About Culture and History

The cultural life in Randers is always evolving with new exhibitions, stage plays and concerts, and revolves around a great variety of genres.

A vivid cultural life

Randers has more than 20 cultural institutions. Hence, when living in Randers, you have the opportunity to experience Danish history and art as well as international culture. The museums also constantly exhibit new art installations, ensuring that you can regularly experience new art forms.

Randers has an art museum, art galleries, historical museums, and a museum with animals and plants from the rainforest. In addition, you can listen to both Danish and international music at different concerts, or visit the theatre for a play, as well as the new and modern cinema. Finally, there are many cultural events to check out, such as the annual Randers Week.

If you are interested in taking an active part in the cultural life in Randers you can, for example, join Randers Art Association.


Randers’ historical roots dates back to the Middle Ages. Walking around in the city with its cobblestone streets, half-timbered houses and old buildings is like travelling back in time.

If you are interested in learning about the city’s history you can visit Museum Østjylland.


Community centres and the library arrange several activities such as theatrical performances, debates, and lectures, as well as Danish and international concerts. The local library also arranges events for children such as theatrical performances, which are often free of charge.

More information about events in Randers.