MAC
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
We're the MAC, Belfast's new arts venue. We select, create and mix up music, theatre, dance and art - bringing you the very best of local and international talent, all under one roof. Our world-class building is situated in the heart of Belfast's bustling Cathedral Quarter, right behind Saint Anne's Cathedral. We are home to international art exhibitions, the very best in live theatre, experimental works and all manner of weird and wonderful goings-on. One visit and you'll discover that the MAC has something for all ages and interests. We hope you love our building as much as we do.
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Victoria Campbell
Southend-on-Sea, UK375 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
I'll head this up with the opening lining that I am not massively into the arts; I would rather go somewhere historical, or scientific, but my husband enjoys art and I have been to many very good venues with him before. He booked this one in error, thinking it was another highly recommended art gallery. It was just very strange; mainly lots of rooms for people to meet/hold conferences. Then there was a exhibition by Niamh McCann 'Someone decides, hawk or dove'. It was bizarre. Quite sparse.
Written February 21, 2024
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lmcc26
Bangor, UK17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Brilliant service and food in the cafe bar! Big shout out to Steven our waiter - service with a smile and nothing was any bother:)
Such a great venue for adults and kids alike. Check out their events page. Support local Arts and remember it's a charity! Use it or lose it!
Written January 20, 2024
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Fuchsia
156 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
We have been here before just for coffee, but today I ordered a cheese and tomato toastie, along with a coffee. It was served promptly and to my surprise and delight accompanied with a delicious green salad. It was all truly delicious. We will most certainly be calling again, after our next appointment in Belfast. There is a very warm and welcoming atmosphere in the MAC, and all the staff are very pleasant.
Written November 9, 2023
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Loulou4u2323
69 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
Lovely welcoming atmosphere , staff very informative and friendly , the gallery was good , the coffee and cinnamon scones even better ,
Written April 30, 2023
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Jayking*1
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
We went to Chitty chitty bang bang..what a wonderful day out. Very impressed with the quality of the show. The Mac is warm and inviting, plenty of seats,very clean toilets. Would highly recommend!!
Written April 2, 2023
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James Henry
Belfast, UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
The MAC is brilliant, all round. The Staff were friendly, helpful. It's clean, well decorated, modern with great toilet facilities. Food is delicious and Coffee was tasty. Highly recommend even just popping to have a look although they do put on interesting shows, art galleries and events for children.
Written March 26, 2023
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Glenis B
United Kingdom10 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Intermission after 30 minutes....
I know the theatre need to make money , but so soon after sitting down is ridiculous...
Written February 13, 2023
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Heather P
Carrickfergus, UK13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Business
We were at the mac yesterday as a group of 24 one of our group had a mobility scooter and they were able to scoot right in and down the corridor to the the stalls we were treated like royalty and sgd had her own wee helper Michael who was amazing the girls at the desk and the bar were also great beautiful clean reception area and the lady on stage well she was something else maggy muff we will definitely be back to the mac again soon thank you and then after the matinee we went for a bite to eat at the mandarin buffet same there really accommodating of the people with additional
Needs
Written January 30, 2023
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Janet m
Belfast, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
Cinderella at the Mac is absolutely fabulous.
I was there tonight with my family and it’s one of the best shows I’ve seen.
Congratulations to all who took part . Keep up the good work and thank you so much.
Written December 17, 2022
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Karen L
Newtownards, UK22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Excellent craic at Emer Maguire comedy gig. Poignant at times too. Musically gifted rhymes and ditty have the wordsmith characteristics of Victoria Wood; lyrics focused on everyday life sometimes a little smutty when appropriate and using awkward stories to surprise and abuse.
Great handling of material, had us in the palm of her hand, well rehearsed yet spontaneous!. One to watch. I'll definitely be following.
Written November 21, 2022
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