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Cat Strand Theatre - Arts and Visitor Centre

Door open days

7 September 2019 (10 am till 5 pm)

8 September 2019 (10 am till 5 pm)

Dumfries and Galloway

CatStrand is a unique venue in historic New Galloway, the smallest Royal Burgh in Scotland. Originally the town’s primary school, the granite building was imaginatively renovated and extended in 2006/07 to create a multi-use arts and visitor centre.     

Ideally situated right in the heart of Dumfries & Galloway at the gateway

to the Galloway Forest Park, CatStrand offers the following:


  • Gift Shop specialising in local arts and crafts
  • Licensed Café serving light lunches and home baking
  • Outdoor seating area
  • Year round programme of cinema, music, theatre & dance events
  • Art exhibitions • Local and regional information available

• Free wi-fi • Open 7 days throughout the year • Dog friendly


Key Information

Architect: ARP Lorimer, Ayr (renovation and extension 2006/07)

Building Date: 1800's/2007

There is a conference being held in CatStrand on Saturday 7th September, the building will be very busy and access to some rooms may be restricted at certain times. Full access on Sunday 8th.

The current art exhibition will be ‘Landscapes’ by Caroline Hone. Our permanent art collection will also be on display.

Informal tours of the building will also be available on the Sunday plus a pictorial history of the renovation project.

  • CatStrand
  • High Street
  • New Galloway
  • DG7 3RN