The MAC

The MAC
10 Exchange Street West, Belfast, Antrim, BT1 2NJ
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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.

Events at this venue

There are 34 events at this location

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THE BE PROJECT by Kaz Hawkins

Renowned for her blues, Kaz Hawkins changes direction for this concert series with special guest Mathis Richter-Reichhelm from Berlin. A cherished songwriting collaboration since 2020 has paved the way for Kaz's next two studio albums produced by Mathis. Catch their Irish tour for a sneak peek of their latest creations.

Sat 3 Aug

Downstairs

£27.50 / 028 9023 5053

Belfast Girls: On the Run!

The Belfast GIRLS are BACK and up to more mischief! Bernie finds herself in hot water with the police after flogging the latest weight loss pill to half of Belfast so Bernie, Betty & Michelle find themselves ON THE RUN! And what better place to hide than the local Convent, surely no one’s going to look for her there…

Sat 4 May

Downstairs

£25 / 028 9023 5053

The Belfast Ma: Mother Of The Groom

The Belfast Ma is back with her brand-new show Mother of the Groom. Enjoy the antics of everyone's favourite Ma, Sadie Devine as she prepares for the wedding of the year. Her favourite wee son Thomas is getting married to childhood sweetheart Kirsty and Sadie is determined to give them the best big day ever. She is all…

Thu 6 Jun

Downstairs

£22–£27.50 / 028 9023 5053

Fri 7 Jun

Downstairs

£22–£27.50 / 028 9023 5053

Sat 8 Jun

Downstairs

£22–£27.50 / 028 9023 5053

Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered

‘Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered’ will be performed by soprano Wendy Ferguson and pianist Ruth McGinley, performing songs from the golden age of music theatre. You will hear classic songs by Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim and more. The audience will enjoy well-loved classics…

Sat 13 Apr

Downstairs

£22 / 028 9023 5053

Briana Corrigan

Hot on the heels of her sell out October show, Briana Corrigan of The Beautiful South, is returning to The Mac this April to kick off her brand new tour. With a voice that “could melt icebergs at 50 paces” (VOX), Belfast born Corrigan is best known for delivering Beautiful South’s most successful single, the chart…

Sat 6 Apr

Upstairs

£15 / 028 9023 5053

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Following the sold out success of last year’s Senior Summer Project "Les Miserables SE ", Belfast School of Performing Arts is delighted to present the Northern Ireland Premiere of Roald Dahl’s much loved “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” Welcome to the world of “Pure imagination” with this tasty Broadway and West End…

Thu 22 Aug

Downstairs

£20.50 (Children £15) / 028 9023 5053

Fri 23 Aug

Downstairs

£20.50 (Children £15) / 028 9023 5053

Sat 24 Aug

Downstairs

£20.50 (Children £15) / 028 9023 5053

Coram Shakespeare Schools Festival

Coram Shakespeare Schools Foundation is proud to present the world’s largest youth drama festival at The MAC! Join us on Wednesday 20th March for an exhilarating evening of live theatre, featuring a series of unique abridged Shakespeare productions by local schools. See Shakespeare’s timeless stories brought to life like…

Wed 20 Mar

Downstairs

£9.95 (Children £8.50) / 028 9023 5053

The Fisherman’s Friend

Cre8 Theatre return to the Deaf Arts Festival NI, building on the success of their 2023 production ‘Sleeping Beauty’. ‘The Fisherman’s Friend’ is a new play devised by deaf and hearing artists, under the skilful eye of director and playwright Sarah Lyle. This production features music and is for all the family. Set in a…

Fri 29 Mar

Upstairs

£15 (Children £12) / 028 9023 5053

Sat 30 Mar

Upstairs

£15 (Children £12) / 028 9023 5053

Fly your Family Flag

Come fly your family flag at the Niamh McCann ‘Someone decides hawk or dove’ exhibition at the MAC! Inspired by the bright flags Niamh created in her exhibition, artist Fionnuala Duffin will guide you in the creation of your own, unique family crest on a flag.  Bring your favourite grown up, enthusiasm and your…

Sat 9 Mar

Children £7 / 028 9023 5053

The Highstool Prophets Live

The Highstool Prophets are one of the most sought after folk bands in Ireland at present. Bringing their unique twist to the folk music of our generations, playing to a wide variety of audiences across Ireland and beyond has led to a string of sold out shows, TV & radio appearances and new music releases. After a…

Fri 28 Jun

Downstairs

£20 / 028 9023 5053

Incubate Theatre Festival

Tinderbox present the Incubate Festival: a celebration of theatre-making in Belfast across three days. Experience nine new pieces of theatre, created and produced by Tinderbox Incubate Artists. These artists are the cutting edge of new theatre-making in Belfast and are presenting ideas which respond to our modern world;…

Wed 20 Mar

Upstairs

£10 / 028 9023 5053

Thu 21 Mar

Upstairs

£10 / 028 9023 5053

Fri 22 Mar

Upstairs

£10 / 028 9023 5053

Jessica Fostekew - Mettle

A brand new stand-up show about passion, pace and purpose from the critically-acclaimed star of BBC’s QI, Live at the Apollo and C4’s Travel Man. Jess’ son’s joined a cult AND her cat’s learnt to talk – but despite all that she’s fine, actually. In fact she’s hurtling faster and hustling harder than ever for the things…

Thu 30 May

Upstairs

£17 / 028 9023 5053

Joe the Magician - Live

It’s Joe the Magician from RTÉjr! And he’s bringing his spectacular children’s comedy magic and illusion show to the MAC for one spectacular afternoon of mind boggling fun!   Joe’s show fuses laugh out loud comedy magic with absolutely jaw dropping spectacular illusions live on stage. It’s a rollercoaster theatrical ride…

Sun 7 Apr

Downstairs

£13 / 028 9023 5053

Luisa Omielan: Bitter

Luisa Omielan Luisa Omielan created her own genre of comedy and her work has had a massive influence on the comedy landscape in the UK. Credited with creating her own genre of comedy, she went viral before TikTok was a thing and has four unique, critically acclaimed one-woman shows. ’A mystery she’s not a household name…

Fri 12 Apr

Downstairs

£16 / 028 9023 5053

MAC Baby Time

Babies! Or, more importantly, parents and guardians of babies! We’re continuing monthly baby sensory sessions following the successful return of our Christmas Style sessions in December. Join us for these gentle sessions for babies, where they’ll get to experience and explore light, sound, and textures with musical…

Sat 23 Mar

Children £10 / 028 9023 5053

Mary Coughlan – 40th Anniversary

Its hard to believe that 4 decades have passed since Mary Coughlan went into the studio to record her debut album ‘Tired and Emotional’. That album led to appearances on The Late Late Show, a hit single with ‘Delaney’s Gone Back On The Wine’, and led to Mary establishing her position as the First Lady of Jazz and Blues in…

Sun 3 Nov

Downstairs

£27.50 / 028 9023 5053

Mary Gauthier featuring special guest Jaimee Harris

Her eleventh album, the first record in over 8 years consisting of all her own songs, Dark Enough to See the Stars, follows the profound antidote to trauma, Rifles & Rosary Beads, her 2018 collaborative work with wounded Iraq war veterans. It garnered a Grammy nomination for Best Folk Album, as well as a nomination…

Wed 10 Apr

Downstairs

£27.50 / 028 9023 5053

Matilda JR

Rebellion is nigh in Matilda JR., a gleefully witty ode to the anarchy of childhood and the power of imagination! This story of a girl who dreams of a better life and the children she inspires will have audiences rooting for the "revolting children" who are out to teach the grown-ups a lesson. Matilda has astonishing wit…

Sat 13 Apr

Upstairs

£16.50 (Children £14) / 028 9023 5053

Sun 14 Apr

Upstairs

£16.50 (Children £14) / 028 9023 5053

Matilda Lloyd & Alexandra Whittingham

Moving on Music (Belfast) and Music Network (Dublin) have teamed up to present two young artists taking the classical world by storm! Matilda Lloyd (trumpet) and Alexandra Whittingham (guitar) is a duo of exceptional talent. Having performed on stages across the world, this will be their first time playing together in…

Sat 20 Apr

Upstairs

£15 (£10) / 028 9023 5053

Michelle Brasier: Reform

After a SOLD OUT run at Edinburgh fringe in 2023, Michelle Brasier (Aunty Donna, Double Denim) returns with her critically acclaimed show, Reform. Reform is a cautionary tale of an online scam and the urge to empathise with, understand, and become the emergency contacts of those who have done us wrong. A theatrical hour…

Fri 17 May

Downstairs

£18.50 / 028 9023 5053

The Mysterious Case of Kitsy Rainey

The Mysterious Case of Kitsy Rainey is a new one man show written and performed by Mikel Murfi. Following on from The Man In the Woman's Shoes and I Hear You and Rejoice, the new piece, the third in the series, takes us on a very unusual and otherworldly journey. Having married Kitsy Rainey late in life, cobbler Pat…

Fri 1 Mar

Upstairs

£22 / 028 9023 5053

Sat 2 Mar

Upstairs

£22 / 028 9023 5053

Nick Cope’s Family Show

Nick Cope has been writing and recording his beautiful and totally unique songs for children and their families for over 10 years, he performs with his guitar and animations to sell-out crowds all over the country. He has an incredible fan base from all over the UK which has just grown immeasurably over the last year due…

Sun 9 Jun

Downstairs

£16 (Children £14) / 028 9023 5053

Onóir Live in Concert

Onóir are getting ready to blow your mind… This is a night not to be missed. As they put their unique stamp on the timeless Irish ballads that we all love. But be prepared for a few pleasant surprises as they delve into americana, heart rending soul and a little bit of country. Come on a musical odyssey. From Onoir’s new…

Sat 30 Mar

Downstairs

£28 / 028 9023 5053

Ottilie: A Rehearsed Reading performed by Rachel Tucker

A rehearsed reading of a new one woman show based on the life of N Irish blues singer Ottilie Patterson and featuring West End and Broadway star Rachel Tucker in the titular role. Best known for playing Elphaba in Wicked, Olivier nominated Rachel has recently performed as guest star in Sunset Boulevard. After the success…

Fri 29 Mar

Downstairs

£5 / 028 9023 5053

Rinkoo Barpaga

This autobiographical play is about Roo, a Deaf Punjabi boy from Birmingham, in a world that was not made for him, he explores the impact of ableism and racism throughout his childhood, and how that has seeped into his adult life. This play was created in Rinkoo’s first language of BSL with a dramatic voice-over performed…

Sat 30 Mar

Upstairs

£25 / 028 9023 5053

Seann Walsh: After This One, I'm Going Home

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, observational comic and self-dubbed 'Lie-In King' tours the UK.

Fri 31 May

Downstairs

£15 / 028 9023 5053

The Secret Garden

Welcome to the world of The Gardeners, enigmatic gate keepers to the Secret Garden's wonders! Enter their whimsical realm for a delightfully quirky storytelling and craft workshop.  Guided by these mysterious figures, your little adventurers will craft eco-friendly props from recycled materials and star in an interactive…

Tue 2 Apr

The Lab

£3 (Children £6) / 028 9023 5053

Shrek the Musical

This Summer, everyone's favourite ogre is back in the hilarious stage spectacle based on the Oscar-winning smash hit film, 'Shrek' Ravara Productions are delighted to return to The MAC for their Summer 2024 musical production of 'Shrek the Musical'. Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, 'Shrek' is a Tony…

Wed 28 Aug

Downstairs

£20 (Children £15) / 028 9023 5053

Thu 29 Aug

Downstairs

£20 (Children £15) / 028 9023 5053

Fri 30 Aug

Downstairs

£20 (Children £15) / 028 9023 5053

Sat 31 Aug

Downstairs

£20 (Children £15) / 028 9023 5053

Singin I’m no a Billy, He’s a Tim - 20th Anniversary Tour

A play exploring bigotry and ethnic identity, “Singin’ I’m No A Billy, He’s A Tim” is a phenomenon in Scotland where it has sold out countless nationwide tours, a sensation at the Edinburgh Festival and now touring Internationally. Written by Des Dillon and Directed by Stephen Cafferty. With Scott Kyle (Outlander, Angels…

Wed 15 May

Downstairs

£25 / 028 9023 5053

Thu 16 May

Downstairs

£25 / 028 9023 5053

Songs and Dances of Death and Kindertotenlieder

Experience a double bill of ‘Songs and Dances of Death’ by Mussorgsky and ‘Kindertotenlieder’ by Mahler: part of NI Opera’s new Salon Series. While the themes of both works are macabre and dark the music is mesmerising and magnificent: this will be a spectacular staged performance of two legendary song cycles. Baritone…

Sat 23 Mar

Downstairs

£22 / 028 9023 5053

Stephen Large - Sabotage

Stephen Large, the man behind social media sensations the Dundonald Liberation Army, brings his first ever solo stand-up comedy show SABOTAGE to the MAC. After writing a Kindle chart-topping book, BBC comedy sketches amassing 100s of millions of views online and 5 sold-out stage comedies, including 2022’s Lockdown DLA at…

Thu 29 Feb

Upstairs

£15 / 028 9023 5053

Stockton's Wing + John Spillane

Stockon’s Wing + John Spillane Belfast TradFest are thrilled to present Irish music legends, Stockton’s Wing and one of Ireland’s most accomplished songwriters, John Spillane in the MAC this St Patrick’s Day. Stockton's Wing is one of Ireland's most exciting live bands, their shows are filled with energy, passion and an…

Sun 17 Mar

Downstairs

£19.50 / 028 9023 5053

Without Wax Live - Connor McCann & The Heroine Choir

onnor McCann and The Heroine Choir will be performing their new album ‘Without Wax’ on the 26th of April. This show is sure to be a huge spectacle with special guests and support. Forged in Maddens Bar in Belfast, this Alt Folk Band has been captivating audiences for over a year. Accomplished songwriter Connor McCann had…

Fri 26 Apr

Upstairs

£12.50 / 028 9023 5053

Young Frankenstein

It’s Alive! The hilarious musical comedy Young Frankenstein the musical is coming to the MAC, Belfast. Brilliant surgeon, Dr Frederick Frankenstein (which, he emphasises, is pronounced FRONK-ensteen) arrives in Transylvania Heights to inherit his grandfather Victor’s legacy. Will Frederick continue his grandfather’s…

Tue 23 Apr

Downstairs

£27.50 / 028 9023 5053

Wed 24 Apr

Downstairs

£27.50 / 028 9023 5053

Thu 25 Apr

Downstairs

£27.50 / 028 9023 5053

…and 2 more dates until 27 Apr