MAC

MAC, Belfast: Hours, Address, MAC Reviews: 4.5/5

8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
About
We're the MAC, Belfast's new arts venue. We select, create and mix up music, theatre, dance and art - bringing you the very best of local and international talent, all under one roof. Our world-class building is situated in the heart of Belfast's bustling Cathedral Quarter, right behind Saint Anne's Cathedral. We are home to international art exhibitions, the very best in live theatre, experimental works and all manner of weird and wonderful goings-on. One visit and you'll discover that the MAC has something for all ages and interests. We hope you love our building as much as we do.
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Deramore
Belfast383 contributions
Great to be back
Nov 2021 • Couples
Went to see "A Night in November" on Sunday afternoon. Fantastic thought-provoking one-man performance. Great to be back at the MAC for another great performance.
Written November 29, 2021
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Me L
London, UK334 contributions
Come for the café
Sep 2021
Hmm, interesting would be one way of putting it. The art here is really not what I would appreciate as art. Doesn't speak to me in any way.

I liked the space and I liked the café. It is free, so if you need something to do indoors, then you could spend some time here. I would give this art 2 stars and the cafe 4 stars.
Written October 8, 2021
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Roger C
Craigavon, UK16 contributions
The Mac Belfast
Sep 2021 • Family
First time back at Mac since the pandemic started, it was very well set out and I felt perfectly safe. As usual helpful and friendly staff, exhibition thought provoking and was an enjoyable experience five stars
Written September 19, 2021
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30Paul27
Lisburn, UK678 contributions
A great place for food
Oct 2020 • Couples
Out in Belfast on a Saturday morning and popped in for coffees. Lovely place. Felt safe.
Scones and sourdough toast were tasty
Written October 10, 2020
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Hi Paul, thanks so much for your review. We really appreciate your positive feedback and are delighted you enjoyed our cafe bar experience! We look forward to welcoming you back to the MAC soon.
Written October 12, 2020
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Oliver_travelling
Edinburgh, UK103 contributions
A delight!
Sep 2020 • Couples
Visiting Belfast for the first time, the cathedral quarter is a must for tourists. Located in the heart of this area is the MAC, with its impressive modern but warm building.

There was no entrance fee when we visited and staff who met us were incredibly warm, friendly and inviting.

We were lucky enough to experience the artwork of recent graduates from Ulster University and my goodness, they should be proud of themselves. The artwork is displayed well in large open spaces. I’d loved to have been able to read a little about each of the graduates though, such as their backgrounds and artistic interests.

We didn’t have nearly enough time here due to our return travel plans but fully intend on returning in the future.

Changes made during the pandemic were appropriate with hand sanitisation stations throughout, one way systems in place and all wearing facial coverings.
Written September 6, 2020
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travelmadjon
United Kingdom123 contributions
Well worth a visit
Sep 2020 • Couples
A must visit when in Belfast. The welcome we received was the warmest I have received anywhere in my entire life - so friendly, genuine and informative. I don’t know their names, but the 2 ladies who were working at midday on Sunday 6th September were an absolute delight and they deserve acknowledgement. The current exhibition is the Ulster University BA and MFA Fine Art Graduate show which was very enjoyable. We don’t live in Belfast, but I would return just to visit the MAC when they have their next exhibition, only next time I’d arrive hungry so I can eat the tasty food they serve in the cafe!
Written September 6, 2020
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Nicholas D
Larne, UK871 contributions
The MAC Cafe
Feb 2020
The MAC Building is all inspiring and beautiful building down at the Cathedral Quarter end of Belfast City Centre and it's in house cafe is nice but quite expensive. I was up in Belfast for the Northern Ireland Science Festival at after the event I decided to visit the MAC cafe for the first time. The cafe was quite busy and it is a very modern looking interior and the food on offer is what I would describe as high spec with fanciful and worldly names like Baghdad Eggs, Chestnut Mushroom Bruschetta and Korean Fried Tofu. You can probably see the kind of customers they want to attract but I have to say the food and coffee is delicious so if you are willing to spend a little more for your lunch then I recommend you try it.
Written March 4, 2020
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Hi Nicholas, We're delighted that you enjoyed your visit to the MAC, and appreciate your review of our cafe bar! We hope to welcome you back again soon.
Written March 5, 2020
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Bridget K
Derry, UK24 contributions
Lovely cosy theatre
Feb 2020 • Couples
We went to see A Holy Show at the weekend - really enjoyed it- the 2 actors were brilliant. We hadn’t been to The Mac before but will def be back - good facilities and nice friendly staff
Written March 4, 2020
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Hi there! We're delighted that you enjoyed a Holy Show last week, and also great to hear that it was your first time visiting and you'll be back! We'll look forward to welcoming you again soon.
Written March 5, 2020
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kenavo_dee
Donaghadee, UK131 contributions
Great event
Feb 2020 • Family
Went to see Poet in da corner with my 22 year old son. It was a fantastic show. I live the MAC and, as always, the event was really well run. Just a shame there weren't more younger adults there. Great night 😁
Written February 28, 2020
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Thanks so much for your review - we're delighter that you enjoyed the show so much and we really appreciate your comments! We look forward to welcoming you back to the MAC again soon.
Written March 2, 2020
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dezza13
Dundalk, Ireland11 contributions
Excellent imaganitive Venue with great restaurant.
Feb 2020 • Family
We went for the Science Festival to see "Dr Chris and Dr Xand's Brains, Bugs and Body Parts!"
The venue has quality food and service and vast not expensive.
The auditorium is spacious yet small enough to feel inclusive.
The show was very informative and educational which was enjoyed by children and adults alike.
Written February 23, 2020
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