World renowned artist Kara Walker comes to the MAC
Controversial, yet visually stunning, exhibition arrives in Belfast
Christmas and New Year Opening Hours
The MAC is open every day over Christmas and New Year, except Christmas Day. We do however have some small changes to our opening times...
Culture Minister Carál Ní Chuilín helps launch the MADE Festival
Culture Minister Carál Ní Chuilín helped to open the MADE Festival on Monday 7 Ocotber, a festival MADE by young people for young people.
Call out for artists to join the MAC's HATCH Supported Artist Scheme
The MAC is on the lookout for new and emerging artists to apply for the second year of the HATCH Supported Artist Scheme, which will run from January 2014 until the end of December 2014.
MAC is ready-MADE for teenage festival
Returning for a second time after a hugely successful debut last year, MADE sees the MAC being handed over to 14 to 18 year olds for a host of fun activities from 7-13 October, ranging from live performances and gigs to craft workshops and film screenings.
Recruitment Drive for ‘MACtivists’
The MAC is currently recruiting people of all ages and backgrounds to be part of their dynamic team of more than 100 volunteers called MACtivists.
Culture Night is here
Make sure you swing by the MAC during Culture Night - we’ve lots going on today as part of the celebrations and we've even launched some ticket offers for next week's In the Court of...Tom Ravenscroft festival to celebrate.
The MAC launches A Year in Review: 2012-13
In our inaugural year we have been overwhelmed by the way in which the people of Belfast and beyond have taken to the MAC and we’d like to share The MAC: A Year in Review 2012-13 - to share some of the highlights from our spectacular first year.
We’re on the lookout for MACtivists to join our volunteer team
The MAC is currently recruiting people of all ages and backgrounds to be part of the dynamic team of more than 100 volunteers called MACtivists, a scheme sponsored by Coca-Cola HBC.
Over 25 music, theatre, art and dance productions set for the MAC Line-up for this Autumn's Programme
With the MAC having cemented its place in both Belfast’s skyline and cultural offering, today’s announcement of over 25 exciting new shows and events to take place between September and December 2013 promises to continue to elevate the MAC’s position as a cultural hub in its second year of programming.
In the Court of…Tom Ravenscroft Programme Announced
Tom was in Belfast yesterday to officially unveil his festival line up which will see a host of eclectic acts from electronic music to comedy and club night events live at the MAC from 24-28 September.
'Square' meals on the menu for first Saint Anne’s Square Summer Food Festival
Belfast chefs are prepping for the first ever Saint Anne’s Square Summer Food Festival on Sunday 28 July.
The MAC's Family Room is now open
The Family Room, located on the ground floor, is a fun and vibrant place filled with everything from carefully selected books, entertaining monthly story time and even some elephants for children to sit on.
Coca Cola support the MACtivist volunteer scheme
Coca Cola HBC sponsor the MACtivist scheme, which provides training for volunteers of all ages and backgrounds who play a vital role in welcoming visitors to the MAC working as gallery hosts, ushers and front of house support.
The MAC wins top architectural award
The MAC has been recognised for its architectural excellence with a National Award by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
The MAC wins Marketing and Sales Excellence Category at Northern Ireland Tourism Awards 2013
The MAC is named winner of the Marketing and Sales Excellence category at the 2013 Northern Ireland Tourism Awards - an annual ceremony celebrating and showcasing the very best of Northern Ireland's local tourism industry.
Primary Schools – Have you got your Passport to the MAC?
The MAC in partnership with Ulster Bank has launched an innovative new scheme to help primary schools get involved in the arts. Passport to the MAC, funded by Arts & Business NI, enables schools across Northern Ireland to avail of free transport to the MAC’s Christmas show.
Construction Work Contract Pre-Qualification Questionnaire Package
The MAC Board of Trustees invites suitably qualified and experienced organisations to tender for the completion of a remedial works contract at the MAC (Metropolitan Arts Centre).
The MAC turns 1 on Saturday 20 April 2013
The MAC turns 1 on Saturday 20 April 2013. Join us to celebrate our birthday from 10am on Saturday for coffee and cupcakes, ticket giveaways and fun throughout the day.
Want to be the first to try a Tweet Seat at The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee?
We’re offering those Twitter addicts following the MAC the opportunity to win a Tweet Seat to be a guest reviewer for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, on Tuesday 16 April or Wednesday 17 April.
The MAC gets a helping hand to kick off its first birthday celebrations.
The MAC gets a helping hand to kick off its month-long first birthday celebrations. For more info on the MAC’s first birthday celebrations, keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter in the coming weeks.
Dr Brown wants your bike!
Dr Brown wants your bike! We're looking for temporary use of a small child’s bike as a prop for the show in exchange for a family ticket to see the show on Saturday 23 March at 3pm. Read the story for full details on how to enter the draw.
Call for proposals for Pick ‘n’ Mix Festival 2013
Call for proposals for Pick ‘n’ Mix Festival 2013. Following last year’s move to its permanent home at the MAC, the Pick ‘n’ Mix Festival returns this year from Friday 14 - Sunday 16 June 2013.
World famous line-up unveiled at the MAC for 2013
Following on from a spectacular opening season that has seen the MAC welcome over 200,000 visitors through its doors, Belfast’s newest arts venue has announced its spring programme for 2013. Packed with the best in art, live theatre, music, comedy and dance, a visit to the MAC will be a must this year.
MAC launches Golden Bookmark hunt
A Golden Opportunity to win with the MAC this Christmas. You could be in with a chance to win family tickets for the MAC's highly anticipated Christmas show, The Incredible Book Eating Boy, by simply opening a book.
MADE at the MAC – a festival MADE by young people
The MAC, Belfast’s newest arts venue, is about to embark on another first. Between 6-13 October, the MAC will be hosting its very first festival for young people to coincide with the launch of their dedicated youth-led space - The Den.
Culture Night at the MAC
We’ve lots going on at the MAC today as part of Culture Night celebrations, all kicking off in our galleries from 10am until late tonight - with lots to see, performances and food and drink offers.
The MAC is in search of a 'pop art' masterpiece.
Now in its third year, we are pleased to announce that our search for twelve masterpieces to feature in the MAC’s 2013 calendar is now underway - as we launch 'A Masterpiece for the MAC 3'.
The MAC and Canteen launch mid-week offer
Mid-week Dinner & Show package for just £40 launched to celebrate the start of the MAC's Autumn season.
Get your gramophones out
The MAC, Belfast’s newest arts venue, is calling on the public to temporarily offer up their antique gramophones and phonographs for use in an upcoming new theatre production in Belfast.
Mini Moos Cow Parade arrives at the MAC
The Cow Parade is the world’s largest public art exhibition created by the community in the city it exhibits.
The MAC and ArtsEkta present the final showcase of MAChord
The MAC and ArtsEkta are delighted to present the final showcase performance of MAChord at the MAC on Tuesday 19 June.
Straight to DVD is now on tour
After a sell-out run at the MAC that received critical acclaim, the ponies are getting ready to tour their hilarious new show to Down Arts Centre, Downpatrick, Friday 1 June and The Playhouse, Derry/Londonderry, Saturday 2 June.
New art installation ‘The Permanent Present’ by Mark Garry is launched at the MAC
The stage is set for MAC-nificent addition to the NI Arts Scene
It was the first curtain call for Belfast’s newest arts venue the MAC last night, as it opened its doors in dramatic style. With abseilers scaling the building to remove a drape from the front of the Saint Anne’s Square venue, accompanied by a 10 piece band, visitors knew they were in for a spectacular evening.
MAC celebrates World Book Day as customers eat up tickets for The Incredible Book Eating Boy
The MAC has double celebration for World Book Day - dates for this new family production The Incredible Book-Eating Boy are already selling out.
Call for proposals for Pick ‘n’ Mix Festival 2012
Pick ‘n’ Mix 2012 is a weekend-long festival featuring the very best of local music, theatre and dance. If you are a young or emerging company with a track record of producing new performance work, you are eligible to apply to the Pick ‘n’ Mix festival.
The MAC is Recruiting!
The MAC is working in partnership with Grafton Recruitment to make key appointments to our team - read on for details of the specific jobs available.
The MAC takes Centre Stage with World Class Programme Launch
The MAC, Belfast’s brand new arts venue, today launched its opening programme at an event hosted by broadcaster and journalist Mariella Frostrup.
Volunteer Opportunities at the MAC
The MAC seeks volunteers to join the MACtivist team.