Find information about Huset, our culture partners, venues, contact information and frequently asked questions 

Liv Lilholt

A cultural platform and vertical festival ground

Huset is a cultural platform where volunteers and alternative cultural environments create events and artistic projects. Together with different cultural partners Huset presents different cultural experiences from concerts to theater and performances, talks, underground cult movie screenings, food culture and cross-artistic projects.

Located in an old four-story warehouse Huset is best described as a vertical festival ground, offering events daily from Tuesday to Saturday throughout the high seasons, besides having a board gaming café, a restaurant and a intimate and atmospheric cult cinema.

Huset is Denmark's first culture house and has existed since 1970. Born out of a call for more democratic reforms. Since then, Huset has been a platform for prominent cultural personalities and important political currents, from early feministic activists to the the punk rock movement, 90ties grunge and today's nerdy niche culture and sustainable activists.

The halls are always buzzing with life and here, everyone can chip in and help ensure the broad variety of events and happenings, which has been the hallmark of Huset for more than 50 years. The spirit lingers to this day in the core values of community, volunteering, and co-creation.


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Opening hours


The facilities of Huset is open to our cultural partners all the time, but our public opening hours vary.

Check out our event calendar


Husets administration

We don't have office hours. You can arrange a personal meeting if needed.

Write an email to info@huset-kbh.dk


Bastard Café

Monday - Thursday: 12.00 - 00.00

Friday: 12.00 - 02.00

Saturday: 10.00 - 02.00

Sunday: 10.00 - 00.00

Bastard Café is closed December 24th - 26th + December 31st and January 1st


Bastard Café Downstairs

Monday: Closed

Tuesday - Thursday: 17.00 - 00.00

Friday: 16.00 - 00.00

Saturday: 13.00 - 00.00

Sunday: 13.00 - 21.00


Teaterhusets kontor

Monday: 14.00 - 18.00

Tuesday - Thursday: 14.00 - 17.00

The rehearsal spaces are open to members of Teaterhuset every day between 07:00-23.00.


Is it possible to reserve a table at Bastard Café?

Yes, but you don't have to. Walkin-ins are always welcome. But to be sure to get a table you can reserve and read more about Bastard Café here.

Can I enter easily in a wheelchair?

Huset is open to everyone. Everyone should feel welcome regardless of gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, political opinion or, for that matter, disability.

It is possible to enter all the House's stages with a wheelchair, and there is a toilet with disabled facilities on the ground floor.

If you are a wheelchair user or have difficulty walking, please contact us in advance so that we can accommodate you. Our elevator can only be used in the company of an employee. Contact us by phone or email. See more here

Please note that unfortunately there is no lift in the Huset's front building and therefore no lift to our function room Salon K, to Overgrund or the Teaterhuset's administration and rehearsal rooms.

See pictures of the building's premises, entrance and parking options at Godadgang.dk

Can I bring a disability companion with me?

Yes, of course, but please contact us on +45 2151 2151 or via info@huset-kbh.dk so that we can reserve a spot for you.

Is there a student discount?

There is a student discount at selected events, which will appear from the event in question.

You can also get a 50% student discount on coffee in Bastard Café between 12:00 and 16:00 on weekdays.

How old do I have to be to be able to participate in events in Huset?

There is no age limit for Huset's events, unless the event takes place after midnight. However, there may be some exceptions. If there is an age limit for an event, this will be stated in the event description on our home page.

However, we recommend that children under the age of 15 are accompanied by an adult when they visit Huset.

It is not possible for guests under the age of 18 to buy or consume alcohol in Huset.

Can I buy a ticket at the door when it has been announced there is sold out?

When we report sold out via our website, there are unfortunately no more tickets.

For concerts in the Musikcafé, you can usually sign up for a waiting list by writing to info@huset-kbh.dk.

Is there a wardrobe?

We do not have a staffed wardrobe, but on selected stages you can use a locked wardrobe with a token.

Is there seating?

Not all events have seating. Whether there is seating or standing depends a lot on the content of the individual event and can sometimes be something that we decide on the day.

Write to us at info@huset-kbh.dk if, for example, you have difficulty walking and need a place to sit. In this way, we can also arrange assistance with the lift.

When does the concert start?

See the start time for the individual concert at the event page in our calendar.

How do I find the easiest way to Huset?

It is easy to get to Huset by bicycle or by public transport.

The house is located within walking distance of both Copenhagen Central Station, Nørreport and the nearest metro station is Gammel Strand.

Where can I find parking?

We do not recommend that you drive to Huset. If you need parking, we refer you to Industriens Hus or Israels Plads.

Can you rent rooms in Huset?

Yes, you have the option of renting premises in Huset. Read more under Rent a venue.

Can I become a member?

No, you cannot become a member of Huset, but you can become a member of the individual cultural partners who create culture in Huset or Bastard Café and Teaterhuset. Read more on their websites.

Can I buy a gift card?

Unfortunately, we are unable to issue a gift card to Huset, as our events are created by many different cultural partners.

It is possible to buy gift cards for board game café Bastard Café via their website.

How do I find Salon K?

You will find Salon K on the 2nd floor in the entrance hall of the building. Entrance via the stairs on the left just as you enter the courtyard from Rådhusstræde.

Unfortunately, there is no lift here and therefore unfortunately no disabled access.

How do I find the Teaterhuset's office and rehearsal rooms?

You will find Teaterhuset's office and rehearsal rooms on the 3rd floor in the Huset's front building. Entrance via the stairs on the left just as you enter the courtyard from Rådhusstræde.

Can I bring my own food?

It is not permitted to bring food into Huset. In our bars, we sell various snacks that can satisfy the little hunger. In addition, you can satisfy your sinful hunger with delicious fries, toasts or nachos at the Bastard Café in the living room.

Where can I smoke?

Smoking is not permitted in the house. Our smoking ban also applies to e-cigarettes, and we do not sell cigarettes in the House. If you are attending an event in the House, it is possible to use our courtyard areas outside.

Can I hold concerts or events in the house?

Yes, all Huset's events are created together with volunteers and cultural actors from Copenhagen's cultural environments. Read more on this page about how we work or write to us at info@huset-kbh.dk.

Can I come in and take photos for various projects?

You can send an email to shideh@huset-kbh.dk about the project and we will find out if it can be done.

Can I bring my camera to the event?

It is generally permitted to take pictures with a mobile phone at our events. Professional or semi-professional cameras with SLR and/or lens are not permitted.

Always follow the staff's instructions, as there may be different rules for the different artists.

Also remember to take the other guests into account so that they are not disturbed by your camera use. The pictures taken may not be used for commercial purposes, but only for private use.

If you post pictures on social media, please tag Huset so we have the opportunity to share it.

What is Huset's drug policy?

The house does not accept the consumption of any kind of drugs at our events. If you are caught in breach of this, it will result in a police report, expulsion and a two-year quarantine from the House.

Do I need to bring a printed ticket?

We can scan your ticket both in print and on your smartphone. If you choose to show your ticket on a smartphone, please ensure that the brightness is turned up. Please note we cannot scan on a screen that has been smashed.

Can I be expelled?

Huset's events are for all guests in all age groups. In order to create a safe and positive experience for all guests, we reserve the right to expel people who display threatening or disturbing behavior towards our other guests, staff, volunteers, organizers or artists on stage.

In Huset, we do not allow guests to wear visible signs of gang affiliation through clothing or in any other way.

Can I become a volunteer at Huset?

Yes, you can become a volunteer in several ways at Huset. See more here.

Can I do an internship at Huset?

Yes, you can do a student internship at the House.

See current internship advertisements here or write to us at info@huset-kbh.dk.

Can I have a picture you have used of me on Huset's social media removed?

We regularly take photos for our events for use on Huset's social media.

If, contrary to expectations, we have not obtained your consent or you are in a mood picture that we have shared on our social media, but which you do not want us to use, write to info@huset-kbh.dk with reference to the picture at info@huset-kbh.dk.