Nicolai is a cultural power force in the center of Kolding.
The complex consist of five independent houses but works as one cultural unit.
The frame signals both quality and new thinking – something that recurs in all the houses and what they have to offer.
In Nicolai, they cultivate diversity, creativity and new meetings between different forms of art and cultures.
The cinema is an ’art cinema’, that shows a wide selection of artistic quality movies, complimented with a mainstream-repertoire that covers children’s and youth films, family and documentaries.
Both cinema halls are fully digitalized, so both picture and audio contribute to the big cinema experience.
The cinema offer a list of cultural events such as lectures, debate nights, theme days etc.
The café serves Italian inspired food with simple and fresh ingredients. Quality and carefulness are in the center – everything are made from scratch.
Nicolai Café do also have a take-away menu, so you can enjoy the delicious food at home.
The Film workshop is part of the International Horror School, and it is placed right on top of Nicolai Biograf & Café.
The Film workshop offers profession modules, mentoring and network. Here you can work with your own and the Film workshop’s projects, get a view inside the history of the film, the world and creation – and test your own dreams and talent!
The City Archive is the city and municipality’s memory. Here you will find stories about the life in Kolding – photographs, film and reports. The City Archive is the center for studies in the history of the city – both for scientists, citizens of the city and schoolchildren. Everyone can use the archive, no matter if there is something you want to know or if there is something you would like to tell.
Nicolai for Children
Nicolai for Children is an experience universe in the perspective of children aged 2-12. The children can go on adventures with their family and experience exiting and creative challenges.
The house offers picture-, design- and theater activities and arrange workshops for schools and institutions. There are also arranged professional children theater, concerts and much more.
Nicolai Kunst & Design
The old Girl school is today the center of art, design and entrepreneur.
The house exist of showrooms in the ground floor, which presents exhibitions with professional art, design and crafts – approx. 10 exhibitions a year.
A new culture house in the Nicolai complex with space for culture-contractors, culture-operators, entrepreneurs, creative initiative and much more.
Today, the old Gymnasium sets the frame around concerts with professionals, amateurs and students on the stage.
The hall has an unique acoustic and is considered the finest concert hall for chamber music in all of Trekantområdet.
Nicolai Scene is the scene of all of Nicolai – they arrange lectures, children theater, exhibitions, tango nights and much more.
The yard in Nicolai
The old schoolyard has been brought to life by architect Kristine Jensen’s Tegnestue and appears as an exciting and award-winning space, with markets, concerts, entertainment, play, workshops and city experiments all year.