- Telephone 028 9023 5053
- Bar open Mon-Sun 10am-7pm, later on performance nights
- Website www.themaclive.com
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
There are 24 events at this location
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Baby Rave: Baby Ska
A fun filled disco for parents and babies with music, colourful visual projections and dance facilitators to help your babies get down to the beats.
Sat 11 Mar
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…
David Meade: Seeing Is Deceiving
Comedic mind reading from David Meade.
Eddie Izzard : Force Majeure
The legendary Eddie Izzard returns to the MAC by hugely popular demand for one night only. He’ll perform an incredible 3 shows, in 3 languages, over 3 hours. He performs Force Majeure three times in one night – the first in German at 7pm, in French at 8pm and his last stand-up show in English at 9pm. If you missed…
The Faerie Thorn
Based on the book The Faerie Thorn and Other Stories by Jane Talbot, The Faerie Thorn is a witty, dark and wickedly comedic show that recreates the author’s bewitching Faerie tales for adults. The stories are brought to life on stage in a vivid and dangerous world controlled by a complex fairy mafia. Expect to be…
A play by John McCann about Hector, a young girl who discovers that someone is living in a place she thought was abandoned.
The Game explores the act of buying sex and the subculture of prostitution; its rules, language and power structures. This challenging show gives audiences an insight into a world that sits uncomfortably beneath the surface of our day-to-day lives. It is a play that’s also a real-life game, with levels and…
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…
Wed 29 Nov
Thu 30 Nov
The Illegals with Niamh Kavanagh
Popular as ever with theatre audiences throught the country, the Illegals are back this March to celebrate two decades as one of the best live bands around with their unique double tribute show to the music of Eagles and Fleetwood Mac. Fronted by the fabulous Niamh Kavanagh, the Illegals replicate brilliantly the sound…
The Importance of Being Earnest
Oscar Wilde's classic comedy of manners.
Sat 25 Mar
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…
Maiden Voyage Triple Bill
Maiden Voyage premieres three new works on living, love and loss. A dance triple bill exploring life, love and loss. Every Something has a Somewhere by guest choreographer Rachel Lopez de La Nieta, inspired by relics of the past we choose to hold on to. A meditative duet by Oona Doherty, Korper and Leib, reflecting…
My Father's Chair
A performance for young audiences and their families about the nature of fatherhood.
Sat 6 May
Rachel Tucker – Live in Concert
Expect a night of unmissable music including all of the best Wicked songs, mixed in with some jazz, soul and classic musical theatre numbers. Rachel Tucker will be directed by Guy Retallack and is brought to you by Fane Productions in partnership with Parallel Productions.
Release Your Inner Cartoonist
Harry Venning, cartoonist and award winning comedy writer, best known for Clare In The Community (The Guardian strip and BBC Radio 4 sitcom) presents Release Your Inner Cartoonist. After two extremely successful and hugely enjoyable runs at the Edinburgh Fringe, and a sell-out performance at the Brighton festival…
Richard Herring: The Best
A 'best of' compilation from the comedian as he picks the best jokes from his last 12 shows.
The Sad & Beautiful World of Sparklehorse
- Directed by: Alex Crowton/Bobby Dass
A film about Mark Linkous, singer-songwriter and founder of the alternative rock band Sparklehorse.
Award-winning production examining how the human story often gets lost amidst the headlines.
Spot is a friendly and endearing stage light that loves to tell stories. Spot can be the yellow sun, the blue sea or red fire; a balloon, a hoop or nothing at all. But most of all Spot loves to have fun.
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.
Tank. In 1965, an American scientist lived with a dolphin for ten weeks to try and teach him to speak English as part of a NASA-funded research project into human-animal communication. Condemned as an elaborate circus trick, these lessons remain a controversial episode in the space race between the two Cold War…
The Train is a fictional account of actual events surrounding the legendary ‘Contraceptive Train’. Determined to challenge the laws of the Irish State, a group of 47 trailblazing women take a train to Belfast and return to Dublin with forbidden contraceptives. It’s the story of the remarkable media coup orchestrated by…
An unmissable 21st anniversary production of the infamous Trainspotting. This is the story of Mark Renton and his friends, living through the Edinburgh heroin scene of the 80s. This is a no-holds-barred immersive, in-yer-face theatre production: this is your ticket to a ride you won’t soon forget. Not for the faint…
Wed 24 May
Thu 25 May
Fri 26 May
Expect a wonderful story, delicate movement and splashes of humour to tell Elizabeth’s amazing tale of a life fully lived. Waves is about having an idea and the courage, drive and desire to follow it through to achieve something that is truly incredible. Come meet the real Little Mermaid in this show which is a delight…