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 45 events at this location

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Adult Dance

Dance workshop for ages 18+.

Mon 2 Oct

Workhouse

£56 / 01786 466666

Mon 16 Oct

Workhouse

£56 / 01786 466666

Mon 23 Oct

Workhouse

£56 / 01786 466666

All or Nothing

A musical based on the 1960s group The Small Faces.

Mon 2 Oct

£23.50 (£21.50) / 01786 466666

Tue 3 Oct

£23.50 (£21.50) / 01786 466666

Wed 4 Oct

£23.50 (£21.50) / 01786 466666

Art Adventures

Weekly art class for children in Primary 4 and 5.

Thu 28 Sep

Wallace's Den

£56 / 01786 466666

Thu 5 Oct

Wallace's Den

£56 / 01786 466666

Thu 19 Oct

Wallace's Den

£56 / 01786 466666

Thu 26 Oct

Wallace's Den

£56 / 01786 466666

Chavela

  • 2017
  • USA
  • 1h 30min
  • Directed by: Catherine Gund, Daresha Kyi
  • Cast: Pedro Almodóvar, Elena Benarroch, Miguel Bosé

A thought provoking documentary about the life of Mexican singer, Chavela Vargas.

Thu 19 Oct

01786 466666

Part of Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival.

  • 19:30

Coal

Created to mark the 30th anniversary of the end of the 1984/85 British Miner's strike, choreographer Gary Clarke presents this dance theatre show about life at the coal face.

Thu 28 Sep

£10.50 (£8.50; Students £5.50) / 01786 466666

Fri 29 Sep

£10.50 (£8.50; Students £5.50) / 01786 466666

Sat 30 Sep

£10.50 (£8.50; £5.50) / 01786 466666

The Coolidge Effect

As society’s access of pornography increases, so does our unwillingness to talk about it. The Coolidge Effect seeks to break this taboo. Devised from interviews with porn advocates, addicts, mental health experts and scientists, these unique stories and viewpoints are told through four intertwining narratives in this…

Fri 20 Oct

£10.50 (£8.50; Children £5.50) / 01786 466 666

Part of Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival.

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

Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival

Film festival for anyone interested in cinema and Spanish and Latin American culture.

Tue 31 Oct

Times & prices vary / 01786 466666

Fresh Moves (S1+)

Previously MYD2, Fresh Moves explores a range of dance styles and techniques, allowing teens to improve their choreography skills and learn fresh new routines.

Thu 28 Sep

Workhouse

£56 / 01786 466666

Thu 5 Oct

Workhouse

£56 / 01786 466666

Thu 19 Oct

Workhouse

£56 / 01786 466666

Thu 26 Oct

Workhouse

£56 / 01786 466666

Gordon Buchanan: Animal Families and Me

Wildlife presenter and cameraman Gordon Buchanan, best known for his hugely popular BBC series Animal Family and Me, talks about some of his most challenging expeditions.

Sun 1 Oct

£16.50 (£14.50) / 01786 466666

  • 19:30 – 21:30

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 28 Nov

Workhouse

£9 / 01786 466666

Wed 29 Nov

Workhouse

£9 / 01786 466666

Thu 30 Nov

Workhouse

£9 / 01786 466666

…and 21 more dates until 24 Dec

Kalebegiak

  • 2016
  • Spain
  • 1h 56min
  • Cast: Marta Etura, Bárbara Goenaga, Miren Ibarguren

San Sebastian is portrayed through the eyes of 15 filmmakers, with 12 short films giving 12 distinct portraits of the city. Both veterans and rising stars in the field of films made in the Gipuzkoa province of Spain come together in this film promoted by San Sebastian, European Capital of Culture 2016.

Tue 31 Oct

01786 466666

Part of Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival.

  • 17:30

Keep Dancing

Dance class for ages 60+.

Thu 28 Sep

Workhouse

£50 / 01786 466666

Thu 5 Oct

Workhouse

£50 / 01786 466666

Thu 19 Oct

Workhouse

£50 / 01786 466666

Thu 26 Oct

Workhouse

£50 / 01786 466666

Leaps & Beats (P4–P7)

Previously MYD1, join in to explore a range of dance styles and techniques, improve your choreography skills and learn exciting new routines.

Thu 28 Sep

Workhouse

£44 / 01786 466666

Thu 5 Oct

Workhouse

£44 / 01786 466666

Thu 19 Oct

Workhouse

£44 / 01786 466666

Thu 26 Oct

Workhouse

£44 / 01786 466666

Love Song to Lavender Menace

Rehearsed reading of James Ley's play set in a gay bookshop in 1987 Edinburgh.

Thu 26 Oct

£10.50 (£8.50; Students £5.50) / 01786 466666

MACDrama

Macrobert Adult Company Drama or MACDrama (previously Inclusive Drama) focus on drama games plus individual and group expression. Suitable for adults who would like to try out drama in a fun and supportive environment – by both staff and family members (if they would like to join in).

Fri 29 Sep

Workhouse

£50 / 01786 466666

Fri 6 Oct

Workhouse

£50 / 01786 466666

Fri 20 Oct

Workhouse

£50 / 01786 466666

Fri 27 Oct

Workhouse

£50 / 01786 466666

Macrobert Youth Theatre 4

Hone those thespian skills and explore different styles of theatre as you learn to perform, devise and create with Macrobert. Suitable for ages S3+

Sat 30 Sep

Workhouse

£60 / 01786 466666

Sat 21 Oct

Workhouse

£60 / 01786 466666

Sat 28 Oct

Workhouse

£60 / 01786 466666

Mad About the Musicals

Music from the West End starring Jai McDowall winner of Britain’s Got Talent and Michael Courtney.

Sun 22 Oct

Mainhouse

£20 / 01786 466666

Mairi Campbell: Pulse

A blend of movement, storytelling, animation and music, performed by Scottish musician and performer Mairi Campbell. Directed by Kath Burlinson.

Sun 8 Oct

£10.50 (£8.50; Students £5.50) / 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.

Thu 16 Nov

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

National Theatre Live: Hamlet

  • 2015
  • 4h
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Lyndsey Turner
  • Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.

Thu 5 Oct

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

Tue 17 Oct

£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: Young Marx

  • 2017
  • Directed by: Nicholas Hytner
  • Written by: Richard Bean, Clive Coleman.
  • Cast: Rory Kinnear, Oliver Chris

Rory Kinnear is Marx and Oliver Chris is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman.

Thu 7 Dec

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

Rocket Post

Fun show with humour, heart and hope for the future. Plus rockets. Ages 6+.

Sat 14 Oct

£8.50 (Family £30) / 01786 466666

Workhouse

£8 / 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.

Tue 5 Dec

Cinema

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

Wed 6 Dec

Cinema

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

Sat 9 Dec

Cinema

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

…and 3 more dates until 13 Dec

Royal Opera House: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

  • 2017
  • 2h 50min
  • Directed by: Christopher Wheeldon
  • UK release: 23 October 2017

Christopher Wheeldon's exuberant ballet inspired by Lewis Carroll’s much-loved book.

Thu 26 Oct

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: La Bohème

  • 2017
  • 03/10/2017
  • Directed by: Richard Jones
  • Cast: Nicole Car, Michael Fabiano, Mariusz Kwiecień

The beloved romantic opera beamed live from London in a new production by acclaimed director Richard Jones.

Tue 3 Oct

Cinema

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

Wed 4 Oct

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

Snigel & Friends

  • 4 stars

Inviting new work for children aged 0–12 months and their grown-ups. Join Snigel, the inquisitive snail, in a cozy home underneath the leafy canopy.

Sat 21 Oct

£8.50 (£30) / 01786 466666

£8.50 (Family £30) / 01786 466666

Sprog Rock

An informal, interactive music gig for children and adults to enjoy together. Suitable for under 5s.

Sat 7 Oct

£8.50 (Family £30) / 01786 466666

Sun 8 Oct

£8.50 (Family £30) / 01786 466666

The Steamie

A 30th anniversary production of The Steamie, featuring Libby McArthur, Mary McCusker, Steven McNicoll, Carmen Pieraccini and Fiona Wood. It is directed by the play's original writer, Tony Roper.

Mon 9 Oct

Mainhouse

£17–£21 (£17; Children £17) / 01786 466666

Tue 10 Oct

£17.50–£19.50 / 01786 466666

Mainhouse

£17–£21 (£17; Children £17) / 01786 466666

Wed 11 Oct

£19.50–£21.50 (£17.50) / 01786 466666

Mainhouse

£17–£21 (£17; Children £17) / 01786 466666

…and 3 more dates until 14 Oct

The Story of the Little Gentleman

Barbro Lindgren's book about the friendship between a man and a dog, adapted for the stage by Catherine Wheels.

Sat 30 Sep

£8.50 (Family £30) / 01786 466666

The Sunshine Ghost

The comic story of the acquisition of Castle MacKinnon by a love-struck billionaire and property tycoon for his fiancé, Astrobeth – Hollywood’s favourite astrologer. Ages 12+. A musical from Richard Ferguson and Andy Cannon, directed by Ken Alexander.

Wed 18 Oct

£14.50 (£12.50; Students £5.50) / 01786 466666

Tamed: With Professor Alice Roberts

Alice Roberts delves into archaeology, history and genetics to reveal the amazing stories of the species that became our allies. From dogs, cattle and horses to wheat, potatoes and apples, find out how taming all these species has left its mark on them – and us.

Tue 17 Oct

£16.50 (£14.50) / 01786 466666

Victoria & Abdul

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • UK/US
  • 1h 51min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Stephen Frears
  • Cast: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Eddie Izzard, Adeel Akhtar, Michael Gambon
  • UK release: 15 September 2017

When Queen Victoria (Dench) is introduced to a young man from India, Abdul Karim (Fazal), she is charmed when he prostrates himself and kisses her foot: unlikely cross-cultural friendship and Urdu lessons duly ensue. Fazal and Dench are excellent and there’s a surprisingly effective political subtext.

Fri 29 Sep

£3.50–£7.25 (£3.50–£6.75; Children £3.50–£6.75) / 01786 466666

Sat 30 Sep

£3.50–£7.25 (£3.50–£6.75; Children £3.50–£6.75) / 01786 466666

Sun 1 Oct

£3.50–£7.25 (£3.50–£6.75; Children £3.50–£6.75) / 01786 466666

…and 4 more dates until 5 Oct

W-Hat About

Children's dance piece by Fuora Dance Project, celebrating the role of grandparents. The performance is an interactive celebration of the importance of intergenerational family ties enriched by a humorous take on the combination of Italian and Scottish cultures.

Sun 29 Oct

£8.50 (Family £30) / 01786 466666

Welcome My Son

A unique interpretation of Frankenstein, as told through the monsters' eyes, exploring themes of isolation, loneliness and prejudice, themes that are as relevant now as they were when the novel was written.

Tue 24 Oct

£10.50 (£8.50; Students £5.50) / 01786 466666

Wonder Fools present: The Coolidge Effect

Contemporary piece exploring society's relationship with pornography.

Fri 20 Oct

£10.50 (£8.50; Students £5.50) / 01786 466666

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