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  1. A group of people smile having received an award.

    MAC wins Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Award

    29 March 2024
    We are thrilled to have won the award for Accessible and Inclusive Tourism at this year’s West Midlands Tourism Awards with Visit Birmingham. Debbie Kermode, MAC’s CEO & Artistic Director, acknowledged the importance of this recognition…
  2. Woman sings into a microphone with keyboard and music technology. The woman is in a wheelchair, with cropped brown hair and glasses in a white shirt and black waistcoat.

    MAC Music Leaders named as Mastercard Trailblazers

    29 March 2024
    MAC and MAC Makes Music are absolutely thrilled that Kris Halpin and Elizabeth J Birch, Music Leaders for MAC Makes Music, have been recognised as Mastercard Trailblazers.As the headline sponsor of The BRIT Awards, this year, Mastercard…
  3. Man smiles at the camera in a beige top and grey cardigan. He is stood in a theatre auditorium.

    MAC Theatre Commission 2024 recipient announced as CJ Lloyd Webley

    28 March 2024
    Midlands Arts Centre (MAC) is delighted to announce CJ Lloyd Webley, Birmingham theatre-maker, as the recipient of the MAC Theatre Commission Award 2024. Webley’s selected project explores the history of the former Lyndhurst Estate in…
  4. MAC celebrates first community Iftar

    21 March 2024
    On Fri 15 March, we were honoured to host our first Iftar, sharing food, prayer, and joy with over 120 members of our local community during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. We are grateful to Birmingham artist Hira Butt, who led a…
  5. Building with big glass windows and sun shining through. Woman walks across floor.

    Building update

    19 March 2024
    Updated 19.03.24 We are pleased to announce that from May 2024, we will be reopening our Main Theatre. Last autumn we identified the presence of RAAC in isolated sections of our old roof in the Main Theatre, Painting and Drawing and Weston…
  6. Parents and their babies smile watching a performance that is out of the shot. Babies look at the stage wide-eyed, sitting on their mum's knee, who is smiling.

    MAC awarded grant from Theatres Trust to improve environmental sustainability

    13 March 2024
    MAC is delighted to have been awarded £17,362 through the Theatre Improvement Scheme Through its partnership with the Wolfson Foundation, Theatres Trust is awarding £115,982 to six theatres to help them become more environmentally…
  7. A woman draws with a pencil on a white wall, she has short cropped brown hair and is wearing a black roll-neck jumper. The drawing is an intricate shape with fine lines.

    Artist Interview: Tatiana Wolska

    4 March 2024
    Leisure as Resistance marks Tatiana Wolska's first solo exhibition in a UK institution, opening at Midlands Arts Centre on Sat 9 March until Sun 2 June. In her artistic practice, Wolska utilises recycled materials, evoking the…
  8. Two actors on stage singing into a microphone facing each other. Dramatic lighting points onto the microphone. In the background dancers are posed.

    Mountview offers full-time Musical Theatre CertHE at MAC

    22 February 2024
    Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts expands its world-class offering with a full-time Musical Theatre CertHE across two terms, offered in Birmingham, as well as London, Manchester, and Exeter from September
  9. Pakistani woman waves Pakistan flag in hijab - four individual photos combined

    MAC touring exhibition Zaibunnisa opens in Bradford

    21 December 2023
    A new exhibition at Impressions Gallery in Bradford, UK tells the story of Maryam Wahid’s remarkable journey to discover her Pakistani identity while visiting her mother’s childhood home for the first time. The exhibition was originally…
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    Discovering the work of Madge Gill

    15 November 2023
    The remarkable life of the self-taught artist Words by Eibhlín Kissack & Sophie Dutton The Clouds Will Burst the Sun Will Shine Again featured an extensive collection of work by self-taught artist Madge Gill (1882 – 1961). The exhibition…
  11. Families play outside with father and child on stilts

    A collective statement by Culture Central

    28 September 2023
    Birmingham and the West Midlands can be proud of its rich, vibrant and resilient arts and culture sector. We, the organisations and individuals that create and present this offer, are continuing to welcome audiences, work with communities,…
  12. Young girl smiles at camera next to other children and adults laying on bean bags in a cinema, watching a film

    MAC announces three-year project to make cinema more accessible

    14 September 2023
    Expanding the Frame will open doors and break down barriers for disabled audiences Midlands Arts Centre have announced a three-year project supported by Film Hub Midlands entitled Expanding the Frame. The initiative seeks to significantly…