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Address: | Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham B12 9QH, England
Phone Number: 441214463232
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Great community facility

We live local and use the MAC regularly to see films, plays, watch exhibitions, do courses, but little gifts from the shop or one of the regular fairs, or just grab a coffee or... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
hpm66
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Bury, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What a lovely place, amazing Park, great food, great views. Will be back again. Would reccommend on any visit to this city

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Thank SarahLouP18
macbirmingham62, Manager at Mac Birmingham, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review Sarah, great to hear you enjoyed your visit. Do check out our cinema, performances and exhibitions programmes next time you visit. Thanks More 

Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the MAC for the first time last Wednesday, as our daughter is moving into nearby accommodation. What a fantastic venue, loads going on, very nice fresh food for lunch, and lovely surroundings with a superb park adjacent.

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Thank 970rob
macbirmingham62, Manager at Mac Birmingham, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your 5* review, that's very kind of you. We're really glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope your daughter is settling in well and we'll see hopefully see you when you're next visiting the area. Thanks More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We live local and use the MAC regularly to see films, plays, watch exhibitions, do courses, but little gifts from the shop or one of the regular fairs, or just grab a coffee or something to eat. Great community facility, minutes' walk from the beautiful Canon Hill Park with its little train, it's crazy gold, and it's free playgrounds and... More 

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Thank hpm66
macbirmingham62, Manager at Mac Birmingham, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your review. It's lovely to hear how often you visit us at mac! Here's to many more future visits. Thank you More 

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39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love the MAC a place which has everything and even more since a recent addition of extra attractions, free parking here too! There is plenty to do here for all ages, swan boating, two play parks, two lakes to walk around, Resturant in the main building (fab food) and tea room on hill behind the lake there is also a... More 

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Thank Rubyroored
macbirmingham62, Manager at Mac Birmingham, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your review. I'm really glad you enjoy your visits to mac and Cannon Hill Park. Here's to many more! Thanks More 

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32 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Have been to the MAC multiple for times for multiple reasons and every time is a delight. It has lots to offer for all the family, a lovely atmosphere and it looks great! I look forward to my next trip to the MAC!

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Thank Grace S
macbirmingham62, Manager at Mac Birmingham, responded to this review

Hi Grace, Thanks so much for your review, it's really great to hear that. Here's to many more enjoyable visits to mac. Thanks More 

Chania Town, Greece
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22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

Exhibition space all around you for art. Amazing classes so you can join in. Relaxing affordable cinema. Two theatres. Great cafe. Always lots going on

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Thank Maryblue5
macbirmingham62, Manager at Mac Birmingham, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your review, it's always great to hear that people are enjoying their visits to mac. Hope to see you again soon Thanks More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

We visited here for a walk around the park and a quick bite to eat. We had not visited the cafe before, it appeared clean and there was plenty of places to sit. We ordered 2 toasted sandwiches which were lovely and 2 pieces of cake which again was excellent. Overall I thought the food was great and value for... More 

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Thank kingy1984
macbirmingham62, Manager at Mac Birmingham, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your review. We love to hear that people have had good visits to mac and the park. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks More 

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

The building is located in Canon Hill Park - opposite Edgbaston Cricket Stadium. It has something for everyone. An excellent refreshment area the food is very good value, cinema and various other attractions. However, I must draw everyone's attention to the Barbra Walker (Artist) shock and Awe Exhibition - this portrays the brave men and women of Africa who volunteered... More 

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Thank hristopher J
macbirmingham62, Manager at Mac Birmingham, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, it's always lovely to hear when people have enjoyed visiting mac. We're very pleased you enjoyed Barbara Walker's Shock and Awe exhibition, it's been a very popular one and we hope plenty more people will pop in and see it before the weekend. Thanks again for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you... More 

Birmingham
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208 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

What a great place to watch a gig or a play. This is a great contradiction of a setting - the water and park beyond, then a concrete stage and semi circle of stone seating. So arty, and a perfect place to watch something intimate, especially in the summer although shows go on whatever the weather. There is a reasonably... More 

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Thank nimbledolphin
macbirmingham62, Manager at Mac Birmingham, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review, it's always great to hear such positive feedback. We love the Arena, it's such an interesting space for performance and we're excited about how much we're able to use it over the summer. Look forward to seeing you again soon Thanks More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

A family trip to the Mac and Cannon Hill Park to celebrate the new Birmingham Mayor. Nice to see a high level of investment in the park that really adds extra dimension without spoiling the park as a whole and not turning it into a theme park! the Mac itself is starting to really find its feet after its major... More 

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Thank Pete_Charlotte
macbirmingham62, Manager at Mac Birmingham, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, really glad you enjoyed your visit to mac and Cannon Hill Park. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks More 

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