Macrobert Arts Centre
- Box office 01786 466666
- Website www.macrobert.org
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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Dance workshop for ages 18+.
All'Opera: Manon Lescaut
Mariia Jose Siri and Gregory Kunde star as the ill-fated lovers at the centre of Manon Lescaut, Puccini’s passionate adaptation of the classic novel about a free-spirited country girl who becomes the toast of Paris and finds herself torn between true love and a life of luxury. The opera had its debut in 1893 and was…
The Birth of a Nation
- 120 min
- Directed by: Nate Parker
- Cast: Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Aja Naomi King, Jackie Earle Haley, Penelope Ann Miller, Gabrielle Union
- UK release: 20 January 2017
Nat Turner (Parker) is a slave in early 19th century Virginia, used by his owners to encourage other slaves to submit, but who is plotting an uprising of his own. Despite the controversy surrounding Parker, the film deserves to be seen: angry, dramatic and bittersweet, it's a story that needs telling.
Fri 6 Jan 2017
Sat 7 Jan 2017
Breaking with Chaz B
A street dance class suitable for beginners. The class is aimed at kids in P5–P7.
Tue 17 Jan 2017
Tue 24 Jan 2017
Tue 31 Jan 2017
Christmas With The Salvation Army
A festive concert from the Salvation Army Brass Band and special guests.
Sun 19 Feb 2017
Atmospheric film music from the composer, performing with the Sonus Quartet, including the haunting 'Lux Æterna' from Requiem for a Dream as well as work from Noah, Black Swan, Moon, The Wrestler and many more.
Craig Hill: Up and Coming!
High camp buffoonery from the kilted comedian.
How to be a Christmas Tree
Interactive Christmas show for kids ages 0–5 and their families.
Fri 9 Dec
Sat 10 Dec
Sun 11 Dec
A group for adults with additional support needs who are interested in working towards performances. This might involve devised work or making use of scripts.
Dance class for ages 60+.
Macrobert Youth Dance 1
Join Macrobert Youth Dance 1 to explore a range of dance styles and techniques. Improve your choreography skills and learn new routines. Please come wearing comfortable, loose fitting clothing and flat shoes. Suitable for kids in Primary 4–7.
Thu 19 Jan 2017
Thu 26 Jan 2017
Thu 2 Feb 2017
Macrobert Youth Dance 2
Explore a range of dance styles and develop your technique and choreography skills. Please come wearing comfortable, loose fitting clothing and flat shoes.
Thu 19 Jan 2017
Thu 26 Jan 2017
Thu 2 Feb 2017
- 103 min
- Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker
- Cast: Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Temuera Morrison, Nicole Scherzinger, Rachel House, Jemaine Clement, Alan Tudyk
- UK release: 2 December 2016
Moana (Carvalho) is a Polynesian girl who revives the voyaging tradition of her island tribe, with the help of buffoonish demigod Maui (Johnson, sending himself up.) The unabashed positivity is pure Disney but Bush's zingy screenplay satirises the studio's princess obsession and doesn't bother with a love interest. A…
Fri 16 Dec
Sat 17 Dec
Sun 18 Dec
National Theatre Live: Amadeus
Lucian Msamati (Luther, Game of Thrones, NT Live: The Comedy of Errors) plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play, broadcast live from the National Theatre, and with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia.
National Theatre Live: Hedda Gabler
by Henrik Ibsen, in a new version by Patrick Marber. Ruth Wilson plays the title role in Ivo van Hove's production. “I’ve no talent for life.” Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free… Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but…
Thu 9 Mar 2017
National Theatre Live: No Man’s Land
Pinter's play is brought to life by Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart.
National Theatre Live: Saint Joan
Live broadcast of Saint Joan from the Donmar Warehouse.
National Theatre Live: Twelfth Night
Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity.
Photography and Stop Motion Animation
Join artist Kenny Bean this term to explore photography and stop motion animation. Learn how to animate your photographs and make them come to life. All equipment provided. Suitable for kids in P6 and P7.
Sat 14 Jan 2017
Sat 21 Jan 2017
Sat 28 Jan 2017
Royal Ballet: Jewels
A three-act ballet created for the New York City Ballet by founding choreographer George Balanchine. It has three related movements: Emeralds, Rubies, and Diamonds and the dancers are dressed like jewels.
Tue 11 Apr 2017
Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker
Tchaikovsky's music brings to life this Christmas favourite in which the toys come to life (and about 200 years before Toy Story at that).
Sun 11 Dec
Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty
The Royal Ballet performs its signature work, the classic fairytale of Aurora and her prince, in a version revitalised by Monica Mason and Christopher Newton in 2006 for the company's 75th anniversary, and since reworked further by top choreographers.
Tue 28 Feb 2017
Thu 2 Mar 2017
Royal Opera House: Il Trovatore
International superstars Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Anita Rachvelishvili, Lianna Haroutounian and Gregory Kunde lead a cast of world-class singers in this Verdi classic. Sung in Italian with English subtitles.
Royal Opera House: Madama Butterfly
Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s production of Puccini’s poignant opera about a young Japenesse bride who is deserted by her new American officer husband.
Thu 30 Mar 2017
Royal Opera House: Woolf Works
Virginia Woolf's is the inspiration for multi-award-winning choreographer Wayne McGregor’s brilliant triptych for The Royal Ballet. British composer Max Richter creates a specially commissioned score incorporating electronic and live music.
Wed 8 Feb 2017
Royal Shakespeare Company: Antony & Cleopatra
Iqbal Khan directs Shakespeare’s tragedy of love and duty, picking up the story where Julius Caesar ends.
Royal Shakespeare Company: Julius Caesar
Angus Jackson directs Shakespeare’s epic political tragedy, as the race to claim the empire spirals out of control.
Royal Shakespeare Company: The Tempest
Simon Russell Beale returns to the RSC after 20 years to play Prospero in a production directed by Artistic Director Gregory Doran. The play is brought to life with the help of Intel and Andy Serkis' Imaginarium, featuring advanced technology in a bold reimagining of this Shakespearean classic.
Royal Shakespeare Company: Titus Andronicus
The decay of Rome reaches violent depths in Shakespeare’s most bloody play. Blanche McIntyre returns to the RSC to direct Shakespeare’s brutal revenge tragedy after her debut directing The Two Noble Kinsmen (2016).
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…
Tue 10 Oct 2017
Wed 11 Oct 2017
Thu 12 Oct 2017
Susan Calman: The Calman Before the Storm
The Calmanator's latest show is likely to explore any or all of the following: cats, kittens, and being a little lady with nothing to lose.
Ballet West bring Tchaikovsky's soaring score to life in this dance production.
Fri 20 Jan 2017
- 92 min
- Directed by: Mike Mitchell
- Cast: Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Zooey Deschanel, Russell Brand, James Corden, Gwen Stefani
- UK release: 21 October 2016
Trolls are cute creatures who love EDM and warm hugs, but they're preyed on by Bergens, toothy monsters who think eating Trolls will bring happiness. Hyperactive buddy movie with dazzling visuals and lots of ditzy fun, but not as fresh or original as some of the competition.
A United Kingdom
- US / UK / Czech Republic
- 111 min
- Directed by: Amma Asante
- Cast: Rosamund Pike, David Oyelowo, Tom Felton, Laura Carmichael
- UK release: 25 November 2016
In post-war London, Ruth (Pike) and black law student Seretse (Oyelowo) fall in love; the thing is, he's first in line to the throne of Bechuanaland (today's Botswana). Based on a true story; Pike and Oyelowo bring a warm human touch to this sentimental but well-crafted history lesson.
Fri 9 Dec
Sat 10 Dec
Sun 11 Dec
Weans In The Woods
The Macrobert Arts Centre pantomime written by Johnny McKnight and directed by Julie Ellen.