Palacký University is not only a scientific and educational institution, but a remarkable culture and arts centre of the town and region too. With a beautiful baroque Corpus Christi Chapel functioning as a concert hall, the Film Hall and Theatre Hall for film and drama performances, the Art Centre - a newly restored baroque building of former Jesuit College - is a meeting spot of personalities and ensambles and an imporant venue for various exhibitions. Art exhibitions, open air concerts and drama performances also take place at the Palacký University Information Centre (former Theresian Armoury).
Palacký University offers its facilities and services for sports and re-creation to students, academic and non-academic staff, and also to external public. There is a wide choice to offer: open space sports grounds as well as the large Sports Hall with facilities for training and championships of volleyball, basketball and handball. The Sports Hall is used for re-creational sports activities, sports education and for organization of international matches and for sports events on the European and world level. The university Boathouse is open up to students interested in rowing on the river Morava. The Olomouc Canoeing Club ranks among the best in the republic.
Programmes for leisure time sports activities of students and academics are organized by the Academic Sport Centre of Palacký University, situated in the Boathouse building. The centre frames, organizes and offers various outdoor and indoor activities in Olomouc, and also re-creations such as winter skiing courses in the mountains or boating tours in summer.