What a festive treat….

Even with all this terrible weather, macrobert is open for business as usual despite the current weather conditions,  all shows and screenings are scheduled to take place. The roads on the university campus are cleared on a regular basis, but please check public transport schedules and road conditions prior to your travel. However, we don’t have the expertise to risk assess customer’s journey to macrobert, so please make sure to assess the weather situation ahead of your journey and give yourself plenty of time.

It is absolutely beautiful over here, just take a look at these photos! What’s even better is that you could stick on your wellies, come for a wee walk around the loch then join us at macrobert for a bowl of hot soup, a delicious hot chocolate and then see one of our three shows, Snow White of the Seven De’Wharffs is the panto this year, White is for the 0 -3 year olds and wait for it…. Mr Snow for the 3-5 year olds, what could be more appropriate than bringing the kids along, in the snow to meet Mr Snow who is a snowologist and looks at lots of different kinds of snow, from elephant snow and small snow to lightening snow and hot snow. It’s just so festive over this end so why not come and join us, make the most of the weather and be creative.

Take a look to the right and you will see our stream of images from flickr, you will find photos from all our Christmas performances, next season and other macrobert images, click on the images to the right which will take you to our account, feel free to leave comments and feedback!

See you soon and merry Christmas… 🙂 x


Sneak preview for kids Christmas show at macrobert…

The Herald Angel-award winning show White will be at macrobert for a limited period in the run up to Christmas. A performance especially for 0-3 year olds and their families, we are uber excited for this show and thought we should share this sneak preview with you…

Welcome to the beautifully strange world of White.  Full of birdsong and birdhouses, it gleams and dazzles and shines in the night. Two friends look after the birds and make sure the eggs stay safe. We watch, we help. The world is bright, ordered and white. But high up in the trees, all is not white. Colour appears. First red… then yellow… then blue…

White is a playful and highly visual new show for very young children and is a perfect first time theatre experience.

‘One of Scotland’s top theatre groups for children’ The Scotsman

‘The high wire act of Scottish children’s theatre’ Times Educational Supplement

8 – 24 December, times vary. Tickets £6.50 / £5.50 children

Many performances sold out already so don’t delay, book your tickets now for this magical little performance. Book online here or call us on 01786 466666.

Fringe Festival shows coming to macbob

The Edinburgh Fringe is almost half way through its run of the festival!  Eventhough we are not based in Edinburgh all of us at the macrobert have loveddiscussing our jaunts through to the capital; what were the hits, what the misses were and what fun we had at the festival.

The Fringe is a chance for many performers to kick off their shows and preview them to the world before going on tour. If you haven’t checked out our new live brochure you will see that a couple of festival acts are actually performing their Edinburgh show at the macrobert, So if you don’t have the time or money to go see some of the great performances in Edinburgh then now there is no excuse as a few will be right here on your doorstep very soon.

Ewan Donald and Harry Ward by Laurence Winram

The Not So Fatal Death of Grandpa Fredo by Vox Motus performing at the Traverse has received rave reviews so far. The Stage stamped it as a ‘Must See’, while The Scotsman gave it 4 stars. Inspired by an incredible true story, multi-award winning company Vox Motus present a pitch dark comedy, featuring a host of eccentric characters, original live music and stunning design. A frozen body found in a woodshed wreaks havoc in the local community, forcing them to confront questions of science, faith and immortality.  The Not So Fatal Death of Grandpa Fredo features at the macrobet on the 18th September.

For the kids, White, has being doing incredibly well. It has just won a Herald Angel award at the Fringe. Herald Angels are awarded to the best of the festival’s performers, venues and backstage crew who have managed to impress The Herald’s distinguished panel of arts critics. The show has also been receiving 5 star reviews, especially from the festival magazine who said; ‘The play’s call to celebration of life in all its rich, multi-coloured glory is both unforced and deeply moving’. High praise indeed for a children’s show about two men who spend their day performing simple tasks in their perfectly white & clean world. White runs from 8th-24th December at the macrobert and is for 0-4 years and their families.

However, if you prefer a bit of comedy then look no further than regular Fringe performer, Danny Bhoy, who comes to the macrobert on the 28th September with his unique brand of laid back humour and story telling. He has been receiving 3 star reviews for his show; By Royal Disappointment. Chortle commented on their favourite moment of the show; ‘we love him most when he reveals his weaknesses, relatively small though they be. His humble recounting of foot-in-mouth moments when he met comedy royalty (Matt Damon) or the real deal (The Queen) are made funnier by his milking the embarrassment of what might be considered relatively minor faux pas’. Bhoy’s humour is observational and it often involves his own experiences as an international comedian.

Come along & check out one of these amazing shows when they come to the macrobert before it’s too late. See what all the critics have been raving about! As before we know it will be a year on and these performers will be performing a brand new show for the Fringe.

For more information or to book call our lovely box office staff on 01786 466666.

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