Our CatStrand building reopens for cafe service, toilets and access to our gift shop is now open. Please see our quick guide to what you can expect. 

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All in-person indoor events, activities and classes remain postponed or cancelled for now in line with government guidance. However, we are excited to present a programme of events that you can enjoy from home.

Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving November 2012, four boys in a red SUV pull into a gas station after spending time at the mall buying sneakers and talking to girls. With music blaring, one boy exits the car and enters the store, a quick stop for a soda and a pack of gum. A man and a woman pull up next to the boys in the station, making a stop for a bottle of wine. The woman enters the store and an argument breaks out when the driver of the second car asks the boys to turn the music down. 3 1/2 minutes and ten bullets later, one of the boys is dead.


3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets dissects the aftermath of this fatal encounter.

A Radio Play: The Beast Within

from Bunbury Banter Theatre Company

Wednesday 14th October |   7.30pm  |

CatStrand at Home | Available for 1 week

 £5/ £4 u25s

Available to book and watch on demand for 7 days from the date above. 

Listen in to a radio play from Bunbury Banter Theatre Company. The first of a series throughout the next few months.


DJ Rick Panzar is a hotshot and with his prime-time radio show he thinks he's the biggest cheese in town. Not any more Rick! With a shake up of the slots at the station, the loss of his morning show and a new girl on the scene, Rick's position is looking shaky and there's no way he's going to let anyone else steal his lime light.

Pocket Theatre: Moon Capers- The Proffesor Strikes Back

Shaper Caper

Thursday 22nd October - Saturday 24th October|  Watch on demand from 4pm  on Thursday |

CatStrand at Home 

 £4/ pay what you can

An interactive theatre show online for ages 4+ and their grown ups from Shaper Caper. 


Meet Captain Caper and pilot Peppy and help them on their mission to the Moon. You will be requested to attend Space School in preparation for the journey of a lifetime: A trip to the Moon and Back! Mission Possible: Rescue Moon Moo, the cow that can’t jump and get back home before bedtime. 3-2-1… Blast Off!

Hope London

Friday 30th October   7.30pm  (40 minute set)

An evening with Hope London from

CatStrand at Home 

 £4/ pay what you can

Hope London started life as an artist in a studio squat under the elevated train in Jamaica, New York and never thought seriously about performing. 'I met Grace Jones in a lawyer’s office in Manhattan and stumbled on Tom Waits at a record company in Los Angeles but didn’t get either of their phone numbers.'

An unconscious objector to career planning, Hope worked in a deli in Brooklyn, became a lawyer for artists, a cartoon animator in LA and director of Castlefield Gallery in Manchester before transplanting to rural Scotland. After just a few evenings of live music and whisky down the pub, Hope was playing piano and singing for the first time since dimly remembered days in a high school rock band belting out Janis Joplin covers.


Hope has performed at Scotland’s Eden Festival, the Wigtown Book Festival, the Dumfries Music Conference, Nice ‘n Sleazy and The Blue Arrow in Glasgow and the Carlton Arms Hotel in New York. The album “Aim Low” is on Spotify and iTunes.

“There’s jazz, torch songs...the New Orleans barfly communing with the New York bartender at 3 am... ghosts of beat poets, the ring stain of a Bukowski memory...” (Alex Main, http://www.newhellfireclub.co.uk/news/ ).

CatStrand            Opening Hours
High Street                  Mon - Fri
New Galloway          10am - 5pm
Castle Douglas       Sat        Sun
DG7 3RN               10 - 4     11 - 4

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