Previously home to The Third Eye Centre (1975-1991), the building is steeped in history, the organisation playing a key role in the cultural life of the city for decades. Join a building tour and visit our current programme of exhibitions, film screenings and more.
2017 is CCA’s 25th year. Designed in 1868 by Alexander Greek Thomson, and previously home to The Third Eye Centre (1975-1991), the building is steeped in history and the organisation has played a key role in the cultural life of the city for decades. Our broad and experimental programme encourages a diverse audience to experience the arts, with 335,994 visitors in 2016. Daily building tours are available for Doors Open Day. CCA curates six major exhibitions a year, presenting national and international contemporary artists. We are also home to Intermedia Gallery, showcasing emerging artists. Entrance to exhibitions is free. During Doors Open Day, CCA, in collaboration with Cove Park, will present the first Scottish solo show by Mumbai-based Sahej Rahal. Part of an elaborate personal mythology, his installations, films and performances draw characters from a range of sources, from local legends to science fiction. This exhibition previews on Fri 15 September, 7pm-9pm or join us for an artist’s tour on Saturday 16 September at 1pm. Until Sun 29 October, Tue-Sat: 11am-6pm, Sun: 12noon-6pm. In September, Take One Action Film Festival will be showcasing inspiring stories that comment on issues of global concern, including free family short film screenings programmed especially for Doors Open Day. Saramago Café Bar serves fresh, tasty food every day, and stocks a range of quality beers, wines and juices, in a relaxed atmosphere. Winner of Best Cultural Venue, The Glasgow Awards, 2015 and 2016.
Mon-Fri & Sun 10am–12am. Tours: 12pm.
Sat 10am–1am. Tours: Building tour: 11am, 2pm, 4pm ; Artist Tour: 1pm; BSL Building tour: 2pm.
Sunday building tours: 11am, 2pm, 4pm.
Meeting Point: CCA foyer.
Sat - Sun: Take One Action Film Festival family short films, 2pm
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Additional access information:
CCA has a full accessibility guide and our front of house staff have completed VisitScotland's Accessible Tourism training. A BSL interpreter will be present at the building tour on Saturday at 2pm. We aim to make the building as accessible as possible but if you feel that you might need some additional information, please get in touch in advance or ask a member of staff on arrival.
In September, Take One Action Film Festival will be showcasing inspiring stories that comment on issues of global concern, including free family short film screenings programmed especially for Doors Open Day. Saturday & Sunday, 2pm, CCA Cinema / All ages
Architect: Alexander Greek Thomson, Page/Park (Cat A)
Building Date: 1867-68, 1999-2001