Visit MAC

Group & School Visits

At MAC we like to work with visiting groups to ensure they get the most from their visit.

Group discounts

MAC offers all groups one free ticket for every 10 booked. For School visits, we refer to this as "teacher goes free".

Should your group consist of individuals with special needs, please contact us to discuss this ratio.

Car parking

Birmingham City Council manages the Queens Ride car park next to MAC, Pershore Road car park next to the Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park (BWCP), and the smaller Russell Road car park.

Charges (Pay & Display or pay by phone): 7am - 11.30pm daily 

Up to 4 hours: £2.20
Up to 16.5 hours: £3.30
Buses and Coaches only up to 16.5 hours: £16.50 (payable at machine only)

Please note: Charges do not apply to Blue Badge holders.

Car park closing times: Edgbaston Rd (next to MAC) and Russell Road entrance closes at 11.30pm daily. Pershore Road entrance next to BWCP closes at 6pm daily. Please direct any enquiries regarding car parking to:

Great facilities

We have a fully accessible building with two lifts, and accessible toilets on every level. Our exhibition spaces are free of charge and our building offers a variety of seating areas; with free WiFi throughout.

Feel free to browse the rest of our artistic programme to complement your visit. Or maybe enjoy the splendour of our Cannon Hill Park surroundings, or wander over to our neighbours at Birmingham Nature Centre.

Food & drink

MAC has a large café and bar serving hot and cold snacks. We ask our patrons not to consume their own food or drink on the premises. However, on occasion and only by prior arrangement, we may be able to provide educational groups with a private room for lunches. We can also provide meal deals and lunch packages at a good rate.

Excellent location

Situated just 1.5 miles from the city centre, and directly opposite Edgbaston County Cricket Ground, we're close to many major motorways and routes through the city. See the Getting Here page for more information.

Risk assessments

Find a copy of our Groups Risk Assessment here. If you have any other queries please don't hesitate to get in touch. If we don't know straight away, we can certainly find out!


We run our own programme of Learning & Participation hosted within our 19 studio spaces – painting and drawing, textiles, jewellery, music, performances and media. We can arrange bespoke sessions for groups of all levels of skill and experience.

But did you know that a lot of our performances programme can be complemented by workshops with the artists and companies? We can arrange workshops, Q&A sessions and some behind-the-scenes peeks. Contact us at to find out more.

Education packs

Much of our programme can be directly linked to the National Curriculum allowing educators to link themes to Key Stages. Where an education pack is available, you'll find it as a link on the appropriate event page.