MAC has a range of purpose built creative spaces, designed for different arts and cultural activity. MAC welcomes proposals that use one or multiple spaces.
MAC spaces have access to:
The Performance/Screen Studio is the largest and most flexible of MAC’s spaces. There is no fixed staging and no permanent seating banks. A default end staging configuration can seat up to 150 people. An unseated informal musical event, opening onto the foyer and internal courtyard could cater for up to 200 people.
The space is equipped to support everything from a small film festival, an aerial circus workshops or an intimate music concert. The space can operate in natural daytime light or full black out. The Studio has an in-house audio system, full LED stage lighting across a ceiling grid, and large screen projection capacity.
Capacity: 150 seated, up to 200 unseated
Floor Space: 17.6m x 9.6m
The Makers Workshop is available for practical classes and workshop activities, with a particular focus on visual arts, craft, and digital workshop activity. The light and airy space features glass doors opening onto an internal courtyard enabling inside/outside activities. There is also ready access to a kitchenette.
The Workshop can accommodate six large work tables. Additional features include a ceiling mounted overhead projector, whiteboards and a large sink unit for wet activities. The number of people that this space will comfortably accommodate depends of the nature of your activity and table setup.
Capacity: 50 people
Floor Space: 9.8m x 6.8m
The Meeting Room is a comfortable, flexible and contemporary space for local businesses to hold a formal or informal meetings. The sunny north facing room contains a large boardroom table and is equipped with a ceiling mounted overhead projector and drop down projector screen. The room may also be reconfigured to operate as a temporary production office or training/small seminar room.
Capacity: 12 people
Floor Space: 5.6m by 5.1m
MAC is a great place to meet with friends, enjoy an arts event, exhibition or workshop. We have a number of informal outdoor and indoor spaces for you to relax and enjoy and catch up with what’s on.
Our light filled foyer can be hired for events in conjunction with your hire of the Performance/Screen Studio. This space is subject to limited availability, so please discus with the MAC team when making your booking.
MAC offers a number of purpose built gallery spaces with flexible layouts. Applications for exhibitions are generally accepted in July/August for exhibitions taking place in the following year.
MAC’s large exhibition space measures 10m x 9.6m, and has movable walls allowing for flexible layouts.
MAC’s smaller exhibition space measures 3.3m x 9.6m.
The two exhibition spaces can be combined, creating an area of 128m².
A corridor space outside our Meeting Room is suitable for 2 dimensional, wall mounted works, with approximately 14m of wall space.
Measuring approximately 2.4m(H) x 2.4m(W) x 0.8m(D), the Avago Space is a high exposure area facing onto the outdoor courtyard on Albert Rd. Due to environmental conditions this space is not suitable for works on paper, screens or projections.