What’s on in Gothenburg

This is not a list of every event in Gothenburg – because huge lists aren’t that helpful. Neither will you find the big annual events listed (we’ve done another article on that). No. The Gothenburg events on this page are cherry picked. You’ll find events of all types, sometimes small and often off your radar. Until now…


14 November – Bögtjejen @Världskulturmuseet

In the build up to Transgender Day of Remembrance, watch this story about how it feels when one's appearance does not match the way it feels inside.

7-17 November – Voices @GEST

Gothenburg English Studio Theatre present first-hand accounts from asylum seekers and refugees in a Europe closing its doors. If your voice was heard, what would you say? 

19-21 November – AHA Festival 2018

Researchers, artists, students and all other curious minds are welcome this year again to investigate borders between art and science intended to provide enlightening experiences.

23-25 November – Design Marknad a la London @Auktionsverket Kulturarena 

Meet 80 of the coolest, up and coming design talents in Sweden. A non-traditional Christmas market in the former Auction House.

29 Novemebr – Fire show Julstaden (The Christmas city) kick-off @Götaplatsen

The official start of Christmas in Gothenburg is celebrated at Götaplatsen for fireworks, singing, stories, lanterns, fires and more. Arrive from 17.30, fireworks at 18.00.

1 December – Invigning av Världslitteraturhuset! @Gamlestaden

World Literature House opens with a kick-off event including: music, workshops, lectures, exhibitions, children's theatre, renaissance dance and competitions.

13-20 December – A Christmas Story @Göteborgs Operan

The classic story written by Charles Dickens will be performed on five dates in the run-up to Christmas.


This Is Gothenburg [2018]


Image creds: Erik Soderström