Culture and going out

In Utrecht you can enjoy a varied range of art and culture. You can visit museums, the municipal theatre, the TivoliVredenburg music centre or one of the many cinemas and film theatres in the city at a discount. You will have to show your student card and, possibly, proof of registration.

Courses and performances at the Parnassos Culture Centre

Parnassos is the culture centre for students in Utrecht. At Parnassos you can attend courses on music, theatre, photography, fine arts, writing and dance. You can also go to dance, music and cabaret evenings, theatre productions and jam sessions.

> Take a look at what is on offer at

Hiring rehearsal rooms

At Parnassos you can hire rehearsal rooms of various sizes. These are set up for music, theatre and dance. Each room has a music system and a tuned piano. If you want to rehearse regularly then a Parnassos Card is handy. With the card, you can practice in the rehearsal rooms as often as you like (for a month or a year) during opening hours.

Student discount

Students have a discount on the courses and facilities at Parnassos.

Open lesson week and enrolment

Parnassos has two seasons:
  • September to January
  • February to June
You can often also enrol for short courses in November and April. In September, you can attend trial lessons free of charge during the Open Lesson Week.

> Enrol at Parnassos (in Dutch)

More art and culture

Utrecht events calendar


Stadsschouwburg Utrecht
Theater Kikker
Het Werftheater


Filmhuis 't Hoogt
Filmhuis Louis Hartlooper Complex

Beeldende Kunst en Vormgeving

HKU Academiegalerie
Centraal Museum
Rietveld Schröder Huis
Museum Catharijneconvent