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.
Throughout the year we offer lots of creative learning opportunities for secondary level students.
Your class can experience a live theatre show, enjoy world-class art exhibitions, take a tour backstage or enjoy a customised creative workshop led by a professional artist.
We’ve welcomed over 15,000 school children to the MAC since we opened our doors in 2012 and we aim to complement the National Curriculum with our varied programme throughout the year.
Guided school tours last approximately 45 minutes and are delivered by a member of our team, who will show you and your class around our exhibitions and point out interesting things along the way.
At the moment we are very excited about our current exhibitions, The Land That... and Limbo Land.
You can also request to meet our curators on your visit if you’d like to hear further information on any of our exhibitions. A guided tour of our current exhibition is priced at just £3 per pupil. Enjoy some exclusive insights into the current work on display, all delivered in a bespoke tour by a MAC front of house officer.
Booking in advance for tours is essential, please email Clare Lawlor for more information or download our booking form here.
Enhance your pupils' learning with a trip to the theatre.
We work with the best in local and national theatre companies to provide your pupils with the opportunity to experience world-class theatre. Talk to us about exciting opportunities to meet the actors or go behind the scenes of the shows.
Our exclusive school ticket offer provides great value, with an £8 special reduced rate for tickets and for every 10 tickets booked, you’ll get an 11th ticket free.
Bouncers, by John Godber was one of our most popular shows ever last season. In fact, you loved it so much that the four singing, dancing, philosophising big lads are back in town.
One night in a Belfast disco in the 1980s; with all the familiar characters: the boys, the girls, the cheesy DJ and of course, the men in black. Powered by an amazing soundtrack featuring all the hits of the era, you’ll hear from Lucky Eric, Judd, Les and Ralph as they share their stories in this outrageous and often poignant disco parody.
So, stick your name on the guestlist and come on in to enjoy what The Stage called ‘a "slick, atmospheric production that brings contemporary resonance to John Godber’s gritty, sardonic play" (★ ★ ★ ★)
Available to book now, speak to our Box Office team on 028 9023 5053 for more information.
Enjoy a Christmas outing with a difference this year and book tickets for our festive show. This year, your pupils will love A Christmas Carol, live on the MAC stage from 27 November.
We’ll be visiting Christmases past, conjuring up Christmas yet to come and seeing if our friend Scrooge can learn from previous mistakes.
There'll be lots of fun along the way. Expect toe-tapping tunes, laugh-out-loud capers and of course the special, memorable experience you’ve come to expect from the MAC Christmas shows.
School Tickets: £9
Purchase 10 tickets and get the 11th ticket free
To find out more, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For any questions about a school visit to the MAC, Clare Lawlor, our Learning and Participation Officer would love to hear from you. Contact Clare on: email@example.com or call us on 028 90 235053
The coach drop-off point for school visits is at Exchange street West (beside St. Anne’s Cathedral) and right beside the MAC entrance.
The MAC is a fully accessible venue with lifts to all floors, hearing loop facilities, audio described and captioned shows, relaxed performances and accessible seating. If you have any specific access requirements, please contact us in advance.