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

Event times

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.

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

David Meade: Seeing Is Deceiving

Comedic mind reading from David Meade.

Thu 2 Mar

Downstairs

£20 / 028 9023 5053

Fri 3 Mar

Downstairs

£20 / 028 9023 5053

Sat 4 Mar

Downstairs

£20 / 028 9023 5053

Sun 5 Mar

Downstairs

£20 / 028 9023 5053

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…

Tue 25 Apr

Upstairs

£12.50–£16 / 028 9023 5053

Wed 26 Apr

Upstairs

£12.50–£16 / 028 9023 5053

Thu 27 Apr

Upstairs

£12.50–£16 / 028 9023 5053

…and 2 more dates until 29 Apr

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–£16 / 028 9023 5053

Wed 22 Mar

Upstairs

£12.50–£16 / 028 9023 5053

Thu 23 Mar

Upstairs

£12.50–£16 / 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

£18 / 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…

Tue 28 Nov

Downstairs

£12.50–£16 / 028 9023 5053

Wed 29 Nov

Downstairs

£12.50–£16 / 028 9023 5053

Thu 30 Nov

Downstairs

£12.50–£16 / 028 9023 5053

…and 30 more dates until 7 Jan 2018

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–£25 / 028 9023 5053

Sat 25 Mar

Sun 26 Mar

Downstairs

£12.50–£25 / 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

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

£18 / 028 9023 5053

Sat 4 Mar

Upstairs

£18 / 028 9023 5053

My Father's Chair

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

Fri 5 May

The Factory

£9 / 028 9023 5053

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.

Sat 13 May

Downstairs

£22.50 / 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…

Richard Herring: The Best

A 'best of' compilation from the comedian as he picks the best jokes from his last 12 shows.

Sat 6 May

Downstairs

£14 / 028 9023 5053

The Sad & Beautiful World of Sparklehorse

  • 2016
  • UK
  • Directed by: Alex Crowton/Bobby Dass

A film about Mark Linkous, singer-songwriter and founder of the alternative rock band Sparklehorse.

Sat 8 Apr

Upstairs

£12.50 / 028 9023 5053

Scorch

  • 4 stars

Award-winning production examining how the human story often gets lost amidst the headlines.

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

Spot

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.

Tue 14 Mar

Upstairs

£13 / 028 9023 5053

Wed 15 Mar

Upstairs

£13 / 028 9023 5053

Storytime Sunday-April

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 2 Apr

The Family Room

£2 / 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–£16 / 028 9023 5053

Fri 21 Apr

Upstairs

£12.50–£16 / 028 9023 5053

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 orchestrated by…

Wed 19 Apr

Downstairs

£12.50–£16 / 028 9023 5053

Thu 20 Apr

Downstairs

£12.50–£16 / 028 9023 5053

Fri 21 Apr

Downstairs

£12.50–£16 / 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

Upstairs

£12.50–£20 / 028 9023 5053

Thu 25 May

Upstairs

£12.50–£20 / 028 9023 5053

Fri 26 May

Upstairs

£12.50–£20 / 028 9023 5053

Sat 27 May

Upstairs

£12.50–£20 / 028 9023 5053

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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