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24 Jan - 27 Apr
Art

Kara Walker

We at the MAC are Exceedingly Proud to Present an Exhibition of Capable Artworks by the Notable Hand of the Celebrated American, Kara Elizabeth Walker, Negress

21 Feb - 26 Apr
Tour

Gallery Tours

Join an informal gallery tour of the Kara Walker exhibition across the MAC’s three art galleries and uncover the artworks on display.

19 Apr
Music / Show

Moxie with DJ Karlos Lokokos

Moxie is one of the hottest bands on the Irish trad scene at the moment.

23 Apr - 26 Apr
Show / Theatre

The Events

Screams echo through corridors. The sound of gunfire rings out. At Claire’s choir rehearsal, something terrible happens.

25 Apr
Show / Theatre

Punch

PUNCH is an inspirational and challenging new play that punches straight to the heart.

27 Apr
Family / Workshop

Family Fun: Moving Silhouettes

Step into art, dance, drama, music and lots of fun at a MAC weekend workshop for ages 7-11 yrs.

30 Apr
Art

MAC International 2014

Now open for submissions. £20,000 prize to an individual artist.

1 May
Show / Theatre

The Dubliners Dilemma

Based on James Joyce’s famous first book, Dubliners.

2 May
Music / Show

Sidsel Endresen & Jan Bang

The gifted, hugely influential Norwegian vocalist returns to Belfast with electronics marvel Jan Bang for a performance unlike anything else.

4 May
Family / Talk

Storytime Sundays

Relax with your little ones at the MAC on the first Sunday of each month for some fun storytime.

4 May - 4 May
Dance / Show

The Tale of the Ancient Lights

Presented by Riuchi - this solo performance combines circus, dance and magic in a modern journey through an ancestral Asian legend.

5 May
Show / Theatre

Rubberbandits – Continental Fistfight

Rubberbandits are ribbed for your pleasure.

6 May
Film / Show

The great untold story of Irish sport and world cycling: The Rás Tailteann cycling race.

An extraordinary tale of confrontation and controversy, trackside punch-ups, civil-war politics and Olympic sabotage.

7 May
Show / Theatre

Fionnuala

Donal O’Kelly’s Edinburgh hit comes to town!

8 May
Music / Show

Ralph McTell

Beautifully crafted narrative songs combined with dexterous, finger-style guitar playing and evocative storytelling.

8 May - 10 May
Dance / Show

Ponies Don't Play Football

Back by popular demand! Due to phenomenal success in 2013.

10 May
Family / Workshop

Family Fun: Arty abstracts

Step into art, dance, drama, music and lots of fun at a MAC weekend workshop for ages 7-11 yrs.

10 May
Talk

Malachi O’Doherty - Back On His Own Two Wheels

Join Malachi O'Doherty as he shares a few yarns about his experience of getting back on the bike at 60.

10 May - 11 May
Show / Theatre

Tartan

Tartan weaves a tale that will resonate with audiences today and tells how one young life is totally transformed in a few short months.

11 May
Talk

Elizabeth Meehan - Endurance Cycling 101

Hear first-hand stories and get a behind the scenes glimpse at the heartache and hurdles of long distance cycling.

11 May
Show / Theatre

A Better Boy

Ian McElhinney plays Lord Pirrie, master shipwright, who recalls the boyhood of his nephew Tommie who at 16 began his apprenticeship at Harland & Wolff, the world’s greatest shipyard.

15 May
Talk

Begin Again: Telling Stories as Restitution by Professor Anna Reading

This talk explores how restitution is not a one-off event or economic contract but continually requires individuals and communities to begin again in multiple ways at different points in time.

15 May
Comedy / Poetry / Show / Spoken Word

John Cooper Clarke

Britain’s best loved and most important performance poet, John Cooper Clarke is as vital now as he was in the 70s.

17 May
Talk

Combating Homophobia in a Sectarian Society

Come join a lively panel discussion to mark International Anti-Homophobia Day.

19 May
Show / Theatre

The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe

Monroe as we’ve never seen her before: alone in her bedroom, in dressing gown and slippers; no glitz, no glamour, no masks.

21 May - 22 May
Dance / Show

Dylan Quinn Dance Theatre – Fulcrum

A unique collaboration between Dylan Quinn Dance Theatre, Jenny Ecke and Andy Garbi.

23 May - 24 May
Dance / Show

Russell Maliphant - Still Current

Still Current is a new evening of work by internationally acclaimed choreographer Russell Maliphant and lighting designer Michael Hulls.

24 May
Family / Workshop

Family Fun: Jigsaw collages

Step into art, dance, drama, music and lots of fun at a MAC weekend workshop for ages 4-6 yrs.

27 May - 14 Jun
Show / Theatre

Villa & Discurso

PrimeCut Productions (I Am My Own Wife) and the MAC present a series of exhilarating Chilean plays in an ambitious co-production.

3 Jun - 14 Jun
Show / Theatre

Tejas Verdes

PrimeCut Productions (I Am My Own Wife) and the MAC present a series of exhilarating Chilean plays in an ambitious co-production.

6 Jun - 8 Jun
Family / Show

Too Many Penguins?

Created especially for 1-4 year olds, Too Many Penguins? promises to entertain and delight.

7 Jun
Family / Workshop

Family Fun: Shape your imagination

Step into art, dance, drama, music and lots of fun at a MAC weekend workshop for ages 1-4 yrs.

17 Jun - 21 Jun
Show / Theatre

Tuesdays at Tescos

Following sell-out success at OUTBURST, TheatreofplucK returns with an Irish premiere.

17 Jun - 18 Jun
Show / Theatre

She was probably not a robot

Well-known for his collaboration with Doctor Brown (as the Singing Tiger)

19 Jun - 20 Jun
Show / Theatre

Next Door

Multi-award winning Danish company Out of Balanz comes to the MAC for the first time.

21 Jun
Dance/Club Night / Show

BOOBIE Bollywood: Get Beautiful Go Bollywood!

The BOOBIE Nights Committee takes over the MAC!

22 Jun
Family / Workshop

Family Fun: Shape shifters

Step into art, dance, drama, music and lots of fun at a MAC weekend workshop for ages 7-11yrs.

22 Jun
Music / Show / Theatre

James Huish & his Band

A mixture between Harry Connick jnr, Frank Sinatra and Michael Buble, Huish’s on-stage charisma and vocal ability is electric.

28 Jun - 29 Jun
Dance / Show

Flying Sky High

Victoria Academy of Dance presents FLYING SKY HIGH the spectacular fifth anniversary showcase.

26 Jul
Family / Workshop

Family Fun: My Mini Box

Step into art, dance, drama, music and lots of fun at a MAC weekend workshop for ages 4-6 yrs.

6 Aug
Music / Theatre

A Night of Sheer Musical Elegance

Two musical stars come together to deliver a memorable night of sheer musical elegance

9 Aug
Family / Workshop

Family Fun: Outside the Storybox

Step into art, dance, drama, music and lots of fun at a MAC weekend workshop for ages 7-11 yrs.

11 Aug - 15 Aug
Dance / Workshop

Dance Summer School

Join us this summer for the MAC Dance School for ages 7-11 and work with a professional dancer and people your own age to choreograph an amazing piece of dance to be performed on the MAC’s stage.

18 Aug - 22 Aug
Music / Workshop

Rock School

Join the MAC Rock School for ages 12-17 this summer and work with professional musicians and people your own age to make new music and learn valuable skills in group performance, song writing, percussion, harmony and more…

27 Aug - 30 Aug
Music / Show / Theatre

Miss Saigon – School Edition

This epic love story tells the tragic tale of young bargirl, orphaned by war, who falls in love with an American GI – but their lives are torn apart by the fall of Saigon.

2 Sep - 6 Sep
Show / Theatre

Beckett Trilogy: Not I/ Footfalls/ Rockaby

Following a critically acclaimed sell-out run at the Royal Court Theatre and in London’s West End, Lisa Dwan performs in this one-woman Beckett trilogy, directed by Walter Asmus, Beckett’s long-time friend and collaborator.

17 Oct - 18 Oct
Dance / Show

Israel Galván ~ La Edad de Oro

Experience the world’s most celebrated flamenco dancer as he makes his Irish debut and showcases a unique and innovative approach to flamenco.