CCA Glasgow, Centre for Contemporary Arts Sauchiehall St

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Centre for Contemporary Arts : CCA Glasgow

Sauchiehall Street Building: Glasgow Venue, Strathclyde, Scotland

Centre for Contemporary Arts Glasgow

Glasgow Venue Greek Thomson CCA
Interior images Mike Stoane Lighting

CCA – Arts Venue in Strathclyde

Glasgow Centre for Contemporary Arts Architects : Page & Park

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photos © Adrian Welch

Location: 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JD

Contact: +44 (0)141 3327521 fax +44 (0)141 332 3226 [email protected]

The Centre for Contemporary Arts is on the north side of Sauchiehall Street close to the Glasgow School of Art

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The refurbishment of the CCA removed years of crude additions to reveal the original four ‘core’ buildings.

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photos © Adrian Welch

These are then connected by a series of independent exposed steel bridges which provide a promenade around the Centre for Contemporary Arts. This £6m Glasgow Arts Centre includes a cafe at ground level. The way the stairs and walkways cut through the existing fabric is visceral and a similar approach can be seen at Zoo Architects Tramway Theatre where new metal interfaces with old stone.

Centre for Contemporary Arts CCA, Glasgow
CCA Glasgow: images © Adrian Welch

CCA Glasgow was formed within a Grade A listed Alexander Thomson building – the Grecian Chambers – following a three-year £10.5m lottery-funded refurbishment by Page & Park Architects. The complex has five performance spaces including a 75 seater cinema. It was established in 1992 at 350 Sauchiehall Street and the current building (re)opened in 2001.

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Sauchiehall St image Adrian Welch

The Centre for Contemporary Arts presents contemporary visual art, performance, film, dance, music, spoken word and club nights. There are five performance / exhibition spaces, an education space and space for cultural tenants.

Glasgow Film Venue
Cinema image Mike Stoane Lighting

The CCA is the Scottish equivalent of London’s ICA, Bristol’s Arnolfini Gallery or Cardiff’s Chapter Arts Centre. It is both a leading contemporary gallery and a place to see art-house films.

Glasgow Arts Venue
CCA Bar Entry image Adrian Welch

CCA Bar at Scott Street has an artist-designed interior by Jorge Pardo and a south-facing terrace. At time of writing the Bar has DJ’s every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Glasgow CCA History : Grecian Chambers

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Tempus is the name of the double-height café, an unsual glass-roofed courtyard for Glasgow. Off this space is the bookshop for CCA Glasgow.

Glasgow Centre for Contemporary Arts context : Sauchiehall Street

Glasgow School of Art
Glasgow School of Art
photo © Adrian Welch


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