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 17 events at this location

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AE Mak with Special Guests Beauty Sleep

Indie pop duo Æ MAK will make their return to the MAC this May with a performance that promises to enchant and amaze. Æ MAK's soundscape, visuals and bewitching live performance transport us to another realm. With their vocal harmonies, synchronised choreography and punk-esque performance style, Æ MAK are a fiery live…

Sat 13 May

Ailbhe Reddy & Maria Kelly

Dublin musician Ailbhe Reddy is a singer-songwriter whose deeply personal heart-on-her-sleeve lyrics and a memorable voice lingers with you long after your first taste (Record of the Day, UK). Her first single Flesh & Blood garnered excellent reviews from Irish blogs, and was featured as song of the day on the UK blog…

Fri 12 May

Upstairs

£12.50 / 028 9023 5053

The Faerie Thorn

The Faerie Thorn recreates Talbot's dark, imaginative and bewitching tales.

Wed 26 Apr

Upstairs

£16–£18 / 028 9023 5053

Thu 27 Apr

Upstairs

£16–£18 / 028 9023 5053

Fri 28 Apr

Upstairs

£16–£18 / 028 9023 5053

Sat 29 Apr

Upstairs

£16–£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–£19.50 / 028 9023 5053

Wed 29 Nov

Downstairs

£12.50–£19.50 / 028 9023 5053

Thu 30 Nov

Downstairs

£12.50–£19.50 / 028 9023 5053

…and 30 more dates until 7 Jan 2018

Isobel Anderson CHALK / FLINT Album Launch

Isobel Anderson Album Launch: CHALK/FLINT Celebrating the launch of her new album CHALK/FLINT, Isobel Anderson returns to the MAC stage accompanied by a selection of talented NI musicians to share a daring and innovative collection of new songs. Come and experience a unique and inspiring musical journey.

Fri 2 Jun

Upstairs

£12.50 / 028 9023 5053

Kevin McAleer: Saying Yes to Yes

Join spiritual guru Kevin McAleer for an evening of living hilariously in the moment. Expect mindfulness, bananarama yoga, fire walking with dolphins, psychic flower arranging, neurolinguistic colonic hydrotherapy reprogramming, tree visualisation and ego massage. Universally acknowledged as Tyrone's biggest living…

Sat 27 May

Downstairs

£16 / 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

Nexus: Whispers

Six friends on an annual camping trip are telling ghost stories in the woods, all the while a malevolent entity stalks its prey. Nexus: Whispers explores the familiar conventions of terror in film live on stage. The first play of the trilogy introduces a claustrophobic stage play in which long buried regrets, fears and…

Tue 8 Aug

Upstairs

£12.50 / 028 9023 5053

Not the Norn Iron News

Accidental satirist and professional twitter troll, John-Paul Whearty, follows up on his 2016 show“Adventures In Ulster” with a live satirical news show “Not The Norn Iron News”. From Swift to Orange Lil to the current bunch of satirists at LADfleg, there is a long history of taking the mick out of what passes for…

Fri 19 May

Downstairs

£12.50 / 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

Sun 14 May

Downstairs

£22.50 / 028 9023 5053

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

Scorch

  • 4 stars

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

Tue 2 May

Upstairs

£12.50–£16 / 028 9023 5053

Wed 3 May

Upstairs

£12.50–£16 / 028 9023 5053

Thu 4 May

Upstairs

£12.50–£16 / 028 9023 5053

…and 3 more dates until 7 May

Storytime Sunday-May

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 7 May

The Family Room

£2 / 028 9023 5053

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

£16–£20 / 028 9023 5053

Thu 25 May

Upstairs

£16–£20 / 028 9023 5053

Fri 26 May

Sat 27 May

Tumble Circus Family Cabaret

Smashing the boundaries of cabaret for families, be astounded by this brand-new show by Belfast-based Tumble Circus. This brand-new, family circus cabaret show takes inspiration from contemporary, modern, new and traditional circus movements. Featuring hilarious slapstick comedy and clowning, duo-trapeze & tight…

Sat 27 May

Downstairs

£12.50 / 028 9023 5053

Sun 28 May

Downstairs

£12.50 / 028 9023 5053

Unsuitable

Unsuitable ‘Unsuitable’ is the adult circus show by Tumble Circus that will leave you breathless. From comedy and clowning to acrobatics and tight ropes – there’s a multitude of performers lined up to wow audiences. Packed with fun and features spectacular circus acts that leave the audience holding their breath at…

Fri 26 May

Downstairs

£12.50 / 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–£16 / 028 9023 5053

Fri 19 May

Upstairs

£12.50–£16 / 028 9023 5053

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