Dundee Contemporary Arts

Dundee Contemporary Arts
152 Nethergate, Dundee, DD1 4DY
  • Telephone 01382 909900
  • Opening times Daily: 10am–midnight.
  • Seasonal times Closed: Dec 25 & 26; Jan 1 & 2.
  • Website www.dca.org.uk
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Dundee Contemporary Arts

Dundee Contemporary Arts is a major arts hub in Dundee city centre. Located in a much-converted garage, it opened in 1999 and offers multiple facilities: an art gallery with a thriving visual arts programme; a two-screen cinema specialising in classic and arthouse cinema (but not averse to the odd blockbuster); a print studio and a visual research centre run in cooperation with the University of Dundee. The Jute Cafe Bar offers lunch, evening and kids' menus.

  • Provides: Free wi-fi

Events at this venue

There are 42 events at this location

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Andrew Lacon

Andrew Lacon’s newly commissioned response to Gallery 1 at DCA.

Sat 9 Dec

01382 909900

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sun 10 Dec

01382 909900

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Mon 11 Dec

01382 909900

  • 10:00 – 18:00
…and 76 more dates until 25 Feb 2018

Andy Warhol Class

Learn how to make prints in the same way as Warhol's iconic pop art pics at this one-day course. Why not immortalise a famous person or friend in multicoloured panels? Bring along some photos to work from.

Sat 2 Dec

Print Studio

£50 / 01382 909900

Babs Robertson Lino Printing

Course in linocutting to develop skills in adapting and transferring designs onto lino and cutting and printing techniques. Babs covers use of tools, lino etching and wet-on-wet printing techniques.

Sun 3 Dec

Print Studio

£115 (£95) / 01382 909900

Black and White Photography for Beginners

Learn how to process your black and white film, make contact sheets and explore black and white printing.

Wed 29 Nov

Print Studio

£85 (£65) / 01382 909900

  • 18:00

Wed 6 Dec

Print Studio

£85 (£65) / 01382 909900

  • 18:00

Bolshoi Ballet: Giselle

The young peasant girl Giselle dies when she learns that the man she loves, Albrecht, has betrayed her. Against her will, she joins the wilis, vengeful spirits who now turn against Albrecht and condemn him to dance until he dies of exhaustion.

Sun 8 Apr 2018

Cinema

£17.50 (£15) / 01382 909900

Bolshoi Ballet Live: Coppelia

  • 1h 55min

Live satellite screening of the tale of Dr Coppélius and his life-sized dancing doll, performed by the Bolshoi Ballet.

Sun 10 Jun 2018

Cinema

£17.50 (£15) / 01382 909900

Bolshoi Ballet Live: The Nutcracker

  • 2017

Sugarplum Fairies and Rat Kings live from Russia.

Sun 3 Dec

Cinema

£17.50 (£15) / 01382 909900

Bolshoi Ballet: Romeo and Juliet

  • 2018
  • 2h 30min
  • Directed by: Alexei Ratmansky

Alexei Ratmansky, former artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, stages the company’s premiere of the classic ballet, set to Prokofiev’s romantic and cinematic score.

Sun 21 Jan 2018

Cinema

£17.50 (£15) / 01382 909900

Bolshoi Ballet: The Lady of the Camellias

  • 2018

The Bolshoi breathes new life into Neumeier’s tragic masterpiece accompanied by Chopin’s exquisite score.

Sun 4 Feb 2018

Cinema

£17.50 (£15) / 01382 909900

Collagraphy

Three week course Course dates:  Three week course, Thu from 30 November Collagraphy is the original recycling technique, using card, textures and materials collaged together to make versatile and effective printing plates.

Thu 30 Nov

Print Studio

£65 (£45) / 01382 909900

DCA Young Photo Club

Skills-building workshop for young photographers with tutored sessions led by local photographers and time to show your work on a big screen. The session begins with a 'how to' introduction to let you try new techniques and familiarise yourself with the camera's settings.

Tue 5 Dec

Activity Room

£8 / 01382 909900

Dundead Horror Film Festival

For the fifth year running Dundee indulges its more bloodthirsty side with a bank holiday weekend of cinematic thrills and scares. With a programme of sneak previews and terrifying classics, the event has an inclusive feel, welcoming suggestions via twitter and facebook.

Wed 2 May 2018

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01382 909900

Thu 3 May 2018

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01382 909900

Fri 4 May 2018

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01382 909900

Sat 5 May 2018

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01382 909900

Dundee Toastmasters Meetup

A branch of the international Toastmasters Public Speaking and Leadership organisation meets twice a month in Dundee city centre - and we'd love you to join us! We meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month at the DCA (Dundee Contemporary Arts) centre in the Nethergate from 6.45 - 9.00pm. Whatever your goals in…

Wed 22 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 01382 909900

  • 18:45 – 21:00

Wed 13 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 01382 909900

  • 18:45 – 21:00

Wed 27 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 01382 909900

  • 18:45 – 21:00
…and 5 more dates until 14 Mar 2018

Exhibition On Screen: Cezanne – Portraits Of A Life

  • 2018

Exhibition dedicated to the portrait work of Paul Cézanne.

Tue 23 Jan 2018

Cinema

£12 (£9) / 01382 909900

Exhibition On Screen: I, Claude Monet

  • 2016
  • Directed by: Phil Grabsky

Using letters and other private writings I, Claude Monet reveals new insight into the influential painter and impressionist.

Tue 22 May 2018

Cinema

£12 (£9) / 01382 909900

Exhibition on Screen – Vincent Van Gogh: A New Way of Seeing

  • 2014
  • PG
  • Directed by: David Bickerstaff

Enjoy complete and unprecedented access to the treasures of Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum without having to board a plane. Made in collaboration with experts at the Van Gogh Museum, the film marks both a major re-showing of the gallery’s collection and a celebration of the 125th anniversary of the artist's death. The…

Tue 20 Mar 2018

Cinema

£12 (£9) / 01382 909900

Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 45min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Paul McGuigan
  • Cast: Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Kenneth Cranham, Vanessa Redgrave, Frances Barber, Julie Walters
  • UK release: 17 November 2017

London, 1978: young actor Peter Turner (Bell) meets and falls in love with 50s film star Gloria Grahame (Bening). Sensitively adapted from Turner’s own memoir, it features a luminous performance from Bening as the faded star and moves with wonderful fluidity from the present to flashbacks. A lovely celebration of a unique…

Fri 24 Nov

Cinema

£6.50–£7.50 (£5–£5.50) / 01382 909900

Sat 25 Nov

Cinema

£6.50–£7.50 (£5–£5.50) / 01382 909900

Sun 26 Nov

Cinema

£6.50–£7.50 (£5–£5.50) / 01382 909900

…and 11 more dates until 7 Dec

The Flames of Paris

  • 2010
  • Russia
  • PG

Bolshoi Ballet performance.

Sun 4 Mar 2018

Cinema

£17.50 (£15) / 01382 909900

The Florida Project

  • 5 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 55min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Sean Baker
  • Cast: Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Prince, Valeria Cotto

Moonee (Prince) is a six-year-old being raised by her trash-talking mom in a motel near Florida’s Disney World, where she and her pal Scooty (Riviera) terrorise guests at a neighbouring establishment. This low-key masterpiece is full of affection for its adorable urchins while not being blind to the occasional danger of…

Fri 1 Dec

Cinema

£6.50–£7.50 (£5–£5.50) / 01382 909900

Sat 2 Dec

Cinema

£6.50–£7.50 (£5–£5.50) / 01382 909900

Sun 3 Dec

Cinema

£6.50–£7.50 (£5–£5.50) / 01382 909900

…and 4 more dates until 7 Dec

Gelli Plate Monoprinting

Get crafty at this one day course. Gelli Printing Plate looks and feels like gelatin, but is durable, reusable and stores at room temperature. It's easy to clean and always ready for printing. Monoprinting on a Gelli plate is simple and fun. The gratification is immediate, and the prints are beautiful.

Sat 16 Dec

Print Studio

£45 (£35) / 01382 909900

Human Flow

  • 2017
  • 2h 20min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Ai Weiwei
  • Cast: Israa Abboud, Hiba Abed, Rami Abu Sondos

Ai Weiwei’s documentary explores the greatest human displacement since the Second World War., with over 65 million people around the world forced from their homes. Human Flow visualises this massive human migration, capturing both the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact.

Mon 4 Dec

Cinema

£7.50 (£5–£5.50) / 01382 909900

It's A Wonderful Life

  • 5 stars
  • 1946
  • US
  • 2h 9min
  • U
  • Directed by: Frank Capra
  • Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Henry Travers

Small-town boy Stewart runs into financial difficulties and is on the brink of suicide when an elderly angel descends to earth to show him all the good his life has done for those around him. Archetypal Capra sentimentality with a superbly detailed fantasy framework and one of Stewart's most lovable performances. One to…

Fri 22 Dec

Cinema

£6.50–£7.50 (£5–£5.50) / 01382 909900

Sat 23 Dec

Cinema

£6.50–£7.50 (£5–£5.50) / 01382 909900

Sun 24 Dec

Cinema

£6.50–£7.50 (£5–£5.50) / 01382 909900

Kate V Robertson: This Mess is Kept Afloat

New sculptural work in the first solo exhibition in a UK institution by the artist.

Sat 9 Dec

Gallery 2

01382 909900

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sun 10 Dec

Gallery 2

01382 909900

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Mon 11 Dec

Gallery 2

01382 909900

  • 10:00 – 18:00
…and 76 more dates until 25 Feb 2018

Kelly Richardson: The Weather Makers

The first solo exhibition in Scotland by Canadian artist Kelly Richardson. The Weather Makers considers what the future might look like if we continue on our current trajectory of abusing the planet. The exhibition uses three large-scale video works and a new print series.

Thu 23 Nov

Free / 01382 909900

  • 10:00 – 20:00
Gallery

Free / 01382 909900

  • 10:00 – 20:00

Fri 24 Nov

Free / 01382 909900

  • 10:00 – 18:00
Gallery

Free / 01382 909900

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sat 25 Nov

Free / 01382 909900

  • 10:00 – 18:00
Gallery

Free / 01382 909900

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sun 26 Nov

Free / 01382 909900

  • 10:00 – 18:00
Gallery

Free / 01382 909900

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Lost In Paris

  • 2016
  • France/Belgium
  • 1h 23min
  • Directed by: Fiona Gordon, Dominique Abel
  • Cast: Fiona Gordon, Dominique Abel, Emmanuelle Riva

A fun and hectic tale of peculiar people finding love while lost in the City of Light.

Thu 23 Nov

Cinema

£7.50 (£5) / 01382 909900

Metropolitan Opera Live: Cendrillon

  • 2018
  • 2h 47min
  • Directed by: Bertrand de Billy

For the first time, Massenet’s version of the Cinderella story comes to the Met in this imaginative storybook production directed by Laurent Pelly.

Sat 28 Apr 2018

Cinema

£20 (£12) / 01382 909900

Metropolitan Opera Live: Così Fan Tutte

  • 2018
  • 3h 31min
  • Directed by: David Robertson

A co-production with English National Opera, Mozart's vision of the battle of the sexes is set in a carnivalesque environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island.

Sat 31 Mar 2018

Cinema

£20 (£12) / 01382 909900

Metropolitan Opera Live: La Bohème

  • 2018
  • 2h 55min

The world’s most popular opera returns with an exciting young cast in Franco Zeffirelli’s production.

Sat 24 Feb 2018

Cinema

£20 (£12) / 01382 909900

Metropolitan Opera Live: L'Elisir d'Amore

  • 2018
  • 2h 39min
  • Directed by: Domingo Hindoyan

Production of Donizetti's opera which stars Matthew Polenzani, rising South African soprano Pretty Yende and Davide Luciano, who makes his Met debut as the arrogant soldier Belcore.

Sat 10 Feb 2018

Cinema

£20 (£12) / 01382 909900

Metropolitan Opera Live: Luisa Miller

  • 2018
  • 3h 38min
  • Directed by: James Levine

The first Met performances of the opera in more than ten years, with Sonya Yoncheva singing the title role opposite Piotr Beczała as Rodolfo and Plácido Domingo as Luisa’s stern-yet-loving father.

Sat 14 Apr 2018

Cinema

£20 (£12) / 01382 909900

Metropolitan Opera Live: Semiramide

  • 2018
  • 4h
  • Directed by: Maurizio Benini

Rossini's tragic opera based on a story by Voltaire, with Angela Meade taking on the challenging vocals of the title role in this revival of a production last seen at the Met 25 years ago.

Sat 10 Mar 2018

Cinema

£20 (£12) / 01382 909900

Metropolitan Opera Live: Tosca

  • 2018
  • 2h 53min
  • Directed by: Sir David McVicar

Sir David McVicar’s new production of Puccini’s story of love, terror, the abuse of power, and the unquenchable longing for freedom.

Sat 27 Jan 2018

Cinema

£20 (£12) / 01382 909900

Mounting and Framing

Learn how to cut various mounts and make, stain and varnish different types of frame. Bring along something to frame that is smaller than A4.

Sat 25 Nov

Print Studio

£95 (£75) / 01382 909900

National Theatre Live: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017. Following his smash hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Benedict Andrews’ ‘thrilling revival’ (New York Times) stars Sienna Miller alongside, Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney. On…

Thu 22 Feb 2018

Cinema

£17.50 (£15) / 01382 909900

National Theatre Live: Julius Caesar

  • 2018
  • Directed by: Nicholas Hytner
  • Cast: Ben Whishaw, Michelle Fairley

Ben Whishaw and Michelle Fairley play Brutus and Cassius in Nicholas Hytner’s production of Shakespeare's political drama.

Thu 22 Mar 2018

Cinema

£17.50 (£15) / 01382 909900

National Theatre Live: Macbeth

The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness. Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris (The Threepenny Opera, London Road), will see Rory Kinnear (Young Marx, Othello) and…

Thu 10 May 2018

Cinema

£17.50 (£15) / 01382 909900

National Theatre Live: Young Marx

  • 2017
  • Directed by: Nicholas Hytner
  • Written by: Richard Bean, Clive Coleman.
  • Cast: Rory Kinnear, Oliver Chris

Rory Kinnear is Marx and Oliver Chris is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman.

Thu 7 Dec

Cinema

£17.50 (£15) / 01382 909900

Photography Forum

A discussion group for amateur photographers. Compare notes on practising photography, get advice, show your work and look at others' portfolios. Booking is essential.

Sat 25 Nov

Print Studio

01382 909900

Printing with Paper Pulp

No inks or paint are used in this technique which involves using paper pulp to make prints.

Sun 10 Dec

Print Studio

£45 (£35) / 01382 909900

Shonky: the Aesthetics of Awkwardness

An exhibition exploring the nature of visual awkwardness through the work of artists and architects Arakawa and Gins, Cosima von Bonin, Niki de Saint Phalle, Benedict Drew, Justin Favela, Duggie Fields, Louise Fishman, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Kate Lepper, Andrew Logan, Plastique Fantastique, Jacolby Satterwhite, Tim…

Sat 10 Mar 2018

Gallery

01382 909900

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sun 11 Mar 2018

Gallery

01382 909900

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Mon 12 Mar 2018

Gallery

01382 909900

  • 10:00 – 18:00
…and 76 more dates until 27 May 2018

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

  • 2017
  • US
  • Directed by: Rian Johnson
  • Cast: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis, Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern, Kelly Marie Tran
  • UK release: 14 December 2017

In Lucasfilm's Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.

Sat 16 Dec

Cinema

£8 (£6.50–£7) / 01382 909900

Mon 18 Dec

Cinema

£8 (£6.50–£7) / 01382 909900

Wed 20 Dec

Cinema

£8 (£6.50–£7) / 01382 909900

…and 2 more dates until 28 Dec

Twilight Taster Sessions

Drop into the print studio on your way home from work or college, watch some printing techniques and admire the end results. Then decided which course is for you.

Thu 14 Dec

Print Studio

£3 / 01382 909900

Comments & ratings

1. Betty Lyle4 Jun 2012, 8:36pm5 stars Dundee Contemporary Arts Report

Great menu with a wide variety of dishes at a good price. Fab cocktails too! Lovely seating area outside too.

Average rating 5/5 from 1 review of Dundee Contemporary Arts.

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