Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, West Midlands, B12 9QH

Located in Cannon Hill Park, just two miles south of the city centre, Midlands Arts Centre (MAC) attracts over 1,000,000 visitors every year, drawing audiences from across the UK and beyond.

This is because MAC Birmingham is a hub of creativity and learning. With four performance auditoria, rehearsal and media studios, a cinema, and a visual art gallery, MAC Birmingham presents a broad range of work across all genres.

MAC Birmingham 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.

Visitors can enjoy musical recitals, comedy shows, contemporary dance and much more. The extensive performance schedule runs all year round, with shows for children and adults alike. You can also get a tour of the whole centre.

The tour takes you on a visual journey through the history of the centre and gives you a behind the scenes look at the latest performances and exhibitions.

It hosts a variety of classes in all aspects of creativity. You can learn to play a musical instrument, or develop your visual art skills with ceramics and jewellery-making.

If you are feeling peckish, stop by the Bridges Cafe and the Arena Bar. They offer a great range of food and drink from hot chocolates, to sandwiches and pizzas.

MAC is located in Cannon Hill Park, which boasts a range of its own attractions, including:

  • Nature Centre
  • Fun Park
  • Golden Lion Pub
  • Tennis Court
  • Land Train
  • Garden Tea Room

From breaking up your day in the park with a feature film, to learning a new skill like making jewellery or learning the piano, MAC has something for everyone. So be sure to put a whole day aside if you are going to visit!