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Address: | Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham B12 9QH, England
Phone Number:
+44 121 446 3232
09:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Opened in 1962, mac birmingham is a hub of creativity and learning in the...

Opened in 1962, mac birmingham is a hub of creativity and learning in the Midlands. With four performance auditoria, rehearsal and media studios, a cinema, and a visual art gallery, mac birmingham presents a broad range of contemporary work from both emerging and established artists across genres. mac birmingham is the most visited arts centre in the Midlands and is renowned for its family friendly and inclusive approach. Originally intended for children, the centre now caters for audiences young and old, from the local community and beyond. Re-opened in May 2010 after extensive refurbishment, the arts centre boasts stunning architecture and a high level of accessibility. Set in the magnificent surroundings of Cannon Hill Park and home to the Bridges Bar Café for meals and snacks, and the stylish Arena Bar for evening drinks, the centre is well worth a visit.

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Brief stop for lunch with friends. Lovely clean cafe with friendly staff. Toilets well maintained. Great building.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wymondham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Always plenty to see and do here. Good cafe although it does get very busy. Acres of park outside for kids to run off energy.

Thank llwchwr
Wymondham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brief stop for lunch with friends. Lovely clean cafe with friendly staff. Toilets well maintained. Great building.

Thank bigrpc13
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well signposted and good parking facilities. Decent location to city although local roads get busy at usual times of the day.

Thank richard s
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here to see a Sarah Millican Rough Works show. Lovely setting, inside is very modern and drinks and food reasonably priced

Thank Jon-John-89
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

True it was bank holiday but this does not excuse unwiped filthy tables, very dirty lavatories both disabled and non disabled with no toilet paper . Rubbish all over the area into the park and simply the worst half warm tasteless coffee ever. I remember when this was a very civilised and genteel place. Very embarrassing as we had taken... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

I love the MAC in Brum for music, exhibitions and the cinema, but the cafe is always dirty. You don't see anyone wiping the tables. I regularly meet up with grandchildren for lunch, the tables and chairs are always sticky and dirty. Last Sunday we found a free table, covered in spilt coffee and crumbs and couldn't find anyone to... More 

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mac b, Marketing and Communications Assistant at Mac Birmingham, responded to this review

Dear Radio666, Thank you for taking the time to give some feedback. We are happy to hear that you like coming to mac and enjoy a wide range of our programme. We’re sorry to hear your experience at our café were not more positive. The cafe can be especially busy at weekends we aim to staff accordingly. We’re sorry you... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Visited earlier today. It's a lovely centre. Wanted to mention that Vince at reception was really helpful earlier this morning and kindly printed off something for me. Thanks. Been to cafe before it's pretty nice too. It's pretty busy on Saturdays after park runs.

Thank uklarka
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

Easy to get to venue from central Birmingham. Really nice place with great facilities. A real pleasure to use.

Thank James D
Somerset, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

went to see this production with my son Saturday Night 18th February, superb acting, told the story well, really drew us in, Felt like we were there in the story, the changes between past, present and the future were so well done considering there was no costume change and the only prop was a bit of scaffolding well done to... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

The Mac is a brilliant venue, with a brilliant setting in Cannon Hill Park. Parking is plentiful. The cinema is good value and excellent. It is a real film lovers cinema, with no food and drink allowed in the screen which means no annoying crunching. There are always different courses and events on. It's just great - go!

Thank LD-KRO
macbirmingham62, Manager at Mac Birmingham, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your review, that's really nice to hear. We're glad you enjoy your visits to mac and hope to see you again soon. Thank you More 

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