Built in 2014, Odeon is Odense's sparkling-new centre for theatre, concerts, musicals, ballet and conference-style events. There's a packed calendar in spring and autumn, but it's almost dormant in summer.
Run mostly by volunteers, this intimate live-performance venue focuses primarily (but not exclusively) on jazz, blues, folk and world music, from Danish and international artists.
Within the 1881 farm buildings of the Lundsgaard estate-castle, around 1.5km south of town, there's a weekend cafe, a big gallery space and a regular series of activities including a summer art week, a mid-August fe…
Cafe Biografen's cinema shows first-run movies and art-house flicks, and is the stalwart venue for the Odense Film Festival.
In a former postal warehouse close to the train station, Posten presents live music across widely varying genres (rock, pop, hip hop etc) from both established and upcoming artists.
Specialising in classical music, the Koncerthus is home to Odense Symphony Orchestra.
Claiming to be Denmark's smallest cinema, this sweet little 50-seater is beneath the Andelen Guesthouse, whose guests get complimentary tickets. It is also a venue for many gigs during the annual Jazz Festival.
By day this pleasant if unremarkable restaurant serves good-value international food. But after the kitchen closes at 9pm, anyone is welcome to get up and join regulars in rock-blues jams while downing inexpensive O…
Mainstream and art-house flicks, upstairs within the train station complex.