Dundee Contemporary Arts

Dundee Contemporary Arts

Overview

DCA is a vibrant, contemporary building, buzzing with atmosphere in the centre of the city with excellent public transport links nearby. It’s at the heart of Dundee’s cultural life and makes a fantastic meeting place for a range of events.

We offer several meeting and events spaces throughout the building, from our much-loved Meeting Room to our flexible Centrespace, which boasts a suite of spaces to meet a range of event needs. You can even hire our Cinema!

All DCA events are catered by Jute Café Bar, serving the same high-quality fare you’d find our restaurant; breakfast, snacks, lunches, dinners, and buffets are all available. During breaks, guests could be refreshed and inspired by a tour of our galleries, or even a creative workshop delivered by our Learning team. We’ll be more than happy to assist you in organising your event.

Our dedicated and experienced events team will be on hand from your initial enquiry to the day of your event itself. DCA is a registered charity and the income generated by the hire of our spaces directly supports our artistic programme. Our pricing is competitive, and we offer reduced rates for other registered charities and arts organisations.

The Venue

Meeting Room

Room Capacity
Theatre 60
Classroom 0
Boardroom 22
Reception 70
Dinner 0
Dinner / Dance 0
U Shape 25
Cabaret 45

Centrespace

Room Capacity
Theatre 80
Classroom 0
Boardroom 34
Reception 100
Dinner 0
Dinner / Dance 0
U Shape 35
Cabaret 45

DCA Cinema 1

Room Capacity
Theatre 202
Classroom 0
Boardroom 0
Reception 0
Dinner 0
Dinner / Dance 0
U Shape 0
Cabaret 0

DCA Cinema 2

Room Capacity
Theatre 72
Classroom 0
Boardroom 0
Reception 0
Dinner 0
Dinner / Dance 0
U Shape 0
Cabaret 0

Facilities

On-site Parking
18 pay-and-display parking spaces at rear of the building
Nearby Parking
Greenmarket car park, 100 yards from building
Airport
1.8 miles Dundee
Railway
0.3 miles Dundee

Welcome to DCA

You can find out more about the space available at Dundee Contemporary Arts by viewing our Visual Guide.

Inclusion

Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA) is an internationally renowned centre for contemporary art and registered charity that enables audiences, artists and participants to see, experience and create. With two beautiful large-scale gallery spaces, two thriving cinema screens, a busy print studio, an award-winning learning programme, and a packed programme of events, workshops, classes and activities aimed at all ages and abilities, DCA is a vibrant cultural hub that is open to all.

Promoting equality and valuing diversity are fundamental to DCA’s core values and mission with the principles of inclusiveness, tolerance and fairness central to our legitimacy as an organisation. Our dedicated Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Policy exists to ensure equal access to service opportunities that are available in every dimension of our work.

DCA’s clients and visitors are entitled to the same quality and level of service, irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity/paternity, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation. DCA is committed to promoting equality of opportunity by providing services to meet audiences’ actual, rather than presumed, needs:

  • Providing accessible information about our programme activities;
  • Ensuring staff are trained to provide an appropriate and informed response to all audiences and stakeholders;
  • Delivering activity in ways which are appropriate to their needs and, wherever possible, removing barriers which may deny access;
  • Ensuring any complaints of discrimination are dealt with speedily and fairly;
  • Requiring that those who provide services on behalf of DCA are sensitive to the needs of all sections of the community and that they abide by our equality policy, or one of equal
    value which they own as an equal opportunities employer or provider.

Accessibility

Everyone is welcome, we wish to ensure inclusivity for everyone attending conferences at DCA and will work with you to facilitate.

Accessibility Guide for Dundee Contemporary Arts

Greenmarket car park with accessible parking is 100 yards from the building.

Sustainability

DCA is a member of the Gallery Climate Coalition and has a dedicated Green Group, incorporating staff from all levels of the organisation, which meets regularly to suggest and develop environmental responsibility initiatives.

We commit to running our conferences with a reduced environmental impact by working closely with our venues and suppliers to put in place environmental-friendly policies and best practices wherever possible.

Parking and EV Charging

For parking and EV charging nearby visit parking charges and locations

Greenmarket car park (with accessible parking and EV charging) 100 yards from building

  • Dundee Contemporary Arts Cinema being used to host a conference
  • VCR Centrespace at Dundee Contemporary Arts showing meeting in cabaret style seating
  • Dundee Contemporary Arts Meeting Room used as a breakout room
  • Dundee Contemporary Arts foyer
  • Dundee Contemporary Arts Centerspace set up in two long tables for meeting

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