The MAC (Metropolitan Arts Centre), situated in the heart of Belfast’s bustling Cathedral Quarter, is home to a range of international art exhibitions, the very best in live theatre, experimental works and since 2014 has been the home of the Belfast Media Festival.
The venue is open 7 days a week, from 10am to 7pm‚ or later on performance nights.
The MAC is an award winning facility that has 2 theatres (a 250 seater and a 120 seater), 3 art galleries, 1 rehearsal space, 1 dance studio, 3 education and workshop rooms, 4 offices for resident art groups, 1 restaurant and bar (NATIVE by Yellow Door), 1 artist-in-residence studio and 1 permanent artwork.
Telephone: 028 9023 5053
10 Exchange Street West, Belfast BT1 2NJ, United Kingdom
The Dark Horse is home to our (legendary) after-party which takes place on the evening of Thursday 17th November and is not to be missed!
Dark wood panelling, stained glass lanterns and antique mirrors lend it a Gentleman’s Club ambience, and the Victorian floor tiles, feature ceiling and leather seating continue the parlour-like vibe of this popular Belfast public house.
Address: Hill St, Belfast BT1 2LB
The closest parking to The MAC and the Belfast Media Festival are Dunbar Street and Exchange Street public car parks, both a short walk from the venue itself.
Belfast International Airport is Northern Ireland’s Principal Airport and the second largest gateway on the Island of Ireland, operating 24/7 all year round. The airport is located 13 miles north-west of the city, and is a 20 minute taxi ride, or slightly longer bus journey to Belfast City Centre (service number 300 to the Europa Buscentre) You can fly to Belfast International from the following destinations within the UK, as well as a variety of international cities:
Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey, Liverpool, London (Gatwick, Luton & Stansted), Manchester and Newcastle