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 32 events at this location

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The All Star Stand Up Tour

Featuring Jarred Christmas, Gary Delaney, Sean Hughes and Pete Firman.

Fri 19 May

Mainhouse

£18 (£16; Children £16) / 01786 466666

Art Adventures

Weekly art class for children in Primary 4 and 5.

Thu 30 Mar

Wallace's Den

£50 / 01786 466666

Breaking with Chaz B

A street dance class suitable for beginners. The class is aimed at kids in P5–P7.

Tue 28 Mar

Elle

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • France, Germany, Belgium
  • 130 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Paul Verhoeven
  • Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Christian Berkel, Anne Consigny
  • UK release: 24 February 2017

Michele (Huppert) is a successful, middle-aged video games producer who, when raped by a violent intruder, doesn't report the assault but behaves as though nothing has happened. Verhoeven's dark character drama features an astonishing, multi-layered central performance from Huppert and its treatment of sexual violence is…

Tue 28 Mar

Cinema

£3.20–£6.95 (£3.20–£6.45; Children £3.20–£6.45) / 01786 466666

Wed 29 Mar

Cinema

£3.20–£6.95 (£3.20–£6.45; Children £3.20–£6.45) / 01786 466666

Thu 30 Mar

Cinema

£3.20–£6.95 (£3.20–£6.45; Children £3.20–£6.45) / 01786 466666

Faslane

Jenna Watt discovers what happens when the personal and political collide in this multi award-winning show about the UK’s nuclear deterrent.

Thu 13 Apr

Workhouse

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

Funbox: Underwater Adventure

Underwater adventure from the former stars of The Singing Kettle. The Funbox is locked and the gang will have to cause a splash because their magical keys are all tucked up in the sea bed. Can they find them all in time?

Sat 6 May

£12.50 (Family £46; Children £2.50) / 01786 466666

The Great Wall

  • 3 stars
  • 2017
  • China / US
  • 103 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Zhang Yimou
  • Cast: Matt Damon, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe

Two tough, rascally fighting men (Damon and Pascal, who was Oberyn Martell in Game of Thrones) travel to China, get captured, are beguiled by a warrior princess (Jing) and besieged by beasties. Director Zhang is going for full-on blockbuster: plot and character are less important than spectacular action, Damon is…

Wed 29 Mar

Cinema

£5–£6.95 (£5–£6.45; Children £5–£6.45) / 01786 466666

Home

Multi-sensory story of discovery for audiences with profound and multiple learning disabilities, presented by Frozen Light.

Sat 29 Apr

£5.50–£10.50 / 01786 466666

Horse McDonald: Careful

Horse McDonald's debut play is an autobiographical tale of triumph over adversity through music.

Sat 1 Apr

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

Including live audience Q&A with director Maggie Kinloch.

Inclusive Drama

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.

Fri 31 Mar

Workhouse

£50 / 01786 466666

Keep Dancing

Dance class for ages 60+.

Thu 30 Mar

Workhouse

£5 / 01786 466666

Kevin Bloody Wilson

Australia's cult comedy king performs his too-crude-for-TV songs.

Thu 30 Mar

The Lady Boys of Bangkok

The colourful and light-hearted cabaret featuring the showgirls of Thailand's capital.

Wed 2 Aug

Times to be confirmed / 0871 705 0705

Thu 3 Aug

Times to be confirmed / 0871 705 0705

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 30 Mar

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 30 Mar

National Theatre Live: Obsession

  • 2017
  • UK
  • Directed by: Ivo van Hove
  • Cast: Jude Law

Stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film broadcast live from the Barbican Theatre. Jude Law stars as Gino, whose fiery affair with Giovanna leads to a murder plot which threatens to tear them apart.

Thu 11 May

Cinema

£14 (£11.50; Children £11.50) / 01786 466666

National Theatre Live: Peter Pan

  • 2017
  • Directed by: Sally Cookson
  • UK release: 10 June 2017

Sally Cookson directs this co-production with Bristol Old Vic theatre about the boy who never grew up.

Sat 10 Jun

Cinema

£14 (£11.50; Children £11.50) / 01786 466666

National Theatre Live: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Daniel Radcliffe, Joshua McGuire and David Haig star in Tom Stoppard's situation comedy, broadcast live from The Old Vic theatre in London. David Leveaux's new production marks the 50th anniversary of the play that made a young Tom Stoppard's name overnight.

Thu 20 Apr

National Theatre Live: Salome

  • 2017

This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a revolution. Director Yaël Farber draws on multiple accounts to create this urgent, hypnotic production.

Thu 22 Jun

Cinema

£14 (£11.50; Children £11.50) / 01786 466666

National Theatre Live: Twelfth Night

  • 2017

Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity.

Thu 6 Apr

Cinema

£14 (£11.50; Children £11.50) / 01786 466666

Out of this World

A genre-defying, action packed, world premier event from acclaimed write and director Mark Murphy (Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014) that will leave you on the edge of your seat. Set within a world of projected film and animation, it combines his signature mix of ground breaking aerial choreography, original text and…

Fri 21 Apr

£16.50 (£14.50) / 01786 466666

Followed by a discussion.

Rosie Kay Dance Company: MK Ultra

A high-energy, supercharged mash-up of dance, music and imagery, inspired by the bizarre realm of pop culture mind-control conspiracies.

Thu 18 May

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

Royal Ballet: Jewels

  • 2017

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

Cinema

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

Royal Opera House: Madama Butterfly

Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s production of Puccini’s poignant opera about a young Japenese bride who is deserted by her new American officer husband.

Thu 30 Mar

Cinema

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

Wed 5 Apr

Cinema

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

Royal Shakespeare Company: Antony & Cleopatra

Iqbal Khan directs Shakespeare’s tragedy of love and duty, picking up the story where Julius Caesar ends.

Wed 24 May

Cinema

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

Royal Shakespeare Company: Julius Caesar

  • 2017

Angus Jackson directs Shakespeare’s epic political tragedy, as the race to claim the empire spirals out of control.

Wed 26 Apr

Cinema

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

Royal Shakespeare Company: Titus Andronicus

  • 2017

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).

Wed 9 Aug

Cinema

£14 (£11.50; Children £11.50) / 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…

Tue 10 Oct

Mainhouse

£17–£21 (£17) / 01786 466666

Thu 12 Oct

Mainhouse

£17–£21 (£17) / 01786 466666

…and 2 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

Thu 12 Oct

£19.50–£21.50 (£17.50) / 01786 466666

…and 2 more dates until 14 Oct

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.

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf

Rapture Theatre perform the play about marital discontent.

Wed 3 May

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

Thu 4 May

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

The Zoom Club: Paper Puppets! Cut Out Animation Workshop

Create an animated film using paper people and stop motion techniques. Suitable for ages 5–8.

Mon 3 Apr

£5 / 01786 466666

This session is for children age 9-13yrs. Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

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