Author: Wouter Stoter

Apollo Gala 2023

With every upcoming new year a massive elegant ball is organised where all of us from the cultural sector come together to showcase our love for culture in style. And this year we will celebrate culture with what Twente relates the most to culture: DRINKING & FARMERS, but of course, we’ll keep it FANCY. 🤵👸

On Friday, May 12th we welcome you as FANCY FARMERS in Rico Latino. Any lover of culture, be it active within a cultural association or not can join our Gala.

Ticket Reservation & Sale

You can reserve your ticket using the form below, and then come and pay for + pick up the tickets at the Apollo Room (Vrijhof 134)! Union cardholders pay 37€, and non-union cardholders pay 40€ for a night with FREE drinks, live music and a DJ!

You can buy your tickets in person at the Apollo Room. The pick-up & payment moments (all in the Apollo Room) are the following:

  • Friday April 28th 12.30 – 13.45
  • Monday May 1st 12.30 – 13.45
  • Wednesday May 3rd 12.30 – 13.45
  • Monday May 8th 12.30 – 13.45

You can reserve a ticket for in-person pick-up below.

You can also get your ticket online, but you will have to use the confirmation E-Mail as your entrance ticket. You won’t get a physical ticket.

IMPORTANT: It is not possible buy tickets at the door on 12th May!

The Gala Committee will also be coming by all the cultural associations to sell tickets!

Apollo WinterFair

On Saturday the 28th of January Apollo will host the annual Winter Fair again! During this day, everyone is welcome to enjoy the coziness of winter with fun activities, workshops and performances. It takes place between 14:00 – 20:00 in the Vrijhof. You can choose to stay the entire day, or just pop in and out for a quick workshop.

During the WinterFair, the goal is to raise money for a charity. This year’s charity will be “Jeugdfonds Sport & Cultuur Enschede”. This fund provides children from fewer income families to participate in sports and culture. The money raised during the Winter Fair will be donated by Apollo to this charity. So make sure to come by to show your support! However, we still made sure to keep all prices affordable (with the option to donate more) and also have activities you can join for free!

This is the current schedule of the Winterfair.

We have fun workshops you can join, like an improvisation theatre workshop by Pro Deo, a street dance workshop by Yoshua (from Break-Even) and a regular theatre workshop by NEST. These workshops will last around an hour, you can join a workshop for just €3, which will entirely go to charity! You can (but don’t have to) sign up using the following LINK. This will help us estimate how many people will be joining the activities.

We will have a choir performance by Musilon, where they will sing some nice Christmas carols, because it’s never too late to enjoy some Christmas spirit. Furthermore, UTMost will give a concert with their jazzcombo. Performances will last about half an hour, and will cost only €1.50 to watch, which will go to charity!

There are also various activities you can do throughout the day, like watching a movie on a big screen, doing some fun karaoke, or playing Just Dance! Most of these activities you can join for free, so make sure to stop by!

Next to these, you can also of course just have a fun time and hang out the whole day, play some board games in the Apollo room, and enjoy some nice drinks and snacks!

Want to help?
Help us raise money, by offering your own workshop or performance, or sell something to raise money for charity! In most cases, we can even offer you some compensation! (This is paid by Apollo, so all the money you raise will go entirely to charity.) If you are interested, reach out to us at Can’t be there, but still want to donate? You can donate here:

We hope to see you there!