About Us

Photograph of the MAC's Tall gallery, during the David Hockney exhibition

Our award-winning venue in Belfast's Cathedral Quarter is home to all kinds of exhibitions, theatre performances, experimental works and endless goings-on.

The MAC is a cultural hub and a vital shared space in Belfast.  Open 363 days per year, the MAC offers an eclectic programme of visual art, theatre, dance, family workshops and lots more. 

Since opening in 2012, some 1.1 million visitors have come through the doors of the MAC. These visitors have attended more than 3,000 live performances, 25 visual art exhibitions, 100 family workshops and collectively drunk over 85,000 cups of coffee.

The MAC is extremely proud of our amazing team of 100 MACtivist volunteers who volunteer their time to make sure the MAC is a welcoming place to visit.  The MACtivists (in blue t-shirts) are some of the first people you'll meet when you step inside the MAC. Their t-shirts say 'talk to me' and we really mean that. Ask us anything, share your thoughts, challenge us and help us to keep the MAC a vibrant, leading arts venue.

A mother and son enjoying some reading in the MAC's family room
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2 Theatres (350/120 seater)
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3 Art Galleries
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2 Rehearsal Spaces
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1 Family Room
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3 Educational & Workshop Rooms
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4 Offices for Resident Art Groups
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1 Bar/Restaurant
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1 Artist-in-Residence Studio
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1 Permanent Artwork ‘The Permanent Present’