Who are we?

For more than 27 years, Culture Night has been one of Copenhagen's most well-attended cultural events. When the schools begin their autumn holiday the association Kulturnatten creates a festive evening, where the entire cultural life of the city works together to create joy and inspiration for all of us.

More than 250 museums, theatres, libraries, churches, ministries and parks throughout the city welcome the public during Copenhagen's biggest annual one-day event, and the exciting events show that the city embraces many aspects of its cultural life.

From the inner city to Valby, Carlsberg, Sydhavn, Frederiksberg, Østerbro, Vesterbro, Kødbyen, Nørrebro, Nordvest, Nordhavn, Islands Brygge, Amagerbro and Christianshavn and Holmen the guests will be able to experience the city in a new way with special events that are only held only on this special night.  All they need is their curiosity and a Culture Pass!

The first Culture Night took place on October 15, 1993. The program then had 45 participating institutions and approximately 4000 Culture Passes were sold.  Since then, the number of organizers has risen to over 250 in 2019, where 67.000 Culture Passes were sold - but even though we have grown, the original idea behind the Culture Night is still 100% intact.

The purpose of Culture Night is to create the city's biggest one-day event that opens up Copenhagen once a year and ties it together in an intense experience of extraordinary cultural events.

On Culture Night, the organizers have the opportunity to show what talents they have and what exciting experiences they can offer. Copenhagen and Frederiksberg have the chance to show themselves at their best.

On March 13, 2020 Culture Night where supposed to host The Little Culture Night for the second time. Culture Night as you know it, but only with events for children. Unfortunately, it was cancelled due to Covid-19 

About the Culture Night Association in Copenhagen

The Copenhagen Culture Night Association (Foreningen Kulturnatten) organizes and conducts the Culture Night once a year. The first Culture Night was in 1993 and the association was founded in 2004. The association's purpose is to ensure that Culture Night continues to be held every year, as it has been without exception since 1993. Members do not make payments and all work is unpaid except for the Culture Night Secretariat. Culture Night does not receive funding from the state or local council. The only sponsor is DOT who sponsor transport on the actual Culture Night. All revenue comes from the sale of the Culture Pass, and any profits are used exclusively for the implementation of cultural events during the following year's Culture Night in Copenhagen and Frederiksberg.

Members of the association
Frederiksberg Museerne
Denmarks Radio
Danish Architecture Centre
Danish Jewish Museum
The David Collection
Design Museum Danmark
Danish Film Institute
The Royal Danish Library
Frederiksberg Hovedbibliotek
Frederiksberg Kulturdirektorat
Kulturcentret Assistens
Kulturhuset Islands Brygge
Kunstforeningen Gl. Strand
Museum of Copenhagen
Københavns Hovedbibliotek
National Museum of Denmark
Nikolaj Kunsthal
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
Rosenborg Castle
The Round Tower
National Gallery of Denmark
The Court Theatre
Thorvaldsens Museum

Culture Night’s Board
Ulla Didriksen, School Service - Chairman
Sille Brethvad, Frederiksberg Museerne- Vice President
Daniel Smith Nielsen, National Gallery of Denmark
Gitte Lunding,  Kulturcentret Assistens
Marie-Claire Schat, Danish Film Institute
Peter Kristiansen, Rosenborg Castle
Anders Eske Laurberg Hansen, Design Museum Danmark
Jesper Møller, Museum of Copenhagen)- Alternate
Henriette Bachmann, Kulturhuset Islands Brygge - Alternate

Articles of Association of Culture in Copenhagen: Click here for download (Danish).