Macrobert Arts Centre

Macrobert
Macrobert Arts Centre
University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA
Photo of Macrobert Arts Centre
Part of the
Green Arts Initiative

Jump to times or comments

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.

Text supplied by third party.

Events at this venue

There are 48 events at this location

Sorted by title / date & time

Adult Dance

Dance workshop for ages 18+.

Mon 26 Jun

Workhouse

£72 / 01786 466666

Breaking with Chaz B

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

Tue 27 Jun

Workhouse

£55 / 01786 466666

Cars 3

  • 2017
  • US
  • Directed by: Brian Fee
  • Cast: Armie Hammer, Nathan Fillion, Owen Wilson
  • UK release: 14 July 2017

Lightning McQueen is out to prove to the new cars on the block that he's still the best race car in the world. It's going to take the help of an eager young race technician for McQueen to attempt a comeback at the Florida 500.

Fri 14 Jul

Cinema

£5.50–£7.25 (£5–£6.75; Children £5.50–£6.75) / 01786 466666

Sat 15 Jul

Cinema

£5.50–£7.25 (£5–£6.75; Children £5.50–£6.75) / 01786 466666

Sun 16 Jul

Cinema

£5.50–£7.25 (£5–£6.75; Children £5.50–£6.75) / 01786 466666

…and 18 more dates until 3 Aug

Comic Art (P6-P7)

Join us for a weekly workshop in comic book making. We will create our own characters, write stories and put together a graphic novel ready to be taken home at the end of the block. Start Date: Wed 26 Apr End Date: Wed 28 Jun Price: £60 Age Range: P6-P7 Running Time: 5pm – 6pm

Wed 28 Jun

Wallace's Den

£60 / 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

Despicable Me 3

  • 2017
  • US
  • 90 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda
  • Cast: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, Nev Scharrel, Steve Coogan, Julie Andrews, Jenny Slate, Pierre Coffin
  • UK release: 30 June 2017

The minions are back. In the third entry of this popular franchise South Park's Trey Parker plays a former child star obsessed with his glory years.

Fri 30 Jun

Cinema

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

Sat 1 Jul

Cinema

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

Sun 2 Jul

Cinema

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

…and 11 more dates until 13 Jul

Dunkirk

  • 2017
  • Directed by: Christopher Nolan
  • Written by: Christopher Nolan
  • Cast: Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Cillian Murphy, Harry Styles

A survival story set during the battle of Dunkirk in WWII.

Fri 28 Jul

Cinema

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

Sat 29 Jul

Cinema

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

Sun 30 Jul

Cinema

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

…and 10 more dates until 10 Aug

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

The Great Songs Of Musical Theatre

Local singers perform classic show tunes from popular West End and Broadway musicals.

Thu 29 Jun

Wallace's Den

£50 / 01786 466666

The Hairy Maclary and Friends Show

  • Written by: Lynley Dodd

Meet the doggy crew and their feline antagonists in a show for those aged 3+ based on the enormously popular books by Lynley Dodd.

Sat 29 Jul

£8.50 (Family £30) / 01786 466666

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Sun 30 Jul

£8.50 (Family £30) / 01786 466666

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Illustration Art (S1+)

Develop your own style of zine in these workshops.

Wed 28 Jun

Wallace's Den

£40 / 01786 466666

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 23 Jun

Workhouse

01786 466666

  • 13:30 – 15:00

Fri 30 Jun

Workhouse

01786 466666

Keep Dancing

Dance class for ages 60+.

Thu 29 Jun

Workhouse

£5 / 01786 466666

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 Film Crew

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

Thu 29 Jun

Wallace's Den

£90 / 01786 466666

Macrobert Young Dance Company

Macrobert Young Dance Company (MYDC) is a group of dancers and aspiring choreographers who have been hand-selected to form a professional young dance company. MYDC have been given the opportunity to work with professional dancer and choreographer, Giulia Montalbano. As well as our venue, MYDC have performed at Dundee…

Wed 28 Jun

Workhouse

£70 / 01786 466666

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.

Thu 29 Jun

Workhouse

£70 / 01786 466666

For S1+.

Mad About The Musicals

Music from the West End performed by Gareth Gates and Michael Courtney.

Sun 22 Oct

£20.50 / 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: Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?

  • 2017
  • UK
  • 12A
  • Directed by: James Macdonald
  • Written by: Edward Albee
  • Cast: Imelda Staunton, Conleth Hill, Luke Treadaway, Imogen Poots
  • UK release: 18 May 2017

Martha and George are a bitter married couple who have a charged relationship, fuelled by their excessive consumption of alcohol. When Martha invites the new professor of the college and his wife for some after-party drinks, the young couple are caught up in Martha and George's games, leading to some devastating truths.

Thu 27 Jul

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. The priestess is forced to suppress her feelings of love to uphold her oath.

Wed 23 Aug

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

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Photography & Stop Motion 2 (S1+)

A workshop to explore photography and stop motion animation. Learn how to animate your photographs and make them come to life.

Sat 24 Jun

Wallace's Den

£90 / 01786 466666

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 24 Jun

Wallace's Den

£90 / 01786 466666

Project Y

YDance, Scotland's national youth dance organisation, presents four new contemporary dance works from choreographers Alan Greig, Hagi Yakira, Steven Martin and Theo Clinkard.

Sat 5 Aug

£6.50 (£5.50) / 01786 466666

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Queen Lear

A gender-switched version of Shakespeare' King Lear, presented by Bard in the Botanics.

Sun 23 Jul

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

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Royal Opera House: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

  • 2017
  • 170 min
  • 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
  • 180 min
  • 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
  • 155 min
  • 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: Otello

  • 2017

World-famous tenor Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello in Verdi's passionate retelling of Shakespeare's great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder.

Wed 28 Jun

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
  • 180 min
  • 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
  • 135 min
  • 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
  • 180 min
  • 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
  • 180 min
  • 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

Royal Shakespeare Company: Titus Andronicus

  • 2017
  • UK
  • Directed by: Blanche McIntyre
  • Cast: Patrick Drury, Nia Gwynne, Stefan Adegbola, David Burnett
  • UK release: 9 August 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

Snowpoet

Poetic lyrics over folky indie acoustica.

Fri 11 Aug

Cinema

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

Sat 12 Aug

Cinema

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

Sun 13 Aug

Cinema

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

…and 4 more dates until 17 Aug

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

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.

Summer: Story Trails

Join storyteller Daniel Serridge for a story walk around some of the University’s most interesting sculptures. Please dress for the weather. The route is possible for all-terrain buggies. Please meet at the box office in the Macrobert Arts Centre foyer. Ages 0–6 years.

Tue 1 Aug

Botanics

Children £8 / 01786 466666

Tue 8 Aug

Botanics

Children £8 / 01786 466666

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

Comments & ratings

Post a comment