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Our Artist in Residence space is a unique facility that brings international, national and home-grown artists from a range of genres to the MAC.


Igniting creative collaboration with the MAC’s artistic partners, audiences and local communities, the Artist in Residence programme is helping to shape the cultural landscape in Northern Ireland. 

We are pleased to welcome Artistic Director & Producer of Three’s Theatre Company, Anna Leckey to the MAC Artist in Residence space until March 2018. 

Photograph of Anna Leckey

Current Artist in Residence

Current Artist in Residence: Anna Leckey

Anna Leckey is the Founder, Artistic Director & Producer of Three’s Theatre Company, one of the newest theatre companies in town. Creating theatre that is different, experimental and giving audiences the element of choice in which performance they watch.

Graduating London South Bank University with a First-Class BA Honours in Drama and Performance Studies (2015), and staging her first production Thinking About Thoughts in Belfast (August 2016). The show which used three-channel headphone technology was well received, Date Show is something on a much bigger scale.

Date Show is a site-specific – promenade – immersive theatre piece that will take over the MAC in a way that hasn’t been done before, performing in the public spaces across 5 floors. With a team of over 25 cast & crew, this is a showcase that promises to be different. Funded by Arts Council Northern Ireland, Lottery Funded, Belfast City Council & the MAC.

Date Show will end early Feb 2018, and Anna has big plans for what is next. She will use her remaining time as AiR to start work on her next piece for Three’s Theatre Company, a physical theatre piece with 3 stories occurring simultaneously, using multi-channel headphone technology – think choose your own adventure books brought to life. Bringing a new type of theatre to Belfast, and hopefully to the MAC.  

Previous Artists in Residence

Here's a list of our previous artists in residence at the MAC since we opened in 2012.

  • Samantha Porciello: Winter 2017
  • Carol Moore: July-Aug 2017
  • Oona Doherty: June 2017
  • Shannon Sickels (Yee): Spring 2017
  • Clare Dwyer-Hogg: Winter 2016-17
  • AMINI (Artist's Moving Image Northern Ireland): Autumn 2016
  • Conor Mitchell: Summer 2016 
  • Katie Richardson: Summer 2016
  • David Lyttle: Spring 2016
  • Gerard Gormley: Winter 2015
  • Leonie McDonagh: Spring 2015
  • Fionnuala Fagan: Winter 2014
  • Patrick J O’Reilly: Spring 2014
  • Damian Gorman: Spring 2013
  • Conor Mitchell: Winter 2012
  • Jimmy McAleavey: Autumn 2012
  • Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC): Spring 2012