Keeping You Safe

The MAC has reopened and we can’t wait to welcome you to our galleries, theatres and Cafe Bar.

We’re excited to welcome you back to the MAC for all things arts and culture, and hope you’ll grab a coffee and a bun while you’re here too. Some things are different to how they were before; but others, such as the quality of our welcome, are just the same.

We’ve been working hard behind the scenes and making some changes to how we do things. We have carefully planned safety measures in place – keep scrolling for all the details. We’ve also ticketed our exhibitions to help us manage visitor numbers, and you can now book a table in MAC Cafe Bar online too.

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We’re Good to Go

The MAC has been awarded the ‘We’re Good to Go’ industry-standard mark, certifying that we are adhering to the respective Government and public health guidance, have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment and have the required processes in place to welcome you back.

Covid Status Checks

We no longer have COVID status checks in place in line with the current NI Executive guidance.

MAC is back

Same MAC.

Just a few new rules.

Please social distance as much as possible

Please wash or sanitise your hands

Card or contactless payment preferred

Toilets are open & cleaned regularly


All you need to know about your visit to the MAC.

Covid Status Checks

Do I need to show proof of vaccination or a negative test result to see a show?

​In line with the new Northern Ireland guidance, we are no longer carrying out Covid Status checks.

Do I need to show proof of vaccination or a negative test result to just visit?

No. You will still, however, need to wear a face mask at all times while in our building, unless you’re eating, drinking or are exempt.

Please don’t visit us if you’re unwell with any of the identified Covid symptoms, or have been told to isolate.

What do I do if I'm not vaccinated?

We encourage everyone to take a lateral flow test before visiting.

You can order lateral flow tests for free online.

Booking and Arrival

When do you reopen?

The MAC is now open Tues - Sun, 9am - 5pm (later on show nights). The galleries are open 11am - 5pm. You can visit our theatres, galleries and CaféBar.

Keeping You Safe

What do you recommend I do to ensure a safe visit to the MAC?

We’re excited to welcome you back to the MAC. It’s the same MAC, we’ve just a few new rules in place to ensure your safety:

  1. Please observe social distancing
  2. Please wash or sanitise your hands regularly throughout your visit
  3. Card or contactless payment preferred
  4. Toilets are accessible, open and cleaned regularly