Macrobert Arts Centre Live Events, Jan - Apr 23

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A Warm Welcome

A new year brings with it fresh and exciting change and this is particularly true at Macrobert for early 2023. We have been exploring ways to respond to our audience’s wishes for biggerscale, live performances to make the best use of our fantastic stage facilities. Many of the more famous UK touring shows can’t come to theatres like ours as the number of seats available to sell is too few to cover the cost of larger cast performances. So, along with our friends in theatres around the country, we have been giving special attention to developing and creating homegrown mid-scale performances of the best quality. The results of that focus and investment in the artists who create the work are now ready to start sharing with you: A Mother’s Song, Wallace (In Concert), The Stamping Ground and 3 co-productions with A Play, A Pie and A Pint.

To realise this, we have fewer ‘one-nighters’ than in previous years whilst still offering a wonderful variety of performance nights to come and enjoy. We guarantee you’ll find world-class entertainment from Scotland’s finest.

Another change you will see is to our website. Developed over a year, this will respond directly to customer requests for a more diary-based layout which is easier to navigate. Our new branding brings a variety of colour and style which helps with getting to the pages that interest you most. Another key difference is that the site will be regularly updated with articles from those who programme Macrobert’s Cinema, Live performance and Creative Activities, as well as features from the many fascinating people who bring their work here. We will be piloting it early in the new year, then adapting to the feedback we get. Thank you to those who have already contributed to developing this vital communication tool and I hope you enjoy finding lots of interesting reading, as well as the booking facilities you need.

Macrobert is open to everyone 358 days a year and you don’t need to buy anything to be welcome here. Many come for a space to study, to read (we even have books to share), to get warm, or just to be around others.

Whatever our warm space can offer, please know that you are welcome.


Breakfasts Creative

Creative Breakfasts

Connect with the Forth Valley’s creative community

On the first Friday of each month between 10.15-11.15am, come and join us for a Creative Breakfast. Macrobert hosts an informal gathering, by and for, our creative community.

Whether you’re a professional practitioner, 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 co-host each month about exciting creative happenings in our area.

Keep an eye on our website for details of our co-host and venue.


Never Apologise: An exhibition from the Lindsay Anderson Archive

Mon 23 Jan - sun 30 Apr 10am - 10pm


The 2023 Culture on Campus exhibition celebrates the life and work of one of the most distinctive British filmmakers of the 20th Century. Born in Bangalore, India, in 1923 Lindsay Anderson reflected British life and society through the lens of a series of remarkable films including This Sporting Life (1963), O Lucky Man! (1972) and If…. (1969), a poetic and surreal vision of revolt and rebellion at a public school, and one of the key British films of the 1960s.

The exhibition marks the centenary of Anderson’s birth by opening up the extensive collection of his personal and working papers held in the University of Stirling Archives. The exhibition will provide an archival journey through Anderson’s filmmaking career tracing the documentary grit, Hollywood glamour and critical struggles of a life lived behind the camera. It will feature previously unseen documents and photographs from a unique cinematic collection.

The exhibition will be accompanied by events and screenings which will provide further opportunities to find out about Anderson’s career and celebrate his work.

Culture on Campus is a collaboration between the Art Collection, University Archives and the Macrobert Arts Centre which aims to develop a creative environment where creative thinking and creative acts are at the heart of our identity as a place of learning. Find out more at:


Dates for your diary, plays will be announced soon.

thu 27 - sat 29 Apr • thu 1 Jun - sat 3 Jun • thu 29 Jun - sat 1 Jul Thu - Fri 6pm | Sat: 1pm & 6pm | £16

Tuck in and enjoy the best of Scottish theatre with A Play, A Pie and A Pint!

Macrobert Arts Centre are collaborating with the most prolific producer of new writing in the UK. The world famous A Play, A Pie and A Pint is a wildly successful theatre initiative where the concept is simple: watch a new play lasting no longer than an hour with a pie and pint included in the price of every ticket.

Running for over 17 years, the theatre company based at Òran Mór in Glasgow has become a bedrock of the Scottish theatre industry and are thrilled to be co-presenting three incredible new plays with Macrobert as part of their Spring 2023 season.

Photos: Tommy Ga-Ken Wan

Photo: Steve Ullathorne

age 16+

Scotland’s favourite Kilty Pleasure is BACK and delighted to be bringing you his eagerly-awaited hilarious new show. Renowned world-wide for his cheeky, irreverent and uproarious live comedy, Craig’s tours are firmly established as one of the best nights out around. His shows are hugely popular for a good reason - get ready for an outrageously high-octane night of fantastic laughs. Book early! “A laugh-out-loud performance from beginning to end... absolutely hilarious!”


The List “Flat-out hilarious... I’ve not heard a room laugh so long and hard…”

Mirror Contains adult themes and strong language


Mon 13 Feb | 7.30pm £16.50/£14 Groups of 6 or more: £14

Festival age 12+

Witness a night of thrilling adventure up on the big screen! The Banff Mountain Film Festival features a brand-new collection of short films filled with extreme journeys, untamed characters and captivating cinematography. Join the world’s top adventure filmmakers and thrillseekers as they climb, ski, paddle and ride into the wildest corners of the planet. With free prize giveaways, this is an unmissable event from the world’s most prestigious mountain festival – guaranteed to ignite your passion for adventure, action and travel! This is a screening of the 2023 Red Film Programme

Banff MZA & CHiLL Productions present Craig Hill I Always Knew I Had it in Me!
Mountain 7
sat 4 Feb | 7.30pm £18.50/£16.50
Photo: Simon Carter

A MOTHER’S SONG: A New Folk Musical created

by Finn Anderson and Tania Azevedo

thu 23 - sat 25 Feb | 7.30pm sat 25 & sun 26 Feb | 2.30pm sat 25 Feb | 2.30pm sun 26 Feb | 2.30pm Thu 23 | £25.50/£23.50/£21.50 Fri 24 - Sun 26 | £27.50/£25.50/£23.50

If you saw the concert version of A Mother’s Song in September, you’ll know how special the night was and that you are in for an incredible treat with the full musical.

Co-created by award-winning Scottish composer Finn Anderson (Islander) and award-winning director Tania Azevedo (&Juliet, But I’m A Cheerleader), A Mother’s Song: A New Folk Musical is a new transatlantic musical spanning centuries and continents.

From 17th Century Stirling to 21st Century New York City, themes of identity, motherhood, and choice collide in a bold and life-affirming story which follows three remarkable women at different moments in history, and traces the incredible journey of Scottish folk music across the Atlantic.

Sarah comes from a long line of ballad singers, but has severed ties with the folk traditions of her childhood. In modern-day New York City, Sarah’s rediscovery of these songs and the family stories within them, force her to go on an unexpected and life-changing journey across time.

Supporting artists and the creation of top-quality performance is vital to the future of theatres around Scotland. So, it’s an absolute delight to be working with the brilliant A Mother’s Song creators in this way, making it possible to share this exceptional story with our audiences. Its deep Stirling story roots and its international music connections make Macrobert the perfect partner for A Mother’s Song. We know it’s going to be special.

“hugely impressive… a musical of considerable depth and power… a beautiful and deeply personal work of theatre” Broadway Baby

KT Producing
age 14+ 8

Dance Connection

sat 11 Mar: 12 noon (1 hr), 3pm (1 hr), 6.30pm (2 hrs) Upon A Stage sat 18 & sun 19 Mar

Dance Connection returns to Macrobert with Once Upon A Stage, inspired by some of our most loved books, musicals and films.

sun Sat 2 Feb, 2.30pm & 7.30pm Sun 3 Feb, 2.30pm MACROBERT ARTS CENTRE

12 Mar: 12 noon (1 hr), 3pm (2 hrs), 6.30pm (2 hrs) £10/£8 under 12s (1 hr show) £14/£12 under 12s (2 hr show) 2023 HUB B UB DAtes FOR YOUR DiARY! A celebration of the Macrobert community and the wealth of local creativity. Performers, participants and artists of all ages are taking over Macrobert Arts Centre for a weekend of performances, workshops, experiences and FUn. Get it in your diary now! the full programme will be announced in early 2023.

Once Upon A Stage is a dazzling showcase of ballet, tap, modern, musical theatre, commercial and acro numbers from 500 performers.

A Wee Journey

by Farah Saleh and Oğuz Kaplangi, in collaboration with the performers

Fri 24 Mar | 7.30pm £14/£12/£10 (you choose)

Personal and political, A Wee Journey is a beautiful, moving and powerful performance that combines dance and live on-stage music to tell the story of each performer’s lived experience of migration and refugeehood.

Reflecting on a world where constant movement across borders can mean that anyone can become a migrant at any moment, audiences are invited to embark on their own journey in a piece that celebrates diversity, and reflects on the experiences of many people living in Scotland and around the world. “A powerful statement on the importance of free movement.”


SABOS present

age 12+

tue 28 Marsat 1 Apr | 7.30pm sat 1 Apr | 2.30pm £19/£17

Essex, 1968. Rita O’Grady is merrily juggling her responsibilities as a mother, wife and factory worker. But life takes a dramatic turn when the girls in the stitching room of Ford’s Dagenham car plant have their pay downgraded. With inspiring courage, Rita leads her friends into battle against the mighty Ford Motor Company and the corrupt Union who should be protecting them. It’s an exciting but challenging journey for the women - can Rita hold her family together and still win the fight for justice?

Inspired by a true story and based on the hit movie, Made in Dagenham is an uplifting celebration of love, friendship and the extraordinary courage of ordinary people.

Photo: Brian Hartley

Timothy Pope is looking through his telescope - but wait, is that a Shark in the Park!? From the creative team behind The Hairy Maclary Show and You Choose - see all 3 of Nick Sharratt’s Shark in the Park books live on stage!

Featuring the Shark in the Park series - Shark in the Park, Shark in the Dark and Shark in the Park on a Windy Day – this fantastic family musical follows Timothy Pope (and his telescope!) on 3 exciting adventures…

“Nick Sharratt’s clever and simple keyhole books for early years have had a triumphant makeover for the stage ” The Stage

Mon 10 Apr | 2pm £14/£12/£10 (you choose) Nonsense Room Shark in the Park age 2-7

Wallace A concert version

Fri 28 Apr | 7.30pm £10/£8/£6 (you choose)

A rehearsed reading of the story of William Wallace - one of masculinity, independence, and a national hero rising from the scottish Wars of independence.

this dramatic new musical will come to Macrobert in 2024 exploring notions of patriotism, belonging and identity by drawing on scotland’s recent, distant, and current conversation of independence from england. it raises the questions of what is it to be a ‘man’ in scotland, then and today? Did William Wallace exist? And does it matter if he didn’t?

Book by Rob Drummond with Music and Lyrics by Dave Hook, Wallace tells the story of brave heart William from many perspectives, interweaving alternative rap, argument, conflict, politics and tales of battle.

supporting artists and theatre-makers to create work is so important to Macrobert. the story of Wallace, so deeply rooted in stirling’s history, will come to life in this new concert version. Be the first to see the development of a new hip hop influenced, historical musical.

“The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive but, finding something to live for.” Fyodor Dostoevsky

Photo: Tommy Ga-Ken Wan
14 FEDORA (Giordano) 14 Jan, 5.55pm LOHENGRIN (Wagner) 18 March, 4pm FALSTAFF (Verdi) 1 April, 5.30pm DER ROSENKAVALIER (Strauss) 18 Apr, 7.15pm CHAMPION (Terence Blanchard) 3 May, 7.15pm DON GIOVANNI (Mozart) 23 May, 7.15pm DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE (Mozart) 3 Jun, 5.55pm  Tickets £17/£15 • THE MET: AT MACROBERT ARTS CENTRE SEASON 22-23 LIVE IN HD
Like Water for Chocolate thu 19 Jan | 7.15pm sun 22 Jan | 2pm the Barber of seville Wed 15 Feb | 7pm sun 19 Feb | 2pm the Crucible thu 26 Jan | 7pm sun 29 Jan | 1.30pm turandot Wed 22 Mar | 7.15pm sun 26 Mar | 2pm Cinderella Wed 12 Apr | 7.15pm sun 16 Apr | 2pm the Marriage of Figaro thu 27 Apr | 6.45pm sun 30 Apr | 2pm Othello thu 23 Feb | 7pm sun 26 Feb | 1.30pm Good thu 20 Apr | 7.30pm sun 23 Apr | 1.30pm
01786 466 666 Macrobert Arts Centre is a registered Scottish company and charity. Company no: SC337763 | Charity no: SC039546 ALL FILMS ALL DAY FROM £4.50 Nov Advert.indd 1 01786 466 666 Macrobert Arts Centre is a registered Scottish company and charity. Company no: SC337763 | Charity no: SC039546 ALL FILMS ALL DAY FROM £4.50 Nov Advert.indd 1 02/11/2022 13:23 Relax and enjoy a refreshment from our Kiosk The Kiosk - Local, Green and Good For Your Art! Many of our lines are from local providers. We choose products to minimise plastic, and use only compostable cups, glasses & straws. What’s more all profits go directly to supporting Macrobert’s charitable activities. Our Kiosk is open whenever we are for: Craft beers, premix spirits, cider, still & sparkling wines Chilled soft drinks, teas & bean to cup coffee Confectionery, ice cream & of course, popcorn You can even order pre-show for a more relaxing interval 16

About Us

Macrobert Arts Centre is a Scottish charity [Charity no: SC039546] based on the campus of the University of Stirling. The campus is set at the foot of the Ochil Hills, and surrounds the Airthrey Loch.

Your visit

Following a major University re-development project, our front doors now form part of Campus Central, the building extension on the site of Queen’s Court roundabout. This area has now been pedestrianised. Look out for the signs to guide you to our venue. We welcome all visitors with additional access requirements and are committed to making our work and spaces accessible for everyone. Our building is accessible to wheelchair users and we have a changing places toilet, you can find us on the CPT register. Gender neutral toilet cubicles are available in the Playhouse Foyer.

Family Friendly

We welcome children and families and are accessible for prams and pushchairs, an unsupervised buggy park is available in the foyer area opposite the bar. Booster cushions are available on request for the Filmhouse. Mothers are welcome to breastfeed anywhere and we have baby changing facilities in both the men’s and women’s toilets in the main foyer.

Familiarisation visits

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

Parking and Drop Off

There are additional blue badge car parking spaces available outside of our new entrance with an easy to access ramp right to our front door. This is also where you can drop off.

The Bus Hub

The bus hub on campus is located by the Stirling Court Hotel. There are regular buses to and from the campus bus hub and a number that drop off on Hillfoots Road at the back of the university.

Photo: Tommy Ga-Ken Wan

Booking Information

In Person at the Box Office

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


Mon - Sun: 10am - 7pm

By phone: 01786 466 666

Textphone: 18001 01786 466 666 Online: Groups: To book 10 tickets or more, email


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.

Concessions apply to

Full time students, children (aged 16 & under), senior citizens, people with a disability and their assisting companions and equity* members (*proof of eligibility is required at the time of booking/collection).

Babes in Arms

We offer a limited number of free tickets for children (under 12 months old) who are sharing a seat with their carer at some family events - these must be booked in advance and are subject to availability.

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. For more information please keep an eye on our website and our social media platforms. @macrobertartscentre @macrobertartscentre @macrobert
is a registered Scottish company and
Macrobert Arts Centre
no: SC337763 | Charity no: SC039546

Jan Sat 14 Jan • Fedora 5.55pm

Thu 19 Jan • Like Water for Chocolate 7.15pm

Sun 22 Jan • Like Water for Chocolate 2pm

Mon 23 Jan - Sun 30 Apr • Never Apologise 10am - 10pm

Thu 26 Jan • The Crucible 7pm

Sun 29 Jan • The Crucible 1.30pm

Feb Mar Apr

Fri 3 Feb • Creative Breakfast 10.15am

Sat 4 Feb • Craig Hill 7.30pm

Mon 13 Feb • Banff Mountain Film Festival 7.30pm

Wed 15 Feb • The Barber of Seville 7pm

Sun 19 Feb • The Barber of Seville 2pm

Thu 23 Feb • Othello 7pm

Thu 23 - Sat 25 Feb • A Mother’s Song 7.30pm

Sat 25 + Sun 26 Feb • A Mother’s Song 2.30pm

Sun 26 Feb • Othello 1.30pm

Fri 3 Mar • Creative Breakfast 10.15am

Sun 12 Mar • Once upon a Stage 11am, 2.30pm + 6.30pm

Sat 18 + Sun 19 Mar • Hubbub 2023

Sat 18 Mar • Lohengrin 4pm

Wed 22 Mar • Turandot 7.15pm

Fri 24 Mar • A Wee Journey 7.30pm

Sun 26 Mar • Turandot 2pm

Tue 28 - Fri 31 Mar • Made in Dagenham 7.30pm

Sat 1 Apr • Falstaff 5.30pm

Sat 1 Apr • Made in Dagenham 2.30pm + 7.30pm

Fri 7 Apr

Creative Breakfast 10.15am

Mon 10 Apr • Shark in the Park 2pm

Wed 12 Apr

Sun 16 Apr

Cinderella 7.15pm

Cinderella 2pm

Tue 18 Apr • Der Rosenkavalier 7.15pm

Thu 27 Apr • A Play, A Pie and A Pint 6pm

Thu 27 Apr • The Marriage of Figaro 6.45pm

Fri 28 Apr • A Play, A Pie and A Pint 6pm

Fri 28 Apr • Wallace - A Concert Version 7.30pm

Sat 29 Apr • A Play, A Pie and A Pint 1pm + 6pm

Sun 30 Apr


The Marriage of Figaro 2pm

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