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Sep to Christmas 2019

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We are really excited by what we have on offer right up to the end of the year and we can’t wait to share it with you. Our Conversation this season explores ‘How do we become who we are?’ and ‘What is a family?’ inspired by Jackie Kay’s Red Dust Road, Scottish Book of the Year 2011. Jackie graduated from the University of Stirling in 1983 and went on to become one of Scotland’s greatest writers. Macrobert supported the National Theatre of Scotland in the adaptation of this award winning book for the stage and we are delighted that this soul-searching memoir by Scotland's Makar will open this season. You can turn to pages 4 and 5 for details of our other Conversation events and that is only the start of what’s on offer. You’ll find lots to see and do in this guide and if you would like to hear more about it all then please come and join me and some special guest artists at our Season Spotlight (more info below). We look forward to sharing it with you!


Julie Ellen, Artistic Director

Macrobert Arts Centre

AUTUMN SPOTLIGHT 2019 Thu 22 Aug, 6.30pm

Your chance to enjoy a preview of the autumn season’s events, hosted by Julie Ellen in conversation with the following artists: Alan Bissett will introduce you to Moira - Falkirk's Hardest Women (The Moira Monologues & More Moira Monologues). Take a trip back to the fall of the Berlin Wall with Katherina Radeva (Fallen Fruit). Kally Lloyd-Jones will talk about the inspiration for The Chosen. Kim Simpson will also be chatting about her photography exhibition Girls and Their Mothers and there will be some food samples from the Café/Bar menu.


(but ticketed, so please book in advance)

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This season you’re invited to join a conversation about what makes us who we are – inspired by the new adaption of Jackie Kay’s novel Red Dust Road. There’s lots of opportunities for you to get involved…


Read and discuss Red Dust Road over coffee/tea/biscuits.


Send us a photo of your ‘family’ for the chance to be part of this Exhibition (deadline 19 Aug). This is a photo of Kathryn and Ella. Their relationship doesn’t have a name, but they’re definitely (although unofficially) family. Ella was best friends with Kathryn’s Nana for decades, and they’ve been writing, sharing holidays, swapping books and trading stories for as long as Kathryn can remember.

relaxed percussion experience Tue 27 Aug, 2pm

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A relaxed event for people living with dementia and their families to share the magic of music and rhythm.

RED DUST ROAD Thu 29 & Fri 30 Aug, 7pm A story full of heart, humour and deep emotions based on Jackie Kay’s novel.



This Exhibition looks at the complex identity of multiracial individuals.

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Use layers of colour and texture to build a personal self-portrait with artist Iona Leishman.

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September Events

Exhibition | Arthouse Street Level Photoworks and Stirling Photography Festival

KIM SIMPSON: GIRLS AND THEIR MOTHERS Fri 23 Aug to Thu 19 Sep This Exhibition looks at the complex identity of multiracial individuals, a visually underrepresented group in Scotland. Instead of questioning their ancestry or scrutinizing their appearance, Kim chose to photograph girls and women of mixed heritage and their mothers with an intent on questioning social perception. The images display their relationships, linking these girls and their mothers together, while also respecting their disparity. We are delighted to present this exhibition as part of Stirling Photography Festival.

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Social | Various Macrobert Arts Centre

CREATIVE BREAKFASTS Fri 6 Sep, Fri 4 Oct, Fri 1 Nov, Fri 6 Dec, 9am to 10am Recommended for age 16+

You’re invited to join us for a 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, you are very welcome. Meet inspiring, creative people, share projects and ideas and hear from a different speaker every month. Venues and speakers vary so please check our website for details.


(but ticketed, so please book in advance – breakfast included).

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Company Chordelia


Thu 12 Sep, 7.30pm Recommended for age 12+

An intensely moving dance piece about dying while embracing the art of living and the passage of time. How do we choose to live in the face of the inevitable and how do we think about the final stage of our life cycle? Increasingly, as medicine advances, knowledge of imminent death has become a reality for everyone; The Chosen addresses our mortality from the shifting perspectives of ourselves and our loved ones in a deeply personal reflection on how we experience the time we have left.

Tickets: £13.50 / £11.50 Conc / £6.50 Students


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DEATH CAFÉ: Thu 12 Sep, 8.45pm Join us to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. DANCE MASTERCLASS: Sun 25 Aug, 10.30am Explore themes from The Chosen with dancers from the company.

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September Events

For age 6+

Social | Workhouse Macrobert Arts Centre


Family | On the Stage


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Sat 14 Sep, 12 noon & 1pm


We’re delighted to be getting involved in the 30th anniversary of Doors Open Day.

A madcap musical adventure for families.

This year we’re offering you the chance to take an up close and personal look at some of the costumes and props that we’ve used in our panto extravaganzas in two Peek Into Panto sessions.

Join us for an extraordinary theatrical experience where music will happen in ways you have never seen before (4 brave musicians, 30 instruments and countless musical puzzles to solve).

Free (but ticketed, so please book)

Sun 15 Sep, 2pm

Musical maverick Daniel Padden comes together with award-winning Red Bridge Arts and Catherine Wheels to celebrate the thrills and spills of making music.

Tickets: £10.50 / £38 Wee Group Saver (any 4 people) Page 8

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Fri 20 Sep, 8pm

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Thu 19 Sep, 7.30pm

With every choice. We create a new universe. I make it, I don’t make it, I make it, I don’t. Take a fantastical journey with two musician-performers, linking four characters in interconnecting tales across the multiverse - a story that explores an existential conundrum of belief. Somewhere out there, has another version of you followed a better path?


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GARY FAULDS LIVE! Recommended for age 18+

The dream is well and truly alive for Gary Faulds, helped by the 2 million who tune in to watch his Facebook live videos every month. He's gone from being a nobody to getting free pakora, clothes and haircuts for life. At his first theatre show a woman fainted! Don’t worry her pals dragged her out the room and came back in to enjoy the show (true story). He’s planning for 2019 to be his best year yet and you can join him for his only Stirling show.

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February Events September Events

Social | Mainhouse


Bringing rewilding to life this conference, hosted by Scotland: The Big Picture, explores the potential for rewilding large parts of Scotland. It draws on inspirational stories and experiences from around the world, delivered first hand by rewilding practitioners, policymakers and storytellers, through AV presentations, a panel session and discussions.There will also be opportunities to network with like-minded people and explore the stalls and exhibition stands at the rewilding market.

Exhibition | Arthouse Carse of Stirling Partnership, supported by The National Heritage Lottery Fund, Stirling Community Pride Fund and Scottish Natural Heritage


Mon 23 Sep to Fri 8 Nov Flanders Moss (near Stirling) is the largest raised bog in the UK. ‘Dawn Chorus’ is inspired by the birds and extraordinary plants that live on the bog, providing a rich habitat for wildlife.

Tickets: Standard: £69 / *£77.95 Student & Under 18: £35 / *£43.95 *(includes lunch)

David Pickett SNH, botanical illustrator Jessica Langford, willow weaver Kate Sankey and sound recordist Molly Schutten worked with four Stirlingshire schools, creating botanical artwork, soundscape and ‘Caroline Curlew’ willow sculpture which can be seen on Flanders Moss.

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

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TONIGHT, YOU BELONG TO ME Thu 26 Sep, 7.30pm

A brand-new show from the award-winning Glaswegian chanteuse and University of Stirling Alumni. With her heart-melting, smoky, evocative voice, Christine cherry-picks some of the most celebrated songs and engrossing stories from the Jazz Age – the era of prohibition, suffragettes, radio, flappers, vamps, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Dorothy Parker, Charlie Chaplin, Charles Lindbergh and Bessie Smith. Enjoy a decade of heroes and villains; of sex scandals; literary giants and criminal low lives – all beautifully bound in the seductive rhythms of jazz.

Tickets: £14.50 / £12.50 Conc / £6.50 Students

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September Events

‘Compelling... a captivating performer’ THE LIST

Two Destination Language

FALLEN FRUIT Fri 27 Sep, 7.30pm

Home isn’t a place, it’s something we make… 1989: The Berlin Wall splits open; a young girl looks forward to life beyond Communism; a couple unravel; and 80’s TV permeates everything. 2019: Britain prepares to leave the EU while Europe celebrates 30 years since the end of the Cold War. This show brings to life the childhood memories of Bulgarian born Katherina Radeva, in a visually rich story full of energy, playfulness and 200 cardboard boxes.

Tickets: £13.50 / £11.50 Conc / £6.50 Students Friends

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Join us for a post show conversation.

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Rapture Theatre

Sat 28 Sep, 7.30pm How many white men does it take to change a light bulb? It’s 1959 and President Eisenhower is in the White House. Bev and Russ are moving after the tragic death of their son, and they have inadvertently sold their house to the neighbourhood’s first black family. Fifty years later, in 2009, the first Black President has just taken office and a young white couple buy the same house in what is now a predominantly black neighbourhood. In both instances, racial tensions escalate and the stakes are raised!

Tickets: £15.50 / £13.50 Conc / £6.50 Students Join us for a post show conversation


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FebruaryEvents Events October

Social | Various


Sun 6 Oct, 12noon to 4pm We’re joining hundreds of Fun Palaces, nationally and internationally, to present a day of free and fun activities for all. Our Fun Palace will be created by the people of Stirling offering you the chance to learn new skills from your neighbours and share hobbies with friends (old and new). SHARE YOUR SKILLS Do you have a skill to share? Last year our Makers showed others how to fold origami boxes, make hummus, press apples into juice, create stop-motion animations, play the drums and dance. What could you share? Get in touch:

FREE: (drop in and get involved)

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Theatre | Mainhouse Stirling University Drama Society

A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE Mon 7 & Tue 8 Oct, 7pm

Arthur Miller’s American classic is set by the docks of Red Hook – a working-class area of Brooklyn, New York - and tells the story of the Carbone family. When Eddie and his wife Beatrice, two immigrants from Sicily, move into their home - drama, love and misplaced passion lead Eddie to risk his own and his family’s happiness.

Tickets: £10 / £7 Conc

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For age 3+

Entertainment | Mainhouse Alan Bissett


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THE MOIRA MONOLOGUES & MORE MOIRA MONOLOGUES Thu 10 Oct, 7.30pm Recommended for age 14+

Meet Falkirk’s hardest woman…twice, in Alan Bissett’s award-winning double bill. Moira’s a single mum and a cleaner, who can’t wait to light a fag and tell her BFF Babs stories about her love life, the karaoke night in the Scotia bar, cleaning posh folks’ hooses, her thoughts on Brexit, and, of course, how she protects her darlin’ dug, Pepe, from Diesel the rottweiler. No-one ever forgets Moira!  ‘Howlingly funny!' the scotsman

Tickets: £14.50 / £12.50 Conc / £6.50 Students

Family | Mainhouse Nicoll Entertainment


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THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA Sat 12 Oct, 2pm Sun 13 Oct, 11am & 2pm

The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big, stripy tiger. Join the tea-guzzling tiger in this delightful family show; packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos. A stunning stage adaptation of the classic tale of teatime mayhem... expect to be surprised! A musical play adapted and directed by David Wood, based on the book by Judith Kerr.

Tickets: £12.50 / £46 Wee Group Saver (any 4 people)

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FebruaryEvents Events October

Theatre | Mainhouse Dogstar Theatre in association with An Lanntair


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THE STORNOWAY WAY by Kevin MacNeil Thu 17 Oct, 7.30pm

Irreverent, humorous and honest this is a bittersweet theatrical rom-com, adapted by Kevin MacNeil from his best-selling novel with an exciting soundtrack of Indy originals and traditional songs. Roman Stornoway, a struggling musician, and his best friend Eilidh are disaffected underachievers, who use alcohol to fuel and delay their dreams of escape from Stornoway. Eventually making their way to the city, Roman is smitten with Eva the mysterious Hungarian student and things go terribly wrong.

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Comedy | Mainhouse Mick Perrin Worldwide


Tommy rants and raves, he dances and acts. He tries to be very silly and very serious at the same time. He mixes a love of comic rebellion and a refusal to be conscripted into a rational view of the world with a deep love for talking and the poetry of everyday speech. Using high theatricality and lots of sweary language, this is a fast paced and exuberant celebration of everything that’s wild, wrong and wonderful about being alive right here, right now.

Tickets: £20.50

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For age 8+

Family | On the Stage Shona Reppe, in collaboration with Vélo Theatre, France


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ATLANTIS BANAL Sat 19 Oct, 6pm

Life is like folding a map - you either follow the folds or you make your own. Born on an island, struck by lightning and raised by a dry cleaner, Atlantis Banal is an artist like no other. Since she first rose to the surface of the art scene she’s been creating ripples far and wide. This brand-new show for families is set in an intimate ‘pop-up’ art gallery, featuring a flying fish, fashion on a tin can, and a mermaid who isn’t afraid to make an exhibition of herself.

Tickets: £10.50 / £38 Wee Group Saver (any 4 people)

Musical | Mainhouse Rubber Chicken Theatre


Thu 24 to Sat 26 Oct, 7.30pm Rubber Chicken Theatre are back with this year’s Senior Show in a Week featuring a 60 strong local cast. Based on the 1980 phenomenal pop culture film, Fame The Musical is the international smash hit sensation that follows the lives of students at New York’s High School For The Performing Arts as they navigate their way through the highs and lows, the romances, the heartbreaks and the ultimate elation of life. Join these amazing young people as they transform from star struck pupils to superstars.

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Event Cinema: The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD


Sat 12 Oct, 5.55pm Thu 17 Oct, 7.30pm

Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Franco Zeffirelli’s celebrated production of Turandot, which stars Christine Goerke in the title role of the icy Chinese princess who has renounced all men.


Sat 26 Oct, 5.55pm

Lisette Oropesa stars as the irresistible title character, the tragic beauty who yearns for the finer things in life, in Laurent Pelly’s revealing production.


Sat 9 & Sun 10 Nov, 5.55pm

Hui He stars as the devoted geisha who gives everything for the American naval officer, sung by Andrea Carè. Plácido Domingo sings Sharpless for the first time.


Sat 23 Nov, 5.55pm

Phelim McDermott returns to the Met with a new staging of Glass’s Akhnaten, originally created by LA Opera, Improbable, and English National Opera.

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Tickets: £20 / £18 Conc & Friends In the Filmhouse

Event Cinema: National Theatre Live

ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS Thu 26 Sep, 7pm

Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden, the hilarious West End and Broadway hit returns to cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.


Tue 22 Oct, 7.30pm

A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play.


Thu 7 Nov, 7pm

See two-time Olivier Award winners, Lindsay Duncan (Birdman, About Time) and Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van, The Queen), in this brand-new play by Simon Wood - broadcast live from the National Theatre in London.

PRESENT LAUGHTER Thu 28 Nov, 7.30pm

Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy.

Tickets: £17 / £15 Conc & Friends In the Filmhouse

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Event Cinema: Royal Opera House Live DON GIOVANNI

Tue 8 Oct, 6.45pm

The new Royal Opera Season begins with Mozart’s engaging masterpiece, which follows Don Giovanni, the women he serially seduces, and the vengeance that finally catches up with him.

DON PASQUALE Thu 24 Oct, 7.30pm

Royal Opera favourite Bryn Terfel heads the cast for this new production of Donizetti’s comedy of domestic drama across two generations.


This mixed programme showcases the versatility of The Royal Ballet, with a trio of works by Kenneth MacMillan, Frederick Ashton and Marius Petipa.


Tue 10 Dec, 7.15pm

A classic returns to The Royal Ballet repertory with Ninette de Valois’ charming and funny ballet – a story of love, mischief and mechanical dolls.


(SPECIAL SCREENING) Tue 17 Dec, 7.15pm Wed 18 Dec, 7.30pm

Recorded in 2016 this glorious production of The Nutcracker, created by Peter Wright in 1984, is the production par excellence of an all-time ballet favourite.

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Tickets: £17 / £15 Conc & Friends In the Filmhouse

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Entertainment | Mainhouse Jo Sarsby Management


Get ready for more spell-binding stories from the natural world when Gordon Buchanan makes a welcome return to Macrobert Arts Centre this autumn. This is the chance to hear first-hand about Gordon’s global travels in South America, Asia, Africa, Papua New Guinea, Russia and Alaska and ask any burning wildlife questions. An expedition into a world of weird, wild and wonderful wildlife all illustrated with his own film footage and photography this is a thrilling evening for wildlife enthusiasts of all ages.

Tickets: £18.50 / £16.50 Conc

Donate to our Christmas Appeal and help local children and families make some magical memories at the Panto!


£15 donation = a day of fun DONATE:

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a Punz eL a hair braiding adventure Fri 22 Nov to Tue 31 Dec

Get ready for another Macrobert Panto Extravaganza – written by, directed by and starring the fabulous Johnny McKnight. Bring your sweeties and your loudest outdoor voices as we get ready to boo, hiss and singalong with all your family and friends.

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Fri 22 Nov - 7.30pm Sat 23 Nov 2pm (F) 7.30pm (F) Sun 24 Nov 1.30pm (F) 6pm (F) Mon 25 Nov NO SHOWS Tue 26 Nov NO SHOWS Wed 27 Nov NO SHOWS Thu 28 Nov - 7.30pm Fri 29 Nov - 7.30pm (F) Sat 30 Nov 2pm 7.30pm Sun 1 Dec 1.30pm 6pm Mon 2 Dec NO SHOWS Tue 3 Dec NO SHOWS Wed 4 Dec NO SHOWS Thu 5 Dec - 7.30pm Fri 6 Dec - 7.30pm (S) Sat 7 Dec 2pm (F) 7.30pm (F) Sun 8 Dec 1.30pm (F) 6pm (F) Mon 9 Dec NO SHOWS Tue 10 Dec - 7.30pm Wed 11 Dec - 7.30pm Thu 12 Dec - 7.30pm Fri 13 Dec 2pm 7.30pm (AD/C) Sat 14 Dec 2pm 7.30pm (F) Sun 15 Dec 1.30pm 6pm Mon 16 Dec NO SHOWS Tue 17 Dec NO SHOWS Wed 18 Dec 2pm 7.30pm Thu 19 Dec 2pm 7.30pm Fri 20 Dec 2pm 7.30pm Sat 21 Dec 2pm 7.30pm Sun 22 Dec 1.30pm 6pm Mon 23 Dec 1.30pm 6pm Tue 24 Dec 1.30pm 6pm Wed 25 Dec MERRY CHRISTMAS, WE’RE CLOSED Thu 26 Dec 2pm 7.30pm (S) BSL Interpreted: Fri 27 Dec 2pm 7.30pm Fri 6 Dec, 7.30pm Sat 28 Dec 2pm 7.30pm (AD/C) Sun 29 Dec 1.30pm 6pm Audio Described & Captioned: Mon 30 Dec 2pm 7.30pm Fri 13 Dec, 7.30pm Tue 31 Dec 2pm There are also 10.30am performances of Rapunzel especially for schools. Please get in touch for more information:

Off Peak: £17.75 / £14.75 Peak: £19.75 / 16.75 Premium: £21.75 / £18.75

Santa's Sleigh

A fun-filled, interactive, inspiring musical adventure with lots of laughs and songs to join in with this Christmas! For ages 5 and under and their families.


Tue 26 Wed 27 Thu 28 Fri 29 Sat 30 DEC Sun 1 Mon 2 Tue 3 Wed 4

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Light Keeper Tues 26 Nov to Tue 24 Dec

For age 5 and under


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Exhibition | Arthouse Macrobert Arts Centre

HANDMADE EXHIBITION 2019 Wed 20 Nov to Sun 5 Jan

Social | Treehouse/Workhouse Macrobert Arts Centre

CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAYRE Sat 23 Nov, 12noon to 6pm

Our annual Christmas exhibition of arts and crafts is back for a fifth year. Enjoy browsing through a selection of different works by Scottish-based artists or pick up a Christmas gift (or two) and perhaps even something special for yourself.

Drop-in for a browse through a selection of unique arts and crafts created by local Scottish-based artists - the perfect opportunity to do some Christmas shopping or treat yourself to something special!

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

Free (Drop in for a browse)

CALL OUT FOR ARTISTS If you’re an independent practitioner with original, high quality work and you’d like to be part of the Handmade Exhibition or Christmas Craft Fayre we’d love to hear from you. You can submit for either or both events and the deadline for applications is Mon 23 Sep – download an info pack from our website. Page 26

Coming in 2020

Dance | Mainhouse

Comedy | Mainhouse MZA and Chill Productions

CRAIG HILL: BOTTOMS UP! Sat 1 Feb, 7.30pm

Ballet West


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Fri 14 Feb, 7.30pm Sat 15 Feb, 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Recommended for age 16+

If you’re a gin, he’s a tonic! Join Craig as he pops his cork to toast his 20th solo show this is one fun mixer that will keep you fizzy all the way to the bottom!  ‘Flat-out hilarious!' Mirror

Tickets: £18.50 / £16.50 Conc

Ballet West make a welcome return to Macrobert Arts Centre with this classical ballet favourite. Tchaikovsky's stirring score and a moving adaptation of the original choreography come together to tell the story of the beautiful but cursed Odette, and the Prince who falls in love with her.

Tickets: £15.50

Macrobert Arts Centre

SPRING SPOTLIGHT 2020 Thu 23 Jan, 6.30pm

Your chance to enjoy a preview of the Spring season’s events, hearing first hand from some of the artists / directors about their performance, in conversation with Julie Ellen (Macrobert Artistic Director).

Free (but ticketed, so please book in advance)

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Events & Workshops


With live entertainment and refreshments, our Relaxed Events run once a month. They are open to everyone, but designed to welcome people who benefit from an informal environment – particularly those living with dementia. You can expect a relaxed attitude to noise and movement, friendly staff on hand to help make your visit enjoyable and coffee/tea and biscuits. Tue 24 Sep 2pm Kaitlin Ross & Catrina Hawksworth (Scottish Traditional Song & Piano) Tue 29 Oct 2pm Armonia Duo Sun 17 Nov 2pm A Kennedy Cupcakes' Christmas Tue 17 Dec 1pm FILM: It’s A Wonderful Life Tickets: £5 (assisting companion or family member goes free)

MACROBERT BOOK GROUP Tuesdays, 24 Sep, 29 Oct & 26 Nov

If you enjoy reading and discussing fiction books, then come along to our Book Group. Member choose the books the group reads and benefit from exclusive discounts for shows at Macrobert Arts Centre too. ‘Love and friendship and humour and ships at sea by night – there’s all heaven and earth in a book, a real book.’ Christopher Morley Age 16+

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6.30pm to 8pm

£3.50 per session (coffee / tea and biscuits included)

Artist Masterclasses

Join our dance and art masterclass programme for the chance to work with amazing industry professionals, in conjunction with our live programme.

Dance Masterclass

Dance Masterclass

Explore how to connect emotions and detail through physical storytelling in a workshop led by John Ross. John has worked extensively with companies like Punchdrunk and Gecko Theatre.

This masterclass will explore failure and resilience which are the central themes from Shaper/Caper’s new dance theatre production, The Unwanted.

Visual Art Masterclass

Visual Art Masterclass

Use layers of colour and texture to build a personal self-portrait with artist Iona Leishman. Working this way, there are no mistakes as images from our multi-layered lives come together.

Join contemporary urban artists from Recoat to learn new creative techniques for drawing and painting and create an artwork of your own using letters, paper-cut and stencils.

with John Ross Sun 8 Sep

with Iona Leishman Sun 8 Sep

Age 16+

with Thomas Small (Shaper Caper) Sun 27 Oct

with Recoat Design Sun 27 Oct

10.30am to 12.30pm Dance £10 / Visual Art £15 per session

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Weekly Classes for all ages and abilities

In Autumn 2019 our M-Dance classes are on the move! We’re heading out to deliver the sessions in a number of different community spaces. So make sure you check out the venue when choosing your classes and please book and pay in advance.

M-DANCE: TINY (Lecropt Kirk Hall) Thursdays, 29 Aug to 31 Oct (10 weeks)

Explore music and dance through favourite nursery rhymes and props, developing imagination, co-ordination, social and motor skills. We ask that a parent/guardian is present in this class - one adult can be in charge of two children. Age 1 to 2

11.15am to 12noon

£4 per session (pay as you go)

M-DANCE: MINI (Lecropt Kirk Hall) Thursdays, 29 Aug to 31 Oct (10 weeks)

Explore high and low, fast and slow and much more in a session that uses imagination, props and play to create movements to some funky beats. Age 3 to 4

12.15pm to 1pm

£4 per session (pay as you go)

M-DANCE: JUNIOR (Wallace High School Dance Studio) Mondays, 26 Aug to 28 Oct (10 weeks)

Get your creative brains into gear through a range of games and the creation of dance motifs, discovering Contemporary, Hip Hop and Jazz dance styles. Age 7 to 10 6pm to 7pm Page 30

£5 per session (pay as you go)

M-DANCE: YOUTH (Wallace High School Dance Studio) Mondays, 26 Aug to 28 Oct (10 weeks)

Develop your technique, choreography, performance and creativity skills and explore a range of dance styles - Contemporary, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Commercial and Creative dance. 12+

7pm to 8pm

£5 per session (pay as you go)

M-DANCE: ADULT (Macrobert Arts Centre) Tuesdays, 27 Aug to 22 Oct (8 weeks)

Learn and develop your Contemporary Dance technique, building co-ordination, strength and fitness, in a fun, challenging and dynamic class. 16+

6.30pm to 8pm

£8 per session (pay as you go)

M-DANCE: PLUS (Lecropt Kirk Hall) Thursdays, 29 Aug to 31 Oct (10 weeks)

A lively and fun class, aimed at everyone, no dance experience needed! Come and try a range of styles from Contemporary to Jazz, helping to promote good health and wellbeing in a social and friendly environment. 50+

10am to 11am

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Weekly Classes for children, young people and adults

Our other weekly classes are based at Macrobert Arts Centre, but should we need to move to a different location on the University of Stirling Campus we will let you know in advance.

M-ART Thursdays, 29 Aug to 31 Oct (10 weeks)

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. Age 11+

6.30pm to 8.00pm

£7.50 (pay as you go)

MAC DRAMA Fridays, 30 Aug to 1 Nov (10 weeks)

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. Age 18+

1.30pm to 2.30pm

£5 per session (pay as you go)

M-DRAMA: MUSICAL THEATRE Tuesdays, 27 Aug to 22 Oct (8 weeks)

These classes are led by Rubber Chicken Theatre and cover all aspects of the musical theatre world – singing, acting, choreography and stagecraft. With a focus on fun, participants get the chance to build their skills and confidence to perform. Ages 10 to 17 Page 32

5.30pm - 6.30pm


Weekly Classes for children, young people and adults

M-DRAMA Saturdays, 31 Aug to 2 Nov 2019 (10 weeks)

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 3 and 4 also gain experience of devising performances, improvisation and explore different styles of theatre. M-Drama 1 M-Drama 2 M-Drama 3 M-Drama 4

P1-3 P4-6 P7-S2 S3+

10.30am to 11.30am £55 11.45am to 1.15pm £75 1.45pm to 3.15pm £75 3.30pm to 5.30pm £95


If your child would like to get involved in any of our classes, but money is a barrier please get in touch with us for more information about our bursary places. Please be aware that places are limited and are available on a first-come-first-served basis: creativelearning@


If you or your child isn’t sure about a particular class then why not come along and give it a go for free. Get in touch for more information:

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A Bit More About Us...

The University of Stirling is in the middle of an exciting re-development project which means there are some changes on Campus and at Macrobert Arts Centre. Here’s a bit more info to help you plan your visit.


Our front doors have been relocated and are now on the loch side – look out for purple signs to point you in the right direction. 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 CPT Register.


We welcome children and families and are accessible for prams and pushchairs. 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 and the Arthouse.


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 –


There are new Blue Badge parking spaces on the left-hand side of the East Link Road, look out for purple sign posts to help you find Your way. There is also a new drop off point on the right. You can find a map on the Your Visit page of our website.


The bus hub on Campus is located beside 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. For more information please visit our website and keep an eye out for info on our social media channels, or sign up for our e-newsletters. Page 34

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Booking & Ticket Info 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 email 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 16 & 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 booking for highlighted events. Look out for Friends the Friends symbol in this Guide. discount

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.

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. Page 35

01786 466 666 | September P6 P6 P7 P8 P8 P9 P9 P10 P10 P19 P11 P12 P13

until 19 Sep Fri 6 Sep Thu 12 Sep Sat 14 Sep Sun 15 Sep Thu 19 Sep Fri 20 Sep Sat 21 Sep Sun 23 Sep to Fri 8 Nov Thu 26 Sep Thu 26 Sep Fri 27 Sep Sat 28 Sep

Girls and Their Mothers Exhibition Creative Breakfast The Chosen Doors Open Day WhirlyGig The Myth of the Singular Moment Gary Faulds Live! Scotland: The Big Picture Conference Dawn Chorus Exhibition NT Live: One Man, Two Guvnors Tonight You Belong To Me Fallen Fruit Clybourne Park

Venue Opening Hours 9am 7.30pm 12 noon - 1pm 2pm 7.30pm 8pm 9.30am Venue Opening Hours 7pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm

Creative Breakfast Fun Palaces A View From the Bridge ROH Live: Don Giovanni The Moira Monologues… The Tiger Who Came to Tea The Met Live in HD: Turandot The Stornoway Way Tommy Tiernan: Paddy Crazy Horse Atlantis Banal NT Live: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Rubber Chicken Theatre: Fame ROH Live: Don Pasquale The Met Live in HD: Manon Gordon Buchanan

9am 12noon to 4pm 7pm 6.45pm 7.30pm 2pm / 11am, 2pm 5.55pm / 7.30pm 7.30pm 8pm 6pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 5.55pm 7.30pm

Creative Breakfast ROH Live: Concerto / Enigma Variations… NT Live: Hansard The Met Live in HD: Madama Butterfly Rapunzel: A Hair Braiding Adventure Handmade 2019 Exhibition Christmas Craft Fayre 2019 The Met Live in HD: Akhnaten Santa’s Sleigh Light Keeper NT Live: Present Laughter Creative Breakfast ROH Live: Coppelia ROH Live: The Nutcracker (Special Screening)

9am 7.15pm 7pm 5.55pm Various Venue Opening Hours 12noon to 6pm 5.55pm Various 7.30pm 9am 7.15pm 7.15pm / 7.30pm

October P6 P14 P14 P20 P15 P15 P18 P16 P16 P17 P19 P17 P20 P18 P21

Fri 4 Oct Sun 6 Oct Mon 7 & Tue 8 Oct Tue 8 Oct Thu 10 Oct Sat 12 & Sun 13 Oct Sat 12 & Thu 17 Oct Thu 17 Oct Fri 18 Oct Sat 19 Oct Tue 22 Oct Thu 24 to Sat 26 Oct Thu 24 Oct Sat 26 Oct Sun 27 Oct

November & December P6 P20 P19 P18 P22 P26 P26 P18 P24 P19 P6 P20 P20

Fri 1 Nov Tue 5 Nov Thu 7 Nov Sat 9 & Sun 10 Nov Fri 22 Nov to Tue 31 Dec Wed 20 Nov to Sun 5 Jan Sat 23 Nov Sat 23 Nov Tue 26 Nov to Tue 24 Dec Thu 28 Nov Fri 6 Dec Tue 10 Dec Tue 17 & Wed 18 Dec

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