Why Hire The MAC?

Our award-winning venue in Belfast's Cathedral Quarter offers unparalleled
opportunities for accessible, exciting event experiences.

Imagine better

With a little imagination (both ours and yours) we aim to create something unique,
different and more memorable for your business. With your ambition and our creativity,
we’ll deliver an event better than your organisation has ever experienced before. That's
a big promise, but we are passionate about success at the MAC which is why we hope you'll
choose us for your most important events.

Take time out from the office, in an inspirational setting. Why not take a ten minute tour of our galleries during the coffee break to refuel body and mind?

The MAC is a creative place. From the art in our building to our highly skilled people, we hope to bring some of that creativity to your own event.

All of our spaces are multipurpose, multi-functional and can be configured to suit your needs. Even our Downstairs theatre can be totally transformed.

In the heart of the city with the vibrant Cathedral Quarter at our door, the MAC is centrally located with excellent public transport links.

Come for the beautiful architecture and stay for the award-winning customer service.

We pride ourselves on delivering a bespoke, personal service for each client. There is no 'off the shelf' at the MAC. Every event is tailored to suit you.

Your dedicated events co-ordinator will guide you through everything you need to know and our Operations team will deliver to the most exacting of standards.

With a dedicated box office, we offer a 7 day per week meet and greet and front desk service for your guests and staff. We can also sell tickets for your event.

We provide delicious food, coffee and cake throughout the day alongside a full bar. From food on the go, to sit-down fine dining, we’ll take care of it all in-house.

A multistorey carpark (plus bike park) is right next door and we’ve great public transport links.

Our highly experienced Technical team will ensure your event has ultimate standout. Professional lighting, sound and dramatic flair – not a problem.

From the bottom to the top, the MAC was designed with accessibility in mind. Lifts to all floors, hearing loops and guide dogs very welcome.

Inspirational

Take time out from the office, in an inspirational setting. Why not take a ten minute tour of our galleries during the coffee break to refuel body and mind?

Creativity

The MAC is a creative place. From the art in our building to our highly skilled people, we hope to bring some of that creativity to your own event.

Multipurpose

All of our spaces are multipurpose, multi-functional and can be configured to suit your needs. Even our Downstairs theatre can be totally transformed.

City centre location

In the heart of the city with the vibrant Cathedral Quarter at our door, the MAC is centrally located with excellent public transport links.

Award-winning building

Come for the beautiful architecture and stay for the award-winning customer service.

Personalised service

We pride ourselves on delivering a bespoke, personal service for each client. There is no 'off the shelf' at the MAC. Every event is tailored to suit you.

Dedicated events team

Your dedicated events co-ordinator will guide you through everything you need to know and our Operations team will deliver to the most exacting of standards.

Box office & reception

With a dedicated box office, we offer a 7 day per week meet and greet and front desk service for your guests and staff. We can also sell tickets for your event.

Private catering

We provide delicious food, coffee and cake throughout the day alongside a full bar. From food on the go, to sit-down fine dining, we’ll take care of it all in-house.

Multi-storey car park

A multistorey carpark (plus bike park) is right next door and we’ve great public transport links.

Technical support

Our highly experienced Technical team will ensure your event has ultimate standout. Professional lighting, sound and dramatic flair – not a problem.

Accessibility

From the bottom to the top, the MAC was designed with accessibility in mind. Lifts to all floors, hearing loops and guide dogs very welcome.

Event types

From team building to business conferences, board meetings to roller discos, at the MAC we pride ourselves on our ability to host a wide variety of exceptional events. Everything we do is to the highest possible standard with excellence in mind.

  • Awards Ceremony
  • Charity Event
  • Christmas Party
  • Conference
  • Private Film Screening
  • Product Launch
  • Rehearsal Space
  • Team Building
  • Theatre Hire
  • Weddings
  • Workshops
  • Meeting Room
  • In conversation

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FAQs

We understand you may have a few questions about what’s involved in Hiring the MAC for your event. Our events team will be happy to answer any questions you may have at [email protected] however we have answered a few of our most frequently asked questions below.

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When booking an event with the MAC you will benefit from a Personal service from our dedicated team. With a dedicated Events Co-ordinator who will assist at every stage of your event planning, as well as a fantastic Front of House and Technical Staff to add to your event experience.

You can also benefit from our city central location, plus nearby parking facilities.

Of course, we love Christmas parties at the MAC. We have a range of packages to suit your needs and with a dedicated Events Coordinator to assist at every stage it couldn't be easier. To see the menu click here

Yes, all public and private spaces within the MAC are wheelchair accessible. It’s one of only a handful of venues in Belfast which are fully accessible.

There are additional costs for staffing (technical support and front of house officers) dependent on your event requirements. Your event coordinator will advise on the level of staffing if any, your event is likely to require and provide the hourly rates.

Rooms are set up to your specific requirements in advance of the event. All of our spaces have built in AV facilities – projector & screen or wall mounted plasma with a fixed lectern & mic (if required).

You can park securely at Saint Anne's Square multi-storey car park, which is on Edward Street right beside the MAC. The car park is open 24 hours. There's a special evening rate if you're going to a show of just £3.50. Otherwise, it's £1.20 an hour during the day.

The MAC's curatorial team is always interested in receiving updates from both emergent and established artists in the form of invitations, publications, e-flyers and web links. This forms part of the team's ongoing process of research. However, the team cannot accept unsolicited exhibition proposals and is therefore sadly unable to reply to these submissions. We'd be delighted however to organise a private guided tour, or drinks reception if appropriate, in one of our gallery spaces. Just talk to our team.

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The greatest asset for any company is its people and the MAC is no exception.
Superior customer service is our trademark and our expert event management team is here to deliver.

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