Dec

£5.50–£7.25 (£5.50–£6.75; Children £5.50–£6.75) / 01786 466666

Fri 15 Dec

£5.50–£7.25 (£5.50–£6.75; Children £5.50–£6.75) / 01786 466666

…and 18 more dates until 4 Jan 2018

Stronger

  • 3 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 59min
  • 15
  • Directed by: David Gordon Green
  • Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson
  • UK release: 8 December 2017

Jeff Bauman (Gyllenhaal) is waiting for on-off girlfriend Erin (Maslany) at the finish line of the Boston Marathon in 2013 when a bomb goes off, resulting in the amputation of his legs. Biographical drama with fine work from Gyllenhaal and Maslany and from Richardson as Jeff’s mother, although it becomes crowdpleasing and…

Fri 5 Jan 2018

£5.50–£7.25 (£5.50–£6.75; Children £5.50–£6.75) / 01786 466666

Sat 6 Jan 2018

£5.50–£7.25 (£5.50–£6.75; Children £5.50–£6.75) / 01786 466666

Sun 7 Jan 2018

£5.50–£7.25 (£5.50–£6.75; Children £5.50–£6.75) / 01786 466666

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