The Mac

Verified 10 Exchange St, West, Belfast BT1 2NJ Location

The Mac is an Art gallery located in Belfast, in the province of Northern Ireland. Situated at 10 Exchange St, West, Belfast BT1 2NJ, The Mac offers a unique blend of art gallery, art centre, bar, cafe, performing arts theatre, restaurant, and tourist attraction. This vibrant venue has received rave reviews from visitors who have described it as a Great British Final and a perfect destination for a bit of theatre. The staff at The Mac are known for their warm welcome and professionalism. Whether you visit on a weekday or weekend, you can expect little to no wait time. Reservation is recommended to secure your spot at this bustling cultural hub. Explore the wonders of art and enjoy a thoroughly enjoyable experience at The Mac.

📍 Location

ℹ️ About

Name The Mac
City Belfast
Website http://themaclive.com/
Phone +44 28 9023 5053

🙋‍♂️ Frequently asked questions about The Mac

What is the contact phone number for the Art gallery?

The contact phone number for The Mac is +44 28 9023 5053

What are today's opening hours?

Today Sunday, the opening hours for The Mac are 9 am–5 pm and it is currently opened. Here are the opening hours for the entire week.

What is the street where The Mac is located?

This Art gallery is located at 10 Exchange St, West, Belfast BT1 2NJ.

What services does this Art gallery offer?

Art gallery, Art Centre, Bar, Cafe, Performing arts theatre, Restaurant, Tourist attraction

Is it open on Saturdays?

It's opened on Saturdays from 9 am–5 pm.

Is it open on Sundays?

It's opened on Sundays from 9 am–5 pm.

🕓 Opening Hours

Today, Sunday, June 16, 2024, the opening hours for the Art gallery are 9 am–5 pm

Monday Closed
Tuesday 9 am–5 pm
Wednesday 9 am–5 pm
Thursday 9 am–5 pm
Friday 9 am–5 pm
Saturday 9 am–5 pm
Sunday 9 am–5 pm

👍👎 Reviews

96 users have reviewed The Mac. You can write a review about this pharmacy using this form.

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The building is modern and the architecture is striking. The temporary exhibitions rather loose. The best, the cafeteria, the coffee was good and the cakes and sweets very rich. The staff are friendly and the prices normal for Belfast. Good place to have a drink in peace.

Oscar Mohand

10 months ago


Great British Final

Mac Pollock

11 months ago


Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Yes …More

Robert Carlin

11 months ago


The Finals of the British One-act Festival of plays held this weekend. Always proud to show off this wonderful theatre and its great stage to visitors from the other three countries! And the staff, as usual, were welcoming, attentive and professional! Along with a Belfast welcome and lots too, it was a thoroughly enjoyable weekend! Thank you to ‘the Mac’!

Walker Ewart

11 months ago


Great for a bit of theatre ????. I've seen some very good shows here.

Stuart Cahoon

11 months ago


Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Yes …More

Jamesy Mac

11 months ago


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Stephen Vint

11 months ago


Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Yes …More

Caroline Shiels

11 months ago


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Julia Klein

11 months ago


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Freedom Church of Korea

11 months ago


Thought provoking, colourful and . That’s how I’d describe the MAC. It’s free entry with a suggested donation of £5. AStaff we’re lovely and very chatty, it helps that they’ve got ‘Talk to me’ written on their backs ????Exhibitions were huge, the top floor especially. I didn’t go to the cafe but I did I’ve the seating area to get some work done on my laptop.Only downside is the exhibitions are on separate discontinuous floors 1, 2 and 4, with the cafe in the middle so made it a bit clunky trying to see everything.

Christina Aaliyah

11 months ago


Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Yes …More

Claire Weston

11 months ago


Visited on Weekend Wait time Up to 10 min Reservation recommended Yes …More

Grace C

11 months ago


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orla B

11 months ago


Went to see a show here tonight and just think it needs noted that the MAC has got far and away the friendliest and most helpful staff that I've ever had the pleasure of dealing with.As a venue, is great. Was a small show in an intimate theatre space. Sound was excellent and chairs comfy enough to sit in for 2 hours!

Adam McCartney

11 months ago


Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Not sure …More

Pompadó Z.R. Martha

11 months ago


Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Yes …More

Rana O'Brien

11 months ago


Had such a lovely time, the galleries were really beautiful and one of the front house staff Aoibhinn I think, was very helpful! Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Yes … More

James Hughes

9 months ago


Art on display was a disappointment Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Sefirsou

9 months ago


Arrived early and enjoyed a coffee with friends before the performance started. Nice relaxed atmosphere. Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Yes … More

Laura Walker

10 months ago


A lot less art than I expected but a nice place to see new art and thought provoking works. Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Sophie M

10 months ago


Well done The Mac supporting White Doves, a new ballet for Belfast, choreographed by Ruaidhrí Maguire and composed by Amelia Clarkson - an inspiring story of the formation of the Peace People, for an audience well beyond ballet followers. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait … More

justin murray

10 months ago


Went to the see White Doves, what a beautiful performance in a great venue. Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Yes … More

Maria T

10 months ago


Food was OK, about what you'd expect from a theatre. Shows are always great!

Peter Crilly

10 months ago


Super spot - good lunch time menu and with the added bonus of a bar too. It's easy to get to with convenient carparking and many restaurants to visit after a show. Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Yes … More

Colin Irvine

9 months ago


Les miserables fantastic show, great venue. First time here will definitely be back. Great cafe/bar, fabulous atmosphere and lovely staff Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Yes … More

Maggie

9 months ago


friendly experience with the staff, love the interior and the food. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Yes … More

Kevin Magill

9 months ago


Lovely venue, local parking

ballinasollusboy

9 months ago


We went to see Les Misérables School Edition and it was fabulous I think the youngest was about 8 years old but don’t let that put you off as it was so very professional done, honestly it was great I’d go back and watch it again, the boys and girls have great voices. The theatre staff were very helpful at pointing things outs out to us, the show was 3 hrs long and if you have problems sitting for that length of time there’s a place at the back we’re you can stand to stretch or just move your legs, which I found very helpful. Definitely on my list now for what’s on in Belfast if I’m looking somewhere to go.

Mark Lunn

9 months ago


Les Mis Brilliant show Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Yes … More

rosemary donnelly

9 months ago


Just AMAZING ???? from Box office to show!! Well well done ????Big shout out to Nair in Box Office who went over & beyond to source all my tickets. Beautiful personality & asset to the team. Well done to all involved last night l!! Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Yes … More

Helen Woods

9 months ago


Saw Les Miserables tonight. Absolutely fantastic, every single actor was excellent, so talented. Our favourite was Javert ,closely followed by master of the 'ouseStaff very helpful tooThanks for a lovely evening

Pamela Mcfarlane

9 months ago


A really enjoyable experience Visited on Weekend Wait time Up to 10 min Reservation recommended Yes … More

Matthew Hunt

8 months ago


Great wee venue Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Yes … More

Andrew Wild-Woods

8 months ago


Daughters of Roisin was amazing! Whole experience beginning to end was the perfect night out. The Mac is a great spot and makes this little corner of Belfast shine! Visited on Weekday Wait time Up to 10 min Reservation recommended Yes … More

Lisa Copeland

8 months ago


Great place and great show! Will be back. Visited on Weekend Wait time 10–30 min Reservation recommended Yes … More

Anna Smolińska-Howie

8 months ago


Good show . Car park next door. Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Yes … More

Graham Childs

8 months ago


Interesting exhibitions Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait … More

p bour

8 months ago


Lovely theatre. The food and drink available is absolutely lovely. Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Yes … More

Liz Cromie

9 months ago


The MAC is a great place to take a break when you're in the city centre. It has a cafe which serves brunch/lunch or snacks. It is also a good option for a day trip when the art galleries are open or for a theatre performance. The building is large and airy, and you can choose to sit in booths, or more open cafe tables dotted around the first two floors. The cafe has a kids menu and an adult menu, and they offer a selection of traybakes and snack at the counter. You queue up to order at the counter, and then the staff bring your order to your table. The toilets are clean and pleasant, and the building has lift access and is accessible for wheelchairs.

Google User

9 months ago


Great place for meetings. Nice menu Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait … More

Siobhán McKenna

9 months ago


Watched a fantastic production of Les Mis Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Yes … More

John Breen

9 months ago


Great for a coffee and scone. Staff very friendly. Reasonably priced Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait … More

Kevin Lennon

9 months ago


The MAC is an excellent venue with lots of interesting lectures and shows on. It is in the heart of the Cathedral Quarter surrounded by brilliant restaurants and lots to do. The staff are so lovely and helpful. I have watched a psychology lecture there, my friends film "The Magic Is Within You," and other fantastic shows. It is definitely worth a visit.

Katie Graden

6 months ago


Great food. Lovely atmosphere.

Dominic Logue

6 months ago


Amazing staff. Food was good toom Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Not sure … More

Alexis Bel-Barko

6 months ago


Had short visit to Belfast, good place to see for free.

Sari Redican

6 months ago


The cafe is excellent, I was very pleased to see a revised menu with vegan options in it. I had the lentil and cauliflower Dahl, served with rice and vegan yougurt and falafels (day special) Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait … More

Rafaela Piacentini

6 months ago


Loved the Ben Hart show..... Some of the things he did were astonishing and we were completely baffled about how he did them. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Yes … More

Geoff McGrath

7 months ago


Easy entrance to show, polite staff, bar staff pleasant and Que went quick enough. Good experience all around and I look forward to returning to the Mac theater Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait … More

Trevor Price

7 months ago


Bustling evening in the Mac. Jenny Eclair on top form, a funny and intimate performance ???? Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Yes … More

Emma McCullough

7 months ago


Not a bad seat in the house. Warm, inviting and intimate. Jenny Eclair was outstanding! Fresh, insightful very very funny observational material re being an 60+ female. Has she had camera in my house? Best night in a very long time Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Yes … More

Sharon Adamson

7 months ago


Visited the MAC twice in a week for a lecture and a comedy show. It's a great venue and the staff are very friendly, there's parking nearby, a bar in the building and a number of toilets on various levels. I'll definitely check what's on more regularly! Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Yes … More

Casey Graham

7 months ago


Brilliant night at The Mac, watching the fab Bridget Christie! She was great, so entertaining. Can’t wait to catch another show at this wonderful venue ???? Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Yes … More

paula johnston

7 months ago


Love the downstairs theatre at the Mac & the show was hilarious!! Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Yes … More

Dawn McKimm

7 months ago


Fantastic exhibitions and really interesting art!! Incredibly informative and friendly staff. Best value for money cup of tea at the Cafe ☕. Lovely few hours spent and such a beautiful building. Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Polly Jones

7 months ago


First time at the venue. Very accessible amenities. Unusual and interesting building. Staff were most accommodating Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Yes … More

Lorraine McCaffrey

7 months ago


Saw two AMAZING plays and visited the galleries as well. Highly recommend visiting and seeing if there is anything special on. Great place to sit and chill as well Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Yes … More

Victoria Lee

7 months ago


Am excellent venue for various productions. I attended a talk on psychology which was well received and presented professionally. I would be happy attending another event here. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Yes … More

Brooke Clevenger

7 months ago


Use one of the many seminar rooms. All comms facilities worked well. IT was good and 5g wifiTea coffee and food never ran out.All together a five star Review

Kenneth McInnes

7 months ago


Called in for coffee and sweet treats on a cold day. Coffee good and nice selection of eats. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait … More

Heather Thomas

4 months ago


Great venue for adults and kids. Lots to do. Cafe Bar food is great and Steven our server was so lovely and helpful. Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Yes … More

Lyn Mccambley

4 months ago


Excellent free exhibitions and a great place to hang out for a bit with a coffee. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait … More

Jessica L

4 months ago


I have been to The MAC on an almost weekly basis for the last few years. I've seen shows, exhibitions, been to kids workshops and performances here. I come in for coffee with friends, use the cafe to get some work done, some times pop in to the kids area so they can read a few books or do a little bit of drawing.This place is such a important part of Belfast's arts. It is a well run comfortable exciting place to visit either once or on a regular basis. The staff are always polite, helpful and knowledgeable.

Gavin Hart

4 months ago


Great place to meet friends for coffee, brunch and catch ups. Excellent for kids, too. Friendly staff and lovely food and coffee. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait … More

Laura Thomson

5 months ago


A place where you can spend your Iberian time relaxed ... otherwise there is not much to see inside.

Mihnea Saidel

5 months ago


Great show - "Are Yule being served". Brilliant cast - only 3 people - but they carried it off. Hilarious. Staff at Mac very pleasant. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Yes … More

Ann Magee

5 months ago


Great Panto for the over 18s. OH Holly Knight. Great fun and it was the upstairs small theater, ver intimate. Fun theme and actors on point. Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Yes … More

Elaine Baillie-Smyth

5 months ago


Terrific art galleries and exhibitions here. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait … More

Su McK

5 months ago


Love the Mac. X Another lovely Christmas Eve morning at The Mac ❤️????????

Hils West

5 months ago


Fantastic space in the Cathedral Quarter of Belfast. Modern and interesting building with a lovely bar serving alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, friendly staff and a well equipped children's play area, which can be popular and busy.I love the little booths you can sit in to have your drinks.The shows put on here are always high quality and the children love them. Highly recommended!

Bruce Watson

5 months ago


Great shows here. Well worth a look for coffee, drinks or lunch. Are Yule Being Served is a fantastic Christmas show at the MAC, highly recommended for adults. Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Yes … More

Mark Drennan

5 months ago


Me and my class were at the Mac last night seeing the night before Christmas it was good and so was the seats and the show too I would recommend the Mac to everyone looking for a place to go to see a show Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Yes … More

Matthew Adams

5 months ago


Attended "The night before Christmas" at The Mac and was not disappointed. Tickets were booked in July, knowing how difficult it can be to get a Saturday festive outing - tickets we're very well priced and our seats were superb.The show was superb, every inch perfect from lighting, music, costume, acting and humour. This really is one for all the family!Hats off to everyone involved for making this a wonder Christmas experience!

Suzanne Barr

5 months ago


Lovely vegan meal, great place to spend time chilling (scrolling), reading or working :-) Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait … More

99AcTaRus 99

6 months ago


Took my little boy to the Mac during the Easter break. He really enjoyed himself. There's lots for little ones to do and its all free. The cafe is also lovely.

Nicola Wasson

2 months ago


As always, a pleasure to visit the MAC. Friendly, helpful staff and a nice buzz about the place. Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Yes … More

Martin Campbell

2 months ago


Loved this quaint theatre. Staff were very helpful, especially when our seats were taken by someone. Staff were very good in sorting us out. Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Yes … More

Donna O Neill

2 months ago


Visited the cafe today with two friends. We have 3 kids aged 6 months- 2 years. Wonderful city centre space for parents with small children- fantastic facilities! Well done management for making such a great space for parents to be able to meet and not worry so much about baby being entertained. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait … More

Rachael Campbell

2 months ago


Fantastic we attended the Easter petting farm event and kids absolutely loved it many thanks we will be back.

Natalie Manson

2 months ago


We attended the Easter petting zoo. It was lovely. Lots of animals for the children to see and hold and the farm staff were really engaging and helpful. However, the MAC’s time slot of 15 minutes was far too short. We were not permitted to enter until 11.30 and we were back in our car by 11.49 having been been ushered out at 11.42. Even 30 minutes would have been better.

Jennifer McGrath

2 months ago


A great place to do work. Good interest access and great coffee Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Emma McAlister

2 months ago


Great venue for agile working with good food and coffee Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Mark Hand

2 months ago


Good threatre friendly staff and nice cafe with choice Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Yes … More

michael corbett

3 months ago


Great arts facility Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Yes … More

Mark Hudson

3 months ago


Gorgeous building with a nice cafe, plenty of seating and calm atmosphere. Free to enter art galleries too. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Laila

3 months ago


Attended a training day hosted at the MAC. We were well looked after by staff. No complaints

Chris Hall

3 months ago


I just love this place. Visited on Weekend Wait time 1 hr+ Reservation recommended Yes … More

Martina Klapkova

3 months ago


3 of us went and saw the play Teachers. It was fantastic and the three actors who did all the characters had unbelievable energy throughout the 80 minute play so I give them 5 star. Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Yes … More

Steve

3 months ago


Visited to support an art exhibition created by cancer sufferers, partners and carers as part of world cancer day.... Looking around the MAC it appears to have excellent facilities both on the artistic side as well as the coffee shop etc. The staff were friendly and helpful. Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Not sure … More

Andy Baird

4 months ago


Such a great building, and really great exhibition (Mother Tongue) really enjoyed Thomas Wells’ work & Myrid Carten.But our highlight was Gillian at the front desk. They were super friendly, helpful and great vibes all round ????

Laurie Brown

20 days ago


Great place! different galleries in one place and in the middle a very good café/restaurant with even some vegan options.The exhibition was interesting, the café charming, the building interesting and the people working there super nice. Highly recommend going there!

Till Hasbach

21 days ago


Really interesting exhibition with regard to language. I enjoyed it. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Not sure … More

Lesley Pearson

25 days ago


Really great place to have in our city,the arts need more support.????????

Peadar Meenagh

1 months ago


Interesting place and exhibitions! Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Clara Roulot

1 months ago


Gallery was closed, unfortunately, but cafe was fantastic. Big area but also cosy, and chill atmosphere. Great place to work or meet friends. Coffee was delicious Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Not sure … More

Stacey Shackford

1 months ago

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