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MAC

mac  - Image: Richard Bryant

Address

Cannon Hill Park
Birmingham
West Midlands
B12 9QH

Contact

Tel : +44 0121 446 3232

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MAC, Britain's liveliest arts centre, nestles in the Victorian splendour of Cannon Hill Park in Birmingham.

mac has a huge range of theatre performances, music, comedy, plays for children, dance, literature and poetry events, courses in crafts and creative arts, magical family shows, films and free exhibitions on offer.

There are two theatres, a cinema, a gallery and other exhibition spaces, performance studios, dance and drama rehearsal spaces, music rooms, a media studio, studios for pottery, textiles, jewellery, sculpture and painting, a community learning area, bar and café.

So there is a lot to explore and enjoy.

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Recent News

Cult film screenings with special guests catherine breillat and francisco barilli receiving lifetime achievement awards

Now in its seventh year, the annual Cine-Excess International Film Conference and Festival is taking place at mac birmingham, the contemporary arts centre on 15th to 17th November for a lively three-day event that brings together global filmmakers, scholars, critics and movie distributors as well as featuring screenings, filmmaker awards, retrospectives and guests.

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posted 10/11/2013 09:00:00

SHOUT Festival returns to mac birmingham

Since 2009, SHOUT has presented the best in LGBT Arts and Queer Culture with a mixture of entertainment, workshops, performances and thought-provoking exhibitions in venues across the West Midlands.

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posted 06/03/2013 17:30:00

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Directions


By Road

mac is located in Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, opposite the County Cricket Ground on Edgbaston Road, off Pershore Road (A441) and Bristol Road. (A38).

M5: From junction 4 of the M5 motorway, take the A38 towards the centre of Birmingham. Approximately one mile past Birmingham University (on Bristol Road) turn right into Priory Road. Cross the next set of traffic lights, which takes you into Edgbaston Road, and you will see signs for mac approximately 150 metres ahead.

M6: Take junction 6 off the M6 motorway and the A38M (Aston Expressway) all the way through Birmingham City Centre. This will take you through the Queensway Tunnel and along Bristol Street, with Bristol Street Motors on the left hand side. Carry on straight through the traffic lights until the next set and turn left into Priory Road. Go through the next set of traffic lights into Edgbaston Road and you will see the signs for mac approximately 150 metres ahead.

M40/M42: At the junction of the M42 take the right hand lanes marked M5 (South and West), Birmingham (S&W). Leave the M42 at junction 3 and take the A435, Birmingham South. Stay on the A435 through two shopping centres on Alcester Road South. After passing through the second shopping centre (Kings Heath) take the first exit at the traffic lights, following B4217, Edgbaston, Ladywood. Follow the road and go straight over at the small traffic island and carry on until you approach another traffic island, take the first exit. You will see the entrance for mac approximately 150 metres on the left.

City Centre: From Birmingham City Centre, take the A441 to Redditch. Approximately 2 miles from the centre of Birmingham, turn left into Edgbaston Road. You will see the entrance for mac on the right approximately 150 metres ahead after the traffic lights.



By Public Transport

mac is easily accessible using all the major city road routes and is served by a number of buses from Birmingham City Centre including 1, 35, 45, 47, 62 and 63.



You can find us by walking through Edgbaston Mill or driving along Queen's Ride, where there's a large free car park and bicycle stands.



Travelling by car

M5: From junction 4 of the M5 motorway, take the A38 towards the centre of Birmingham. Approximately one mile past Birmingham University (on Bristol Road) turn right into Priory Road. Cross the next set of traffic lights, which takes you into Edgbaston Road, and you will see signs for mac approximately 150 metres ahead.



M6: Take junction 6 off the M6 motorway and the A38M (Aston Expressway) all the way through Birmingham City Centre. This will take you through the Queensway Tunnel and along Bristol Street, with Bristol Street Motors on the left hand side. Carry on straight through the traffic lights until the next set and turn left into Priory Road. Go through the next set of traffic lights into Edgbaston Road and you will see the signs for mac approximately 150 metres ahead.



M40/M42: At the junction of the M42 take the right hand lanes marked M5 (South and West), Birmingham (S&W). Leave the M42 at junction 3 and take the A435, Birmingham South. Stay on the A435 through two shopping centres on Alcester Road South. After passing through the second shopping centre (Kings Heath) take the first exit at the traffic lights, following B4217, Edgbaston, Ladywood. Follow the road and go straight over at the small traffic island and carry on until you approach another traffic island, take the first exit. You will see the entrance for mac approximately 150 metres on the left.



City Centre: From Birmingham City Centre, take the A441 to Redditch. Approximately 2 miles from the centre of Birmingham, turn left into Edgbaston Road. You will see the entrance for mac on the right approximately 150 metres ahead after the traffic lights.





Travelling by bus

No 1: From Five Ways, Egbaston, Moseley and Acocks Green. The no 1 stops right outside mac on Edgbaston Road.



No 35: From City Centre, Balsall Heath, Moseley and Kings Heath. The no 35 stops just around the corner from mac on Willows Road.



No 45/No 47: From City Centre (Corporation Street, Stephenson Street, Smallbrook Queensway), Selly Park, Stirchley, Cotteridge and Kings Norton. The buses stop on Pershore Road, five minutes walk from mac.



No 62/No 63: From City Centre (Corporation Street, Suffolk Street Queensway), Rubery, Rednal, Gannow, Northfield and Selly Oak. All three buses stop ten minutes walk from mac on the Bristol Road, near the Priory Road/Bristol Road traffic lights.



Cycling to mac

mac is in the middle of National Cycle Route 5 and is readily accessible by bike from Birmingham City Centre and further afield.

mac  - Image: Richard Bryant
mac  - Image: Richard Bryant

MAC facilities include:

  • Dogs restrictions
  • First aid facilities
  • Indoor event/attraction
  • Smoking not permitted
  • Guided tours available for groups
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Suitable for families
  • Suitable for young children
  • American Express accepted
  • Delta accepted
  • Group discounts available (min group size)
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted
  • Café/restaurant
  • Picnic site
  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)
  • Groups accepted
  • Toilets

MAC accessibility includes:

  • Ramp/level access
  • Toilets for disabled visitors
  • All areas accessible to disabled visitors
  • Facilities for hearing impaired visitors
  • Facilities for visually impaired visitors
  • Service dogs permitted (eg guide dogs)
  • Clear signage throughout attraction, eg colour contrast, large letters, pictograms
  • Designated parking within about 50 metres of main entrance
  • Drop-off point for guests immediately outside main entrance
  • Films or information touch screens have visual/audible subtitles
  • Flat route with no steps from parking area to entrance
  • Good colour/tonal contrast throughout attraction, eg doors contrast with floor/walls
  • Handrail by ramp
  • Handrail by steps
  • Hearing loop system available in appropriate areas, eg ticket counter
  • Information available in audio format
  • Information available in large print
  • Level access, ramp or lift to a public toilet
  • Level access, ramp or lift to a public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • Level access, ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • Level access, ramp or lift to gift shop
  • Level access, ramp or lift to information point
  • Level access, ramp or lift to restaurant
  • Level access, ramp or lift to ticket issuing point

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