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

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Adam

  • 5 stars

A remarkable, true story of a young trans man fleeing from Egypt to Scotland. Presented by National Theatre of Scotland.

Tue 5 Sep

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

  • 19:30 – 21:00

Wed 6 Sep

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

  • 19:30 – 21:00

Adult Dance

Dance workshop for ages 18+.

Mon 28 Aug

Workhouse

£56 / 01786 466666

Mon 4 Sep

Workhouse

£56 / 01786 466666

Mon 11 Sep

Workhouse

£56 / 01786 466666

…and 5 more dates until 23 Oct

All or Nothing

A musical based on the 1960s group The Small Faces. Ages 16+.

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 31 Aug

Wallace's Den

£50–£56 / 01786 466666

Thu 7 Sep

Wallace's Den

£50–£56 / 01786 466666

Thu 14 Sep

Wallace's Den

£50–£56 / 01786 466666

…and 5 more dates until 26 Oct

Blanche and Butch

Production directed and designed by Kenny Miller, featuring original songs and high camp.

Sat 23 Sep

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

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

  • 3 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 29min
  • PG
  • Directed by: David Soren
  • Cast: Kevin Hart, Thomas Middleditch, Ed Helms

Animated superhero comedy based on the bestselling book series by Dav Pilkey. This is a film that sides with the kids, right down to its sly jabs at uncaring, cash-starved school systems and loose message about the value of laughing at yourself; and, of course, at the mere existence of a planet called Uranus.

Fri 18 Aug

Cinema

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

Sat 19 Aug

Cinema

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

Sun 20 Aug

Cinema

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

…and 5 more dates until 3 Sep

Coal

Created to mark the 30th anniversary of the end of the 1984/85 British Miner's strike, award-winning choreographer Gary Clarke presents a powerful and emotional 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

Craig Hill: Someone's Gonna Get Kilt!

High camp buffoonery from the kilted comedian.

Fri 16 Feb 2018

Mainhouse

£16 (£14) / 01786 466666

Daniel Sloss: NOW

The Scottish comedian, and recent recipient of the 2016 Sydney Comedy Festival 'Best of the Fest' International Award, presents his latest show.

Fri 15 Sep

Mainhouse

£10 (£5) / 01786 466666

With special guest Gareth Waugh.

Divas Unleashed

A tribute to all the greatest pop divas across the years including hits from Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Tina Turner and Britney Spears.

Fri 22 Sep

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

The Emoji Movie

  • 1 star
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 26min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Tony Leondis
  • Cast: T. J. Miller, James Corden, Anna Faris, Maya Rudolph, Steven Wright, Jennifer Coolidge, Jake T. Austin, Christina Aguilera, Sofia Vergara, Patrick Stewart
  • UK release: 4 August 2017

Gene (Miller) is a ‘meh’ emoji living in Textopolis who can’t help displaying mixed emotions. Targeted for deletion, he goes on the run with perky Hi-5 (Corden) and hacker Jailbreak (Faris). A combination of product placement, ingratiating voice work and barrel-scraping studio desperation, it’s a witless and blandly…

Thu 17 Aug

Cinema

£5.50–£7.25 (£5.50–£6.75; Children £5.50–£6.75) / 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 31 Aug

Workhouse

£56 / 01786 466666

Thu 7 Sep

Workhouse

£56 / 01786 466666

Thu 14 Sep

Workhouse

£56 / 01786 466666

…and 5 more dates until 26 Oct

Gordon Buchanan: Animal Families and Me

Gordon Buchanan 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

Keep Dancing

Dance class for ages 60+.

Thu 31 Aug

Workhouse

£50 / 01786 466666

Thu 7 Sep

Workhouse

£50 / 01786 466666

Thu 14 Sep

Workhouse

£50 / 01786 466666

…and 5 more dates until 26 Oct

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 31 Aug

Workhouse

£44 / 01786 466666

Thu 7 Sep

Workhouse

£44 / 01786 466666

Thu 14 Sep

Workhouse

£44 / 01786 466666

…and 5 more dates until 26 Oct

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 1 Sep

Workhouse

£50 / 01786 466666

Fri 8 Sep

Workhouse

£50 / 01786 466666

Fri 15 Sep

Workhouse

£50 / 01786 466666

…and 5 more dates until 27 Oct

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 26 Aug

Workhouse

£60 / 01786 466666

Sat 2 Sep

Workhouse

£60 / 01786 466666

Sat 9 Sep

Workhouse

£60 / 01786 466666

…and 5 more dates until 28 Oct

Mad About The Musicals

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

Sun 22 Oct

£20.50 / 01786 466666

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: Angels In America, Part 1 Millennium Approaches

This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, War Horse).

Thu 7 Sep

Cinema

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

National Theatre Live: Angels in America Part Two

Part 2, Perestroika America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things)…

Thu 14 Sep

Cinema

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

National Theatre Live: Yerma

Billie Piper returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s masterpiece.

Thu 31 Aug

Cinema

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

Opera Bohemia: The Pearl Fishers

The friendship of two men is put under pressure when they both fall in love with the same woman in Bizet's opera. The priestess is forced to suppress her feelings of love to uphold her oath. Directed by former Scottish Opera young artist Lissa Lorenzo, a star-studded cast is led by Monica McGhee, who was part of the…

Wed 23 Aug

£15.50 (£13.50; Students £5.50) / 01786 466666

  • 19:30 – 21:30

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 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 Magic Flute

  • 2017
  • Directed by: David McVicar
  • Cast: Mauro Peter, Siobhan Stagg, Roderick Williams
  • UK release: 20 September 2017

David McVicar’s classic production of Mozart's comedy.

Wed 20 Sep

Cinema

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

Sun 24 Sep

Cinema

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

Royal Opera House: The Nutcracker

  • 2017
  • 2h 15min
  • Directed by: Peter Wright
  • UK release: 5 December 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: 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

Snowpoet

Poetic lyrics over folky indie acoustica.

Thu 17 Aug

Cinema

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

Stand By

The brutally authentic story of four police officers struggling to remain in control as the community they serve disintegrates around them.

Thu 21 Sep

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

The Steamie

Come and celebrate the 30th anniversary of Scotland’s most loved play! It’s Hogmanay in a Glasgow wash house, and the girls need to get their washing done before the bells. Join Dolly, Magrit, Doreen and Mrs Culfeathers as they laugh and cry their way through the last day of the year – with a little help from the not so…

Mon 9 Oct

Mainhouse

£17–£21 (£17) / 01786 466666

Tue 10 Oct

Mainhouse

£17–£21 (£17) / 01786 466666

Wed 11 Oct

Mainhouse

£17–£21 (£17) / 01786 466666

…and 3 more dates until 14 Oct

The Steamie

Tony Roper's much-loved comedy about a Glasgow wash house.

Tue 10 Oct

£17.50–£19.50 / 01786 466666

Wed 11 Oct

£19.50–£21.50 (£17.50) / 01786 466666

Thu 12 Oct

£19.50–£21.50 (£17.50) / 01786 466666

…and 2 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

A Streetcar Named Desire

Tennessee Williams' classic drama, presented by Rapture Theatre Company.

Wed 13 Sep

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

Schools performance.

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

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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