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Address: Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham B12 9QH, England
Phone Number: 44-121-446-3200
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Description: Opened in 1962, mac birmingham is a hub of creativity and learning in the...
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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Lovely theatre, food & drink pricey though

Visited the MAC to watch a show and it's a lovely venue with a nice size theatre, bright open spaces and friendly staff. The only fly in the ointment was the price of food and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

I am unwell and unable to attend an event this evening. I asked if mac would transfer my tickets for another event later in the month that isn't sold out, and they refused. They would rather that my tickets for tonight went unused and they pocket the money, instead of offering decent customer service and transferring the tickets for a... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Midlands Arts Centre is a great place, on the edge of the beautiful Cannon Hill Park. We visited the cinema with friends - comfortable seats, and a quite intimate feel. The café however is a disaster. Uncleared tables, very patchy service - three of us ordered lunch, one came within ten minutes, we had to chase up the other two... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Visited the MAC to watch a show and it's a lovely venue with a nice size theatre, bright open spaces and friendly staff. The only fly in the ointment was the price of food and drink! Like most venues of this type you expect there to be a certain mark up but £1.90 for a small bottle of Coke and... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The MAC has always been a great creative place to visit. I have enjoyed countless events here over the years and since it's refurb there's just so much more on offer for so many. A vibrant Centre, free to enter, very welcoming and lots of info with what's on at the MAC and in other parts of the city too.... More 

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Birmingham
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I love the mac - it puts on great art and events but the cafe is a real let down. Went to see the brilliant Sid Peacock do his mix of Chinese and Western music and decided to have a cup of tea and a bit to eat first. Should have stuck with the tea. The cafe was disgusting with... More 

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I thought the improvements a few years ago which modernised the premises were great, but I am not sure if they finished. The women's toilets in the basement seem a bit tired to me and I would like to see some money ploughed back into these core facilities. It is an ok venue but I feel some investment in the... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

Great Birmingham Venue that offers something for everyone. Be it a walk in the park (Cannonhill), children's playground, boating and pretty good cafe food. MAC is a lively and interesting entertainment centre- theatre, cinema and music. Hosting art exhibitions in all media. With regular craft (high quality) and food markets. There is a full and varied selection of courses on... More 

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Walsall, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Dropped in to meet a colleague had cream scone and pot of tea (2.80 ) really good value, light airy venue fairly busy but a good place to meet up, we would have sat outside but it started to rain.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

we were in the park for the park run and called into the cafe for breakfast they did full veggie breakfast and veggie sausages sandwhiches, plus meatty fare and a range of snacks, the staff were very attentive and the food was hot and tasty, this is a cafe and not a restaurant so dont expect plush surroundings, but worth... More 

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I had seen people eating in the Cafe Bar before and it looked good so we had a meal here before taking an evening course. I really with I hadn't. I had veggie burger with chips around £7. Literally burger and chips - no side salad. Chips were awful. Reminiscent of the standard served up in a back street burger/pizza/chicken... More 

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Address: Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham B12 9QH, England
Phone Number: 44-121-446-3200
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Birmingham
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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