If you wish to do more than observe, and take part in shaping Uppsala’s cultural scene, there are several opportunities for you.
If it’s arts and crafts that make your heart beat, Uppsala has a lot to offer. At Uppsala Art Museum, you can not only admire high-quality art but also get involved in creating your own. During the museum’s Art Nights (every Thursday in season), easels are set up in the entrance, and you are invited to create and, of course, take your artwork home with you. You can also do this at the Bror Hjort Museum, which organizes family tours where the whole family can try out an artistic technique. The events are in Swedish, but you know – art is universal.
If you want to take the stage, head to Reginateatern. They frequently organize Poetry Slam, a competition in spoken word poetry where anyone can participate. The audience is actively involved by forming jury groups. When the stand-up comedy club Fyris Comedy hosts Open Mic nights, you can unleash your inner comedian – both complete beginners and more experienced comedians can perform stand-up in front of an audience. The shows are in Swedish, but performers in English are more than welcome and and often well-received by the audience.