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Community & Schools

School Projects

At the MAC, we’re always inventing creative ways for schools to get involved in the arts. Here, you can read about our recent projects, which represent our ongoing commitment to support the next generation of artists and performers.

Group of young people excited to be involved with Bruiser day

A Day with Bruiser 2019

A Day with Bruiser is the perfect opportunity for students at the GCSE to A-Level stages to explore Bruiser’s unique physical style

photograph of young people performing in 'bruiser' tshirts.

Bruiser Arts Academy in association with the MAC

The Arts Academy, now in its 13th year, is an essential part of any young actor's training. During the course, Bruiser will focus on enhancing performance skills and professional development, equipping students to perform at the best of their ability.

School Visits

When it comes to bringing a lesson alive, the MAC is the place to be. We’ve welcomed over 15,000 school children to the MAC and counting, so if you haven’t been to visit us yet here are a few ideas of how to get the most from your MAC visit.

Primary School Visit

There’s lots happening at the MAC for your Key Stage 1 & 2 classes. Whether you’re interested in a creative workshop, or an enchanting theatre production, here’s all the practical information you’ll need to plan your visit to the MAC.

Secondary School Visit

Whether you’re interested in getting behind the scenes with a theatre production or exploring world class art exhibitions, we’ve got something you’ll love. Below, we’ve gathered all the practical information you’ll need to plan your visit to the MAC.

Community Ticketing

Here at the MAC, we believe that the arts should be accessible and affordable to all. Community groups of 6 or more can avail of our special community ticket rate of £8, and for every 10 tickets bought, you'll get an 11th ticket completely free. 

Click below for more information on the shows that our community ticket rate applies to, and for information on how to book. 

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Community Projects

Our team at the MAC work hard to ensure that the arts are accessible to everyone in our community. Since we opened in 2012 over 140,000 people have taken part in our schools and community activities. This page is where we document our work with schools and communities.


“Untitled” (For Belfast)

“Untitled” (For Belfast) is a unique and exciting community project in which the MAC brought the artwork of world-famous artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres out of the galleries and into the streets of Belfast.

Lilliput Now

Lilliput Now was one of the MAC’s cross-community projects, inspired by the themes of Big Telly’s & the MAC’s production of Gulliver.

Image of blackboard in St. Annes Square inviting people to write up what they wish to achieve 'before i die'

Before I die

Before I Die was project run by the MAC to engage young people in Belfast in the global 'Before I Die' Project.

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Community Visits

133,432 people have taken part in the MAC's schools and community activities and counting. If you would like to ignite imaginations within your group - consider a visit to the MAC.

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Sneak Peek Tours

Sneaky Peek Tours are a fantastic way to introduce primary aged (4-11) children to the MAC, modern art and theatre through an exclusive tour of all backstage areas of our venue.