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Macnas is an award-winning theatre, spectacle and processional company that has toured nationally and internationally to critical acclaim. Macnas is renowned for street shows, spectacle, theatre shows and parades. In addition to their outdoor repertoire, Macnas has created award winning theatre shows and presented work in conjunction with MTV and with U2 performing as part of the Zooropa Tour (1994). Macnas theatrically transform and perform visually dynamic and stunning work indoors and outdoors, conjuring up playful, delicious and delirious stories that are extensions of the human condition.


Recent international tours include: Wilderness Festival, Oxfordshire, England (2014); St. Patrick’s Festival, Moscow, Russia (2014; 2013); WOMADelaide Australia (2013); St. Patrick’s Festivals Brisbane & Sydney, Australia (2013); and Chaoyang Spring Carnival, Beijing, China (2013).

Recent & upcoming Irish tour dates include: Limerick City of Culture (2014); President’s Garden Party, Áras an Uachtaráin (2014); Brigit’s Garden, Co. Galway (2014); St. Patrick’s Festival, Dublin (2014); St. Patrick’s Festival Limerick (2014); Dublin Fringe Festival (2013); Kilkenny Arts Festival (2013); Shorelines Festival, Portumna, Co. Galway (2013); Life of Reilly Festival, Cavan (2013); Féile Iorrais, Belmullet, Co. Mayo (2013); Dundrum Festival, Dundrum, Dublin (2013); Body & Soul Festival (2013); Dublin Fringe Festival, Collins’ Barracks (2012; 2011).

Macnas is interested in developing new international relationships and strengthening current partnerships with a view to further touring. Please contact for more information on our touring shows.

Macnas sits in a world on the edge of things where stories emerge and journeys begin, inviting unlikely encounters and exhilarating experiences between audiences, communities and ourselves.


Artistic Director Noeline Kavanagh
General Manager Sharon O'Grady
Programme Co-ordinator Róisín Stack