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 since opening in 2012 has quickly become a beacon for the ongoing regeneration of Belfast, offering an eclectic programme of visual art, theatre, dance, family workshops and lots more.
Since opening, almost 2.5 million visitors have come through the doors of the MAC. These visitors have attended more than 3,000 live performances, 45 visual art exhibitions, 100s of workshops, and collectively drunk over 400,000 cups of coffee.
The Permanent Present is the MAC's only permanent artwork, a major sculptural work by Irish artist Mark Garry commissioned by The Thomas Devlin Fund and the MAC. The sculpture consists of 400 metal wires in the main foyer of the MAC, creating a spectrum of colour that travels through the space. The installation reflects The Thomas Devlin Fund’s commitment to highlighting the futility of violence as well as the hopes and aspirations of our young people.
Visitors welcomed through our doors since opening
Ticket bookers in 2022 - back to pre-pandemic levels
Primary school children from across NI benefited from free transport to the MAC in 2022
We partner with Action Mental Health, Alliance for Choice, Extern, Participation & the Practice of Rights (PPR), and The Rainbow Project to make a difference to the lives of those most affected by the worst societal effects
People visited the galleries in 2022
People were welcomed through our doors in 2022
Volunteer hours delivered by our 70 MACtivisit volunteers since opening
The economic impact of the MAC annually
People employed: 50 permanent, 51 casual and 63 volunteers
Awards won by the MAC for its marketing, programme, people, building and brand