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Mac Birmingham

| Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham B12 9QH, England
+44 121 446 3232
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surprisingly good

Stopped for lunch and was pleasantly surprised by the menu, value for money, friendly staff and... read more

Reviewed April 25, 2016
katyok
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Expensive jobsworths

Very pricey venue to hire. Take 10% of ticket sales... even if you sell them yourself & a... read more

Reviewed April 22, 2016
Arthur T
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Knowle, United Kingdom
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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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| Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham B12 9QH, England
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Reviewed April 25, 2016

Stopped for lunch and was pleasantly surprised by the menu, value for money, friendly staff and general atmosphere. Will certainly visit the mac again.

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macbirmingham62, Manager at Mac Birmingham, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2016

Hi Katy, Thanks for your review. I'm really glad you enjoyed your visit. As well as the cafe, be sure to check out our huge programme of films, performances, exhibitions and workshops too. Hope to see you at mac again soon. Thanks

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Reviewed April 22, 2016

Very pricey venue to hire. Take 10% of ticket sales... even if you sell them yourself & a disgraceful, unfriendly, unhelpful attitude at the top. Technical crew subordinates superb, however. What you might expect from a Council owned effort. Couldn't care less. Great shame for...More

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macbirmingham62, Manager at Mac Birmingham, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2016

Hi Arthur, Thanks for your feedback and I’m sorry to hear you didn’t have a more positive experience at mac. Firstly I’d like to clarify that, while we do receive some funding from Birmingham City Council, we are an independently run venue. As such we...More

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Reviewed March 23, 2016

I hadn't been in Mac for long when I realised why I hadn't visited for three months. I was going to the cinema today so I decided to have lunch in the cafe and do some work on my laptop before the film. My enjoyment...More

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macbirmingham62, Manager at Mac Birmingham, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2016

Hi Jacqui, Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback and we’re sorry to hear you didn’t have a positive experience. We appreciate that seating in the café can be limited on busy days and, with that in mind, plans are already in place...More

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Reviewed March 13, 2016

I always find it a good stop here, after taking the kids to Cannon Hill park. We went on Saturday, and it was fairly busy as there seemed to be some running event going on in the park itself and the MAC was crowded. We...More

1  Thank EmmaTrend
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Reviewed March 4, 2016 via mobile

I have visited the Mac many times over the years to see exhibitions, performances and cinema. I have also enjoyed food and drink on many occasions at the Mac. I felt compelled to write this after seeing the very negative review put on recently. We...More

3  Thank Cate H
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Reviewed March 3, 2016

I visited the Mac recently with some friends. We decided to visit the café which was slightly busy but fine as we weren't in a rush. I ordered our meals from a lovely server who said they would be brought to our table. The meals...More

4  Thank Winter67
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Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

My experience on 21/02/16 at approximately 11.20am. I ordered my meal, as I had ordered the lunch menu I was I informed it will take slightly longer due to me ordering it early, which I was absolutely fine with. I then said may I have...More

7  Thank Kamila D
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macbirmingham62, Director of Sales at Mac Birmingham, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2016

We can assure all mac customers that we take all customer complaints very seriously. mac conducted a thorough internal investigation of the concerns raised in this post and found no evidence that our staff acted in any way which could have been attributed to any...More

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Reviewed February 1, 2016 via mobile

The Mac is fabulous - the building is a modern design and is light and airy. There is always something on at the Mac - whether it's a show, play or film at the cinema, a photography or art display, or one of the multiple...More

2  Thank Zoe S
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macbirmingham62, Manager at Mac Birmingham, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2016

Hi Zoe, Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. It's always great to hear from the people who love mac and get involved with everything we have to offer. We hope to see you at mac again soon! Thanks...More

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Reviewed January 4, 2016

We visited the café for a drink on 3 January 2016 after a rainy walk around Cannon Hill Park. The café was quieter than normal as there are a high number of families visiting normally. It is a reasonably priced facility in friendly surroundings. The...More

2  Thank Steve432016
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macbirmingham62, Manager at Mac Birmingham, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2016

Hi Steve, Thanks for your review. Glad you enjoyed your visit to the cafe. We're always happy to hear feedback and I'll be sure to pass your comments onto the catering team. Thanks

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Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Doreen Tipton and her amazing black country themed spectacular was just that. And for that reason, the theatre was filled slightly past capacity. Luckily we managed to sit together. But a few stragglers found themselves separated. We arrived early and there was minimal queuing and...More

1  Thank Colin E
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macbirmingham62, Manager at Mac Birmingham, responded to this reviewResponded December 23, 2015

Hi Colin, Thanks very much for taking the time to write a review. We’re always pleased to hear when people have had a good time at mac and I’ll pass your comments on to our team. We look forward to welcoming you back to mac...More

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MattB_W_12
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Hi Matt, There is a large car park at Cannon Hill Park next to mac. We recommend arriving with plenty of time to find a suitable parking space. You can find out more information on our website in the visit us section... More
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