Lund University has a wide range of student associations that organise different groups for music, choir, drama, ‘spex’ comedy theatre, politics and more. Whatever your musical, theatrical or other interests are, there is a student association for you!
All Lund University students can access the individual or group practice rooms at the LIMUS music school, as part of an arrangement with Lund University's Odeum music centre.
New students can find out more about the different associations and clubs at the Student Association Fair and the Lund Information Fair, which take place during the orientation/introduction weeks.
University cultural and public centres
The University's cultural and public centres include music activities, libraries, discovery centres and botanical gardens. In addition, Lund University boasts several museums and collections as well as the Faculty of Performing Arts' Malmö Art Academy, Malmö Academy of Music and Malmö Theatre Academy. These cultural centres and academies regularly arrange concerts, public lectures and special exhibitions as well as provide a meeting place for students.
The University is also home to a number of historical and cultural highlights, located around the Lund campus.
- Lund University cultural and public centres
- Lund University museums and collections
- Malmö Art Academy
- Malmö Academy of Music
- Malmö Theatre Academy
- Campus highlights
Other cultural activities in Lund
- Mejeriet is a music and cultural venue in Lund which features music concerts with well known bands and singers, club days/nights (Cubana Club, jazz lunches), film nights (including outdoor screenings in summer), Doc Lounge (modern documentaries are shown) and more.
- Lunds Konsthall - an art gallery that features international contemporary art
- Cinemas include Filmstaden (SF) and Kino (indie films)
- Theatres include Lunds Stadsteater, Månteatern (in Swedish) and Lilla teatern (in Swedish)
More information and websites:
- Lunds Konsthall (in Swedish)
- Filmstaden (SF)
- Lunds Stadsteater
- Månteatern (in Swedish)
- Lilla teatern (in Swedish)
Cultural activities in Malmö
Around the Möllevången area, or ‘Möllan’ as it is known to the locals, you will find many popular clubs and music venues. By Folkets Park is Debaser, where a wide variety of concerts and clubs are held, and Moriska Paviljongen, where you can dance or listen to live music. At the Cuba Café, you can dance to Salsa music and Latin American rhythms.
If you are looking for a place with modern club music, Babel is the club for you and if you prefer rock music, Kulturbolaget (KB) has concerts with international as well as national/local artists, (also nightclub, DJs).
Opera, musicals and theatre
Visit the websites of Malmö Opera and Malmö Theatre to learn about their performances.
Malmö Opera (mainly opera and musicals)
Malmö Theatre (theatre)
Art collections and museums
Moderna Museet, Malmö has a great collection of modern and contemporary art. Malmö konsthall is one of Europe's largest exhibition halls for contemporary art.
The exhibitions at Malmö museer focus on history, nature, technology and shipping; you can visit Scandinavia’s oldest surviving Renaissance castle, see a submarine and much more.
- The Moderna Museet website
- The Malmö konsthall website
- Malmö museer
- You can also find more information about cultural events in Malmö at malmotown.com
Cultural activities in Helsingborg
Cultural centre, concerts and theatre
Helsingborg has southern Sweden’s largest cultural centre, Dunkers, with art galleries, special exhibitions, local history exhibitions, international music, theatre, dance, cultural activities and activities for children. The Helsingborg tourist information centre is located inside Dunkers.
Close to Dunkers you will find Helsingborg Concert Hall and Helsingborg Theatre. The Tivoli music venue hosts concerts of all genres, stand-up comedy and the battle of the bands. Sofiero (palace and gardens) holds large outdoor concerts with national and international musicians in the summer.
Visit the websites to learn more:
Filmstaden (SF bio) is the main cinema in Helsingborg. Röda Kvarn screens films and broadcasts live operas, concerts, theatres and ballet performances from around the globe.
Helsingborgsspexet is the Helsingborg-based student comedy theatre group.
Stämpus is the choir for the Helsingborg-based student organisation Stampus.