Parnassos Cultural Centre
Welcome at Parnassos! This is the cultural centre of Utrecht University. At Parnassos, you can take courses in theatre, photography, music, dance, and more. Students (UU/HKU/UMCU) get a 50% discount on all of our courses! The first courses start in the week commencing 21th September 2020. Check our programme. See anything you like? Then make sure to enroll!


Parnassos has a nice, friendly bar which serves inexpensive drinks. On a regular basis you can enjoy live music in our bar, visit our karaoke nights, or join our Open Mic Night as a performer or guest, and perhaps discover new talents!

Do you like dancing? Parnassos offers dance nights, often with free workshops! Due to Covid-19 our calendar isn’t as filled as we’d like it to be, but from September we hope to gradually pick up where we left. So keep an eye on our website for new events!

Parnassos Pass

If you practice a musical instrument but you haven’t got the space to practice at home, Parnassos offers you the chance to make use of our rehearsal rooms. To do so, you can buy a Parnassos Pass. All our rooms contain a piano, chair and music stand. Besides the piano, you have to bring your own instrument. The holder of a Parnassos Pass is free to come and practice as often as they like. Monthly or annual passes are available.

Last year Parnassos celebrated its 25th birthday with the Forward Festival, a spectacular festival with music, theatre and dance. Take a look at the after movie and discover our course participants at their best!

Student Choirs and Orchestras

Parnassos is the home base of various student music associations, varying from small ensembles to large symphony orchestras, from baroque to big band. There are also various choirs ranging from classical to pop and jazz. Most student music associations provide memberships to international students too. You’ll find more information on our website.



There are two ways to register:
1. Online at > courses.
2. At our course registration desk.
Due to COVID-19 our opening hours are limited:
– Mondays to Thursdays from 17:00 – 19:00 hrs.  (by phone or email: 15:00-19:00 hrs)
See our website for details.


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