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LIVE EVENTS May to Aug 2018

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Fri 23 Nov – Mon 31 Dec 2018 Christmas Panto Extravaganza Written by Johnny McKnight Directed by Julie Ellen


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Welcome to our selection of Live Performance for spring and summer. There is a terrific range of Theatre, Comedy, Dance, Entertainment, Music and Opera including shows for all your Family to enjoy together.

It's not the winning… This summer we will be surrounded by elite sporting activity as the Glasgow 2018 European Championship Cycling Time Trials whizz through locations around Scotland (including parts of Stirling). The University of Stirling is also hosting the Special Olympics 50th Anniversary Games. With so much going on around us this season’s Conversation will explore our relationship to sport and what we value it for; well-being, inspiring behaviours or plain old medal bagging. The creative and participatory activities include; Lauren Hendry’s story of competing in ultra multi event sports (Tetra-Decathalon); a Conversation discussion event; a Cycle Cinema family day with sport documentaries and big screen movies; an exhibition of our Epic Art Challenge’s Sporting Superheroes. You can join the Conversation after the performance of Tetra-Decathalon (P16) when with a panel of experts and enthusiasts we will explore a number of questions; if effort, determination and striving to reach a goal are commendable in themselves? How important is celebrating achievement when it can drive some competitors to unethical behaviour? Is it really the taking part that counts? Whether you are coming along to see a performance, join a class, discuss sport, sit back and relax or get pedalling at the Cycle Cinema (P20), all of us in the Macrobert Arts Centre team will be delighted to see you.


Julie Ellen, Artistic Director

CONTENTS P1 – P19 P20 P21 P22 & P23 P24 P25 P26 P27 P28

Events Cycle Cinema Processions Get Involved: Children & Young People Get Involved: Adults Relaxed Events Play Your Part Access & Family Friendly Booking & Info

April / May Events

Based on a book by Sam Bratney For age 3+

Family | Mainhouse Selladoor Family & ABA International Touring


25% OFF

Mon 30 Apr to Wed 2 May, 4.30pm Tue 1 & Wed 2 May, 10am

Little and Big Nutbrown Hare leap off the page and onto the stage in this magical journey through the seasons, based on the bestselling Guess How Much I Love You and I Love You All Year Round books. Watch Little and Big Nutbrown Hare settle down after a bedtime story and awaken to the delights and colours of each season, as they compete to measure their love for each other. This playful story of love and nature unfolds through puppets, live music and interactive play.

Tickets: ÂŁ8.50 / ÂŁ30 Wee Group Saver (any 4 people) Page 1

Book Tickets: 01786 466 666

Event Cinema | Filmhouse

Theatre | Playhouse

Royal Opera House Live


Thu 3 May, 7.15pm

Thu 3 May, 7.30pm


Manon’s brother Lescaut is offering her to the highest bidder when she meets Des Grieux and falls in love. They elope to Paris, but when Monsieur G.M. offers Manon a life of luxury as his mistress she can’t resist. With Lescauts’ encouragement, Des Grieux cheats at cards in an attempt to win Monsieur G.M.’s fortune. They are caught. Manon is arrested as a prostitute and deported to New Orleans, followed by Des Grieux. On the run, Manon dies from exhaustion.

Tickets: £15 / £12.50 Conc & Friends For a full list of event cinema, visit our website:


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Recommended for age 14+

A new performance for anyone who has ever enjoyed a violent action movie (but felt a bit weird about it). It’s also an intensely physical, funny, and tender performance by two men who wrestle with their relationship to violence – both onscreen and off. ‘Deftly questioned physical aggression as a source of entertainment, or as proof of male potency. This is a piece that deserves to be seen.’ ****THE herald

Tickets: £12.50 / £10.50 Conc / £5.50 Students Page 2

May Events

Entertainment | Mainhouse Gilded Balloon


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DOUBLE FEATURE Sat 5 May, 7.30pm

'Laughs are frequent, entertainment value is high…' sunday mail Edinburgh’s favourite comedy double act, Andy Gray and Grant Stott, in a brand-new play written by Spitting Image and Only an Excuse’s Phil Differ. See their electrifying partnership in full force in this production, where the two old pals are given their dream job - clearing out their old cinema. In the process of stirring memories and recreating scenes from their favourite movies, their shared fanaticism for film soon makes way for bigger issues that have longremained unresolved…

Tickets: £12.50 / £10.50 Conc / £5.50 Students Page 3

Exhibition | Arthouse Botanica Fabula & Amanda Edmiston


Thu 10 to Wed 30 May This exhibition is the result of a year-long project exploring the Tobar an Dualchais archive. Storyteller Amanda Edmiston worked with Doune and Deanston Primary schools and the local community to investigate local memories and stories of plant use. It incorporates photography by Jane Sumner and hand-written stories collected during the project. There is also art created by the children, including the Kist - a wooden box full of herbal elements influenced by the idea of a 'cabinet of curiosities’.


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

Book Tickets: 01786 466 666

Event Cinema | Filmhouse National Theatre Live


Thu 10 May, 7pm

Entertainment | Mainhouse Bright Spark


The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness. Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris (The Threepenny Opera, London Road), will see Rory Kinnear (Young Marx, Othello) and Anne-Marie Duff (Oil, Suffragette) return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

Tickets: £15 / £12.50 Conc & Friends

Jay Rayner takes you on an audio-visual romp through his Ten Food Commandments as he provides some hilarious guidance on the very best way to eat. The Masterchef judge, chair of BBC Radio 4’s Kitchen Cabinet and your very own culinary Moses, has stepped up to the plate to offer his own rules on the complex business of how and what we eat. ‘Always worship the leftovers’ and ‘do not cut off the fat’ are two of the commandments he’ll share on the way to the ‘edible promised land’.

Tickets: £19.50 / £17.50 Students For a full list of event cinema, visit our website:

JOIN THE CONVERSATION: There will also be the chance to ask questions and to get your book signed after the show. Page 4

May Events

Theatre | Playhouse On the Button


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Bum-bag? Check. Luminescent shell suit? Check. Positive attitude in the face of seemingly insurmountable challenges? Hell yeah! Inspired by real life stories, this is a frank, funny and open exploration of a topic that too often remains taboo - the challenge of overcoming anxiety. It's a roller coaster of a one-woman show, which channels the spirit of someone for whom no challenge is too big! Part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival

Tickets: £10.50 / £8.50 Conc / £5.50 Students Page 5

Entertainment | Mainhouse Insideout Theatre Productions


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GIRLS NIGHT OOT: THE MUSICAL Fri 18 May, 7.30pm Recommended for age 18+

Join the girls on a hen night that you won’t forget - banterous, balshy and bootyliciously good fun! To prepare for marriage all a girl needs are her friends and a guid old hen night… right? Complete with a smash hit retro soundtrack, full of hit songs from 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and beyond!

Tickets: £12.50 / £10.50 Conc / £5.50 Students

Book Tickets: 01786 466 666

For ages 4 - 12

Music | Mainhouse

Family | Mainhouse

Spatz & Co Showband

Children’s Classic Concerts

Sat 19 May, 7.30pm

Sun 20 May, 2.30pm

SOMETHING IN THE AIR An evening of great music and song with Scotland’s top showband. A selection of big band numbers by Glenn Miller and Duke Ellington, the standards of Sinatra and Tony Bennett, pop hits made famous by The Beatles, Gerry Rafferty, The Eagles, Michael Jackson, Van Morrison, Sting, Billy Joel and the Average White Band – all performed with polish and style, and a sense of fun.

Tickets: £18


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PETER AND THE WOLF Children’s Classic Concerts’ Essential Orchestra is back with a brand-new concert featuring Prokofiev’s iconic fairytale. Join us on a fantastical adventure of musical storytelling, as the musicians transport you from Peter's enchanted forest to Romeo and Juliet’s castle, stopping off for a spin around Sleeping Beauty’s ballroom. And we'll need your help conjuring up some magic to help the Sorcerer’s Apprentice get those brooms under control!

Tickets: £8.50 / £30 Wee Group Saver (any 4 people) Meet the Musicians after the show. Page 6

May Events

Theatre | Playhouse


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Theatre | Playhouse


Cutting Edge Theatre Company

Tue 22 May, 7.30pm

Thu 24 May, 7.30pm

By Lisa Nicoll

Recommended for age 14+

7:45am Lights on, Streetlights off 7:49am Door opens number 5 7:50am Door closes number 9. He’s early, she’s late. 7:51am They glance at me, they always do, they see me, but never wave After months of watching from her window and seeing her husband move in and out of her world, a woman’s encounter with a stranger begins her reconnection to life. Funded through the Big Lottery Fund.

Tickets: £12.50 / £10.50 Conc / £5.50 Students Page 7


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DOWNS WITH LOVE Explore the subject of love and disability in a show that challenges us to consider what we view to be ‘acceptable’. Beth is a young girl who has Down’s Syndrome who’s living an independent, simple, but happy life. Then she falls in love with Mark, a local singer. Mark is in love with Tracy, Beth’s support worker and friend. And Tracy loves them both. Complex and challenging issues arise for everyone!

Tickets: £12.50 / £10.50 Conc / £5.50 Students

Book Tickets: 01786 466 666

Dance | Mainhouse Dance Central and Dance Academy

Dance | Mainhouse



Dance is your pulse, your heartbeat, your breath. It’s the rhythm of your life. It’s the expression in time and movement, in happiness, joy, sadness and envy.

This show is the culmination of the Ballet West students' year and the final assessment for the BA (Hons) in Dance (awarded by the Open University). It demonstrates the breadth of experience the dancers have gained in classical ballet, modern ballet and contemporary dance and presents new works created for the students by Belgian choreographer Daniel Job. Degree courses at Ballet West combine training in technical dance skills with genuine performing experiences required by dancers working today.

Sat 26 May, 11am, 3.45pm & 7pm

Join Dance Central and Dance Academy for a spellbinding performance filled with energy and emotion, as over 200 dancers take to the stage to showcase their love of dance.

Tickets: £11.50 / £8.50 Conc

Sun 27 May, 7.30pm

Tickets: £14 / £12 Conc

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May & June Events


Aerial Theatre | Mainhouse Paper Doll Militia


25% OFF


Thu 31 May, 7.30pm

Comedy | Mainhouse Phil McIntyre Entertainments Ltd


Recommended for age 12+

Recommended for age 16+

What does it take to make a baby? An accident / right timing / a drunken night / right people / right parts? But what if you don’t have all the right parts? Or you do and one of them is broken.

I originally intended to call the show, ‘I’ll Millennial You in a Minute’, but my promoter considered the title, ‘off-puttingly baffling’. That’s my own chainsaw in the photo, by the way.

As it turns out, some things are un-mendable. This is the true story of a woman who gave her eggs to a friend to have a child, a deeply personal and political journey highlighting themes of choice, chance, science and family.

Is life that bad or have we good reason to complain about it? Are we filled with righteous anger at a world gone wrong or are we all just a bunch of whiny little brats? In short, are we spoiled? Come and watch as Byrne takes this question, turns it upside down and shakes it until the funny falls out. Go on, spoil yourself.

Tickets: £10.50 / £8.50 Conc / £5.50 Students

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Tickets: £24.50

Book Tickets: 01786 466 666

Social | Macrobert Arts Centre Macrobert Arts Centre & Forth Environment Link


Sun 3 Jun, 12.30pm We’re getting involved in the UK's annual neighbourhood get together and you’re invited! Since it all began back in June 2009, millions of people stop what they're doing and gather with neighbours in a nationwide act of community and friendship. There will be lots of things going on at Macrobert Arts Centre to celebrate the Big Day, including live music and creative workshops and it’s all totally free. All you need to do is bring your own picnic, and if you’re happy to share with friends, old and new, then all the better!


Event Cinema | Filmhouse Oscar Wilde Season Live

AN IDEAL HUSBAND Tue 5 Jun, 7.15pm

This entertaining and topical play brings an act of political sin into the heart of the English home. As an ambitious government minister, Sir Robert Chiltern's smooth ascent to the top seems assured until Mrs Cheveley appears in London with damning proof of his previous financial chicanery. This is the third play from the Oscar Wilde Season, a year-long celebration of the brilliant Victorian playwright, being staged by the Classic Spring Theatre Company, broadcast live from the Vaudeville Theatre in London's West End.

Tickets: £15 / £12.50 Conc & Friends For a full list of event cinema, visit our website:

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June Events

Dance | Mainhouse

Exhibition | Arthouse

Central Scotland Ballet School

Dollar Academy

Sat 9 Jun, 2.30pm & 7pm1 Sun 10 Jun, 1pm2 Sun 10 Jun, 6pm3 Mon 11 Jun, 7pm3 Tue 12 Jun, 7pm4

Mon 11 to Sun 24 Jun


Around 700 talented young dancers from across Scotland take to the stage to showcase their skills in a wide range of dance styles. With a soundtrack of music and song from West End and Broadway stages you are guaranteed to be singing and dancing along!

Tickets: £11 / £7 Children 1. 2. 3. 4.

South Queensferry Branch Linlithgow Branch Braes Branch Grangemouth Branch

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An exhibition that shows the many ways in which Dollar Academy former pupils have developed their artistic knowledge and imagination to contribute to the world of Art and Design. It is a celebration of their achievements and an appreciation of the diverse ways in which the creative industries can flourish. Work from current pupils will complement the exhibition.


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

Book Tickets: 01786 466 666

Event Cinema | Filmhouse

Musical | Mainhouse

Royal Opera House Live


Tue 12 & Thu 14 Jun, 7.15pm Sun 17 Jun, 2pm

Sat 16 Jun, 2pm & 7pm


This ballet has had a special role in the repertory of the Company since 1934. This Season The Royal Ballet creates a new production with additional choreography by Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett. While remaining faithful to the Petipa-Ivanov text, Scarlett will bring fresh eyes to the staging of this classic ballet, in collaboration with his long-term designer John Macfarlane.

Tickets: £15 / £12.50 Conc & Friends For a full list of event cinema, visit our website:


Stageworx HND Musical Theatre students bring this hit musical to life on stage at Macrobert Arts Centre. Look forward to a selection of musical highlights including One, The Music and the Mirror, What I Did For Love and many more. A Chorus Line, conceived & originally directed and choreographed by Michael Bennett. Book by James Kirkwood & Nicholas Dante. Music by Marvin Hamlish. Lyrics by Edward Kleban. Choreographed by Bob Avain. Original Broadway production produced by the New York Shakespeare Festival, Joseph Papp (Producer) in association with Plum Productions. Inc.

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June Events

Musical | Mainhouse Beaconhurst


Tue 26 & Wed 27 Jun, 7.30pm Expressive Arts Pupils (S4-S6) from Beaconhurst present this iconic musical, here a modern-day Romeo and Juliet are involved in New York street gangs. On the lively streets of the upper west side, two gangs battle for control of the turf. The situation gets complicated when a gang member falls in love with a rival's sister. Expect stunning choreography, strong vocal and acting performances.

Tickets: £12.50 / £6 Conc

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Exhibition | Arthouse


Thu 28 Jun to Sun 19 Aug We’re delighted to welcome Picturehooks back with another fantastic exhibition of work from emerging picture book illustrators. These artists have been involved in a mentoring scheme and have been paired with an experienced and acclaimed illustrator for the past year, studying the creative process at the heart of making a picture book and exploring new techniques and methods of working. The result is the work in this Exhibition.


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

Book Tickets: 01786 466 666 Lorcan Adams (11)

Exhibition | Arthouse Macrobert Arts Centre

EPIC ART CHALLENGE 2018: SUPER POWERS Thu 28 Jun to Sun 19 Aug

After the success of last year’s exhibition, our Epic Art Challenge is back for 2018. The Exhibition will showcase work from a range of age categories, all inspired by the sportspeople involved in the European Championships in Glasgow this summer, with young artists asked to draw / paint themselves as a Superhero.


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

Get Involved

If you have a budding artist in the family, then check out P23 for details of how to be part of the Epic Art Challenge 2018.

Comedy | Mainhouse Phil McIntyre Entertainments Ltd



‘This is a show you could see time and time again. Exceptional.’ THE SUNDAY MAIL, AUSTRALIA

Danny Bhoy is back at Macrobert Arts Centre with his brand new show! Don’t miss this internationally renowned and critically acclaimed comedian and his unique brand of observational story telling.

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July Events

Theatre | Mainhouse Scottish Community Drama Association

FESTIVAL OF ONE ACT PLAYS Fri 6 & Sat 7 Jul, 7pm

Macrobert Arts Centre is delighted to host the 85th UK Final of this national event. Enjoy two of the best one act plays each evening, performed by amateur artists from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales and though finalists are yet to be confirmed, you can rely on a mixture of drama and comedy presented with flair and professionalism. There is also a short adjudication of each play - an interesting insight into their mechanics.

Tickets: £18

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School Holidays Macrobert Arts Centre


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THEATRE INTENSIVE Mon 16 to Fri 20 Jul

Sign up to take part in this fun and wideranging intensive - learn how to devise, create and present a performance. The intensive includes: Drama and vocal skills, script analysis, rehearsing scenes. You also get the chance to explore the technical and production arts: Set and costume design, prop making, set construction, stage management, lighting and sound.

10am to 5pm



*There are bursaries available and we also offer an instalment plan – more details on our website:

Book Tickets: 01786 466 666

Dance | Mainhouse YDance


Thu 26 Jul, 7.30pm A collection of four new and exhilarating contemporary dance works, created by top choreographers and performed by some of the UK’s best young contemporary dancers. The annual Project Y Tour showcases the breath-taking talent of some of the UK’s best young contemporary dancers aged 16 to 21. This is your chance to see four works, created in four weeks, by four choreographers. Your chance to see the thrilling future of dance.

Tickets: £7.50 / £5.50 conc

Theatre | Playhouse Showroom in association with Macrobert Arts Centre


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Fri 27 & Sat 28 Jul, 7.30pm Having never set foot on a running track in her life, Lauren Hendry decided to sign up for the Tetra-Decathlon, a gruelling 14-event track and field competition. This illuminating solo show charts Lauren’s journey as she trains for and competes in the most taxing of sporting events, whilst asking pertinent questions about the psychology of sport and what drives us to compete. Part of Festival 2018, the cultural programme of the Glasgow 2018 European Championships.

Tickets: £10.50 / £8.50 Conc / £5.50 Students Join us for a Post-Show Conversation.

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July & August Events

For ages 3+

Family | Mainhouse 2Faced Dance Company


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Sat 28 Jul, 11.30am & 2.30pm Sun 29 Jul, 2.30pm A magical journey through the night inspired by Hans Christan Andersen’s original story. Alone in the world and scared of the dark, Jack opens his bedroom curtains to find the friendly and familiar face of The Moon. Shining brightly he teaches Jack how to be brave, taking him on amazing adventures and sharing everything he sees and teaching him all that he knows. Watch Jack’s world come to life in this interactive tale full of secrets and surprises that will excite and charm the whole family.

Tickets: £8.50 / £30 Wee Group Saver (any 4 people) Page 17

Entertainment | Mainhouse



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Wed 1 & Thu 2 Aug, 7.30pm Uncork the champagne! Dress to kill! Party like there's no tomorrow! The Lady Boys of Bangkok are celebrating 20 diamante decorated years with a brand new tour - Wonder Women. Some of your Lady Boys' favourites from the last 20 years re-imagined, alongside new scenes, spectacular costumes and choreography, with a big dose of comedy! Look out for numbers that celebrate iconic women like Cher, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Diana Ross, Pink, Wonder Woman herself and even ‘the practically perfect in every way’ Mary Poppins!

Tickets: £23.50 / £21.50 Conc

Book Tickets: 01786 466 666

Theatre | Outside Bard in the Botanics


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MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING by William Shakespeare

Sat 4 Aug, 7pm

Benedick is never getting married. Not ever! And Beatrice can’t imagine a man she could tolerate, let alone fall in love with. They might just be the perfect couple. Shakespeare’s joyous comedy fizzes with sparkling wit and romance. And although the path of true love certainly does not run smooth, as the lovers face obstacles both accidental and on purpose, it’s impossible not to be swept along by the original romcom. It’s the perfect show for a summer’s evening!*

Tickets: £10.50 / £8.50 Conc / £5.50 Students *And if it’s not the perfect summer evening we’ll move inside to the Mainhouse.

Music | Mainhouse Opera Bohemia


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VERDI’S FALSTAFF Thu 23 Aug, 7.30pm

Opera Bohemia is back with Verdi's comic masterpiece. Based on Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor, the opera revolves around the unlikely, plump protagonist, Sir John Falstaff and his farcical attempts to seduce women to gain access to their husbands' wealth. With rhythmic pace and beautiful melodies, it is as energetic and exciting musically as it is dramatically. Award winning director Adrian Osmond and designer Kenneth MacLeod team up to create a dynamic new production, sung in Italian with English surtitles and accompanied by the Opera Bohemia Ensemble.

Tickets: £15.50 / £13.50 Conc / £5.50 Students

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Dundee Rep Ensemble presents Dundee Rep Ensemble presents

Written by Betsy Whyte Written by Betsy Whyte Directed by Andrew Panton Directed by Andrew Panton

An enduring story that’s worth telling and re-telling An enduring story that’s worth telling and re-telling

September 26 - -29 atat7.30pm September 26 29 7.30pm Matinees: 26 & 29 at 2.30pm Matinees: 26 & 29 at 2.30pm

Booking Opens Mon 1616 April Booking Opens Mon April 01786 466 666 |

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cycle cinema

COMES TO TOWN We are bringing Cycle Cinema to the heart of Stirling this summer, our contribution to the dynamic cultural event that’s running as part of Glasgow 2018 European Championships: Festival 2018. In our off-grid, tented Cinema you can be entertained from your seat or join in the pedalling to power the projector! This fun-filled, family event will feature a great programme of big-screen entertainment for film and sports lovers alike alongside opportunities for film-makers and volunteers to get involved.

EMERGING FILM-MAKERS (aged 16 to 25) Interested in working with leading professional film-maker, Tomás Sheridan to develop your documentary film-making practice whilst co-creating a sports documentary for the Pedal-Powered Big Screen? Then apply to be part of the Cycle Cinema Film Crew. This incredible opportunity is free to the selected participants, but you need to be available on the following dates: 31 Jul & 1, 2, 5, 7 & 8 Aug. PEDAL-POWERED BIG SCREEN Beside the Engine Shed (Stirling) All Day Sun 12 Aug

There’ll be coverage of Championship events, sportstheme documentaries and films. More details will follow on our website:


Are you a short film-maker with an interest in cycling? do you have a short film that could be included in the Cycle Cinema programme? details of how to submit your film for consideration will be available from May 2018.


We are on the look-out for cycle groups and enthusiastic individual volunteers to pedal the bikes that power the Cycle Cinema and help visitors throughout the day. Get in touch with us to get involved in these activities: Cycle Cinema is supported by Festival 2018, Stirling Council and Historic Environment Scotland Page 20



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MEET, MAKE, MARCH This once-in-a-lifetime project celebrates 100 years of votes for women and we’re offering you the chance to get involved. It’s a UK-wide project and 100 female artists have been commissioned to help create 100 banners, working with organisations and communities across the UK – including Macrobert Arts Centre. We’ve commissioned renowned textile artist, Nadine Gorency, and are looking for enthusiastic women and girls* to get involved in some FREE banner-making sessions in May and June.

WORKSHOPS: Tuesdays, 1 to 29 May, 6pm to 8pm

Sign up to attend 5 workshops and create a group banner.

DROP-IN WORKSHOPS: Sundays, 6 May to 3 Jun, 2pm to 4pm Get involved more casually and drop-in and give banner-making a go CELEBRATION: Sun 10 Jun, Edinburgh Everyone who’s been involved in the project will get the chance to walk with other Scottish groups in Edinburgh, with events going on simultaneously in Belfast, Cardiff and London. You’ll wear the colours of the suffrage movement (green, white, violet) and the Procession will be like a flowing river of colour through the streets. For further info and to book your place, get in touch by Mon 23 Apr: Produced by Artichoke and commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary, with support from the National Lottery through Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund, and from the Department for Culture Media and Sport. * those who identify as women or non-binary.

Get Involved: Children and Young People


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FILM CREW: Thursdays, 19 Apr to 21 Jun

Every week you’ll work with a professional filmmaker to learn about camera equipment, creating narratives and how to bring your ideas to life. Learn about film language by watching, analysing and making different styles and genres of film. S1+

5.30pm to 7.30pm


GRAPHIC ART: Thursdays, 19 Apr to 21 Jun

Come and explore all types of graphic art in these fun, varied sessions led by a professional artist. You’ll also get the chance to be part of an exhibition that will include graphic art film posters and a giant graffiti wall. P7 - S3

5.30pm to 7pm


LEAPS & BEATS: Wednesdays, 18 Apr to 20 Jun

Covering contemporary and creative movement to commercial and street, these classes explore a range of styles and develop fun new routines. P4 - P7

5pm to 6pm


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Get Involved: Children and Young People


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Macrobert Youth Theatre (MYT): Saturdays, 21 Apr to 23 Jun

Come along to our MYT classes and explore your creativity and imagination! Develop your drama and communication skills, build your confidence, learn new techniques and make new friends in a creative, dynamic environment. MYT1 P1 - P3 10.30am to 11.30am £55 MYT2 P4 - P6 11.45am to 1.15pm £75 MYT3 P7 - S2 1.45pm to 3.15pm £75 MYT4 S3+ 3.30pm to 5.30pm £100 If you love to perform, are interested in developing your skills in dance or theatre, then audition to join one of our Macrobert Young Companies.


Wed 27 Jun

6pm to 8pm


Sat 30 Jun

10.30am to 4.30pm

CALL OUT FOR YOUNG ARTISTS AGED 4 TO 15 Are you a talented young artist who’d like to share a drawing or painting as part of our Exhibition this Summer - Super Powers: Epic Art Challenge 2018 (P14) - in honour of the sportspeople taking part in the European Championships in Glasgow this summer. If you had a Super Power what would it be? Draw / paint a picture that illustrates you using your Super Power (artwork should be A4 or A3 and two dimensional). Deadline for submissions: Fri 1 Jun, 5pm More info about all of these opportunities is available online:

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Get Involved: Adults


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ADULT DANCE: Mondays, 16 Apr to 18 Jun

For anyone with an interest in contemporary dance, come along and develop your skills, exploring movement, ideas and techniques. 18+

6.30pm to 8pm


KEEP DANCING: Thursdays, 19 Apr to 21 Jun

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 £5 / session (pay as you go)

MAC DRAMA: Fridays, 20 Apr to 22 Jun

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 / session (pay as you go)

MONTHLY COMMUNITY DANCE DROP-IN: Sundays, 13 May, 10 Jun & 8 Jul

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. For details of each class visit our website: 18+

10.30am to 12.30pm

£10 / session (pay as you go)


Following the classical Hatha style, this class will cover the foundation poses, leaving you warm and relaxed for the rest of your Sunday. Suitable for beginners and people with experience who fancy a gentle afternoon class. 18+

1.30pm to 2.30pm


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Relaxed Events




With live entertainment and refreshments, these popular events run once a month. They are open to everyone, but are designed to welcome people who benefit from a more relaxed environment, particularly people 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.


The Kennedy Cupcakes, a fantastic 1940’s/50’s dance troupe, make a welcome return to Macrobert Arts Centre with routines to songs like Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.


Forrester is a firm favourite at Macrobert Arts Centre. Join him for a selection of silent movie classic live accompanied by improvised piano accompaniment - including the work of Laurel and Hardy, Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton.

AINSLEY HAMILL & ALISTAIR PATERSON: Tue 26 Jun, 2pm These two young Glasgow-based musicians have been performing folk music together for years and delight audiences with their varied repertoire and engaging performances. Tickets: £5 (refreshments included & Assisting Companion or family member free of charge) Check out our website for more programme details:

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Play Your Part

Please give to our Bursary fund

We deliver an all-year-round creative learning outreach programme, engaging with thousands of children and young people every year, from a wide range of backgrounds and our aim is to be there for everyone in the community we serve. Sadly, not all families are able to afford the fees, even though we try and keep prices as low as possible. This is where you could help by making a donation to our bursary fund. A donation of ÂŁ10 per month could make all the difference to a young person and allow them to be part of our programme.

Please call us on 01786 46 6668 for more info or donate on-line: Page 26

We're Accessible & Family Friendly



There are 3 parking bays at the main entrance to Macrobert Arts Centre for blue badge holders.

We welcome children and families and are fully accessible for prams and pushchairs. There is a pram parking bay just as you enter the building beside the Box Office and booster cushions are available on request for the Filmhouse. We have baby changing facilities in both the men’s and women’s toilets in the main foyer and a baby care room in the Arthouse which includes a wheelchair accessible toilet, changing area and private area for feeding. Mothers are welcome to breastfeed anywhere at Macrobert Arts Centre. We also have a Changing Places Toilet - you can find us on the CPT Register.

Ticket Discounts

Babes in Arms

We welcome all visitors with additional access requirements and are committed to making our programme and spaces accessible to everyone. Our building is accessible for wheelchairs - there is level access via the main entrance and automatic doors leading directly to the Box Office, which has low counters and a hearing loop. Textphone Number: 18001 01786 466 666


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.

Familiarisation Visits

We understand that visiting a new place can be a challenging for some people. If you would like to arrange a pre-event tour, please get in touch: Page 27

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. Find out more about how we support families and customers with additional support needs at Macrobert Arts Centre:

Large print copies of this brochure 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 Mon to Thu - 10am to 7.45pm Fri, Sat & Sun - 10am to 8.15pm

By Phone on 01786 466 666 Textphone 18001 01786 466 666 Mon to Sun - 10am to 7pm Online – (Secure booking 24 hours a day for all events and classes)

Group Bookings

To book 10 tickets or more for an event call us on 01786 466 666 or email:

Online & Phone Booking Charge

If you book by phone or online there’s a £1.00 charge per transaction (to cover associated costs).


We’re happy to post your tickets out for a charge of 60p per transaction. (All tickets booked within 10 days of a performance will be held for collection at the Box Office).


We’re unable to offer any refunds unless an event is cancelled - full terms and conditions of sale can be found on our website 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.

Full time students, under 18’s, senior citizens, persons with a disability and their assisting companion, Young Scot card holders, benefit claimants and equity members (proof of eligibility is required at time of booking / collection).

*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 need to be booked in advance so call 01786 466 666 for more information. Friends discount

*Friends Discounts

Macrobert Arts Centre Friends enjoy a range of benefits including 25% off tickets for most live events, discounted tickets for film screenings and 10% off classes and workshops – look out for the symbol. * Please note concessions and discounts may not

be available for all performances and screenings. These are offered at the discretion of Macrobert Arts Centre and the relevant visiting company, are subject to availability and cannot be retrospectively applied.


We offer a range of performances that tie in with the Curriculum for Excellence and offer special discounts to schools. We also offer pre and / or post performance workshop programmes and backstage tours. For more information please contact:


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. Page 28

Book Tickets: 01786 466 666 April / May Mon 30 Apr to Wed 2 May Guess How Much I Love You Thu 3 May ROH Live: Manon Thu 3 May Stuntman Sat 5 May Double Feature Thu 10 May NT Live: Macbeth Thu 10 to Wed 30 May Kist In Thyme Exhibition Thu 10 May Jay Rayner Thu 17 May Don’t Panic! It’s Challenge Anneka Fri 18 May Girls Night Oot: The Musical Sat 19 May Something in the Air Sun 20 May Peter and the Wolf Tue 22 May Shattered Thu 24 May Downs With Love Sat 26 May Dance Central and Dance Academy Sun 27 May Ballet West Showcase Thu 31 May Egg

10am (Not Mon) & 4.30pm 7.15pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7pm Venue Opening Hours 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 11am, 3.45pm & 7pm 7.30pm 7.30pm

June Fri 1 Jun Ed Byrne: Spoiler Alert Sun 3 Jun The Big Lunch Tue 5 Jun OWS Live: An Ideal Husband Sat 9 to Tue 12 Jun CSBS: Showstoppers Mon 11 to Sun 24 Jun Dollar Creates Exhibition Tue 12 & Thu 14 Jun ROH Live: Swan Lake Sat 16 Jun Stageworx: A Chorus Line Sun 17 Jun ROH Live: Swan Lake Tue 26 & Wed 27 Jun Beaconhurst: West Side Story Thu 28 Jun to Sun 19 Aug Epic Art Challenge Exhibition Thu 28 Jun to Sun 19 Aug Picturehooks Exhibition Fri 29 Jun Danny Bhoy!

8pm 12.30pm 7.15pm Various Venue Opening Hours 7.15pm 2pm & 7pm 2pm 7.30pm Venue Opening Hours Venue Opening Hours 7.30pm

July Fri 6 & Sat 7 Jul Mon 16 to Fri 20 Jul Thu 26 Jul Fri 27 & Sat 28 Jul Sat 28 & Sun 29 Jul

Festival of One Act Plays Theatre Intensive Project Y 2018 Tetra-Decathlon What The Moon Saw

7.30pm 10am to 5pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 11.30am & 2.30pm/2.30pm

The Lady Boys of Bangkok 2018 Much Ado About Nothing Falstaff

7.30pm 7pm 7.30pm

August Wed 1 & Thu 2 Aug Sat 4 Aug Thu 23 Aug

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

Macrobert Arts Centre Live Guide  

A full list of live events and opportunities to get involved at Macrobert Arts Centre from May to Aug 2018.

Macrobert Arts Centre Live Guide  

A full list of live events and opportunities to get involved at Macrobert Arts Centre from May to Aug 2018.