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 24 events at this location

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1010Oi

Three’s Theatre Company join with with Outside In and The Simon Community to bring you 1010OI – 2 stories, 2 journeys around the city. See Belfast from another perspective. See why things need to change. 10th October is World Homeless Awareness Day and this year Three’s Theatre Company plan to make some noise and…

Fri 13 Dec

£12.50 (Children £8) / 028 9023 5053

Above All Else

Join us as we celebrate the lives of some of the most fearless, spirited and determined women to have ever lived among us. Today, many women take having the vote for granted, but at the turn of the 20th Century women from both the nationalist and unionist communities were so frustrated, that they joined together to…

Fri 27 Mar 2020

Downstairs

£17 (Children £14) / 028 9023 5053

Sat 28 Mar 2020

Downstairs

£17 (Children £14) / 028 9023 5053

Andrew Maxwell Reality

Andrew’s out of the jungle and back with his creature comforts, he has swapped creepy crawlies, rice and beans for Guinness, good grub and a posh hotel. He’s washed the ants out of his undies and is ready to do what he does best; perform stand-up comedy across the country. He’s the winner of The Time Out Award for Best…

Sun 31 May 2020

Downstairs

£16 / 028 9023 5053

Baby Wrap

Bring along your little bundles of festive joy and explore Christmas colours, sound and textures in this magical baby sensory workshop. Get all wrapped up in Christmas fun with your little one.

Sat 30 Nov

The Hub

Children £7 / 028 9023 5053

Sun 1 Dec

The Hub

Children £7 / 028 9023 5053

Baby Wrappers

Babies will experience the magical sights and sounds of Christmas as they journey though textured tunnels of gift wrap and knock down the Christmas parcels in this multi-sensory workshop. Perfect for little ones who love to crawl.

Sat 30 Nov

The Hub

Children £7 / 028 9023 5053

Sun 1 Dec

The Hub

Children £7 / 028 9023 5053

Chris Kent – Christy Doesn’t Live Here

Christy Doesn’t Live Here Cork comedian Chris Kent is back with another show, with more kids, stories and a keep cup to compensate for his guilt about over population. Chris tries to come to terms with being called “well trained” for carrying out basic tasks. Chris also gets deep and talks about his favorite clothes…

Fri 17 Apr 2020

Downstairs

£16 / 028 9023 5053

A Christmas Carol

We’ll be visiting Christmases past, conjuring up Christmas yet to come and seeing if our friend Scrooge can learn from previous mistakes. There will be lots of fun along the way. Expect toe-tapping tunes, laugh-out-loud capers and of course the special, memorable experience you’ve come to expect from the MAC Christmas…

Wed 27 Nov

Downstairs

£16–£25 (Children £12.50) / 028 9023 5053

Thu 28 Nov

Downstairs

£16–£25 (Children £12.50) / 028 9023 5053

Fri 29 Nov

Downstairs

£16–£25 (Children £12.50) / 028 9023 5053

…and 30 more dates until 5 Jan 2020

Deck the Falls

This Christmas, comic duo Ciaran Nolan and Gerard Jordan are back with plans, scams and skulduggery to Deck the Falls at the MAC. 2 doormen have a cunning plan, 2 doggy men have a dilemma, 2 auld dolls have an epiphany and 2 greyhounds go on the run… and that’s just in act 1! Don’t miss this hilarious festive comedy by…

Tue 10 Dec

Upstairs

£20 / 028 9023 5053

Wed 11 Dec

Upstairs

£20 / 028 9023 5053

Thu 12 Dec

Upstairs

£20 / 028 9023 5053

…and 7 more dates until 21 Dec

Dirty Dancin’ in le Shebeen

The loveable Maggie Muff is back with a bang in the last ever performance of Dirty Dancin in le Shebeen! The dust has settled in the estate after the shenanigans of 50 Shades of Red, White and Blue and now she and her buck-eejit sidekick, Big Sally-Ann, are planning a birthday party in the Shebeen. Big Sally-Ann’s dream…

Tue 14 Jan 2020

Downstairs

£20–£25 / 028 9023 5053

Wed 15 Jan 2020

Downstairs

£20–£25 / 028 9023 5053

Thu 16 Jan 2020

Downstairs

£20–£25 / 028 9023 5053

…and 9 more dates until 26 Jan 2020

Festive Fables

Be transported to Christmas past, present and future as you open the pages of festive story books full of magic and enchantment. Join us on Christmas Eve for a special edition of this workshop, where our storyteller will be reading ‘Twas the night before Christmas’.

Sun 15 Dec

The Factory

Children £7 / 028 9023 5053

Sat 21 Dec

The Factory

Children £7 / 028 9023 5053

Tue 24 Dec

The Factory

Children £7 / 028 9023 5053

Gary Faulds Live!

Comedy act by Gary Faulds.

Sat 10 Oct 2020

Downstairs

£22 / 028 9023 5053

Holly Jolly

Deck the Halls! The Holly Jolly Singalong is back. Put on your favourite festive jumpers its Jingle Bells all the way. Join in the fun and sing out loud to your favourite Christmas carols.

Sun 15 Dec

The Works

Children £7 / 028 9023 5053

Tue 24 Dec

The Works

Children £7 / 028 9023 5053

Jen Brister – Under Privilege

Brister has it all: a wife, kids, a house and a job she loves (sometimes) so what the hell is she moaning about? Join Jen as she takes an irreverent look at the often controversial subject of 'privilege'. Who has it? Who doesn't? And why does no one like to admit they have any? 'A powerhouse performance' ****…

Thu 7 May 2020

Upstairs

£12.50 / 028 9023 5053

Jessica Fostekew: Hench

Absolute powershed and regular host of The Guilty Feminist, Jessica Fostekew explores her big strong strength. Have you ever watched a feminist try and take ‘hench’ as a compliment? It’s like watching a snake eat but funny. In preview, Hench was nominated for Best Show at the Leicester Comedy Festival. You’ve seen…

Sat 9 May 2020

Upstairs

£18 / 028 9023 5053

Joanne McNally - Prosecco Express

The world around her is getting married, having children and streaming off to buy slow cooker crock pots and buggies. Joanne owns nothing and has birthed nothing and despite some ABSOLUTELY MASSIVE (incredibly minor) comedic achievements, her mother is still trying to convince her to go back and study nursing. Due to her…

Fri 14 Feb 2020

Upstairs

£18 / 028 9023 5053

Kiri Pritchard-McLean - Empathy Pains

Multi award winning comedian Kiri Pritchard-McLean (Have I Got News for You, Live at the Apollo, 8 out of 10 Cats, Frankie Boyle's New World Order) is back with her fourth full length show. Previous shows have seen her tackle structural racism, sexism, child grooming, adoption and emotional abuse so what seemingly unfunny…

Sat 23 May 2020

Upstairs

£16 / 028 9023 5053

Maiden Voyage Double Bill

Boundaries and our sense of belonging are at the forefront of this new double bill by Maiden Voyage Dance. Brink, a new duet from Eileen McClory, negotiates the fragile balance for survival when our future is entrusted to another. Brink is performed by Ryan O’Neill and Vasiliki Stasinaki with music by Katie Richardson.

Fri 7 Feb 2020

Upstairs

£12.50 (Children £10) / 028 9023 5053

Sat 8 Feb 2020

Upstairs

£12.50 (Children £10) / 028 9023 5053

PACO PEÑA

Paco Pena returns to Ireland in January 2020 in Paco and Friends – The World’s most Celebrated Flamenco Guitarist. Paco Pena embodies both authenticity and innovation in flamenco. As guitarist, composer, dramatist, producer and artistic mentor, he has transformed perceptions of this archetypal Spanish art form.

Fri 10 Jan 2020

Downstairs

£33 / 028 9023 5053

Poet in da Corner by Debris Stevenson, Feat. Jammz

Royal Court Theatre presents POET IN DA CORNER by Debris Stevenson Feat. Jammz A coming of age story inspired by Dizzee Rascal’s seminal album. In a strict Mormon household somewhere in the seam between East London and Essex, a girl is given Dizzee Rascal’s ground-breaking grime album Boy in da Corner by her best…

Wed 26 Feb 2020

Downstairs

£12.50–£16 (Children £10) / 028 9023 5053

Thu 27 Feb 2020

Downstairs

£12.50–£16 (Children £10) / 028 9023 5053

Fri 28 Feb 2020

Downstairs

£12.50–£16 (Children £10) / 028 9023 5053

…and 2 more dates until 1 Mar 2020

Storytime Sunday

Relax with your little ones at the MAC on the first Sunday of each month for some fun story time in our wonderful Family Room. Sit back and listen to some tales, fables and yarns all told by our professional storyteller.

Sun 1 Dec

The Family Room

£2 / 028 9023 5053

Those Who Can’t Are Ready For Their Close Up

The acclaimed comedy sketch show written and performed by Dan Leith, Rachael McCabe and Stephen Beggs It is a truth universally acknowledged that a comedy troupe in possession of a huge talent must eventually break into the movies. Those Who Can’t feel their time has come! But what movie to choose? What format will best…

Sat 30 Nov

Upstairs

£12.50 / 028 9023 5053

Tick Tock Christmas Clock

Forget Bah Humbug, it’s the countdown to Christmas. It’s time to get creative and make your own bah-jewelled Christmas clock. Wind back time to Christmas past or fast forward to Christmas future, you’ll be sure to enjoy this Christmas present.

Sat 14 Dec

The Works

Children £7 / 028 9023 5053

Sat 21 Dec

The Works

Children £7 / 028 9023 5053

Sun 22 Dec

The Works

Children £7 / 028 9023 5053

Tinsel Tots

Enjoy this interactive fairy-tale adventure as you prepare your little elf for the magic of Christmas. Join some festive fellows in a treat for all the senses, complete with storytelling, song and dance.

Sat 7 Dec

The Works

Children £7 / 028 9023 5053

Sun 8 Dec

The Works

Children £7 / 028 9023 5053

Under The Hawthorn Tree

Based on the internationally acclaimed book by award-winning author Marita Conlon-McKenna, Cahoots NI’s Under the Hawthorn Tree follows the journey of three brave siblings as they fight for survival during the Potato Famine in Ireland, 1845. When their father goes to find work and their mother leaves to find him, Eily…

Thu 30 Jan 2020

Downstairs

£20–£25 (Children £10) / 028 9023 5053

Fri 31 Jan 2020

Downstairs

£20–£25 (Children £10) / 028 9023 5053

Sat 1 Feb 2020

Downstairs

£20–£25 (Children £10) / 028 9023 5053

…and 7 more dates until 9 Feb 2020

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