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LIVE EVENTS Jan to Apr 2019

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WELCOME TO OUR JAN TO APR 2019 SEASON There’s a decidedly feline feel to some of our programming early in 2019 and the thought of curling up cat-like on a cushion may be very appealing in the colder months, but we have lots of great performances and activities to tempt you out. Whatever the weather, we will give you a warm welcome at Macrobert Arts Centre for your choice of cinema, comedy, dance, entertainment, family, music, theatre or workshop experience. We have fabulous entertainment from our furry friends Lionel the lion in Eaten (P6) and from Witch’s companion in Room on the Broom (P9) and our Arthouse will be teaming with cat inspired winning entries - one of the themes for the National Galleries of Scotland’s Tesco Bank Art Competition for young people (P4). Last year we spent time working with Bassline Circus and Feral Arts as part of our artist development programme in the creation of their fabulous new work KID_X (P18). This unique mix of urban dance, circus skills, live visuals and digital reggae tracks tells a classic romantic tale in a future setting - your heart will soar and your feet will be tapping. If you need some inspiration to get out and about look no further - Mark Beaumont (P14) will be here to share his experiences of endurance cycling and World Record setting around the globe. For those of you who are feeling tempted to stay home and spring clean, try laughing away the cobwebs with the employees of Dirty Dusting (P16) - a comedy classic based on a very original business idea! This season our Conversation (P2&3) looks directly at whose voices are heard, through a selection of theatre, film, photography and literature events, with opportunities for you to share your thoughts with others. In the early part of the year you will notice developments happening all around us on Campus, but our rich and vibrant range of Live, Cinema and Get Involved activities will be as busy as ever and there will be some improvements in our venue too. We look forward to welcoming you to Macrobert Arts Centre in 2019.


Julie Ellen, Artistic Director

Cover image: Room on the Broom

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January Events

Exhibition | Arthouse

Event Cinema | Filmhouse

National Galleries of Scotland

National Theatre Live

Tue 15 Jan to Sun 14 Apr

Tue 15 Jan, 7pm



This is the 15th Year of celebrating children’s art at the National Galleries of Scotland so don’t miss seeing the 53 outstanding winning works from nursery, primary, secondary and special education schools. 8,123 entries were submitted in 2018 from 31 council areas all over Scotland. Themes included: A Place to Live; Cats; Makers of Magic; Energy and Hair, Fur and Feathers.

Richard II, King of England, is irresponsible, foolish and vain. His weak leadership sends his kingdom into disarray and his court into uproar. Seeing no other option but to seize power, the ambitious Bolingbroke challenges the throne and the King’s divine right to rule. Simon Russell Beale returns to National Theatre Live screens following broadcasts of Timon of Athens and King Lear in a visceral new production about the limits of power directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins.


You can visit this exhibition whenever we’re open (with occasional exceptions for closed events – please check with the Box Office).

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Tickets: £17 / £15 Conc & Friends For a full list of event cinema, visit our website:

Book Tickets: 01786 466 666

Social | Playhouse

Comedy | Mainhouse

Macrobert Arts Centre

MZA and CHiLL Productions

Thu 17 Jan, 6.30pm


SEASON SPOTLIGHT Join us for a preview of this season’s events. Hosted by our very own Julie Ellen (Artistic Director) and featuring a selection of artists bringing events to Macrobert Arts Centre this season you’ll get a taste of what’s on offer between January and April. There will also be some on-the-night ticket discounts available, so make sure you don’t miss out.

Free (but ticketed, so please book in advance)

Sat 19 Jan, 7.30pm Recommended for age 18+

This show is soooooo not about fit-baws! Jockstrap yourself in for a “balls-out” funny night of no-holds-barred comedy - it’s all gonna kick off! Hot on the heels of his latest sell-out tour, our very favourite Kilted Comedian shoots back to Macrobert Arts Centre and scores with a night full of fun! ***** Flat-out hilarious... I’ve not heard a room laugh so long and hard… MIRROR

Tickets: £17.50 / £15.50 Conc

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January Events

For age 6+

Event Cinema | Filmhouse

Family | Playhouse

Royal Opera House Live

Mamoru Iriguchi

Tue 22 Jan, 6.45pm

Sat 26 Jan, 2pm


25% OFF



In Tchaikovsky’s intense opera of obsession and the supernatural, Gherman is caught between the woman he loves and a destructive fixation. The production is set in 1890, the year of the opera’s premiere. In his study, Tchaikovsky imagines the opera into life as his own story, its characters giving voice to his unfulfilled desires. Aleksandrs Antonenko and Eva-Maria Westbroek head the cast and Royal Opera Chorus, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera

What if your food started talking back?

Tickets: £17 / £15 Conc & Friends

Tickets: £9.50 / £34 Wee Group Saver (any 4 people)

For a full list of event cinema, visit our website:

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Meet Lionel the lion. He’s just eaten a human called Mamoru for lunch. But Lionel hasn’t chewed his food well. So Mamoru’s alive and well in his stomach and wants to say hello. A strange friendship between the eater and the eaten starts to grow. Meanwhile, Lionel’s breakfast wants to say hello… from his bottom! **** ‘Big Cuddly and Clever’ THE TIMES

Book Tickets: 01786 466 666

Event Cinema | Filmhouse

Event Cinema | Filmhouse

Royal Opera House Live

National Theatre Live

Wed 30 Jan, 6.45pm Sun 3 Feb, 2pm

Thu 31 Jan, 7pm


From the thrill of unexpected romance to a heartbreaking reconciliation that comes too late – this is one of the most popular of all operas. Alfredo falls in love with the courtesan Violetta in glamorous Paris society, but underneath the surface run darker undercurrents, leading to a tragic ending. Richard Eyre’s production brings out all the emotional colour with lavish period sets and costumes enhancing the reality of a moving story based on true life.


Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonising decision. What’s involved in sacrificing your private life and your piece of mind for something more than a single issue? Does she dare?

Tickets: £17 / £15 Conc & Friends

Tickets: £17 / £15 Conc & Friends For a full list of event cinema, visit our website:

For a full list of event cinema, visit our website:

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February Events

Dance | Mainhouse Ballet West


25% OFF


Holidays | Playhouse All or Nothing Aerial Dance Theatre


25% OFF

Sat 2 Feb, 2.30pm & 7.30pm Sun 3 Feb, 2.30pm


Escape to a magical world of snow, sweets and the Sugar Plum Fairy in this wonderful winter experience for children (and adults) of all ages!

Week-long intensive offering you the chance to try out a range of aerial skills including silks, harness and rope. Delivered in partnership with All or Nothing (Scotland’s aerial dance theatre company) build strength, flexibility, co-ordination and self-confidence.

It is the Christmas party in the Stahlbaum household and young Clara is given a beautiful Nutcracker doll. After everyone has gone to bed and the house is quiet she returns to play with her doll and discovers he can take her on magical adventures. Together they travel through the land of the Mouse King, dancing snowflakes and the wonderful land of sweets.

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Mon 11 to Fri 15 Feb

P4-P7 10.30m to 12.30pm




1.30pm to 4.30pm

Family | Mainhouse Tue 12 Feb, 1.30pm & 4pm Wed 13 Feb, 10.30am & 1.30pm Jump on board the broom with the witch and her cat in this fun-filled adaptation of the best-selling picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

For age 3+

The witch and her cat are travelling on their broomstick when they pick up some hitch-hikers – a friendly dog, a beautiful green bird and a frantic frog. But this broomstick’s not meant for five and – CRACK, it snaps in two - just as the hungry dragon appears!

Tickets: £11.50 / £42 Wee Group Saver (any 4 people) Page 9

February Events

Event Cinema | Filmhouse Royal Opera House Live


Tue 19 Feb, 7.15pm Cervantes’s story of the bumbling knight Don Quixote has inspired countless artistic interpretations. Marius Petipa choreographed this sparkling ballet about the encounters of the man from La Mancha and his faithful squire Sancho Panza. At its heart are virtuoso roles for the lovers Basilio and Kitri. Carlos Acosta chose this joyful classic for his first production for The Royal Ballet. His vibrant staging brings together the whole Company in such roles as exuberant villagers, passionate gypsies and even fantasy flowers.

Tickets: £17 / £15 Conc & Friends For a full list of event cinema, visit our website:

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Theatre | Playhouse Mull Theatre


25% OFF


Fri 22 Feb, 7.30pm

A new play about one of Scotland’s unsung heroes, Tom Johnston. Through incredible feats of engineering and political manoeuvring, he transformed the lives of everyone in the north of Scotland by bringing hydroelectric power to the Highlands & Islands. You’ll also get a sneak preview of new plays and works in progress. Reproduction of the Tom Johnston portrait by kind permission of Scottish Friendly Assurance.

Tickets: £13.50 / £11.50 Conc / £6 Students

Book Tickets: 01786 466 666

Music | Mainhouse



25% OFF

Dance | Mainhouse ActIve Stirling

Sat 23 Feb, 7.30pm


Main Street Blues are back at Macrobert Arts Centre with their excellent brand of quality electric and acoustic blues. Fronted by acclaimed blues singer/guitarist, Derek Smith, the show features tracks from the band’s latest albums plus selected acoustic and electric favourites from their back catalogue.

Active Stirling’s Active Schools team presents an evening of dance performed by schools from across Stirling. The performance is the culmination of a 12 week programme where volunteers have been supported by Active Stirling's Dance staff to create their own dances.

Tue 26 Feb, 7pm

‘Simply First Class’ PRESS AND JOURNAL

All Tickets: £7.50 Tickets: £13.50 / £11.50 Conc / £6 Students

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February / March Events

Theatre | Playhouse Yellow Bird Theatre


25% OFF


Wed 27 Feb, 7.30pm The story of a young woman soldier’s journey through post-traumatic stress told through the lives of three woman; Joanna, the young soldier, her mother and an older soldier who represents the many voices of the military. Joanna is deployed to Afghanistan and believes she is prepared for what lies ahead. What she is not prepared for is a visit from her past. As the realities of war close in around her, Joanna struggles to make sense of the voices, memories and flashbacks that wage war inside her head. ***** 'A powerful experience' British Theatre Guide

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Comedy | Mainhouse* Chambers Management

LARRY DEAN: BAMPOT Thu 28 Feb, 8pm

Recommended for age 16+

Fresh from a sell-out international tour and smash-hit Live at the Apollo debut, Larry Dean brings an evening of 'unexpected and excellent' thoughts on Scottishness, sodomites and self-esteem to Macrobert Arts Centre. ***** One of the most honest, moving and incredibly

funny sets I've seen in a very long time’ THE HERALD

All Tickets: £10.50 * Please note seating is unreserved at this event.

Book Tickets: 01786 466 666

Dance | Mainhouse YDance


Theatre | Playhouse



25% OFF

By Annie George and Flore Gardner

Sat 2 Mar, 7.30pm

Fri 8 Mar, 7.30pm

Offering a diverse line-up of high-quality performances, Destinations is a vibrant showcase of the best youth dance companies from across Scotland. The evening also includes the world premiere of the National Youth Dance Company of Scotland’s new piece for 2019, choreographed by Anna Kenrick (YDance Artistic Director).

Contrasting stories are unwound in this powerful production about women who are silenced or censored and who find other means of expression than just the voice to convey their truths.

Tickets: £7.50 / £5.50 Conc

Award-winning writer Annie George and visual artist Flore Gardner blend theatrical storytelling with digital and live performance drawing, to explore how the creative act can become an act of resistance.

Tickets: £11.50 / £9.50 Conc / £6 Students Please join us for a post show conversation

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March Events

For ages 3-5

Family | On the Stage Indepen-dance 4


25% OFF


Entertainment | Mainhouse



25% OFF

Thu 14 Mar, 7.30pm A playful look at how friendships are built, broken and mended – a whimsical adventure featuring tents that have a life of their own, bobble hats and of course, lots of fun in wellies! A show for audiences aged three to five years from Indepen-dance 4, Scotland’s inclusive professional dance company.

Tickets: £9.50 / £34 Wee Group Saver (any 4 people)

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Inspired by Jules Verne’s classic adventure novel, Mark Beaumont set off on his bike to travel from the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. 78 days, 14 hours and 40 minutes later he returned having smashed two Guinness World Records and beaten the previous record by an astonishing 45 days. Hear firsthand from this remarkable athlete, author, adventurer and documentary-maker, as he talks about his cycling tour of the world and this incredible feat of human endurance.

Tickets: £16.50 / £14.50

Book Tickets: 01786 466 666

YOUR EVENT – OUR VENUE Dance | Mainhouse Alloa Ballet Company and Stirling Academy of Dance


Sat 16, 2pm & 7pm Sun 17 Mar, 2pm An evening of dance performed by over 200 young dancers. Enjoy a showcase of ballet, tap, modern and jazz in the first half of the show and a full-length ballet of the classic tale of Peter Pan in the second. Share Wendy, Michael and John’s adventures in Neverland as they fly away with Peter Pan. Look out for some mayhem from the mischievous Tinkerbell, listen carefully for the Tick Tock of the Crocodile and find out if Captain Hook captures the Lost Boys.

Interested in hiring Macrobert Arts Centre for your event? We’d be delighted to help make it a memorable and engaging experience.

get in touch t: 01786 467153 ‘The staff are always incredibly supportive at all levels. It’s a pleasure to return each year.’ YDANCE

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March / April Events

Entertainment | Mainhouse Entertainment Unlimited


25% OFF


Thu 21 Mar, 7.30pm Recommended for age 14+

A heart-warming, feel good comedy that will have you rolling in the aisles and smiling every time you answer the phone - starring Crissy Rock (Benidorm, I’m a Celebrity), Leah Bell, Dolores Porretta and Andrew Green. A chance wrong number gives three cleaning ladies a great idea - why not run a sex chat line? After all, their age and appearance won’t matter on the phone and providing they can keep this a secret from their boss, they could be on to a winner.

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Book Tickets: 01786 466 666

Musical | Mainhouse Stirling and Bridge of Allan Operatic Society


Tue 26 to Fri 29 Mar, 7.30pm Sat 30 Mar, 2.30pm & 7.30pm It’s time to head out to the Wild West in search of adventure. Jump aboard the Deadwood stagecoach and let Calamity transport y’all to the Windy City - it’s mighty pretty you know. Will our pistol-packing heroine ever learn to be ladylike and find true love? Only one way to find out.

Holidays | Playhouse Bassline Circus and MHz, in association with Feral Arts


Fri 5 Apr, 11am - 3pm In this fun session you will be introduced to a range of circus skills by a fully-trained, professional circus performer. The session will include a mix of floor-based circus disciplines including acrobatics, movement, hand balancing and is inspired by the brand new production Kid_X. The workshop includes a special performance of the show at 2pm (find out more on P18). S1+ £15 (includes entry to KID_X at 2pm)

Tickets: £17.50 / £13.50 Conc / £58 Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 concs)

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April Events

Theatre | Mainhouse


25% OFF

Bassline Circus and MHz, in association with Feral Arts


Fri 5 Apr, 2pm & 7.30pm

Theatre | Playhouse Company of Wolves


25% OFF


Sat 6 Apr, 7.30pm Recommended for age 12+

A futuristic romance between a boy with a faulty bionic heart and an extreme selfie queen where a mix of urban dance, circus skills, live visuals and brand new music collide.

Achilles was one of the Greek’s greatest heroes. When his best friend is killed during the Trojan War by the enemy’s champion, his grief inspires him to take a terrible vengeance.

Hand-balancing, Flexin, Krump, BoneBreaking, hypnotic video projections, original music and live singing from rising vocal sensation Eva Lazarus - all set over digital reggae tracks produced by Scottish sound system Mungo's Hifi.

This is a heart-stopping solo performance that re-imagines the myth of Achilles using storytelling, dance and song.

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Tickets: £11.50 / £9.50 Conc / £6 Students

Book Tickets: 01786 466 666

be our Friend for only £30 a year Holidays | Playhouse



Here’s just a selection of the *benefits on offer:

10% OFF

Mon 8 Apr to Sat 15 Apr 10.30am to 4.30pm If you’re aged 12-18 years come and create a brand new performance this spring. Develop lots of different skills in this innovative drama course, specially designed by professional theatre-maker Daniel Livingston. The week will culminate with an original performance for family and friends, celebrating the accomplishments and creativity of everyone involved.

► 25% off most live event tickets ► £1.50 off cinema tickets (excluding Playhouse screenings)

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10% off classes & workshops Priority booking for our Panto Panto ticket discounts Priority booking for key films Priority booking for live events Exclusive news and info Friends

Look out for the Friends symbol throughout this Live Guide!

S1+ £135

Bursaries are available:

Find out more:

25% OFF

*Terms & conditions apply

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April Events

For ages 2-7

Family | Mainhouse Nonsense Room


25% OFF


Based on the book by Pippa Goodhart and Nick Sharratt

Thu 11 Apr, 2pm

Based on the brilliant children’s book, this is a brand new interactive musical show for all the family – and YOU CHOOSE what happens! Using the picture book as inspiration and through a series of games and challenges each show has it’s own unique story and different characters every time!

Tickets: £9.50 / £34 Wee Group Saver (any 4 people)

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Dance | Mainhouse


Join Stirling University Dance Club (SUDC) as they showcase the hard work and talent of a student-led club. With a cast of 50+ dancers, they perform a collection of class routines and award-winning competition numbers in a wide range of styles ranging from Ballet to Hip-hop. Book your tickets now for a great night out!

Tickets: £7 / £5 Conc

Theatre | Mainhouse Traverse Theatre Company LOCKER ROOM TALK by Gary McNair


25% OFF

Thu 18 Apr, 7.30pm Recommended for age 16+

Created in response to Donald Trump’s infamous 'grab them by the pussy' comment, this is a provocative exploration of how men speak about women in male-only spaces. Writer Gary McNair interviewed dozens of men from a wide variety of backgrounds. A selection of these conversations are performed, verbatim, by a cast of four women.

Tickets: £15.50 / £13.50 Conc / £6 Students JOIN US: For a post-show conversation where you get the chance to ask questions, examine the issues raised and consider where we go from here. Page 21

April Events

Theatre | Mainhouse Mull Theatre


25% OFF


Thu 25 Apr, 7.30pm Recommended for age 11+

A light-hearted theatrical romp featuring starvation, scurvy, cannibalism - and some jolly tunes -based on Sir John Franklin’s illfated expedition to discover the North-West passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific in 1845. Set in both the barren ice floes of the Arctic and the stultifying drawing room of Lady Jane Franklin, it’s an adventurous tale of tragedy, mishap, folly, arrogance, madness, betrayal, heroism ... and ruthless news management.

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Comedy | Playhouse Gilded Balloon


25% OFF


1 in 6 people live with hearing loss. 2 of those people are Ray’s parents. Full of hilarious, eye-opening tales about growing up with deaf parents, this show is a first for comedy with each show performed by Ray simultaneously in both spoken English and British Sign Language. ***** Broadway Baby **** The Scotsman

Tickets: £11.50 / £9.50 Conc / £6 Students

Book Tickets: 01786 466 666

For ages 2 - 10

Family | Mainhouse


25% OFF

Event Cinema | Filmhouse


Royal Opera House Live

Yeee haaaa! Saddle up partners as Funbox head out on the prairie for their brand new spectacular 2019. Get your cowboy or cowgirl boots and spurs on and join us for a rootin’ tootin’ hoedown with Anya, Kevin, Gary and Bonzo. Who’s the quickest draw in town? Who will wear the Sheriff's silver star? Can you eat too many baked beans? And will they find their missing keys by High Noon?

There are many versions of the story of Faust, who trades his soul with the Devil for youth and power, but Gounod’s opera remains one of the most constantly enthralling. Michael Fabiano stars as Faust, with Diana Damrau as his beloved Marguerite and Erwin Schrott as the diabolical Méphistophélès. Virtuoso leading roles, a large chorus, sensational sets, ballet and an ecstatic finale make this the epitome of theatrical spectacle.

Don’t forget to come dressed for the wild west - big people too!

Tickets: £17 / £15 Conc & Friends

Sat 27 Apr, 1pm & 3.30pm

Tickets: £13.50 / £48 Family Saver


Tue 30 Apr, 6.45pm

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May Events

For ages 4 - 12

Theatre | Mainhouse


Family | Mainhouse


25% OFF Raw Material & Traverse Theatre Company, in association with Regular Music

Children’s Classic Concerts 25% OFF

Fri 17 & Sat 18 May, 7.30pm

Join Children’s Classic Concerts and their amazing Essential Orchestra for a musical bike race through the world of sport. Cheer on the different sections of the orchestra as they go for gold in a musical relay race, experience a synchronised swimming routine that’s a stroke of genius and show off your freestyle moves in a game of musical statues – be ahead of the pack, get your tickets and make sure you are in the lead for the final sprint!

WHAT GIRLS ARE MADE OF Recommended for age 14+

It’s 1992 and a schoolgirl from Glenrothes is catapulted to a rockstar lifestyle as the singer in a new indie band. Touring with Radiohead, partying with Blur, she was living the dream. Until she wasn’t. Based on her teenage diaries, this is the award-winning true story of Cora Bissett’s rollercoaster journey from the girl she was to the woman she wanted to be, celebrating life’s euphoric highs and epic shitstorms, and performed with a live band.

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Sun 26 May, 2.30pm

Tickets: £9.50 / £34 Wee Group Saver (any 4 people)

Relaxed Events


With live entertainment and refreshments, our Relaxed Events run once a month. They are open to everyone, but are designed to welcome people who benefit from a more relaxed environment – particularly those living with dementia. You can expect a relaxed attitude to noise and movement and friendly staff on hand to make your visit easy and enjoyable.

LIVE MUSIC NOW SCOTLAND Tue 19 Feb & Tue 26 Mar, 2pm

We’re working with the team at Live Music Now Scotland to bring you an afternoon of live music in February in March. Details are still to be confirmed, but previous artists have included Aonach Mor and Voice and Verse.


Enjoy a selection of silent movie classics on the theme of spring accompanied by the musical talents of Macrobert Arts Centre regular Forrester Pyke.

Tickets: £5

(refreshments included & assisting companion or family member goes free) Check out our website for more programme details: Page 25

Monthly events and workshops

A selection of monthly opportunities that you can drop in and out of between January and April. Make your own tote bag, get dancing, share some creative ideas over breakfast or be part of a discussion about a novel – it’s up to you.


Sundays, 20 Jan, 17 Feb, 17 Mar

Each month these informal sessions led by a professional artist will explore a different art form. You will be inspired, develop your skills and create different pieces to take home - 20 Jan (Ceramics), 17 Feb (Drawing skills) and 17 Mar (Make your own Tote bag). 16+ 2pm to 4pm £15 per session (pay as you go / all materials included)


Sundays, 3 Feb, 3 Mar, 7 Apr

A drop-in class for those interested in developing their dance skills, these sessions will offer participants the opportunity to improve their technique, stamina and performance skills. Classes will be led by experienced dance professionals, check out our website for details of each session. 18+ 10.15am to 12noon £8.75 per session (pay as you go) Page 26

Monthly events and workshops


Tuesdays, 26 Feb, 26 Mar & 30 Apr

If you like to read fiction then come and join our Book Group, sharing your thoughts on a selection of different books chosen by the group. Book Group members also benefit from special offers for selected shows and performances at Macrobert Arts Centre. 16+ 6.30pm to 8pm £3.50 per session

(pay as you go, refreshments included)


Fridays, 1 Feb, 1 Mar, 5 Apr

Join us for a regular chat over breakfast as we host a gathering by and for Stirling’s creative community. Whether you’re a professional practitioner, an art student, or simply enjoy getting creative in your spare time, these events are for you. Meet inspiring creative people, share projects and ideas, and hear from a different speaker each month about some of Stirling’s most exciting creative happenings. 16+ 9am to 10am FREE (but ticketed so please book- includes breakfast)

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Weekly Classes for children, young people and adults

We’ve renamed a few of our regular classes, but there’s still lots to do for children, young people and adults. Have a browse and see how you can get involved.

MAC DRAMA Fridays, 18 Jan to 29 Mar

This group focuses on drama games as well as individual and group activities. Suitable for adults who wish to enjoy drama whilst being supported by carers/family members who are also encouraged to get involved. 18+ 1.30pm to 2.30pm £5 per session (pay as you go)

M-ART (formerly Creative Art Sessions) Thursdays, 17 Jan to 28 Mar

Come and explore all types of arts and crafts including drawing, print making, jewellery making, tie-dye textiles, mosaic making, graffiti art and creating UV installations in these fun, varied sessions delivered by a professional artist. P4-7 5pm to 6pm £55 S1+ 6.30pm to 8pm £75

M-DANCE: ADULT (formerly Adult Dance) Mondays, 14 Jan to 28 Mar

For anyone with an interest in contemporary dance, come along and develop your skills, exploring movement, ideas and techniques. 16+ 6.30pm to 8pm £75

M-DANCE: YOUTH (formerly Macrobert Dance Class) Wednesdays, 16 Jan to 27 Mar

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Weekly Classes for children, young people and adults

M-DANCE: PLUS (formerly Keep Dancing) Thursdays, 17 Jan to 28 Mar

A lively drop-in class where you can explore and develop ideas and work together to create original pieces, encouraging physical and mental flexibility and agility. 60+

10.30am to 11.30am

M-DIGITAL Thursdays, 17 Jan to 28 Mar

£5 per session (pay as you go)

These sessions offer an introduction to a range of digital skills (image, sound, audio and video). You’ll take a hands-on approach and explore film, radio and online platforms, creating podcasts, stop-frame animation & short films. P4 to P7 5.30pm to 6.30pm £55 S1+ 7pm to 8.30pm £75

NEW M-DRAMA: MUSICAL THEATRE Mondays, 14 Jan to 25 Mar

Brand new sessions led by Pamela Mackie (Rubber Chicken Theatre). Classes cover all elements of the musical theatre world - singing, acting, choreography and stagecraft to create fully staged musical numbers. P4-7 S1+

5.30pm to 6.30pm 7pm to 8.30pm

£55 £75

M-DRAMA (formerly MYT) Saturdays, 19 Jan to 30 Mar

Come along to our M-Drama classes and develop your creativity and imagination. Build your drama and communication skills, boost your confidence and learn how to use voice, movement and character to tell stories in a fun, dynamic environment. M-Drama 1 - P1-3 M-Drama 2 - P4-6 M-Drama 3 - P7-S2 M-Drama 4 - S3+

10.30am to 11.30am 11.45am to 1.15pm 1.45pm to 3.15pm 3.30pm to 5.30pm

£55 £75 £75 £95

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Thank You On behalf of all the families and children who benefitted from YOUR generous donations, we would like to say a very big thank you! Your support allowed us to give away nearly 1,000 tickets to this year’s panto through our Christmas Appeal.


'Macrobert Arts Centre has been providing Start Up Stirling with free panto tickets for the last couple of years. This has provided us with the opportunity to give many families in the Stirlingshire area access to a memorable experience that they wouldn't normally be able to afford. The feedback from those attending has been amazing, with many people saying that it is something they are unlikely to forget, plus it helps lift some of the pressure they feel over the festive period.’ START UP STIRLING



Macrobert Arts Centre is a registered charity, SC039546. If you would like to support our 2019 Christmas Appeal or one of our other projects, please get in touch with Emma: 01786 466 668 or email

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Campus Central

The University of Stirling is undertaking an exciting new infrastructure project called Campus Central – one of the biggest since their foundation. This £21 million project will create a new three-storey building at the heart of campus and give students, staff and visitors a host of new study and social spaces to take advantage of. This important investment will mean a few changes for us at Macrobert Arts Centre and you our customers, but we’ll be keeping you up to date with all the latest info on our website, social media channels and e-newsletters. MAIN DOORS The first change you’ll notice, at some point in early 2019, is the relocation of our front entrance. You’ll be coming into our building from a new double door on the lochside instead, but don’t worry there’ll be signs to point you in the right direction. ACCESSIBLE PARKING The accessible parking spaces will be moving too, but there are plans for a few more of these and you’ll still be able to drop off near our new main doors. We’re working with the University to keep the disruption associated with these changes to a minimum, but please bear with us during this re-development – we’re here to help make your visits to Macrobert Arts Centre as enjoyable and easy as they’ve always been. Look out for all the latest info on our website - - and we look forward to seeing you soon.

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We're Accessible & Family Friendly


We welcome all visitors with additional access requirements and are committed to making our work and spaces accessible to everyone. Our building is accessible to wheelchairs and we have a changing places toilet – you can find us on the CP Register. Please see P31 for details of how the University re-development is affecting access to our building and keep an eye on our website for more up-to-date details:

Drop-off & Parking

Queen's Court (the large roundabout at the front of Macrobert Arts Centre) is now closed to through traffic, but vehicular access is still possible from the East Link Road (most easily accessed from the Hillfoots Road entrance to the University Campus). That means you can drop-off at our building and Blue Badge holders are able to use the disabled parking spaces.

Ticket Discounts

Concession priced tickets are available for people with additional support needs and assisting companions are admitted free of charge. Please let us know if you require a wheelchair space or if you have any additional access requirements. Page 32

Familiarisation Visits

We understand that visiting a new place can be challenging for some people. If you would like to arrange a pre-event tour, please get in touch –


We welcome children and families and are fully accessible for prams and pushchairs and booster cushions are available on request for the Filmhouse. Mothers are welcome to breastfeed anywhere at Macrobert Arts Centre and we have baby changing facilities in both the men’s and women’s toilets in the main foyer and the Arthouse. There is also a changing places facility in the venue.

Babes in Arms

We offer a limited number of free tickets for children (aged 12 months and under) who are sharing a seat with their carer at some family friendly events. These must be booked in advance so please give us a call on 01786 466 666 for more information or to book.

Large print brochures are available on request: or 01786 466 666

Book Tickets: 01786 466 666

Booking & Ticket Info

Concessions & Discounts

In Person at the Box Office


Macrobert Arts Centre, University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

By Phone: 01786 466 666 Textphone: 18001 01786 466 666 Mon to Sun – 10am to 7pm

Online – Groups - To book 10 tickets or more for an event call us or email groups@ Charges

We charge a booking fee of £1 on phone and online bookings and are happy to post your tickets out to you for an additional £1. Ticket prices for most shows include a 50p contribution to our development fund, helping protect the future of Macrobert Arts Centre and improve our facilities.


We’re unable to offer any refunds unless we cancel the event. We can try and exchange your tickets for a small admin fee - please contact the Box Office.

Full time students, children (aged 15 & under), senior citizens, people with a disability and their assisting companion and equity members (proof of eligibility is required at time of booking / collection).

Friends Discounts

Our Friends enjoy a range of benefits including discounted tickets and priority Friends booking for highlighted events. discount Look out for the Friends symbol in this Guide.

Your Data

We are committed to protecting your personal information and being transparent about what information we hold about you. You can find our privacy policy on our website. All information is correct at time of print and is subject to change without prior notice. Macrobert Arts Centre reserves the right to make any alterations to the advertised arrangements, programme or price. Macrobert Arts Centre cannot be held liable for travel, accommodation or subsistence costs.

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Book Tickets: 01786 466 666 January P4 P4 P5 P5 P6 P6 P7 P7

Tue 15 Jan to Sun 14 Apr Tue 15 Jan Thu 17 Jan Sat 19 Jan Tue 22 Jan Sat 26 Jan Wed 30 Jan Thu 31 Jan

Tesco Bank Art Exhibition 2019 Venue Opening Hours NT Live: The Tragedy of King Richard the Second 7pm Season Spotlight 6.30pm Craig Hill: C’mon the Lads 7.30pm ROH Live: The Queen of Spades 6.45pm Eaten 2pm ROH Live: La Traviata 6.45pm NT Live: I’m Not Running 7pm

February P8 P7 P8 P9 P10 P10 P11 P11 P12 P12

Sat 2 & Sun 3 Feb Sun 3 Feb Mon 11 to Fri 15 Feb Tue 12 & Wed 13 Feb Tue 19 Feb Fri 22 Feb Sat 23 Feb Tue 26 Feb Wed 27 Feb Thu 28 Feb

Ballet West: The Nutcracker ROH Live: La Traviata Aerial Intensive Room on the Broom ROH Live: Don Quixote The Electrifying Mr Johnston Main Street Blues Think Dancing 2019 Wired Larry Dean: Bampot

2.30pm, 7.30pm / 2.30pm 2pm Various Various 7.15pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7pm 7.30pm 8pm

Sat 2 Mar Fri 8 Mar Sun 10 Mar Thu 14 Mar Sat 16 & Sun 17 Mar Thu 21 Mar Tue 26 to Thu 30 Mar

YDance: Destinations 2019 Twa Four Go Wild in Wellies Mark Beaumont Peter Pan Dirty Dusting SABOS: Calamity Jane

7.30pm 7.30pm 2pm 7.30pm 2pm & 7pm 7.30pm Various

Fri 5 Apr Fri 5 Apr Sat 6 Apr Mon 8 to Sat 15 Apr Thu 11 Apr Fri 12 Apr Thu 18 Apr Thu 25 Apr Fri 26 Apr Sat 27 Tue 30 Apr

Circus Skills Workshop Kid_X Achilles Play in a Week You Choose Stirling University Dance Club Show 2019 Locker Room Talk Unspotted Snow Deaf Comedy Fam Funbox: The Wild West Show ROH Live: Faust

11am to 3pm 2pm & 7.30pm 7.30pm Various 2pm 7pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 1pm & 3.30pm 6.45pm

March P13 P13 P14 P14 P15 P16 P17

April P17 P18 P18 P19 P20 P20 P21 P22 P22 P23 P23

Macrobert Arts Centre, University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Macrobert Live Guide Jan to Apr 2019  

Details of the live and event cinema programme at Macrobert Arts Centre from January to April in 2019.

Macrobert Live Guide Jan to Apr 2019  

Details of the live and event cinema programme at Macrobert Arts Centre from January to April in 2019.