Culture in Enschede

Not only on campus you can find culture and (performing) arts. In and around the city of Enschede there are multiple theatres, cinemas, museums and other cultural facilities you can visit. By selecting the headers on this page, you can visit the websites of the mentioned organisations. More information about all cultural faculties can be found on the website of Cultuur in Enschede


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The Wilminktheater is one of the theatres in Enschede. They have a broad offer of shows, from musicals to dance performances. Most of their offer is in Dutch, but you can filter for a ‘Language No Problem’ program.


Concordia facilitates movies, theatre performances and visual art. They do not showcase the mainstream shows but try to focus more on the lesser-known masterpieces and smaller productions.


Rijksmuseum Twenthe

The Rijksmuseum Twenthe has an elaborate collection of art and paintings which is worth a visit. And the best of all? As a student, you can enter for free! When you are there, it is also worth taking one of the tours of the museum so you get to know the story behind the art.

De Museumfabriek

De Museumfabriek is an interactive museum based in an old textile factory. Creativity is one of the guiding principles of the museum, so you are constantly invited to think about the art presented and to make things yourself. As a student, you can get into De Museumfabriek for free!



Het Metropool is the pop stage of Twente. They offer a broad range of music performances in all kinds of genres. They have a location in Enschede and Hengelo. Next to performances, they also have rooms for bands to rehearse.


Kaliber is an arts facility that offers different cultural courses. They offer individual courses in different instruments, but also workshops and courses in e.g. theatre or different dance disciplines.

Volksuniversiteit Enschede

The Volksuniversiteit Enschede offers a wide variety in courses, not only cultural courses, but also multiple language courses or courses to improve yourself on a professional level.