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1932: The People of Gallagher Street
Writing collaboration from Martin Lynch and Gary Mitchell, exploring The Outdoor Relief Strike in Belfast that brought 80,000 impoverished but unified Catholics and Protestants onto the streets to demand better living conditions.
Wed 2 Nov
Thu 3 Nov
Fri 4 Nov
Halloween at the MAC! Join us for a multi-sensory Halloween workshop where your little monster will explore strange and spooky sights, sounds and textures.
Using sounds from Jepetto's workshops and magical light projections, you baby will experience their very first fairy tale adventure in this multi-sensory workshop.
All puppets need to learn how to move their arms and legs. Help Pinocchio discover how to move around like a real boy in this multi-sensory festive experience.
Chamber Choir Ireland with Chatham Saxophone Quartet
Part of Belfast International Arts Festival 2016. A very special collaboration between Chamber Choir Ireland and Chatham Saxophone Quartet, in a programme of exquisite spiritual music featuring repertoire by Arvo Pärt, Gesualdo, Kantscheli, Bruckner and Britten, conducted by renowned British musicologist James…
Sat 29 Oct
£14 / 028 9023 5053
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
Things are going bump this Halloween at the MAC! Babies are on the move in this spooky sensory workshop. Develop their confidence to grab, crawl, stand and inevitably bump this Halloween.
Get creative this Halloween at the MAC. Use your imagination to create weird whatcha-ma-callits, horrifying hoojamaflips and dreadful doohdahs in our deadly design workshop.
England in a Pink Blouse
Grid Iron's sound installation is based on writing by Jamaican poet Kei Miller.
Fri 11 Nov
£3 / 028 9023 5053
- 12:00 – 12:20 England in a Pink Blouse The MAC
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Sat 12 Nov
£3 / 028 9023 5053
A Feast of Bones
Under the twinkling lights of a charming French café, a waitress sits polishing her knives. In the shadows of WW1, one customer is about to be served a meal he'll never forget. Straight from their USA tour and sell out Dublin show, treat your 9+ skeletons to a deliciously dark day at the theatre, as Theatre Lovett present…
Sun 30 Oct
Festival Closing Concert: Taylor Mac 24-Decade History of Popular Music: The WW1 Years and More
Part of Belfast International Arts Festival 2016. In his first Northern Ireland appearance, the flamboyant and vocally gifted Obie Award-winning New York performer Taylor Mac brings a series of special, participative concerts to Festival. The closing concert will be a ten-decade spectacular from 1916, the year of the…
Sat 29 Oct
£16 (Children £14) / 028 9023 5053
Be transported to a world of imagination, as you open the pages on festive fairy tale story books full of magic and enchantment in the wintery surroundings of the Wishing Wood.
Holly Jolly Sing Along
Christmas jumpers at the ready! Warble your way through the Christmas Classics in this fun sing along. We'll be cheering on Rudolf, decking the halls and sleigh bells will be provided!
I Heart NYE
What better way to celebrate the year ahead than with some glitz and glam at the MAC and a good sign-song? That's exactly what we're doing at the MAC New Year's Eve party. You can expect fizz, dancing until late, and live music in the foyer from our house band The Moonshine. We'll also be transforming our Upstairs…
I’ll Tell My Ma
One-woman comedic play about a Belfast family.
Fri 20 Jan 2017
See a diverse and thought-provoking programme of artists’ moving image and hear from one of the six shortlisted artists for this year’s prestigious Jarman Award: Shona Illingworth. This year’s shortlist represents a riotous explosion of colour, sound, skill and distinctive imagery, but beyond the visuals are some very…
Little Green Cars (Acoustic Show)
Dublin-based band Little Green Cars will take to the stage this December to bring you their exceptional second album Ephemera. All five members of the band – completed by Donagh Seaver O’Leary on bass and Dylan Lynch on drums - contribute to the music which has been described as ‘tender, poetic and vocally alluring’ by…
MAC Christmas Lights Switch On
Come on down and help the MAC and Phoenix Natural Gas make you’re your Christmas wishes come true as we switch on our Christmas lights and reveal our amazing Christmas window
Malojian – "This is Nowhere" Album Launch
Belfast based band Malojian will launch their brand new album ‘This is Nowhere’ at the MAC this November. Recorded this year at Electrical Audio Studios, Chicago with the legendary music-maker Steve Albini (known for producing bands and artists such as Nirvana, The Pixies, Page & Plant, PJ Harvey). Malojian’s…
O EVANGELHO SEGUNDO JESUS, RAINHA DO CÉU (The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven)
In this powerful reimagining of Jo Clifford’s tender and acclaimed one-woman play, theatre meets storytelling in a queer ritual that embodies Jesus in the present time as a travesti woman from the fringes of São Paulo. More transgender people are murdered in Brazil each year than in any other country in the world.
Fri 11 Nov
£10 / 028 9023 5053
Sat 12 Nov
£10 / 028 9023 5053
Drum roll please… we are excited to announce that the MAC’s Christmas show for 2016 is Pinocchio. Presented with our partners, the award winning children’s theatre company Cahoots NI, Pinocchio promises to be an enchanting, magical show featuring all the characters you know and love. A family musical, you can expect…
Tue 29 Nov
Wed 30 Nov
Thu 1 Dec
You never quite know what you are going to get at our adults-only pony panto, but you know you’re going to get it! pony panto returns for some festive cheer with Belfast’s best looking, worst dressed, most talented performers. Now a firm Christmas tradition, this irreverent mix has been a sell-out hit at the MAC for…
Puppet on a String
Become a marvellous maker of magical marionettes in this Christmas craft workshop packed full of festive fun - no strings attached!
Sarah Neufeld featuring Stefan Schneider
Promoting her second album The Ridge, we are delighted to present Sarah Neufeld, violinist and composer based in Montreal and best known as a member of Arcade Fire. The Ridge, featuring Arcade Fire’s Jeremy Gara on drums has been described as balancing ‘a darker tone with breathtaking feeling’ was first released in…
Shakespeare Diversified - An Illustrated Talk
Part of Belfast International Arts Festival 2016. Yasmin Alibhai-Brown explores the contemporary relevance of Shakespeare for today’s multi-cultural society. With the help of local actors under the direction of acclaimed theatre director, Conall Morrison, Yasmin looks at differences of race, of age, of cultural background…
Fri 28 Oct
Relax with your little ones at the MAC on the first Sunday of each month for some fun storytime in our wonderful Family Room. Sit back and listen to some tales, fables and yarns all told by our professional storyteller.
Susan Calman- ‘The Calman Before the Storm’
We’re pleased to present Scottish comedian Susan Calman, celebrating her tenth year in comedy with a brand new show. You may recognise her from shows like QI, News Quiz, Listomania or Mock the Week. Now you have the opportunity to see her in person, life size if you will. For information, Susan is taller than a…
Shake, Rattle and Roll this Halloween weekend at the MAC as we do the monster mash, the pumpkin jive and maybe even the zombie shuffle in this all singing, all dancing Halloween workshop!
Prepare yourself for some hair-raising tales of ghostly findings, unusual happenings and unearthly goings on - perfect for those 'big brave kids'… Mwahahahah!
Thank you for Coming: Attendance
Part of Belfast International Arts Festival 2016. Thank You for Coming is a series of works in which Driscoll extends the sphere of influence of performance to create a communal space where the co-emergent social moment is questioned, heightened, and palpable. Through each distinct iteration Driscoll is asking ‘How do we…
Dream big dreams, just like Pinocchio and his footsteps through the magical forest in this movement based workshop for 1-3 yrs this Christmas at the MAC.