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Epic Art Challenge

If you're aged between 5 and 18 and would like to have your artwork displayed in our Epic Art Exhibition 2019, then now's the time to get drawing or painting! This year's theme is wildlife and the environment. All you need to do is send us a drawing or picture (no bigger than A3) of a wild animal that is affected by an environmental impact e.g. sea turtles affected by plastics or orang-utans losing their habitat to deforestation. The Challenge is divided into three age groups - P1 to P3, P4 to P7 and S1+ - and we'll choose our favourite pictures to be displayed in the Arthouse at Macrobert Arts Centre. All the artists who work is chosen will be invited to a prize-giving celebration at 12noon on Sun 28 Jul.

Be part of our Panto Young Cast 2019!

We are delighted to welcome you to audition for Rapunzel: A Hair Braiding Adventure Young Cast! Following the success of last year’s Sleepin' Cutie, Macrobert Arts Centre is holding auditions on Sun 12 of May 2019 for young people to join the Young Cast for this year’s panto – Rapunzel: A Hair Braiding Adventure.
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Q&A with Peter Arnott: Unspotted Snow

Q&A with Peter Arnott: Unspotted Snow is at Macrobert Arts Centre on Thu 25 Apr Q. What was the catalyst for the play?  A. I was writer in Residence at the John Murray Archive at the National Library of Scotland 2009 to 2011…initially to celebrate Murray publishing “Origin of Species” in September 1859.  Frank McLintock’s book “The Voyage of the Fox” (about his search for Franklin’s remains) came out in the same month…and Murray also had Franklin’s original manuscript written in pencil on his 1822 expedition…complete with sweat stains from Franklin using the paper as insulation.  So I got interested…
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Mark Beaumont - Stirling to Edinburgh to Twickenham

Mark Beaumont cycles from Edinburgh to Stirling on Thu 14 Mar to tell us all about his cycling tour of the world. Join the cycle, as Mark Beaumont, Rob Wainwright, Tom Leefe and Russell Kelsey pedal with the Calcutta Cup match ball from Murrayfield to Macrobert Arts Centre, before heading on to Twickenham for an epic 500 mile, 48 hour ride.
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We’re working with Film Hub Scotland, to find out more about the reach and impact of the films in our cinema programme and we need your help. By taking a few minutes to fill out this online questionnaire, you’re supporting our work and helping to make sure we can continue to offer interesting, independent and varied films. Complete the online survey. 
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Great cinema should be for everyone

We're delighted to announce a new pricing structure is being rolled out for our regular film programme from March 2019. Pay What You Can asks people to make the choice about what you can afford to pay for your ticket with three options available - £4.50, £6.50 and £8.50. The new pricing structure will take effect from Friday 1 March, will apply every day of the week and cover all films in the regular film.  Find out more and visit our FAQs.

Edwardian Costume for Performance

Student's from Edinburgh College's HND Costume for Stage & Screen Course have an exhibition of their Edwardian Costume for Performance pieces at Macrobert Arts Centre until Wed 27 Feb. Entry to the exhibition is free and you can visit during our opening hours. There may be times that the exhibition space will be closed to the public for private events, please do call in advance if you are making a special visit to avoid disappointment.

Building Closed Tue 29 Jan, 10am to 6pm

Our building will be closed on Tue 29 Jan from 10am to 6pm for a private event. Customers can still access Box Office during these hours, however the rest of the venue including Cafe Bar will be closed to the public. The whole building will reopen at 6pm, with evening films screening at 7.15pm & 7.30pm.

Photo Competition: Havin' a Blether

Get involved in this season's Conversation Photo Competition, running alongside this season's Conversation Starter about language and it's importance to our world. Does the language we experience affect our understanding of the world? What kind of impact does it have on issues like discrimination? Whose voices do we hear and whose voices are missing?
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We're Closed: Mon 7 to Fri 11 Jan

Our venue will be closed from Mon 7 Jan - Fri 11 Jan. Box Office will be open for telephone bookings only from 10am to 4pm on Thu 10 & Fri 11 Jan. All other tickets can be purchased throughout the week at Box Office will reopen on Sat 12 Jan at 10am for normal opening hours.