About Macnas

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The work of Macnas is transformative, mobile and immersive. We collaborate with artists, audiences and communities, nationally & internationally.

Macnas energise audiences with interactive performances at festivals and celebrations around the globe, bringing stunning large-scale images and brilliant chaos to the streets of the world. As pioneers of invention we have toured the world performing with U2, been part of the magic at the MTV awards, performed in China, Australia, and San Francisco, took to the streets of Austin, Texas for SXSW Festival 2016 and brought the city of Hull to a standstill, as part of Hull UK City of Culture 2017.

Macnas are still firmly rooted in Ireland, performing a highly acclaimed annual Halloween Parade in their home town of Galway each October.

Pioneers of Invention

Our People

Our People

The Macnas magic would not happen without our incredible community of artists, performers, crew, volunteers and supporters.

Our People
Explore our history

Explore our history

Macnas was founded in Galway in 1986 by Páraic Breathnach, Tom Conroy, Ollie Jennings and Pete Sammon.

Our History
Governance

Governance

Macnas remit is to make brilliant new work of excellence, innovation and vision.

Governance