Who are we?

Background to The Little Culture Night

On Friday March 15, 2019, Culture Night will launch a new concept: "The Little Culture Night".
During the last 26 years, Culture Night has been Copenhagen's largest annual cultural event with hundreds of fantastic experiences for children and adults of all ages, regardless of their interests. Today, the Culture Night is an event that has become a tradition for many people.

More than 94,000 guests purchased a Culture Pass for the Culture Night in 2018, and our studies show that 20% of them spent the evening together with at least one child under the age of 12 who do not need a Cultural Pass. This indicates that up to 35,000 children participated in the Cultural Night accompanied by an adult.

For several years, the most regular feedback from our guests has been a wish that Culture Night either lasts two days or takes place several times a year so they have an opportunity to visit more events. Culture Night does not want to change the October event, but has long been keen to give children the opportunity to take part in the many wonderful experiences in Copenhagen and Frederiksberg – in hopes that they wish to take their families on a return visit. For this reason, we are now launching The Little Culture Night.


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 240 in 2018, where more than 94,000 cultural 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.

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 support from the state. 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 (DR)
Danish Architecture Centre (Dansk Arkitektur Center)
Danish Jewish Museum (Dansk Jødisk Museum)
The David Collection (Davids Samling)
Design Museum Danmark
Danish Film Institute (Det Danske Filminstitut)
The Royal Danish Library (Det Kongelige Bibliotek)
Frederiksberg Hovedbibliotek
Frederiksberg Kulturdirektorat
Kulturcentret Assistens
Kunstforeningen Gl. Strand
Museum of Copenhagen (Københavns Museum)
Københavns Hovedbibliotek
National Museum of Denmark (Nationalmuseet)
Nikolaj Kunsthal
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
Rosenborg Castle (Rosenborg Slot)
The Round Tower (Rundetaarn)
National Gallery of Denmark (SMK)
The Court Theatre (Teatermuseet I Hofteatret)
Thorvaldsens Museum
Tycho Brahe Planetarium
Visit Carlsberg
Zoo (Zoologiske Have)

Culture Night’s Board
Ulla Didriksen, School Service - Chairman
Sille Brethvad, Frederiksberg Museerne- Vice President
Daniel Smith Nielsen, National Gallery of Denmark
Frank Andersen, Movia
Gitte Lunding,  Kulturcentret Assistens
Marie-Claire Schat, Danish Film Institute
Peter Kristiansen, Rosenborg Castle
Anders Eske Laurberg Hansen, Designmuseum Danmark - Alternate
Henriette Bachmann, Hovedbiblioteket København - Alternate

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