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

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There are 42 events at this location

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24 Weeks

  • 105 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Anne Zohra Berrached
  • Cast: Julia Jentsch, Bjarne Mädel, Johanna Gastdorf,Emilia Pieske, Mila Bruk

Pregnant television comedian Astrid (Julia Jentsch) has to choose whether or not to have a late abortion when she finds out her unborn son has Down’s syndrome and a serious heart defect.

Sun 15 Jan 2017

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4 Kings

  • 2015
  • Germany
  • 98 min
  • Directed by: Theresa von Eltz

Alex, Lara, Fedja and Timo, four very different teens, spend the Christmas holidays in a psychiatric clinic for adolescents with an unconventional psychiatrist.

Wed 4 Jan 2017

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Allied

  • 2 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
  • Cast: Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Jared Harris

Max (Pitt) is a Canadian intelligence officer who parachutes into French Morocco in 1942 so that he can pose as the husband of Resistance agent Marianne (Cotillard). A clean-cut Casablanca wannabe with nice supporting turns, but while the stars look fantastic, they seem awkward and it never really comes to life.

Fri 9 Dec

Sat 10 Dec

Sun 11 Dec

…and 4 more dates until 15 Dec

Babs Robertson Lino Printing

Course in linocutting to develop skills in adapting and transferring designs onto lino and cutting and printing techniques.

Sun 11 Dec

Print Studio

£115 (£95) / 01382 909900

Bolshoi Ballet: A Contemporary Evening

  • 2016

The Bolshoi takes on a bold new challenge, as the dance masters tackle contemporary choreography.

Sun 19 Mar 2017

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Bolshoi Ballet: A Hero of Our Time

Pechorin, a young officer, embarks on a journey across the majestic mountains of the Caucasus, on a path set by his passions. Disillusioned and careless, he inflicts pain upon himself and the women around him… “Give me everything, it is still not enough.” This story based on the larger-than-life hero Pechorin is…

Sun 9 Apr 2017

Bolshoi Ballet Live: The Nutcracker

  • 2014

Sugarplum Fairies and Rat Kings live from Russia.

Bolshoi Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty

  • 2017

In this resplendent classic, the Bolshoi dancers take us on a dreamlike journey through the famous fairy tale, complete with jewel fairies and a magical kingdom. Music ny Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and choreography by Yuri Grigorovich.

Sun 22 Jan 2017

DCA Thomson

To celebrate the 80th anniversary of The Broons and Oor Wullie, six artists create playful responses to DC Thomson's extensive archives. The exhibition features new murals, prints, drawings, sculpture and videos created by the artists, as well as archive material from over 100 years of the Dundee publishers and their…

Tue 6 Dec

Gallery

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Wed 7 Dec

Gallery

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Thu 8 Dec

Gallery

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…and 69 more dates until 19 Feb 2017

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.

Tue 6 Dec

Tue 17 Jan 2017

Tue 21 Feb 2017

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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.

Thu 27 Apr 2017

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Fri 28 Apr 2017

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Sat 29 Apr 2017

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • UK/US
  • Directed by: David Yates
  • Written by: J.K. Rowling
  • Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston
  • UK release: 18 November 2016

Newt Scamander (Redmayne), a socially-challenged animal whisperer of sorts, has to gather up the fantastic beasts which have escaped from his briefcase and are roaming 1920s New York. A suitably magical spin-off, with Rowling's screenplay skilfully balancing dark and light, and director Yates maintaining a thrilling pace…

From Caligari to Hitler

  • 2014
  • Germany
  • 114 min
  • Directed by: Rüdiger Suchsland
  • Cast: Siegfried Kracauer, Fritz Lang, Thomas Elsaesser

Film looking at the Weimar Republic (1918–1933) and its 'collective spirit' in cinema.

Sat 7 Jan 2017

Get Off Auto

Weekend course *Course dates: * Sat 17 & Sun 18 December Learn your way around your digital camera and gain confidence by shooting out and about. Course covers different file-formats, exposure, white balance and ISO settings. What should I bring? Please bring your own camera and the relevant cables in case…

Sat 17 Dec

Print Studio

£85 (£65) / 01382 909900

Sat 15 Apr 2017

Print Studio

£85 (£65) / 01382 909900

Ghost in the Shell

  • 2017
  • US
  • Directed by: Rupert Sanders
  • Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Michael Pitt, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche

Live-action remake of the animated film based on the Manga comic title.

Wed 25 Jan 2017

Cinema

£7.20 (£5) / 01382 909900

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Hue and Cry

  • 1947
  • UK
  • 82 min
  • Directed by: Charles Crichton
  • Written by: T.E.B. Clarke
  • Cast: Alastair Sim, Frederick Piper, Harry Fowler

A master crook, who sends commands for robberies by altering the wording of a comic strip every week, is foiled by a gang of street boys.

Sat 21 Jan 2017

Indignation

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 110 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: James Schamus
  • Cast: Logan Lerman, Sarah Gadon, Tracy Letts
  • UK release: 18 November 2016

Ohio, 1951: Marcus (Lerman) is a young Jewish man attending a liberal college, where he meets Olivia (Gadon), a magnetic, troubled woman whose advances attract and also guilt-trip him. This deliberately low-key drama about sex and religion benefits from Schamus's refined storytelling, making it the best Philip Roth…

Wed 7 Dec

Cinema

£6.20–£7.20 (£5) / 01382 909900

It's A Wonderful Life

  • 5 stars
  • 1946
  • US
  • 129 min
  • 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…

Wed 21 Dec

Cinema

£6.20–£7.20 (£5) / 01382 909900

Thu 22 Dec

Cinema

£6.20–£7.20 (£5) / 01382 909900

Fri 23 Dec

Cinema

£6.20–£7.20 (£5) / 01382 909900

Sat 24 Dec

Cinema

£6.20–£7.20 (£5) / 01382 909900

Mark Wallinger Mark

Mark Wallinger's first exhibition in Scotland.

Sat 4 Mar 2017

Gallery

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Sun 5 Mar 2017

Gallery

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Mon 6 Mar 2017

Gallery

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…and 90 more dates until 4 Jun 2017

Merry Riso

Produce a run of lo-fi Risograph cards or prints for gifts. This eco-friendly, fast-paced method is a hybrid of photocopying and silkscreen using soy-based inks and recycled paper.

Sat 10 Dec

Print Studio

£45 / 01382 909900

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Metropolitan Opera: Der Rosenkavalier

  • 2017

Join the New York Metropolitan Opera for Strauss' comic opera in three acts. Screened live and in high definition.

Sat 13 May 2017

Metropolitan Opera: Eugene Onegin

  • 2017

The opera rendering of Pushkin's novel, live from New York.

Sat 22 Apr 2017

Metropolitan Opera: Idomeneo

Mozart’s first operatic masterpiece returns to the Met in the classic Jean-Pierre Ponnelle production, conducted by Music Director James Levine.

Sat 25 Mar 2017

Cinema

£20 (£10) / 01382 909900

Metropolitan Opera: La Traviata

  • 2017

Verdi's opera about the passionate, consumptive Violetta, broadcast live from The Met Opera in New York.

Sat 11 Mar 2017

Metropolitan Opera: L’Amour de Loin

One of the most highly praised operas of recent years, which had its premiere at the Salzburg Festival in 2000, Kaija Saariaho’s yearning medieval romance* L’Amour de Loin *(“Love From Afar”), has its Met premiere this season. The production is by Robert Lepage, co-produced with L’Opéra de Québec, where it premiered to…

Sat 10 Dec

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Metropolitan Opera: Roméo Et Juliette

The electrifying team of Vittorio Grigolo and Diana Damrau reunites for a new production of Gounod’s opera based on the Shakespeare play. Damrau makes her role debut as Juliette in Bartlett Sher’ s new production, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda. Elliot Madore sings Mercutio and Mikhail Petrenko sings Frère Laurent. Sher’s…

Sat 21 Jan 2017

Metropolitan Opera: Rusalka

  • 2017

Dvorák’s soulful fairy-tale opera featuring Kristine Opolais and Brandon Jovanovich.

Sat 25 Feb 2017

Cinema

£20 (£10) / 01382 909900

National Theatre Live: Amadeus

Lucian Msamati (Luther, Game of Thrones, NT Live: The Comedy of Errors) plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play, broadcast live from the National Theatre, and with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia.

Thu 2 Feb 2017

Cinema

£17.50 (£15) / 01382 909900

National Theatre Live: Hedda Gabler

  • 2017

A live screening of Hedda Gabler, directed by Ivo van Hove who directed A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic Theatre.

Thu 9 Mar 2017

National Theatre Live: No Man’s Land

  • 2016

Pinter's play is brought to life by Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart.

Thu 15 Dec

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National Theatre Live: Saint Joan

  • 2017

Live broadcast of Saint Joan from the Donmar Warehouse.

Thu 16 Feb 2017

National Theatre Live: Twelfth Night

  • 2017

Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity.

Thu 6 Apr 2017

Pre Opera Talk: Der Rosenkavalier

Andrew Roger, tutor of opera appreciation courses at the University of Dundee, joins us before  Der Rosenkavalier  for an insightful and engaging discussion about the opera. Tea and coffee provided.

Sat 13 May 2017

Pre Opera Talk: Idomeneo

Andrew Roger, tutor of opera appreciation courses at the University of Dundee, joins us before  Idomeneo  for an insightful and engaging discussion about the opera. Tea and coffee provided.

Sat 25 Mar 2017

Pre Opera Talk: Nabucco

Andrew Roger, tutor of opera appreciation courses at the University of Dundee, joins us before  Nabucco  for an insightful and engaging discussion about the opera. Tea and coffee provided.

Sat 7 Jan 2017

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Pre Opera Talk: Rusalka

Andrew Roger, tutor of opera appreciation courses at the University of Dundee, joins us before  Rusalka  for an insightful and engaging discussion about the opera. Tea and coffee provided.

Sat 25 Feb 2017

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

  • 2016
  • US
  • Directed by: Gareth Edwards
  • Cast: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Jonathan Aris
  • UK release: 16 December 2016

The first in a series of Star Wars spin-offs. This one focuses on the Rebels' mission to retrieve plans for the dreaded Death Star.

Sun 18 Dec

…and 14 more dates until 5 Jan 2017

The Testament of Dr Mabuse

  • 1933
  • Germany
  • Directed by: Fritz Lang
  • Cast: Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Otto Wernicke, Oscar Beregi, Sr

The criminal plans of mastermind Dr Mabuse begin to be implemented, despite the fact that he has been locked in a secure facility for 10 years.

Sun 8 Jan 2017

Trolls

  • 3 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 92 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Mike Mitchell
  • Cast: Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Zooey Deschanel, Russell Brand, James Corden, Gwen Stefani
  • UK release: 21 October 2016

Trolls are cute creatures who love EDM and warm hugs, but they're preyed on by Bergens, toothy monsters who think eating Trolls will bring happiness. Hyperactive buddy movie with dazzling visuals and lots of ditzy fun, but not as fresh or original as some of the competition.

Tue 13 Dec

Cinema

Free / 01382 909900

A United Kingdom

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • US / UK / Czech Republic
  • 111 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Amma Asante
  • Cast: Rosamund Pike, David Oyelowo, Tom Felton, Laura Carmichael
  • UK release: 25 November 2016

In post-war London, Ruth (Pike) and black law student Seretse (Oyelowo) fall in love; the thing is, he's first in line to the throne of Bechuanaland (today's Botswana). Based on a true story; Pike and Oyelowo bring a warm human touch to this sentimental but well-crafted history lesson.

…and 7 more dates until 15 Dec

Warren Miller: Here There and Everywhere

The 67th annual snowsports film takes some of the world’s greatest snowsports athletes on a globe-trotting adventure in search of snow capped peaks in the US.

Wed 7 Dec

WILD

  • 2016
  • Germany
  • 97 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Nicolette Krebitz
  • Cast: Lilith Stangenberg, Georg Friedrich, Silke Bodenbender, Saskia Rosendahl

After a strange encounter with a wolf on the way to work, Ania seeks to form a relationship with the animal. The film tells the story of a young woman who breaks the tacit contract with civilisation to live an unconventional life.

Fri 6 Jan 2017

Cinema

£5 / 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.

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