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

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There are 18 events at this location

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Baby Wrap

Using sounds from Jepetto's workshops and magical light projections, you baby will experience their very first fairy tale adventure in this multi-sensory workshop.

Sun 11 Dec

The Hub

Children £7 / 028 9023 5053

Baby Wrappers

All puppets need to learn how to move their arms and legs. Help Pinocchio discover how to move around like a real boy in this multi-sensory festive experience.

Sun 11 Dec

The Hub

Children £7 / 028 9023 5053

Celtic Orbit

Barry Douglas’ Celtic Orbit Led by world-class pianist Barry Douglas, Celtic Orbit is a celebration of World Music par excellence, with some of the greatest performers in the Celtic circuit. Douglas was inspired by a passion for the cultural story of his homes, Ulster, Connacht and Paris. Expect a musical feast…

Wed 1 Mar 2017

Downstairs

£12 / 028 9023 5053

Ciaran Lavery Live With String Quartet

It’s been an incredible year for the Irish singer songwriter who has racked up an incredible 14 million plays on Spotify of his debut album and EP. He won much critical acclaim for the release of the Sea Legs mini album, a collaborative album with Derry based electronic artist Ryan Vail, he has sold out two headline shows…

Mon 19 Dec

Downstairs

£17 / 028 9023 5053

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

Sun 29 Jan 2017

The Hub

028 9023 5053

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Dublin Old School

Dublin Oldschool Join wannabe DJ Jason on a chemically enhanced trip through the streets of Dublin, stumbling from one misguided misadventure to another. Somewhere between the DJs, drug busts and hilltop raves, he stumbles across a familiar face from the past: his brother Daniel. They haven't spoken in years but…

Fri 10 Feb 2017

Upstairs

£12 / 028 9023 5053

Sat 11 Feb 2017

Upstairs

£12 / 028 9023 5053

Festive Fairytales

Be transported to a world of imagination, as you open the pages on festive fairy tale story books full of magic and enchantment in the wintery surroundings of the Wishing Wood.

Sat 17 Dec

Wishing Wood

Children £7 / 028 9023 5053

Sun 18 Dec

Wishing Wood

Children £7 / 028 9023 5053

Sat 24 Dec

Wishing Wood

Children £7 / 028 9023 5053

Holly Jolly Sing Along

Christmas jumpers at the ready! Warble your way through the Christmas Classics in this fun sing along. We'll be cheering on Rudolf, decking the halls and sleigh bells will be provided!

Sun 18 Dec

The Factory

Children £7 / 028 9023 5053

Sat 24 Dec

The Factory

Children £7 / 028 9023 5053

I Heart NYE

What better way to celebrate the year ahead than with some glitz and glam at the MAC and a good sign-song? That's exactly what we're doing at the MAC New Year's Eve party. You can expect fizz, dancing until late, and live music in the foyer from our house band The Moonshine. We'll also be transforming our Upstairs…

Sat 31 Dec

£17 / 028 9023 5053

I Told My Mum I Was Going on an RE Trip

I Told My Mum I Was Going on an RE Trip A new verbatim play made from the real words of young women who have experienced pregnancy and abortion. This new show is full of honest, insightful and sometimes humorous stories including the teenager whose abortion cover story was “I told my mum I was going on an RE…

Wed 22 Feb 2017

Upstairs

£12 / 028 9023 5053

Thu 23 Feb 2017

Upstairs

£12 / 028 9023 5053

Fri 24 Feb 2017

Upstairs

£12 / 028 9023 5053

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I’ll Tell My Ma

One-woman comedic play about a Belfast family.

Wed 18 Jan 2017

Downstairs

£12–£19.50 / 028 9023 5053

Thu 19 Jan 2017

Downstairs

£12–£19.50 / 028 9023 5053

Fri 20 Jan 2017

Downstairs

£12–£19.50 / 028 9023 5053

…and 13 more dates until 4 Feb 2017

The Importance of Being Earnest

Oscar Wilde's classic comedy of manners.

Fri 24 Mar 2017

Downstairs

£12 / 028 9023 5053

Sun 26 Mar 2017

Downstairs

£12 / 028 9023 5053

…and 17 more dates until 15 Apr 2017

Linger - A duet for 2 male dancers

Choreographed by former Riverdance principal Breandán de Gallaí, Lïnger is a contemporary Irish dance show by two male dancers at opposite ends of their dancing careers. Performed by de Gallaí and Nick O’Connell this is a powerfully tender and muscular exploration of Irish gay masculinity which unfolds through a rich…

Fri 31 Mar 2017

Upstairs

£12 / 028 9023 5053

Pinocchio

Drum roll please… we are excited to announce that the MAC’s Christmas show for 2016 is Pinocchio. Presented with our partners, the award winning children’s theatre company Cahoots NI, Pinocchio promises to be an enchanting, magical show featuring all the characters you know and love. A family musical, you can expect…

Sat 10 Dec

Downstairs

£12–£25 (Children £10) / 028 9023 5053

Sun 11 Dec

Downstairs

£12–£25 (Children £10) / 028 9023 5053

Tue 13 Dec

Downstairs

£12–£25 (Children £10) / 028 9023 5053

…and 16 more dates until 1 Jan 2017

Pony Panto

You never quite know what you are going to get at our adults-only pony panto, but you know you’re going to get it! pony panto returns for some festive cheer with Belfast’s best looking, worst dressed, most talented performers. Now a firm Christmas tradition, this irreverent mix has been a sell-out hit at the MAC for…

Wed 14 Dec

Upstairs

£17 / 028 9023 5053

Thu 15 Dec

Upstairs

£17 / 028 9023 5053

Fri 16 Dec

Upstairs

£17 / 028 9023 5053

…and 6 more dates until 23 Dec

Puppet on a String

Become a marvellous maker of magical marionettes in this Christmas craft workshop packed full of festive fun - no strings attached!

Sun 11 Dec

The Works

Children £7 / 028 9023 5053

Sat 17 Dec

The Works

Children £7 / 028 9023 5053

Sat 31 Dec

The Works

Children £7 / 028 9023 5053

Susan Calman - ‘The Calman Before the Storm’

We’re pleased to present Scottish comedian Susan Calman, celebrating her tenth year in comedy with a brand new show. You may recognise her from shows like QI, News Quiz, Listomania or Mock the Week. Now you have the opportunity to see her in person, life size if you will. For information, Susan is taller than a…

Sun 5 Feb 2017

Tinsel Tots

Dream big dreams, just like Pinocchio and his footsteps through the magical forest in this movement based workshop for 1-3 yrs this Christmas at the MAC.

Sat 10 Dec

The Works

Children £7 / 028 9023 5053

Sun 18 Dec

The Works

Children £7 / 028 9023 5053

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