Located in an old factory, Osramhuset is a cultural and entrepreneurial institution glowing with life and activity.

Here, visitors of all ages can experience a variety of art and cultural projects, help distribute surplus food, and the youngest visitors can join the local children’s art school.  

What we are about  

Osramhuset is an open cultural institution in Copenhagen located in the vibrant neighbourhood of Nørrebro. The name Osramhuset, literally meaning ”The Osram House”, stems from the building’s former function as a factory for the Danish electrical company Osram from 1953 to 1966. Built in raw concrete and with a large electrical bulb portrayed above the main entrance, the building’s history shines through to this day, giving it a unique appeal. 

Since 2010, Osramhuset has operated as a cultural institution, offering a wide variety of events and activities, ranging from food sharing and co-creation projects to yoga-sessions, dance lessons and concerts for visitors of all ages. An estimated 225.000 people visit Osramhuset each year. 

Osramhuset is founded on principles of volunteerism and in playing an active role in the local community with several volunteer organisations and communities calling the old factory home. On Saturdays, the volunteer driven Foodsharing CPH distributes free surplus fruits and vegetables from the organic greenhouse at Osramhuset known as Bioteket. Permanently located in a rebuild container, Bioteket serves as a design- and culture house, focusing on organic gardening projects and communities for both children and adults. 

Throughout its work, Osramhuset has a particular focus on creating cultural and recreational events and activities for children, hosting regular events on a weekly basis as well as special events dedicated to both children and their parents. Here, children can practice yoga or dancing, participate in children’s theatre or join the children’s art school. 

Furthermore, Osramhuset is a co-creator of several festivals and events throughout Nørrebro, including the 48 Timer Festival2200 Børn & Musik, 24 Dage med Kultur, and Puppet Junior, a puppet theatre festival for children.  

What we have to offer  

As a part of Nørrebro, Osramhuset is always buzzing with activity. Every other week, families with children can take part in free cultural events such as children’s theatre or open workshops. Three times a week Osramhuset hosts the popular playgroup for children aged 0-3 years. 

Osramhuset also regularly serves as a music venue for both upcoming and more established artists. If you are looking for a place to host a reception, meeting or larger gathering, Osramhuset also has facilities available to rent, fitting anything from 15 to 80 people. 

Most events and activities at Osramhuset are usually carried out in Danish, but the weekly playgroup is a good way for families new to Copenhagen to make new acquaintances in an informal setting. 

For more information on upcoming events and activities, please: 
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How people can get involved  

Being based on principles of volunteerism, Osramhuset is always on the lookout for new people to help co-create and carry out events throughout the year. So, if you are interested in volunteering at one of the regular activities, Foodsharing CPH, the children’s art school and Bioteket are some of the ways you can participate. 

If you have an idea for a cultural project or event of your own, do not hesitate to reach out either. Osramhuset is known for supporting local entrepreneurs and artists, the only condition being that it is non-profit. To learn more about how to volunteer, please: 
Visit the official website of Osramhuset

How to engage?  

During working hours, Osramhuset is open to the public and visitors are welcome to stop by and explore the facilities. During weekends and evenings access may be limited to visitors with an access code or tickets to events. 

For more information on opening hours, please: 
Visit the official website of Osramhuset