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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Benedict Allen: Ultimate Explorer

The adventurer-explorer talks about his recent adventures in Papua New Guinea, in which he missed a flight and everyone feared he'd gone missing.

Sun 7 Oct

Mainhouse

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

Cliff Richard Live: 60th Anniversary Tour

Live broadcast of Cliff Richard's 60th anniversary tour featuring all his greatest hits.

Fri 12 Oct

£17 (£15; Children £15) / 01786 466666

The Incredibles 2

  • 3 stars
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 5min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Brad Bird
  • Cast: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson, Bob Odenkirk

In this sequel to the 2004 original, Supers are still forbidden but Elastigirl (Hunter) gets to go up against a supervillain while husband Bob (Nelson) minds the kids. It looks great and the voice cast is excellent, but it feels dated and the set-pieces become tiring.

Sun 15 Jul

£4–£8 (£4–£7; Children £4–£7) / 01786 466666

Mon 16 Jul

£4–£8 (£4–£7; Children £4–£7) / 01786 466666

Tue 17 Jul

£4–£8 (£4–£7; Children £4–£7) / 01786 466666

…and 9 more dates until 26 Jul

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

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

  • 2018
  • US
  • Directed by: Ol Parker
  • Cast: Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Dominic Cooper, Colin Firth, Pierce Brosnan, Julie Walters, Christine Baranski, Stellan Skarsgård, Lily James, Jeremy Irvine
  • UK release: 20 July 2018

Sequel to Mamma Mia!

Fri 27 Jul

£4–£8 (£4–£7; Children £4–£7) / 01786 466666

Sat 28 Jul

£4–£8 (£4–£7; Children £4–£7) / 01786 466666

Sun 29 Jul

£4–£8 (£4–£7; Children £4–£7) / 01786 466666

…and 4 more dates until 2 Aug

McLuckie's Line

Unemployed actor and compulsive gambler McLuckie waits nervously in a claustrophobic corridor of a Glasgow hospital. He’s expecting the phone call he’s been waiting for his whole life – what could go wrong?

Sat 8 Sep

£11.50 (£9.50; Students £6) / 01786 466666

  • 19:30 – 20:30

Much Ado About Nothing

Stage production of the Shakespearean classic comedy.

Sat 4 Aug

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

Botanics

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

National Theatre Live: Julie

New version of August Strinberg’s play, written by Polly Stenham, remains shocking and fiercely relevant in its new setting of contemporary London.

Thu 6 Sep

£17 (£15; Children £15) / 01786 466666

National Theatre Live: King Lear

  • 2018

Ian McKellen leads the cast of the five-star Chichester Festival Theatre production.

Thu 27 Sep

£17 (£15; Children £15) / 01786 466666

National Theatre Live: The Madness Of George III

  • 2018

Alan Bennett's multi-award-winning drama is broadcast live from Nottingham Playhouse.

Tue 20 Nov

Cinema

£8 (£6–£7; Children £7) / 01786 466666

No Show

  • 4 stars

No Show takes us behind the scenes at the circus.

Thu 4 Oct

£12.50 (£10.50; Students £6) / 01786 466666

Mainhouse

£12 (£5.50–£10; Children £10) / 01786 466666

Project Y

YDance, Scotland's national youth dance organisation, presents four new contemporary dance works. The tour features some of the UK's best young dancers aged 16-21.

Thu 26 Jul

£7.50 (£5.50) / 01786 466666

Royal Ballet: Within The Golden Hour/Flight Pattern/new Cherkaoui

Screening of contemporary work from The Royal Ballet including Christopher Wheeldon's' Within the Golden Hour, Crystal Pite's Flight Pattern and new work by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui.

Thu 16 May 2019

£17 (£15; Children £15) / 01786 466666

Royal Opera House: Die Walküre

  • 2018

Antonio Pappano conducts a cast including Stuart Skelton, Emily Magee, John Lundgren and Nina Stemme in the second opera in Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen.

Sun 28 Oct

£17 (£15; Children £15) / 01786 466666

Royal Opera House: Don Quixote

  • 2019

Love and friendship triumph in Carlos Acosta's vibrant production of this dazzling ballet.

Tue 19 Feb 2019

£17 (£15; Children £15) / 01786 466666

Royal Opera House: La Bayadere

  • 2018

Natalia Makarova's production of this 19th-century classic ballet brings an exotic world of temple dancers and noble warriors to life.

Tue 13 Nov

£17 (£15; Children £15) / 01786 466666

Royal Opera House: La Forza Del Destino

  • 2018

Christof Loy directs a star-studded cast of singers, including Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann and Christopher Maltman, in Verdi's epic opera, conducted by Antonio Pappano.

Tue 2 Apr 2019

£17 (£15; Children £15) / 01786 466666

Royal Opera House: La Traviata

  • 2019
  • Directed by: Yves Abel (cond)
  • Written by: Verdi

Richard Eyre's stunning production of Verdi's best-loved opera returns with star sopranos Ermonela Jaho and Angel Blue as Violetta; the casts also include Plácido Domingo and Charles Castronovo.

Wed 30 Jan 2019

£17 (£15; Children £15) / 01786 466666

Sun 3 Feb 2019

£17 (£15; Children £15) / 01786 466666

Royal Opera House: Mayerling

  • 2018
  • 3h
  • Directed by: Kenneth MacMillan

Dangerous desires, family secrets and political intrigues twist through every moment of daring choreography in Kenneth MacMillan's ballet inspired by true events.

Mon 15 Oct

£17 (£15; Children £15) / 01786 466666

Royal Opera House: Romeo & Juliet

  • 2019

Kenneth MacMillan’s famous version of Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy set to Prokofiev’s magnificent score and performed by the Royal Ballet.

Tue 11 Jun 2019

£17 (£15; Children £15) / 01786 466666

Sun 16 Jun 2019

£17 (£15; Children £15) / 01786 466666

Royal Opera House: The Nutcracker

  • 2018

A Christmas treat for the whole family and a classic with a special place in the hearts of ballet fans around the world.

Mon 3 Dec

£17 (£15; Children £15) / 01786 466666

Tue 4 Dec

£17 (£15; Children £15) / 01786 466666

Sat 8 Dec

£17 (£15; Children £15) / 01786 466666

Sun 9 Dec

£17 (£15; Children £15) / 01786 466666

Royal Opera House: The Queen of Spades

  • 2019

Tchaikovsky's most ambitious opera receives star treatment in Stefan Herheim's staging, with a cast including Eva-Maria Westbroek, Felicity Palmer and Aleksandrs Antonenko.

Tue 22 Jan 2019

£17 (£15; Children £15) / 01786 466666

Sara Pascoe - LadsLadsLads

The award-winning comedian returns with her new show.

Sat 20 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 01786 466666

The Scarecrows' Wedding

Heart-warming adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's new bestselling book.

Tue 30 Apr 2019

£17 (£15; Children £15) / 01786 466666

Scotties

A play that celebrates the languages of Scotland and Ireland, focusing on a young Glaswegian boy whose soul is awoken by the story of ten young Irish boys who died in a Scottish bothy fire in 1937.

Wed 19 Sep

£15.50 (£13.50; Students £6) / 01786 466666

  • 19:30 – 21:00
Mainhouse

£15 (£5.50–£13; Children £13) / 01786 466666

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

Tetra-Decathlon

Solo show by Lauren Hendry, who signed up to perform in a tetra-decathlon from a standing start.

Fri 27 Jul

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

Sat 28 Jul

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

What the Moon Saw

Alone in the world and scared of the dark, young Jack opens his bedroom curtains to find a familiar friendly face, The Moon, who teaches him to be brave and adventurous. A production, inspired by Hans Christian Andersen, by 2Faced Dance Company.

Sat 28 Jul

£8.50 (Family £30) / 01786 466666

sat 1130 1430 sun 1430

Mainhouse

£8 / 01786 466666

Sun 29 Jul

£8.50 (Family £30) / 01786 466666

sat 1130 1430 sun 1430

Mainhouse

£8 / 01786 466666

Within This Dust

Dance theatre production inspired by photographer Richard Drew's iconic images of a man falling from the World Trade Centre during 9/11.

Tue 11 Sep

£12.50 (£10.50; Students £6) / 01786 466666

Mainhouse

£12 (£5.50–£10; Children £10) / 01786 466666

The Yellow on the Broom

Based on Anne Downie's version of Betsy Whyte's book, this play tells the story of Bessie, the daughter of a travelling family who seek work around farms and hole up for the winter until the 'yellow is on the broom'.

Wed 26 Sep

£19.50 / 01786 466666

Mainhouse

£18 / 01786 466666

Thu 27 Sep

£19.50 / 01786 466666

Mainhouse

£18 / 01786 466666

Fri 28 Sep

£19.50 / 01786 466666

Mainhouse

£18 / 01786 466666

Sat 29 Sep

£19.50 / 01786 466666

Mainhouse

£18 / 01786 466666

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