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Midlands Arts Centre (mac)

Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham B12 9QH, England (Moseley and Kings Heath)
44-121-446-3200
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Ranked #42 of 198 attractions in Birmingham
Type: Art Galleries, Theaters
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... more » 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. « less
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

A vibrant really alive Arts Centre in the middle of the most gorgeous park. Fantastic location, superb staff and the most amazing exhibition,Black Smoke Rising, by an artist called TimShaw. Stunning and unforgettable! Lucky to be there on the last day of it. There are many courses being run here, music, theatre, ceramics. It was really busy there on a... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The food and drink in the cafe is usually very tasty, if a little on the expensive side. However, the customer service in the cafe is appalling. Some staff are rude, disinterested in customers and on my most recent visit I received terrible service from a young ish member of staff who was rude to me when I asked him... More

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West Midlands
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Attended the MAC for a really well thought out study day on Monday. It was excellent. The venue was great the rooms light and airy and conducive to study and learning. The tai chi session after lunch was great and I want to do some more, the tutor was fun and it kept us awake after lunch. The best part... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

I've never actually used the arts centre for anything other than food and drink whilst visiting cannon hill park or the nature centre. The food in here is delicious, fresh & reasonably priced, last summer my partner and I shared a ploughman a lunch, it tasted lovely and was very well presented. On our last visit a couple of weeks... More

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Worcester
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36 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

I visited here last night to watch "Blue is the Warmest Colour". Brilliant film but that review is for another day. The cinema is in the middle of an arts complex in Cannon Park, right opposite the cricket ground. There is free parking right opposite the complex and easy access for people with disabilities and wheelchairs. The complex is set... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

good for a coffee or snacking, bar area too? Nice modern feel and sophistication, let down by some poor customer service in the cafe and some not so pleasant clientele sitting in the cafe. Definitley worth a visit.

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Birmingham
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11 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Went to a concert by the Choir with No Name, very good, excellent venue, food and drink available at reasonable price, enogh staff to serve everyone during the intermission, I liked that the singers and the audience were given the opportuniy to mingle during the break

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Went there since its revamp and much improved. Our daughters college revue was held in the theatre and it is well improved. There is a bar, cafe and all art facilities including cinema and rooms for lessons held over the week. And its next to cannon hill park and nature centre.

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

First visit for me. Served a great coffee and delicious smoked salmon pasta by lovely smiling staff...great value. Then sat out side in the precious Autumn sunshine to eat. After which we walked around the park looking at the beautiful trees and enjoying the smiles on the faces of everyone we met. We came away with lots of leaflets and... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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19 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

I don't like to write negative reviews, but feel I have to about the MAC. The refurbishment a few years ago made it into a very attractive, spacious complex with multiple facilities including conference rooms and a large snack bar and bar, and it looks great as you walk in and wander around. However - and this is a BIG... More

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