Culture Night at the MAC 2018

We are very much looking forward to Culture Night at the MAC tonight. With lots going on throughout the evening and within our spaces, here’s a quick run through of what’s happening.

Under the Hawthorn Tree mini performances

Enjoy pop-up performances by the cast of our brand-new show Under the Hawthorn Tree, a co-production with Cahoots NI. These snippets of never-before heard songs from the show will take place in our foyer at the following times:

5 – 5.20pm
5.30pm – 5.50pm
6pm – 6.20pm
6.30pm – 6.50pm


Late Night Galleries

This is also a great opportunity to see our current exhibition Phil Collins: This is the Day, a major exhibition across all three of the MAC’s galleries. The exhibition brings together a series of recent projects by Turner Prize nominee Phil Collins. Our galleries are open late tonight until 9pm.


‘Belfast in love’

To celebrate this year’s theme of ‘love’, The Open University will deliver a bespoke Culture Night event ‘Belfast in love’.

An ode to the city and a demonstration of some of the finest talent by Open University Creative Writing students, the event will feature a creative exhibition of short stories, poetry and prose. Visitors will also have the opportunity to enjoy a short, specially commissioned production highlighting the students’ talent and showing off just some of the cultural highlights of the city. You can even contribute to the event by writing a love note to the city and tying it to our unique love tree during your visit! Open until 10pm in The Works.


Culture Night After Party at the MAC

From 10pm til late with DJ Emma-Rose Hollywood, (Lavery’s, Mature Cheddar, Voodoo, QUBSU) playing 90s dancefloor fillers from Blur to Be-Witched. C’est la Vie!


Families love Culture Night

Families are very important to us at the MAC and to help make your Culture Night is as comfortable as possible, we have our Family Room open for a quiet moment when you need it.

with lots of baby changing available and soft drinks and juices available at our bar.

We are delighted to have Native opening a pop-up barbeque selling delicious burgers, and drinks throughout the evening in St Anne’s Square.

We hope you have a fantastic Culture Night and if taking any photos be sure to tag us @theMACBelfast #cnbx