Macrobert Arts Centre
Green Arts Initiative
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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The All Star Stand Up Tour
Featuring Jarred Christmas, Gary Delaney, Sean Hughes and Pete Firman.
Weekly art class for children in Primary 4 and 5.
Breaking with Chaz B
A street dance class suitable for beginners. The class is aimed at kids in P5–P7.
- France, Germany, Belgium
- 130 min
- 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
Wed 29 Mar
Jenna Watt discovers what happens when the personal and political collide in this multi award-winning show about the UK’s nuclear deterrent.
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
The Great Wall
- China / US
- 103 min
- 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…
Multi-sensory story of discovery for audiences with profound and multiple learning disabilities, presented by Frozen Light.
Horse McDonald: Careful
Horse McDonald's debut play is an autobiographical tale of triumph over adversity through music.
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+.
Kevin Bloody Wilson
Australia's cult comedy king performs his too-crude-for-TV songs.
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.
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.
National Theatre Live: Obsession
- 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.
National Theatre Live: Peter Pan
- 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.
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
£14 (£11.50; Children £11.50) / 01786 466666
National Theatre Live: Salome
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.
National Theatre Live: Twelfth Night
Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity.
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…
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.
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.
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
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: 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…
Wed 11 Oct
Tony Roper's much-loved comedy about a Glasgow wash house.
Wed 11 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
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.