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Midlands Arts Centre (mac)

Address: Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham B12 9QH, England
Phone Number: 44-121-446-3200
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Ranked #92 of 301 things to do in Birmingham
Type: Art galleries, Theaters, Museums, Shopping & Fashion, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: Opened in 1962, mac birmingham is a hub of creativity and learning in the Midlands. With four...
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Type: Art galleries, Theaters, Museums, Shopping & Fashion, Theater & Concerts
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Owner description: Opened in 1962, mac birmingham is a hub of creativity and learning in the Midlands. With four performance auditoria, rehearsal and media studios, a cinema, and a visual art gallery, mac birmingham presents a broad range of contemporary work from both emerging and established artists across genres. mac birmingham is the most visited arts centre in the Midlands and is renowned for its family friendly and inclusive approach. Originally intended for children, the centre now caters for audiences young and old, from the local community and beyond. Re-opened in May 2010 after extensive refurbishment, the arts centre boasts stunning architecture and a high level of accessibility. Set in the magnificent surroundings of Cannon Hill Park and home to the Bridges Bar Café for meals and snacks, and the stylish Arena Bar for evening drinks, the centre is well worth a visit.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

A small venue, an intimate venue. Not chavvie, and no screaming kids. Excellent bar, reasonably priced.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We went here on Valentines day evening to watch Liz and Dick in the small theatre. The show was excellent and was only performed by two people who went stright through for 75 minutes. How they remember everything to say is certainly a skill. A very enjoyable evening with a difference. The theatre is very intimate and you feel like... More 

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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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27 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My wife has to be dairy free because our 3-month old is intolerant, and she breast feeds. She ordered the dairy-free option specifically, but after a few bites found butter in it. We're shocked and really annoyed.

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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
12 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Breakfast was a delight but even for someone with a good appetite it beat me. Two bacon, two sausage, 2 poached eggs, field mushrooms, baked beans, hash browns and freshly cut toasted bread. It might be worth doing a smaller breakfast to give a better choice but I am not complaining as it set me up for the day. The... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The ground floor is like an airport waiting lounge, the cafe (see other reviews) is awful with bad service and over or under done food and a poor range, the bar (when it can be bothered to open) is dull. The choice of films is limited as they only use 1 room to show films when there is a lot... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

For a cafe in a publicly subsidised building, MAC cafe is very expensive. It's concerning that the long counter, which could be serving, for example, a range of hot foods and salads is occupied largely by crisps and novelty merchandise. , Service is often haphazard and the catering priority seems to be corporate events rather than individual customers. On this... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I met a friend for a drink and catch up after work. We originally sat in the lobby area, the settee were comfortable however, there were lots of cups, plates etc that were there for a long time before staff cleared them. We vacated to the bar area, the staff in there were so lovely and hard working. We ordered... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I have visited the MAC may times and the hot food is okay. We decided to have a sandwich as most tables were taken by the single coffee drinker with a laptop so we sat in the lobby. Tables for two would be easy to fit in and cater for this market place. The stale, sad excuse for sandwiches that... More 

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Solihull
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Although there are other cinemas nearer to our home, we always choose to go to the MAC. The seats are comfy, you can book tickets in advance (and collecting them is an easy process) and there is definitely no food or drink allowed in the auditorium. Staff are always really friendly too. They show a good selection of foreign language... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The Midlands art centre is based in the beautiful Canon Hill Park (check out my other reviews for more info on Canon Hill Park) There is so much to see and do at the MAC (midland art centre) with a art fair and other events being held there all year round, there is always something new to see and do,... More 

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