The MAC
Metropolitan Arts Centre, Belfast

Our award-winning venue in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter is home to all kinds of exhibitions, theatre performances, experimental works and endless goings-on.

The MAC is a cultural hub and since opening in 2012 has quickly become a beacon for the ongoing regeneration of Belfast. Open 363 days per year, we offer an eclectic programme of visual art, theatre, dance, family workshops and lots more.

Since opening in 2012, an amazing 1.5 million visitors have come through the doors of the MAC. These visitors have attended more than 3,000 live performances, 39 visual art exhibitions, 100 family workshops and collectively drunk over 90,000 cups of coffee.

The Permanent Present

The Permanent Present is the MAC’s only permanent artwork, a major sculptural work by Irish artist Mark Garry commissioned by The Thomas Devlin Fund and the MAC. The sculpture consists of 400 metal wires in the main foyer of the MAC, creating a spectrum of color that travels through the space. The installation reflects The Thomas Devlin Fund’s commitment to highlighting the futility of violence as well as the hopes and aspirations of our young people.

Man in the Moon

Arsenal Album Cover

Aigail’s Party

Ingrid Laubrock / Anti-house 4

The Nature of Forgetting

Maeve Binchy Minding Frankie

SHOW by Shechter II

It’s Getting Harder and Harder for Me
The MAC
Metropolitan Arts Centre, Belfast

Our award-winning venue in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter is home to all kinds of exhibitions, theatre performances, experimental works and endless goings-on.

The MAC is a cultural hub and since opening in 2012 has quickly become a beacon for the ongoing regeneration of Belfast. Open 363 days per year, we offer an eclectic programme of visual art, theatre, dance, family workshops and lots more.

Since opening in 2012, an amazing 1.5 million visitors have come through the doors of the MAC. These visitors have attended more than 3,000 live performances, 39 visual art exhibitions, 100 family workshops and collectively drunk over 90,000 cups of coffee.

The Permanent Present

The Permanent Present is the MAC’s only permanent artwork, a major sculptural work by Irish artist Mark Garry commissioned by The Thomas Devlin Fund and the MAC. The sculpture consists of 400 metal wires in the main foyer of the MAC, creating a spectrum of color that travels through the space. The installation reflects The Thomas Devlin Fund’s commitment to highlighting the futility of violence as well as the hopes and aspirations of our young people.

Man in the Moon

Arsenal Album Cover

Aigail’s Party

Ingrid Laubrock / Anti-house 4

The Nature of Forgetting

Maeve Binchy Minding Frankie

SHOW by Shechter II

It’s Getting Harder and Harder for Me
  • Georg Kussmann: FRG
    Publication
    MACK
    International
    The German dramatist Heiner Müller observed that German history lies as if smothered by a rheumatism blanket: beneath there is warmth and stagnation, just enough to give the impression all is well, while the peripheries are freezing. Georg Kussmann’s photographs in FRG were created under this metaphoric blanket. Made in the Federal Republic of Germany over a single summer, they depict everyday scenes of life, work, and leisure (more…)
  • What is Truth?
    Feb 17 – Oct 20, 2024
    Sainsbury Centre
    Norwich, UK
    This year, the Sainsbury Centre is investigating how we can know what is true in the world around us through a series of fascinating, interlinked exhibitions. The dynamic 2024 programme consists of four key, interlinked exhibitions – In Event of Moon Disaster, Liquid Gender, Jeffrey Gibson: no simple word for time and The Camera Never Lies – bringing together some of the world’s leading artists and creative thinkers, plus a new, interlinking publication. (more…)