The MAC

The MAC
10 Exchange Street West, Belfast, Antrim, BT1 2NJ
  • Telephone 028 9023 5053
  • Bar open Mon-Sun 10am-7pm, later on performance nights
  • Website www.themaclive.com
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The MAC

This Belfast cultural hub is home to two theatres, three galleries, three workshops rooms, two rehearsal spaces and a family room. The space opened in 2012 and is partially volunteer run, with 100 MACtivist volunteers making sure the MAC is a welcoming place to visit. The programme includes theatre, dance, comedy, music, art exhibitions, talks and family events.

Parking is available at Saint Anne’s Square multi-storey car park, right beside the MAC on Edward Street. It’s open 24 hours.

  • Provides: Wheelchair access

Events at this venue

There are 33 events at this location

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Abigail's Party

Mike Leigh's timeless social satire set in 1970s suburbia.

Sat 14 Apr 2018

Downstairs

£12.50–£16 / 028 9023 5053

Tue 17 Apr 2018

Downstairs

£12.50–£16 / 028 9023 5053

Wed 18 Apr 2018

Downstairs

£12.50–£16 / 028 9023 5053

…and 15 more dates until 5 May 2018

aMAZEing Christmas Crafts

Just like Hansel and Gretel, get lost this Christmas in our aMAZEing crafty workshop. Make your own Christmassy 3D MAZE and unwrap the puzzle to help Hansel and Gretel find their way home. The perfect way to enjoy a family day together at the MAC this Christmas, booking early is advised as our family workshops always…

Sat 23 Dec

£7 / 028 9023 5053

The Factory

028 9023 5053

Sat 30 Dec

£7 / 028 9023 5053

The Factory

028 9023 5053

Sun 31 Dec

£7 / 028 9023 5053

The Factory

028 9023 5053

Baby Loves MAC - Creative Toddlers

Now your little one us up and walking, there'll be no stopping them! Join this adventurous class as they explore new worlds of sound, dance, colour and fun. Back by popular demand, this fun 6-week programme is delivered by a professional artist to help your babies creative development. Creative Toddlers is for…

Sun 28 Jan 2018

The Factory

028 9023 5053

Baby Loves MAC - Curious Crawlers

Back by popular demand, our exclusive series of workshops for early years from 0-2.5 years. These fun six-week programmes are delivered by professional artists to help your baby's creative development. Curious Crawlers is for babies aged 6-12 months (not walking). Workshops are every Tuesday morning in the MAC starting…

Tue 6 Feb 2018

The Works

028 9023 5053

Baby Loves MAC - Little Wonders

Back by popular demand, our exclusive series of workshops for early years from 0-2.5 years. These fun six-week programmes are delivered by professional artists to help your baby's creative development. For babies 0-6 months. Workshops are every Tuesday morning in the MAC starting 11:30am Take time to nurture the…

Tue 6 Feb 2018

The Works

028 9023 5053

Bin Laden: The One Man Show

“Tonight, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am going to show you how to change the world.” The world’s most notorious terrorist tells his remarkable, provocative, multi-award-winning story. After a critically acclaimed USA tour this incendiary, intelligent show provides a fresh perspective, creating a space for dialogue within…

Fri 20 Apr 2018

Upstairs

£12.50 / 028 9023 5053

Sat 21 Apr 2018

Upstairs

£12.50 / 028 9023 5053

Bright Colours Only

After more than a decade pushing up the daisies, Pauline Goldsmith resurrects her legendary, quintessential Irish wake, celebrating the struggle to be ourselves in life…and in death. With tea, plenty of sympathy and a good drop of the hard stuff, sit back and enjoy a dram at this wickedly funny funeral. After her…

Wed 16 May 2018

Upstairs

£12.50 / 028 9023 5053

Thu 17 May 2018

Upstairs

£12.50 / 028 9023 5053

Fri 18 May 2018

Upstairs

£12.50 / 028 9023 5053

Sat 19 May 2018

Upstairs

£12.50 / 028 9023 5053

Bubble Show for Adults Only

The Bubble Show your mother warned you about is here. Clothes and bubbles will fly in this cabaret styled story filled with beautiful bubble creations, stripping, slapping, stick fighting, foam burlesque, acrobatics, contact juggling and bubbles that are absolutely not for children. Professional bubble artists and…

Sat 28 Apr 2018

Upstairs

£12.50 / 028 9023 5053

Clowns by Schecter II

Hofesh Shechter has been described as ‘one of the British dance scene’s hottest properties, the creator of works that are full of raw, visceral energy, set to blasting percussive scores that he composes himself ’ (New York Times). The internationally-acclaimed choreographer, whose landmark pieces include Political…

Thu 17 May 2018

Downstairs

£12.50 / 028 9023 5053

Fri 18 May 2018

Downstairs

£12.50 / 028 9023 5053

Sat 19 May 2018

Downstairs

£12.50 / 028 9023 5053

Coal

Created to mark the 30th anniversary of the end of the 1984/5 British miners’ strike, award winning choreographer Gary Clarke proudly presents COAL, a riveting dance theatre show which takes a nostalgic look at the hard-hitting realities of life at the coal face. Winner of UK Theatre Award Achievement in Dance &…

Wed 21 Mar 2018

Downstairs

£12.50 / 028 9023 5053

Thu 22 Mar 2018

Downstairs

£12.50 / 028 9023 5053

Date Show

An immersive, site-specific performance, stumbling upon different dates along the way.

Wed 31 Jan 2018

£15 / 028 9023 5053

Thu 1 Feb 2018

£15 / 028 9023 5053

Fri 2 Feb 2018

£15 / 028 9023 5053

…and 2 more dates until 4 Feb 2018

Every Day I Wake Up Hopeful

Malachy has made a decision, perhaps for the first time in his life. Tonight is the night. He has six bottles of wine; a bucket of chicken and he wants to talk about it. He really wants to talk about it. This new play by John Patrick Higgins is poignant, confessional and desperately funny. Funny to the bone.

Thu 15 Feb 2018

Upstairs

£12.50 / 028 9023 5053

Tue 20 Feb 2018

Upstairs

£12.50 / 028 9023 5053

Thu 22 Feb 2018

Upstairs

£12.50 / 028 9023 5053

…and 2 more dates until 1 Mar 2018

Festive Fairy Tales

Follow the sweetie trail through the MAC to find the Christmas fairy tales lurking there. Around every corner is a new story and a clue to where the next one can be found. Join in with the festive fables and solve the puzzles to complete the fairy tale trail. * £7 per child, accompanying adult goes free * Fancy…

Sun 17 Dec

£7 / 028 9023 5053

  • 13:00
The Family Room

028 9023 5053

  • 13:00 – 13:45

Sat 23 Dec

£7 / 028 9023 5053

The Family Room

028 9023 5053

Sun 24 Dec

£7 / 028 9023 5053

The Family Room

028 9023 5053

Hansel and Gretel

We are delighted to announce our festive show for 2017, the popular Brothers Grimm fairytale, Hansel & Gretel. Packed full of fun for all the family, this brand new show is written, directed and produced by the MAC. Our version has been brought bang up to date, but with all the well-known characters and story…

Sun 17 Dec

Downstairs

£12.50–£25 / 028 9023 5053

  • 14:00 – 15:40
  • 18:00 – 19:40

Tue 19 Dec

Downstairs

£12.50–£25 / 028 9023 5053

Wed 20 Dec

Downstairs

£12.50–£25 / 028 9023 5053

…and 14 more dates until 7 Jan 2018

Hansel and Gretel

This year, find the true meaning of Christmas at the MAC. Hansel & Gretel is produced by the MAC and proudly sponsored by Phoenix Natural Gas. Discover why friendship, laughter and a big bag of sweets are essential to making Christmas time the happiest, twinkliest and funniest time of the year with loved ones.

Sun 17 Dec

Times vary / £10–£25 / 028 9023 5053

Mon 18 Dec

Times vary / £10–£25 / 028 9023 5053

Tue 19 Dec

Times vary / £10–£25 / 028 9023 5053

…and 19 more dates until 7 Jan 2018

Holly Jolly Sing Along

Join us for some festive Holly Jolly singing fun at the MAC. It’s time to share some Christmas cheer and sing your favourite Christmas classics. We’ll be cheering on Rudolf, decking the halls and counting down the days of Christmas. Sleigh bells will be provided, but feel free to bring your own!

Sun 17 Dec

£7 / 028 9023 5053

  • 11:00
The Factory

028 9023 5053

  • 11:00 – 12:00

Sun 24 Dec

£7 / 028 9023 5053

The Factory

028 9023 5053

Into the Ark

Following a summer of touring across UK and Europe which included Latitude Festival and The Great Escape, plus an invite from their friend and mentor Sir Tom Jones to support him on his UK tour, Into The Ark have cemented themselves as one of the fast-rising acts to watch. We’re pleased to announce that the band will…

Sun 18 Feb 2018

Upstairs

£12 / 028 9023 5053

It’s Getting Harder and Harder for Me.

It’s Getting Harder and Harder for Me builds and unravels to tell the interwoven stories of three women living on the Ormeau Road. The bold and exciting production exploring contemporary social issues is brought to life by three powerful, funny and moving female performances. #HarderThePlay We are fizzing and…

Thu 3 May 2018

Upstairs

£12.50 / 028 9023 5053

Fri 4 May 2018

Upstairs

£12.50 / 028 9023 5053

Kathy Lette's Girls' Night Out

“Women are each other’s human wonder bras – uplifting, supportive and making each other look bigger and better.” So says Kathy Lette, funny, feminist author, who invites you to her new show, Girls’ Night Out. It’s a psychological strip tease taking us from Puberty Blues to Menopause Blues, with tales of love, lust…

Sun 25 Mar 2018

Downstairs

£20 / 028 9023 5053

Looking Deadly

A wedding is the craic, birthdays are grand, but you can’t beat a good Irish funeral. Kind words, ham sandwiches, a glass of warm porter and a snog with that cousin you know you shouldn’t fancy is just the ticket. Having sold out last time at the MAC, Foystown’s two rival funeral directors are back to battle for the…

Fri 26 Jan 2018

Upstairs

£12.50 / 028 9023 5053

Sat 27 Jan 2018

Upstairs

£12.50 / 028 9023 5053

The Love-Hungry Farmer

‘Fiercely serious and bruisingly hilarious’ New York Times Des Keogh, one of Ireland’s foremost actors and entertainers, stars in this hugely successful and award-winning show. The Love Hungry Farmer tells the story of John Bosco McLane, a bachelor of ‘indeterminate’ age and according to his own assessment, ‘past…

Thu 1 Feb 2018

Downstairs

£12.50 / 028 9023 5053

Fri 2 Feb 2018

Downstairs

£12.50 / 028 9023 5053

Sat 3 Feb 2018

Downstairs

£12.50 / 028 9023 5053

Maeve Binchy's Minding Frankie

Noel Lynch is struggling with an alcohol addiction, when he gets a call from Stella, a girlfriend with whom he shared a drunken weekend. Stella is having Noel’s child; she is also dying from cancer and Noel must raise their daughter, Frankie. In order to prevail, Noel must prove that he can fill a woman’s shoes, break…

Wed 6 Jun 2018

Downstairs

£12.50–£20 / 028 9023 5053

Thu 7 Jun 2018

Downstairs

£12.50–£20 / 028 9023 5053

Fri 8 Jun 2018

Downstairs

£12.50–£20 / 028 9023 5053

…and 2 more dates until 10 Jun 2018

Maggie's Feg Run

Maggie’s Feg Run The loveable Maggie Muff is back in the highly-anticipated sequel to 50 Shades of Red White and Blue and Dirty Dancin’ in le Shebeen. This is the one you’ve all been waiting for, where Maggie and Big Sally-Ann are on top form as they head to Benidorm on an all-important ‘Feg Run’. In other words…

Tue 13 Feb 2018

Downstairs

£20–£25 / 028 9023 5053

Wed 14 Feb 2018

Downstairs

£20–£25 / 028 9023 5053

Thu 15 Feb 2018

Downstairs

£20–£25 / 028 9023 5053

…and 9 more dates until 25 Feb 2018

Man in the Moon

Sean Doran hasn’t had the best of luck. He’s been sacked from his job, his girlfriend has left him, taken their child and he’s back living in his ma’s house. If this kid bought a duck, it would drown. Alone with a carryout at the Half Moon Lake, Sean tries to make sense of it all. Over the course of one night, he takes…

Tue 8 May 2018

Downstairs

£12.50 / 028 9023 5053

Wed 9 May 2018

Downstairs

£12.50 / 028 9023 5053

Thu 10 May 2018

Downstairs

£12.50 / 028 9023 5053

…and 2 more dates until 12 May 2018

The Man Who Fell To Pieces

John is falling to pieces. Literally. Using tape, cling film and other DIY products, he attempts to hold himself together with hilarious consequences. A powerful story that celebrates what it means to be human. Beautifully poignant and a theatrically explosive feast for the mind and body; The Man Who Fell to Pieces…

Tue 6 Feb 2018

Upstairs

£12.50 / 028 9023 5053

Wed 7 Feb 2018

Upstairs

£12.50 / 028 9023 5053

Thu 8 Feb 2018

Upstairs

£12.50 / 028 9023 5053

…and 3 more dates until 11 Feb 2018

Mark Thomas: Showtime from the Frontline

Name the comedian who might say 'I wonder if I can set up a comedy club… in a refugee camp… in Palestine?' Of course, it’s Mark Thomas. And that is exactly what he tries to do. Dodging cultural and literal bullets, Israeli incursions and religion, Mark and his team set out to run a comedy club for two nights in the…

Tue 6 Mar 2018

Downstairs

£12.50 / 028 9023 5053

The Nature of Forgetting

Following a sell-out run at the 2017 London International Mime Festival, Latitude and the Edinburgh Fringe, Theatre RE presents a powerful, explosive and joyous piece about what is left when memory is gone. Tom is 55, today. As he dresses for his party, tangled threads of disappearing memories spark him into life…

Thu 31 May 2018

Downstairs

£12.50 / 028 9023 5053

Fri 1 Jun 2018

Downstairs

£12.50 / 028 9023 5053

Sat 2 Jun 2018

Downstairs

£12.50 / 028 9023 5053

Sun 3 Jun 2018

Downstairs

£12.50 / 028 9023 5053

Offside

3 Centuries. 1 Goal. A glorious tale of struggle and sweat. Heart thumping with oxygenised blood, adrenalin flooding every little bit of me and every little bit of me is every little bit of the field in front of me. It is 1892. It is 1921. It is 2018. Four women from across the centuries live, breathe, and play…

Thu 24 May 2018

Upstairs

£12.50 / 028 9023 5053

Fri 25 May 2018

Upstairs

£12.50 / 028 9023 5053

Sat 26 May 2018

Upstairs

£12.50 / 028 9023 5053

PALMYRA

PALMYRA is an exploration of revenge, the politics of destruction and what we consider to be barbaric, inviting people to step back from the news and look at what lies beneath, and beyond, civilisation. A challenging and contemporary piece that focuses on the broader issues emerging from Syria. Following an extended…

Sat 5 May 2018

Upstairs

£12.50 / 028 9023 5053

Penguins

When being different brings the most wonderful of surprises… Roy and Silo are two male Chinstrap penguins. Just like the other penguin pairs at Central Park Zoo, they walk, play, swim and dance together. When the duo decide to try to hatch a rock in place of an egg, they find themselves on an adventure that could mean…

Sat 10 Mar 2018

Downstairs

£11 / 028 9023 5053

Sun 11 Mar 2018

Downstairs

£11 / 028 9023 5053

Wed 14 Mar 2018

Downstairs

£11 / 028 9023 5053

Primecut Double Bill

Double billing of East Belfast Boy and Everyday I Wake Up Hopeful. There will be an hour break between each performance.

Sat 17 Feb 2018

Upstairs

£18 / 028 9023 5053

Sat 24 Feb 2018

Upstairs

£18 / 028 9023 5053

Sun 25 Feb 2018

Upstairs

£18 / 028 9023 5053

Sat 3 Mar 2018

Upstairs

£18 / 028 9023 5053

The Terrible Tragedy of the Twinbrook Turkey

Theatre duo Em Two Balloons are back this year with a brand-new Christmas comedy The Terrible Tragedy of the Twinbrook Turkey. With the tinsel around the tree and the Christmas season in full swing in Belfast, all is not going to plan for two unsuspecting families in the West of the city. Will a mysterious guest to…

Tue 19 Dec

Upstairs

£18 / 028 9023 5053

Wed 20 Dec

Upstairs

£18 / 028 9023 5053

Thu 21 Dec

Upstairs

£18 / 028 9023 5053

…and 2 more dates until 23 Dec

Walk of Shame

Introducing Walk of Shame – the critically acclaimed debut show from Eleanor Conway about sex, sobriety and the modern addict that lies within us all. Ferocious clubber Eleanor has always been a woman of extremes; she partied around the world as a music journalist, ran off to Asia to work for the Triads and Tinder’d…

Tue 24 Apr 2018

Upstairs

£12.50 / 028 9023 5053

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