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Cultural groups and activities

Groningen is renowned for its cultural facilities. The striking Groninger Museum, the Noorderzon Festival, site-specific theatre, the Eurosonic/Noorderslag music festival, outdoor opera performances… The USVA, the University of Groningen’s student cultural centre with its two theatre halls, makes it own contribution to this atmosphere. In the theatre halls, you can attend dance, music or cabaret performances. Or you can do a course so that later you can go on stage yourself. Jazz, theatre sports, tango dancing, video, t’ai chi – you can do any or all of them! At the University Theatre, you can attend various performances, by students and professionals – at a student-friendly price, that goes without saying!

But the University of Groningen does even more for cultural devotees. For instance, every year the student with the best idea for a cultural project is given a grant to make their dream come true. And each year a new University Poet is appointed, who expresses views in verse on events at the University several times a year.

Bathroom Scenario
A capella student choir founded in 1989 (website in Dutch).
C.S.G Gica

Student choir in Groningen.

Dance: Studenten Stijldans Vereniging The Blue Toes

Ballroom dance student club in Groningen.


Bragi consists of a concert choir, an orchestra and a capella choir.

Groningen Student Big Band

The Groningen Student Big Band is the first ever big band for musically talented students at the University of Groningen, Prins Claus Conservatory and Hanze University. We rehearse every Monday and perform for a variety of events from jazz festivals to galas and monthly swing nights.          

Groninger Studenten Cabaret

Stichting Groninger Studenten Cabaret organises the annual Groninger Student Cabaret Festival

Groninger Student orchestra MIRA

Groninger student club with a complete symphony orchestra.

GUTS Theatre

Groningen University Theatre Society (GUTS) is an English theatre group based in Groningen.

Historical Dance Group Plaisir Courtois

A society that maintains historical dances, performed at the European courts in former days.

Groningen Student Debating Society
Literair Dispuut FLANOR

Flanor is an independent literary student association in Groningen.

Popchoir Estrellas
Pop Choir Estrellas
Student Theatre in Groningen
Here you can find information about auditions, master classes, committees and management. You can also order tickets for a performance of the GST.

Stukafest is the Studentenkamerfestival (student room festival) that is organised by UG/USVA.

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