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 44 events at this location

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Adult Dance

Dance workshop for ages 18+.

Mon 26 Feb

Workhouse

£75 / 01786 466666

Mon 5 Mar

Workhouse

£75 / 01786 466666

Mon 12 Mar

Workhouse

£75 / 01786 466666

…and 2 more dates until 26 Mar

Bingo!

Featuring barnstorming original numbers, a lot of banter and cheeky humour, join multi-award winning Scottish theatre companies Grid Iron and Stellar Quines for an unforgettable night at Bingo!.

Thu 22 Mar

£16.50 (£14.50; Students £5.50) / 01786 466666

Mainhouse

£16 (£5–£14; Children £14) / 01786 466666

Fri 23 Mar

£16.50 (£14.50; Students £5.50) / 01786 466666

Mainhouse

£16 (£5–£14; Children £14) / 01786 466666

Bonnie Fechters

Songs and stories celebrating women whose courage, love, inventiveness and human spirit have stood up to injustice and oppression over continents and centuries and changed our lives forever.

Thu 1 Mar

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

Workhouse

£10 (£5–£8; Children £8) / 01786 466666

Christine Bovill's Paris

Show that celebrates the Golden Age of French song and transports you to a twilight evening in Paris. Featuring the songs and stories of Jacques Brel, Edith Piaf, Juliet Greco, Charles Aznavour and many more.

Fri 2 Mar

£12.50 (£10.50; Students £5.50) / 01786 466666

Coco

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 45min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Lee Unkrich
  • Cast: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Renée Victor, Ana Ofelia Murguia, Edward James Olmos
  • UK release: 19 January 2018

Miguel (Rivera) is a 12-year-old Mexican boy who wants to be a musician, but his family disapproves. Then he steals a guitar from a mausoleum and finds himself in the Land of the Dead. An eye-popping mosaic of a kids’ movie which pays proper respect to Mexican folklore, its sincerity and creativity are ultimately winning.

Sat 3 Mar

£2.25 / 01786 466666

Sun 4 Mar

£2.25 / 01786 466666

Sat 10 Mar

£2.25 / 01786 466666

Sun 11 Mar

£2.25 / 01786 466666

Dinosaur Safari

The Funbox team go on a dinosaur safari.

Sat 21 Apr

£13.50 (Family £48) / 01786 466666

  • 15:00 – 16:40
Mainhouse

£9.50–£13 (£13; Children £13) / 01786 466666

Sun 22 Apr

Mainhouse

£9.50–£13 (£13; Children £13) / 01786 466666

Ed Byrne: Spoiler Alert

  • 2 stars

Stand-up comedy from the Mock The Week regular.

Fri 1 Jun

Mainhouse

£24 / 01786 466666

Finding Your Feet

  • 3 stars
  • 2017
  • UK / Canada / Australia
  • 1h 51min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Richard Loncraine
  • Cast: Imelda Staunton, Timothy Spall, Joanna Lumley
  • UK release: 23 February 2018

Snobbish Sandra (Staunton) is disturbed to find that her husband Mike (Sessions) has been having an affair with best friend Pamela (Lawrence) but her free-spirited sister Bif (Imrie) helps her loosen up. Familiar but pleasant comedy-drama for mature audiences with a dash of daring.

Fri 23 Mar

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

Sat 24 Mar

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

Sun 25 Mar

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

…and 2 more dates until 28 Mar

Gary Lamont: Dropping the Soap

After eight years on BBC's River City, Gary's left his role as hairdresser Robbie behind. But is he destined to be an international showgirl following in the footsteps of Kylie? Or will he be flogging yoghurt Martine McCutcheon style?

Fri 27 Apr

Mainhouse

£12 (£5–£10) / 01786 466666

Girls Night Oot! The Musical

Sequel to smash hit I Will Survive – a night out for the girls with a retro soundtrack.

Fri 18 May

£12.50 / 01786 466666

  • 19:30

Grandad and Me

Using original music, choreography and animation inspired by the illustrations of Jon Bishop this living storybook explores loss and the treasures of memory and imagination. Ages 5+.

Sat 14 Apr

Workhouse

£8 / 01786 466666

Graphic Art P7 - S3

A professional artist guides these art sessions, which include a chance to try out drawing, illustration, comic-book art, print making, stencils and graffiti art.

Thu 1 Mar

Wallace's Den

£100 / 01786 466666

Thu 8 Mar

Wallace's Den

£100 / 01786 466666

Thu 15 Mar

Wallace's Den

£100 / 01786 466666

…and 2 more dates until 29 Mar

Guess How Much I Love You

The classic children's book comes to life with songs, games and fun.

Mon 30 Apr

£8.50 (Family £30) / 01786 466666

  • 16:30 – 17:30

Hup

Starcatchers and RSNO (SCOTLAND) present a musical performance for wee ones aged 0–2. The relaxed performance includes two violins, a cello, a raccoon and the story of a tree.

Sun 11 Mar

£8.50 (Family £30) / 01786 466666

Jay Lafferty: Besom

Stand-up comedy from Jay Lafferty.

Thu 19 Apr

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

Jay Rayner: The Ten (Food) Commandments

Jay Rayner presents an evening of important food rules.

Thu 10 May

£19.50 (Students £17.50) / 01404 384050

Mainhouse

£19.50 (£17.50) / 01404 384050

Keep Dancing

Dance class for ages 60+.

Thu 1 Mar

Workhouse

£5 / 01786 466666

Thu 8 Mar

Workhouse

£5 / 01786 466666

Thu 15 Mar

Workhouse

£5 / 01786 466666

…and 2 more dates until 29 Mar

A Ladder to the Stars

Told through a magical mix of music, light and imagination, A Ladder to the Stars is a heartfelt and humorous story of what can happen when the universe hears your dreams.

Tue 27 Nov

Workhouse

£9 / 01786 466666

Wed 28 Nov

Workhouse

£9 / 01786 466666

Thu 29 Nov

Workhouse

£9 / 01786 466666

…and 22 more dates until 24 Dec

Lady Bird

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 33min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Greta Gerwig
  • Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Odeya Rush, Kathryn Newton
  • UK release: 23 February 2018

Christine (Ronan) is a 17-year-old from Sacramento, dreaming of the life that awaits her while having to deal with her hyper-critical mother. Gerwig’s solo directorial debut is a sure-footed charmer, wise, witty and breezing along with sunny optimism and an acute understanding of human nature.

Fri 9 Mar

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

Sat 10 Mar

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

Sun 11 Mar

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

…and 4 more dates until 15 Mar

Leaps & Beats P4 – P7

Dance classes for P4s to P7s.

Wed 28 Feb

Workhouse

£55 / 01786 466666

Wed 7 Mar

Workhouse

£55 / 01786 466666

Wed 14 Mar

Workhouse

£55 / 01786 466666

…and 2 more dates until 28 Mar

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 2 Mar

Workhouse

£6 / 01786 466666

Fri 9 Mar

Workhouse

£6 / 01786 466666

Fri 16 Mar

Workhouse

£6 / 01786 466666

…and 2 more dates until 30 Mar

Macrobert Film Crew

A workshop for kids in classes S1+, in which they can learn about camera equipment and filmmaking technique.

Thu 1 Mar

Workhouse

£100 / 01786 466666

Thu 8 Mar

Workhouse

£100 / 01786 466666

Thu 15 Mar

Workhouse

£100 / 01786 466666

…and 2 more dates until 29 Mar

Macrobert Youth Dance Company

Learn contemporary dance styles, perform, get fit and have fun. For young adults in S1–S6.

Wed 28 Feb

Workhouse

£100 / 01786 466666

Wed 7 Mar

Workhouse

£100 / 01786 466666

Wed 14 Mar

Workhouse

£100 / 01786 466666

…and 2 more dates until 28 Mar

macrobert Youth Theatre 1

Learn the basics of performance, movement and creative expression with this fun theatre course for younger children. Suitable for ages P2–P3.

Sat 3 Mar

Workhouse

£55 / 01786 466666

Sat 10 Mar

Workhouse

£55 / 01786 466666

Sat 17 Mar

Workhouse

£55 / 01786 466666

…and 2 more dates until 31 Mar

Macrobert Youth Theatre 2 P4–P6

Drama classes for kids in P4–P6.

Sat 3 Mar

Workhouse

£75 / 01786 466666

Sat 10 Mar

Workhouse

£75 / 01786 466666

Sat 17 Mar

Workhouse

£75 / 01786 466666

…and 2 more dates until 31 Mar

macrobert Youth Theatre 3

Learn all about dramatic creativity and enhance performance techniques with this skill-building course for ages P6–P7.

Sat 3 Mar

Workhouse

£75 / 01786 466666

Sat 10 Mar

Workhouse

£75 / 01786 466666

Sat 17 Mar

Workhouse

£75 / 01786 466666

…and 2 more dates until 31 Mar

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 3 Mar

Workhouse

£85 / 01786 466666

Sat 10 Mar

Workhouse

£85 / 01786 466666

Sat 17 Mar

Workhouse

£85 / 01786 466666

…and 2 more dates until 31 Mar

The Monster and Mary Shelley

An atmospheric, darkly comic exploration of fear. Music hall, melodrama, horror and teenage rebellion combined with a contemporary cinematic score in the story of Mary Shelley.

Thu 26 Apr

£12.50 (£10.50; Students £5.50) / 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

£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

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

Oliver!

Lionel Bart's musical based on the classic tale from Charles Dickens.

Tue 27 Mar

£17.50 (£13.50) / 01786 466666

Wed 28 Mar

£17.50 (£13.50) / 01786 466666

Thu 29 Mar

£17.50 (£13.50) / 01786 466666

…and 2 more dates until 31 Mar

Oliver!

Stirling and Bridge of Allan Operatic Society present a production of the famous musical based Dickens' Oliver Twist with Lionel Bart's sensational score.

Tue 27 Mar

£13.50–£17.50 / 01786 466666

Wed 28 Mar

£13.50–£17.50 / 01786 466666

Thu 29 Mar

£13.50–£17.50 / 01786 466666

…and 2 more dates until 31 Mar

Phantom Thread

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 10min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson
  • Cast: Vicky Krieps, Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville
  • UK release: 2 February 2018

Reynolds Woodcock (Day Lewis) is a haute couture dressmaker in 50s London; when he meets Alma (Krieps), and she becomes his muse and then his lover, the carefully crafted life he has made with his sister (Manville) is turned upside down. A multi-layered, expertly observed study of desire and control, with masterful work…

Sun 25 Feb

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

Mon 26 Feb

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

Tue 27 Feb

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

…and 2 more dates until 1 Mar

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 6 Mar

Cinema

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

Sun 11 Mar

Cinema

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

Tue 27 Mar

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

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

Cinema

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

Thu 14 Jun

Cinema

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

Sun 17 Jun

Cinema

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

Royal Opera House: The Winter's Tale

  • 2018
  • 3h
  • 12A
  • 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

Cinema

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

Sat 3 Mar

Cinema

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

Scottish One Act Festival

A competition featuring some of the country's best theatre.

Fri 6 Jul

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01786 466666

British One Act Play Festival Final.

Sat 7 Jul

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01786 466666

British One Act Play Festival Final.

The Shadow of Heaven

An explosive, hour-long journey through Milton's epic poem, Paradise Lost, emphasising the work's visceral, physical and musical qualities.

Thu 12 Apr

Mainhouse

£10 (£5–£8; Children £8) / 01786 466666

Fri 13 Apr

Mainhouse

£10 (£5–£8; Children £8) / 01786 466666

The Shape of Water

  • 5 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 59min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Guillermo del Toro
  • Cast: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Lauren Lee Smith, Michael Stuhlbarg, Octavia Spencer
  • UK release: 16 February 2018

In 1962 Baltimore, Eliza (Hawkins) is a mute who works as a cleaner in a secret government facility alongside the chatty Zelda (Spencer); there she makes a connection with a mysterious monster (Jones). A wondrous tale of underwater love, with an apt and refreshing approach to female sexuality; from screenplay through…

Fri 2 Mar

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

Sat 3 Mar

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

Sun 4 Mar

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

…and 4 more dates until 8 Mar

Sleepin' Cutie

The annual panto is a new version of Sleeping Beauty.

Fri 23 Nov

Mainhouse

£17–£19 (£14–£16; Children £14–£16) / 01786 466666

Sat 24 Nov

Mainhouse

£17–£19 (£14–£16; Children £14–£16) / 01786 466666

Sun 25 Nov

Mainhouse

£17–£19 (£14–£16; Children £14–£16) / 01786 466666

…and 27 more dates until 31 Dec

The Springsteen Sessions

The tribute act covers hits from the Boss's 40-year back catalogue.

Sat 14 Apr

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

Sword of the Stranger

  • 2007
  • Japan
  • 1h 42min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Masahiro Andō
  • Written by: Fumihito Takayama
  • Cast: Tomoya Nagase, Yuuri Chinen, Kouichi Yamadera, Naoto Takenaka

A contemporary anime chanbara (Japanese swordplay film) about a young boy and his dog and their battle with the mighty Ming dynasty.

Mon 12 Mar

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

Velvet Evening Séance

It’s Victorian 1900s. A judge has allowed his jury to witness a séance to establish the guilt or innocence of the accused. James MacGregor, a medium, is on trial for the murder of his brother. This séance is James’ opportunity to prove his innocence. Amidst the candles and velvet, he attempts to connect with the jury and…

Wed 28 Feb

Mainhouse

£12 (£5–£10; Children £10) / 01786 466666

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