- 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 28 events at this location
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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…
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
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…
A new work examining the impact of welfare cuts in Northern Ireland.
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…
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+.
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…
I’ll Tell My Ma
One-woman comedic play about a Belfast family.
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…
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…
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
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…
Reassembled, Slightly Askew
Immersive audio performance where audience members lie down on hospital beds and wear eye masks.
Thu 16 Feb
Fri 17 Feb
Sat 18 Feb
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…
Robert Burns Live
Christopher Tait, leading Burns performer, presents his one man show. Booking is essential.
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 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…
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.
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 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…
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…
Fri 26 May
Valentines Roller Disco
Enjoy a 80s retro roller disco for Valentines.
Fri 10 Feb
Sat 11 Feb
£15 / 028 9023 5053
- 19:00 – 19:45 Valentines Roller Disco The MAC
- 20:00 – 20:45 Valentines Roller Disco The MAC
- 21:00 – 21:45 Valentines Roller Disco The MAC
- 22:00 – 22:45 Valentines Roller Disco The MAC
- 23:00 – 23:45 Valentines Roller Disco The MAC
£7 / 028 9023 5053
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…