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 28 events at this location

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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

Downstairs

£20–£25 / 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

The Hub

028 9023 5053

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

Upstairs

£16–£18 / 028 9023 5053

Sat 11 Feb

Upstairs

£16–£18 / 028 9023 5053

Entitled

A new work examining the impact of welfare cuts in Northern Ireland.

Tue 14 Feb

Upstairs

£10 / 028 9023 5053

Wed 15 Feb

Upstairs

£10 / 028 9023 5053

Thu 16 Feb

Upstairs

£10 / 028 9023 5053

…and 2 more dates until 18 Feb

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…

Tue 25 Apr

Upstairs

£12.50 / 028 9023 5053

Wed 26 Apr

Upstairs

£12.50 / 028 9023 5053

Thu 27 Apr

Upstairs

£12.50 / 028 9023 5053

…and 2 more dates until 29 Apr back to top

Famla

A play by John McCann about Hector, a young girl who discovers that someone is living in a place she thought was abandoned.

Tue 21 Mar

Upstairs

£12.50 / 028 9023 5053

Wed 22 Mar

Upstairs

£12.50 / 028 9023 5053

Thu 23 Mar

Upstairs

£12.50 / 028 9023 5053

…and 2 more dates until 25 Mar

The Game

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…

Sat 1 Apr

Upstairs

£16 / 028 9023 5053

Glasgow Girls – The Musical

Cora Bisset, herself the original star of David Greig's Midsummer, directs her own new life-affirming, multicultural musical (also in collaboration with Greig), a vibrant celebration of Glasgow and the power of teenagers with a cause. Ages 12+.

Tue 21 Feb

Downstairs

£12.50–£16 / 028 9023 5053

Wed 22 Feb

Downstairs

£12.50–£16 / 028 9023 5053

Thu 23 Feb

Downstairs

£12.50–£16 / 028 9023 5053

…and 2 more dates until 25 Feb

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

Upstairs

£12.50 / 028 9023 5053

Thu 23 Feb

Upstairs

£12.50 / 028 9023 5053

Fri 24 Feb

Upstairs

£12.50 / 028 9023 5053

I’ll Tell My Ma

One-woman comedic play about a Belfast family.

Tue 24 Jan

Downstairs

£16–£25 / 028 9023 5053

Wed 25 Jan

Downstairs

£16–£25 / 028 9023 5053

Thu 26 Jan

Downstairs

£16–£25 / 028 9023 5053

…and 8 more dates until 4 Feb back to top

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…

Fri 10 Mar

Downstairs

Free / 028 9023 5053

The Importance of Being Earnest

Oscar Wilde's classic comedy of manners.

Fri 24 Mar

Downstairs

£12.50–£20 / 028 9023 5053

Sat 25 Mar

Sun 26 Mar

Downstairs

£12.50–£20 / 028 9023 5053

…and 17 more dates until 15 Apr

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

Upstairs

£16 / 028 9023 5053

Looking Deadly

Looking Deadly is a fast-paced comedy drama with a lot of heart. Prepare to be entertained, at times tearful and maybe a little wiser about the world of the Irish undertaker. Described as ‘a play about death that is full of life, and laughs’. Looking Deadly is a hugely entertaining insight into the ‘famous Irish funeral…

Wed 8 Feb

Upstairs

£16–£18 / 028 9023 5053

Thu 9 Feb

Upstairs

£16–£18 / 028 9023 5053

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…

Fri 3 Mar

Upstairs

£12.50 / 028 9023 5053

Sat 4 Mar

Upstairs

£12.50 / 028 9023 5053

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My Father's Chair

A performance for young audiences and their families about the nature of fatherhood.

Fri 5 May

The Factory

£9 (Children £6) / 028 9023 5053

Sat 6 May

The Factory

£9 (Children £6) / 028 9023 5053

Sun 7 May

The Factory

£9 (Children £6) / 028 9023 5053

Night Music - RTÉ ConTempo

Praised as a “fabulous foursome” (Irish Independent) and noted for performances that are “exceptional” (The Strad), RTÉ ConTempo Quartet has forged a unique place in Irish musical life. Since its formation in 1995, the quartet has won 14 international prizes, and performed more than 2,000 concerts worldwide in 46…

Wed 1 Feb

Upstairs

£12 / 028 9023 5053

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…

Sat 15 Apr

Robert Burns Live

Christopher Tait, leading Burns performer, presents his one man show. Booking is essential.

Sat 25 Feb

Free / 01292 290300

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Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella the Musical

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella the Musical BSPA Bangor are delighted to present this timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale with the Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm and elegance. Originally presented on television in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s…

Scorch

Scorch Presented as part of The Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival by Prime Cut Productions, Scorch is the award-winning production that astounded audiences in 2015 and 16 at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. For those who don’t feel like they’re in the right life the web is a place to be yourself. Out in the real…

Tue 2 May

Upstairs

£12.50 / 028 9023 5053

Wed 3 May

Upstairs

£12.50 / 028 9023 5053

Thu 4 May

Upstairs

£12.50 / 028 9023 5053

…and 3 more dates until 7 May

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.

Sun 5 Feb

Downstairs

£20–£25 / 028 9023 5053

Tank

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…

Thu 20 Apr

Upstairs

£12.50 / 028 9023 5053

Fri 21 Apr

Upstairs

£12.50 / 028 9023 5053

The Train

The Train 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…

Wed 19 Apr

Downstairs

£12.50 / 028 9023 5053

Thu 20 Apr

Downstairs

£12.50 / 028 9023 5053

Fri 21 Apr

Downstairs

£12.50 / 028 9023 5053

…and 2 more dates until 23 Apr

Trainspotting

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

£12.50–£16 / 028 9023 5053

Thu 25 May

£12.50–£16 / 028 9023 5053

Fri 26 May

Sat 27 May

Waves

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…

Thu 18 May

Upstairs

£12.50 / 028 9023 5053

Fri 19 May

Upstairs

£12.50 / 028 9023 5053

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