The Centre of Contemporary Arts in Glasgow, commonly referred to as CCA, was first open to the public in 1974 by Tom McGrath. At that time, it was called The Third Eye Centre. Fifteen years later, it gave place to CCA that became a great alternative to The Third Eye Centre. Many social and cultural events are held there, like films and books presentations, theatrical performances, exhibitions, various kinds of festivals, speeches and many others.
The location of CCA is very accessible, so you can get there in many various ways.
By train and tube: You can equally pick a train or underground to get to CCA. Note that Charing Cross, to which you can get by train, is closer to the venue than the Cowcaddens Underground station. But, it will not take you more than 10 minutes walk to get for both.
By bus: Take 3, 4/4A, 18 and 19 buses to get to CCA from the west end of the city. You’ll arrive at a bus stop just outside CCA. If you are coming from the city centre, take the same buses, but mind that your stop is on Bath Street.
By car: According to the point of departure, you may follow either Sauchiehall Street or Scott Street. You can also drive along Dalhousie Street and then turn to Sauchiehall Lane, Bath Street and then to Sauchiehall Street.
International: The easiest way for you to get to CCA from Glasgow International Airport is by taxi. It will take you about 15 minutes. You can also take a bus to St Vincent Street, but it is 10 minutes walk away from Sauchiehall Street.
The biggest car park near CCA is the City Parking at Charing Cross. You can use the parking outside CCA, but remember that the spaces are limited, so, please, arrive beforehand. There is a Blue Badge parking on Pitt Street.
Accessibility for people with special needs
A three-storey CCA building was designed to create the ideal conditions for oratorical speeches, presentations and live music performances. The venue is highly accessible for everybody. It has a lift to upper floors and accessible toilets.