Dundee Contemporary Arts

Dundee Contemporary Arts
152 Nethergate, Dundee, DD1 4DY
  • Telephone 01382 432444
  • Opening times 10am–midnight.
  • Seasonal times Closed: Dec 25 & 26; Jan 1 & 2.
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  • 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.

The DCA is situated at the heart of Dundee's cultural and social life, located a short walk from the railway station and the main shopping centre, and close to Dundee University's campus. There is a multi-storey car park next door, with cycle lockers available at the rear.

  • Provides: Free wi-fi

Events at this venue

There are 33 events at this location

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Argyrotype

One-day course Course date****: Sat 26 February (one-day workshop) Create atmospheric 'Van Dyke Brown' tinted prints using an early photographic process. You can use objects or photographs: send in up to four photos in advance so we can prepare negatives - more information in the Course Information. Please ensure you have…

Sat 26 Feb

Print Studio

£45 (£35) / 01382 432444

Belfast

  • 4 stars
  • 2021
  • UK
  • 1h 38min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Kenneth Branagh
  • Cast: Jude Hill, Lewis McAskie, Caitriona Balfe

Semi-autobiographical drama from Kenneth Brannagh, set in Northern Ireland during The Troubles in the 1960s.

Thu 27 Jan

Cinema

£6 / 01382 432444

Bolshoi Ballet: Jewels

Elegant and sophisticated ballet performances on the theme of precious stones.

Sun 23 Jan

Cinema

£17.50 (£15) / 01382 432444

Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake

A tragic love story ensues when young Prince Siegfried meets Odette, who is white swan by day and human by night. Odette can only wait for an oath of true love to break the curse. This tale of love, drama and deception is brought to life by Russia's world famous Bolshoi Ballet.

Sun 6 Mar

Cinema

£17.50 (£15) / 01382 432444

Bolshoi Ballet: The Pharaoh's Daughter

Music: Cesare Pugni Libretto: Jean-Henry Saint-Georges and Marius Petipa (after the novel Le roman de la momie by Théophile Gautier) Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet While traveling in Egypt, Lord Wilson is caught in a sandstorm and finds refuge in the nearest pyramid where Aspicia, the daughter…

Sun 1 May

Cinema

£17.50 (£15) / 01382 432444

Cyanotype on Paper

One-day workshop Course date: Sun 27 March (one-day course) Join artist Kit Martin and explore this beautiful, traditional photographic technique, which is once again becoming a popular method of image creation with a new generation of artists. Using the latest UV light equipment and (potentially) Scottish sunlight to…

Sun 27 Mar

Print Studio

£45 (£35) / 01382 432444

The Eye of the Storm

  • 3 stars
  • 2011
  • Australia
  • 1h 59min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Fred Schepisi
  • Cast: Charlotte Rampling, Geoffrey Rush, Judy Davis
  • UK release: 3 May 2013

Elizabeth Hunter (Rampling) is an eccentric matriarch eking out her last moments in a Sydney country house, where she's visited by her greedy offspring Basil (Rush) and Dorothy (Davis). A decent, serious-minded stab at Patrick White's supposedly unfilmable novel, with sensitive performances from the leads.

Tue 25 Jan

Cinema

£8 (£5.50–£7) / 01382 432444

Family Art Lab: Tako Taal & Rae-Yen Song

#DCAmakes Family Art Labs offer time and space to get making as a family, with creative activities led by local artists. Stay as long as you like or leave when you need to, these sessions are completely flexible.  Inspired by Tako Taal and Rae-Yen Song's exhibitions in DCA galleries, expect lots of materials, creative…

Sat 29 Jan

Create Space

01382 432444

Free but ticketed / 01382 432444

Sat 19 Feb

Create Space

01382 432444

Free but ticketed / 01382 432444

Sat 19 Mar

Create Space

01382 432444

Free but ticketed / 01382 432444

Get Off Auto

A weekend photography course covering different file-formats, exposure, white balance and ISO settings. Bring your own camera and cables, as well as a USB stick. The course takes places inside as well as outdoors, so bring appropriate footwear.

Sat 12 Mar

Print Studio

£95 (£75) / 01382 432444

Introduction to Adobe Photoshop

Get started with this nifty piece of software that you can use to create images, enhance or correct your photos and design graphic artwork.

Sat 12 Feb

Meeting Room

£95 (£75) / 01382 432444

Licorice Pizza

  • 5 stars
  • 2021
  • US / Canada
  • 2h 13min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson
  • Cast: Alana Haim, Cooper Hoffman, Sean Penn, Tom Waits, Bradley Cooper, Benny Safdie

Coming-of-age drama set it 1973.

Sat 22 Jan

Cinema

£7–£8 (£5.50–£7) / 01382 432444

Sun 23 Jan

Cinema

£7.50–£8.50 (£6–£7.50) / 01382 432444

Mon 24 Jan

Cinema

£7.50–£8.50 (£6–£7.50) / 01382 432444

…and 3 more dates until 27 Jan

Memoria

  • 2021
  • 2h 16min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
  • Cast: Tilda Swinton, Elkin Díaz, Jeanne Balibar, Juan Pablo Urrego, Daniel Giménez Cacho

A Scottish woman begins to hear strange noises while travelling in Colombia.

Sat 22 Jan

Cinema

£7–£8 (£5.50–£7) / 01382 432444

Sun 23 Jan

Cinema

£7–£8 (£5.50–£7) / 01382 432444

Mon 24 Jan

Cinema

£7–£8 (£5.50–£7) / 01382 432444

…and 3 more dates until 27 Jan

Metropolitan Opera: Ariadne auf Naxos

  • 2022

The exhilarating soprano Lise Davidsen makes her Live in HD debut in one of her signature roles, the mythological Greek heroine of Strauss’s enchanting masterpiece.

Sat 12 Mar

Cinema

£20 (£12) / 01382 432444

Metropolitan Opera: Don Carlos

  • 2022

For the first time in company history, the Met presents the original five-act French version of Verdi’s epic opera of doomed love among royalty, set against the backdrop of the Spanish Inquisition.

Sat 26 Mar

Cinema

£20 (£12) / 01382 432444

Metropolitan Opera: Hamlet

  • 2022

When Australian composer Brett Dean’s Hamlet had its world premiere at the Glyndebourne Festival in 2017, The Guardian declared, “New opera doesn’t often get to sound this good … Shakespeare offers a gauntlet to composers that shouldn’t always be picked up, but Dean’s Hamlet rises to the challenge.” On June 4, this…

Sat 4 Jun

Cinema

£20 (£12) / 01382 432444

Metropolitan Opera: Lucia di Lammermoor

  • 2022

Soprano Nadine Sierra takes on the haunted heroine of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, in an electrifying new staging by Australian theatre and film director Simon Stone, conducted by Riccardo Frizza.

Sat 21 May

Cinema

£20 (£12) / 01382 432444

Metropolitan Opera: Rigoletto

  • 2022

Bartlett Sher’s bold new take on Verdi’s timeless tragedy arrives in cinemas on January 29. The Tony Award­–winning director resets the opera’s action in 1920s Europe, with Art Deco sets by Michael Yeargan and elegant costumes by Catherine Zuber, themselves boasting a combined 11 Tony Awards. Baritone Quinn Kelsey, a…

Sat 29 Jan

Cinema

£20 (£12) / 01382 432444

Metropolitan Opera: Turandot

  • 2022

Superstar soprano Anna Netrebko makes her long-awaited Met role debut as Puccini’s icy princess.

Sat 7 May

Cinema

£20 (£12) / 01382 432444

MiScreen: Digital Desktop Screen Printing

Three-week course Course dates: Choose from Wed evenings starting 19 January or Wed evenings starting 2 March (three-week course).  MiScreen is one of a new, exciting generation of digital screen printing machines, which are changing how we will screen print in the future. Similar to Risography, this process allows you to…

Wed 2 Mar

Print Studio

£65 (£45) / 01382 432444

National Theatre Live: Henry V

  • 2022
  • UK
  • 3h
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Max Webster
  • Cast: Kit Harington

Kit Harington plays the title role in Shakespeare’s thrilling study of nationalism, war and the psychology of power. Fresh to the throne, King Henry V launches England into a bloody war with France. When his campaign encounters resistance, this inexperienced new ruler must prove he is fit to guide a country into war.

Thu 21 Apr

Cinema

£17.50 (£15) / 01382 432444

National Theatre Live: Hex

  • 2022
  • Directed by: Rufus Norris

A vividly original retelling of Sleeping Beauty, a mythic, big-hearted new musical that goes beyond the waking kiss. Deep in the wood, a lonely fairy longs for someone to bless. When she is summoned to the palace to help the princess sleep, her dream turns into a nightmare and her blessing becomes a curse. Soon, she is…

Thu 17 Mar

Cinema

£17.50 (£15) / 01382 432444

National Theatre Live: Leopoldstadt

  • 2020
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Patrick Marber
  • Written by: Tom Stoppard

Regarded as ‘Britain’s greatest living playwright’ (Times), Academy and Tony Award-winner Tom Stoppard’s critically acclaimed new play Leopoldstadt is a passionate drama of love, family and endurance. At the beginning of the 20th century, Leopoldstadt was the old, crowded Jewish quarter of Vienna, Austria. But Hermann…

Thu 27 Jan

Cinema

£17.50 (£15) / 01382 432444

National Theatre Live: The Book of Dust - La Belle Sauvage

  • 2022
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Nicholas Hytner

The Book of Dust - La Belle Sauvage By Philip Pullman, adapted by Bryony Lavery. Directed by Nicholas Hytner. Set twelve years before the epic His Dark Materials trilogy, this gripping adaptation revisits Philip Pullman's fantastical world in which waters are rising and storms are brewing. Two young people and their…

Thu 17 Feb

Cinema

£17.50 (£15) / 01382 432444

Photography Forum

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

Sat 29 Jan

Meeting Room

01382 432444

Booking is essential.

Sat 26 Feb

Meeting Room

01382 432444

Booking is essential.

Sat 26 Mar

Meeting Room

01382 432444

Booking is essential.

Say It Loud: Craftivism for Dundee Women's Festival

#DCAmakes Join us for two hours of craftivism and enjoy making and talking together.  Ampify your messages and slogans by creating striking banners, posters and tote bags using print, textiles, sewing or a mix of media. We'll have a huge range of materials to use as well as technical support and encouragement from local…

Thu 17 Mar

Create Space

£5 / 01382 432444

Say It Loud: Craftivism for OutFest

#DCAmakes This workshop is part of OutFest: a festival of activity celebrating and exploring LGBTQ+ history as part of LGBTQ+ history month. Delivered by Shaper/Caper and Dundee Pride, the festival is supported by Scottish Government's Community Recovery Fund 2. Join us for two hours of craftivism and enjoy making and…

Thu 24 Feb

Create Space

£5 / 01382 432444

Screen Printing (Beginners)

Channel your inner Warhol and learn how to explore the creative possibilities of this colourful, graphic and immediate approach to making repeat prints.

Sat 12 Feb

Print Studio

£65 (£45) / 01382 432444

Sat 12 Mar

Print Studio

£65 (£45) / 01382 432444

Signwriting with Brian Robertson

Weekend course Course dates: Choose from Sat 5 & Sun 6 February or Sat 19 & Sun 20 March (two-day course) Join expert sign writer Brian Robertson and learn basic brush-handling skills, illustrative work and gold-leaf or glass gilding. This introductory course covers brushes, paints, mahlsticks, pounce patterns as…

Sat 5 Feb

Print Studio

£85 (£65) / 01382 432444

Sat 19 Mar

Print Studio

£85 (£65) / 01382 432444

Sleep

  • 2020
  • Germany
  • 1h 42min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Michael Venus
  • Cast: Gro Swantje Kohlhof, Sandra Hüller, August Schmölzer

A woman plagued by nightmares suffers a breakdown in a remote village.

Tue 25 Jan

Cinema

£3 / 01382 432444

Sat 26 Feb

Free / 01382 432444

Spirited Away

  • 4 stars
  • 2001
  • Japan
  • 2h 5min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki
  • Cast: Rumi Hiiragi, Miyu Irino, Mari Natsuki, Bunta Sugawara

Chihiro travels through a tunnel into another world, where she happens upon a bathhouse for the spirits. After chowing down greedily on some spiked local produce, Chihiro's parents are transformed into pigs, leaving their suddenly dutiful daughter to seek work in the bathhouse in order to release them. Philosophy, anime…

Sat 22 Jan

Cinema

£7 (£5.50–£6) / 01382 432444

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Within the century-old walls of historic Leith Theatre, something sinister is stirring. A gothic tale of double lives and inner demons, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde takes on its own hybrid identity in this unique retelling. Concerned by his good friend Dr Henry Jekyll’s recent behaviour, Gabriel Utterson is…

Sun 27 Feb

Cinema

£17.50 (£15) / 01382 432444

Wood Engraving with Beth Robertson

Four-week course Course dates: Tue evenings from 11 January OR Thu evenings from 17 March (four-week course).  Join expert wood engraver Beth Robertson and learn how to work with this beautiful form of printmaking that uses fine engraving tools to create intricately detailed designs. The images are created by cutting into…

Thu 17 Mar

Print Studio

£95 (£75) / 01382 432444

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