The MAC is one of Europe’s leading art centres, situated in the heart of Belfast. Recently nominated a finalist for the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2015, the award-winning venue has welcomed some 800,000 visitors since it opened in 2012.
Situated in the heart of Belfast’s bustling Cathedral Quarter, right behind Saint Anne’s Cathedral, the MAC houses three art galleries, two theatres, a bar/restaurant, family room and multiple rehearsal and office spaces.
Designed by architects Hackett Hall McKnight, the MAC has won numerous building awards including a RIBA National Award and was nominated for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award and the Design Museum Designs of the Year.

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The MAC by numbers:
• 2 Theatres (a 350 seater and a 120 seater)
• 3 Art Galleries
• 1 Rehearsal Space
• 1 Dance Studio
• 3 Education & Workshop Rooms
• 4 Offices for Resident Art Groups
• 1 Café & Bar
• 1 Artist-in-residence Studio
• 1 Permanent Artwork

To find out What’s On or to book tickets visit or phone our ticket line on 028 9023 5053.

It's all happening at the MAC.

The MAC: Museum of the Year 2015 finalist
NB. This map is based on the postcode and so may not reflect the exact location.

Opening times:

10:00 - 19:00 daily


Exhibtions/Galleries - Free (donation boxes)

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Visit Belfast Welcome Centre Tourist Information

Location / Directions

From George Best Belfast City Airport:
1. Head south on Airport Rd
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2. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit and stay on Airport Rd
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3. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit
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4. Slight left at A2/Sydenham Bypass
Continue to follow Sydenham Bypass
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5. Continue on M3 Cross Harbour
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At junction 1a, exit toward M1/A12/Docks (s)
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7. Merge onto A2/St Great George's St (signs for M1/A12)
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8. Continue on A12/Westlink
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9. Sligh

From Belfast International Airport:
1. Head southeast toward Crumlin Rd
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2. Continue straight onto Crosshill Rd
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3. Turn left at Manse Rd
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4. Turn left at A52/Nutts Corner Rd
Continue to follow A52
Go through 1 roundabout
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5. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto B39/Woodvale Rd
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6. Turn right at B126/Millfield
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7. Continue straight onto A501/Divis St
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8. Turn right at B503/Co

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3. Turn left at A512/Blacks Rd
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4. Slight left to stay on A512/Blacks Rd
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5. Slight left at A1/Upper Lisburn Rd
Continue to follow A1
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6. Turn left at B503/Sandy Row
Continue to follow B503
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From the South:
1. Head south on M2 toward Exit 1b
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2. At junction 1a, exit toward M1/Belfast (W)/A12
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3. Merge onto A2/Nelson St
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4. Continue on A12/Westlink
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5. Slight left at B38
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7. Turn left at B503/Grosvenor Rd
Continue to follow B503
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From City Centre:
1. Head east on A1/Donegall Square N toward Donegall Pl
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2. Turn right at A1
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3. Slight right to stay on A1
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4. Turn right at A1/Donegall Square S
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6. Turn left at B503/College Square N
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From Belfast Port:
1. Head southwest on Clarendon Rd
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2. Turn right toward A2/Corporation St
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3. Turn left at A2/Corporation St
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4. Turn right to stay on A2/Corporation St 177 ft / 54m
5. Turn right at A2/Dunbar Link
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7. Continue on B39/Royal Ave
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8. Slight left at B126
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9. Turn left at B126/Millfield
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10. Continue straight

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