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MAC Theatre

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Address: 10 Exchange Street West, Belfast BT1 2NJ, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +44 28 9023 5053
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description:

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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MAC for Breakfast

We stumbled upon the Mac (Native) on Saturday morning for breakfast as other local spots weren't open yet, it was 10.30am! But was delighted with my scrambled eggs, lovely toast... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2016
MKane2001
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County Down, United Kingdom
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Disappointing ugly building which appears to be little more than an ugly food court. Odd layout that is probably meant to be that way with poor lighting. Limited amount of actual artwork so the whole experience lingers like a bad taste or a half remembered, and disappointing dream. Half way between a nice cafe and an art gallery without successfully... More 

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MAC_Team, Marketing at MAC Theatre, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks very much for taking the time to leave us a review. We're sorry that you didn't enjoy your visit to the MAC. We do have three galleries and our exhibitions turn around every 3 months with new work on display, so hopefully you’ll be back again to see the next ones and let us know what you... More 

Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's good to be able to go see a gallery that's free to the public. The food is lovely too while you have time to spare. We have also used this building for Business events and they are very professional.

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MAC_Team, Marketing at MAC Theatre, responded to this review

Hi Kate, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We're delighted to hear that you've had a good experience with our venue hire as well as in the galleries and at our restaurant NATIVE by Yellow Door. Many thanks, The MAC Team More 

Kilkeel, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went along to Murmur and had the most amazing time. The set was fantastic, all that glitters, complete with birds, their cages, fairy lights and an amazing show ensued. The visuals were fantastic, so artistic and original. The dancers and choreography was brilliant. I loved the music and how the show had a quirky yet seamless style. Well done... More 

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MAC_Team, Marketing at MAC Theatre, responded to this review

Hi Hilary, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review of MURMUR. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the premiere of this show and will be sure to pass it on to all involved in the production of the evening. Many thanks, The MAC Team More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I tend not to put negative reviews on Trip Advisor as I like to give places a chance to put things right and recognise that everywhere can have an ‘off day’. I’ve eaten in the MAC (Native) on several occasions and have found it to be fairly good overall in terms of food and service. I don’t particularly like the... More 

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MAC_Team, MAC_Team at MAC Theatre, responded to this review

Hi Patrick, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us this review and appreciate that you are a regular visitor to the MAC. We're sorry you had this negative experience and have passed your feedback on to our catering partners NATIVE by Yellow Door. We would really appreciate it if you could send us your personal email... More 

County Down, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

We stumbled upon the Mac (Native) on Saturday morning for breakfast as other local spots weren't open yet, it was 10.30am! But was delighted with my scrambled eggs, lovely toast and locally sourced sausages. Quiet venue but comfortable with friendly staff.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

Filled with a range of different, interesting art exhibitions. It's very relaxed atmosphere, lovely to just wonder around.

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Hillsborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

Brillant show with à brillant atmosphère both within the theatre and bar / foyer space. This is a real people's building giving an all round unique experience. The 'Native' restaurant menu was, however very limited and lacked inventive variety. The quality of service and available food was good. But please use plates as opposed to wooden 'boats' in which the... More 

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belfast
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79 reviews
39 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Recently visited The Mac to see Puckoon. The performance was brilliant, the venue is a superb facility in the heart of Belfast. As well as our show there were others running simultaneously so a wide variety of events is always available. We got there early for pre theatre dinner and drinks which was of a very good standard with 3... More 

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Mansfield
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Went to eat at Native with a group of us that had been in the city for an event. They were very accommodating for us eating as such a large group together especially as several of us had already been seated with others that we hadn't been expecting arrived and allowed us to move up stairs so we could sit... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

This was my go to lunch spot but since being taken over the menu is very limited and 2 out of last 3 visits (including tonight) was told after ordering that they'd run out of that dish. A bit of a lottery in terms of opening times - I've been turned away more than once in the evening as the... More 

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