Stockholm Culture Night: an evening that caters for all tastes

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Stockholm Culture Night: an evening that caters for all tastes

Whether you would like to go on a 3D space safari at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, try your hand at building guitars out of tin cans at the Swedish Museum of Performing Arts, or just want to party at the iconic City Hall, Stockholm Culture Night will have something for everyone this Saturday, 21 April. And it’s all for free!

Now into its ninth year, Stockholm Culture Night offers an overwhelming selection of activities for all ages and tastes. The only problem is that with 146 venues participating in the event this year, it’s hard to know where to start – or indeed how to make the most of the six hours available (18:00-00:00).

Having attended every Stockholm Culture Night event since its inception in 2010, I have gradually realised that it’s best not to be too ambitious. Trying to tick off a dozen or so activities located at various venues in different parts of the city will only lead to you spending most of your time in transit – or standing in queues at some of the more popular attractions.

An estimated 120,000 people attended the event in 2017, so to avoid disappointment the best bet would be to pick out three to five activities at venues located reasonably close to each other.

With all the options available, it’s impossible to provide a comprehensive list here. But below are a few selections you may want to bear in mind.

At Dansmuseet on Drottninggatan, there will be a showdown between contestants from the Swedish TV show Let’s Dance and performers from the Royal Swedish Ballet. Organisers at Stockholm Concert Hall at Hötorget are again running the hugely popular tour of its roof terrace this year. And for those looking for a brief escape to the past, the Nordic Museum on the island of Djurgården is staging a 50s night.

So, enjoy your night of culture in the capital but remember not to attempt too much!


Click here for the programme highlights in English (PDF).

Click here for the full programme in Swedish (PDF).


Author: Ian Nicholson


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