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MAC Theatre

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Address: 10 Exchange Street West, Belfast BT1 2NJ, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 9023 5053
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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We're the MAC, Belfast's new arts venue.

We select, create and mix up music,...

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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Wonderful inclusive space

Wonderful building housing many interesting installations, these change so keep an eye to the programme/website, with theatre space and a restaurant on the ground floor- well... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Armagh UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wonderful building housing many interesting installations, these change so keep an eye to the programme/website, with theatre space and a restaurant on the ground floor- well worth the visit when you're wandering around the Cathedral quarter.

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MAC_Team, Manager at MAC Theatre, responded to this review

Hi there, thanks so much for taking the time to leave this super review. We love to hear that you've experienced our restaurant and the work in our theatres and hope to see you again soon. The MAC Team More 

SW England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Keep a look out of r concerts and events at the MAC whilst in Belfast. Friendly helpful staff and a good bar

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Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was at the MAC for the Celtic Orbit concert. The staff are so friendly an helpful. I brought the wrong part of my ticket and the girl behind the desk printed a new one for me. It was my first time to be at a concert at the MAC and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I'll definitely be back when... More 

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MAC_Team, Manager at MAC Theatre, responded to this review

Hi Robin, We're delighted you enjoyed your time at the MAC to see Celtic Orbit, hope to see you again soon. Thanks for the wonderful review. The MAC Team More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Close to cathedral so walking distance from city centre. Our own fault that there was no current exhibition, but staff were very friendly and could not quibble with the coffee! Food looked good also and was priced reasonably.

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MAC_Team, Manager at MAC Theatre, responded to this review

Hi Brenda, Thanks for the great review, apologies that you missed our newest exhibition. We hope to welcome you soon - Lost in Narration is open 7 days a week until 18 June. The MAC Team More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great venue, lovely staff, excellent theatre space and parking next door! Fantastic show and the coming season looks good too.

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Belfast
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2017

I got tickets last night. Front row, for £20 an hour before the show. The show was brilliant, venue was stunning and the staff were more than helpful. I always love seeing what the Mac team put on. Great value and wonderful experience.

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MAC_Team, Manager at MAC Theatre, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks so much for the great review, we're delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit to I'll Tell My Ma. The MAC Team More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2017

Love this place, have been several times. It's small and intimate and if you buy the tickets well in advance they're half the price. Only downfall is the drink is quite expensive.

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Thank Maureen J
MAC_Team, Manager at MAC Theatre, responded to this review

Hi Maureen, Thanks for your review, we are delighted to hear that you have been several times and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. The MAC team More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 461 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

I attended a fantastic presentation in the Factory on the 6th Floor of the MAC yesterday. It was hosted by a well known local grocer and introduced 4 new health based ambassadors (see my blog for details). The Factory is a great space for everything like launches to arts and leisure. The MAC itself hosts conferences, plays, dramas, art exhibitions... More 

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MAC_Team, Manager at MAC Theatre, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to leave this great review. We're glad you enjoyed spending time in The Factory on the 6th floor of the MAC. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. The MAC Team More 

Preston, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

The current exhibitions are awful. I love contemporary art but was very disappointed with the current exhibitions what a waste of time and shoe leather wish I had used my time better.

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Thank bargainsavvy
MAC_Team, Manager at MAC Theatre, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. A reminder that the artwork in our galleries changes around every 3 months so we do hope that you'll come back to see the next exhibition 'Lost in Narration' which opens on 10 March. The MAC Team More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

Came here for lunch on New Year's Eve. Was seated in a booth in the main foyer. Slightly unusual layout with tables near main entrance but the hustle and bustle of theatre goers actually works really well. Service was very friendly and non-intrusive. Had the ham and leek risotto which was absolutely delicious - couldn't fault it! Not too expensive... More 

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MAC_Team, Manager at MAC Theatre, responded to this review

Hi James, Thanks very much for taking the time to leave us this great review. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your lunch at NATIVE by Yellow Door on New Year's Eve. We hope to welcome you back soon. Many thanks, The MAC Team More 

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