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Santiago's Entertainment Guide

Music

28/12/2018
20:30 | Teatro Principal
The concert by the Municipal Band of Music of Santiago on the occasion of the Christmas celebrations will count on the voices of the Cantorum Compostellana Coniunctio.
02/01/2019 - 04/01/2019
The civic centres of Romaño, Fontiñas and O Ensanche will be the setting for an activity included in the Christmas programme, which the City Council is launching in collaboration with the Muiñeiros do Sarela Association. This is a cycle of Tavern Songs, which includes...
03/01/2019
19:30 | Igrexa da Compañía (Universidade)
The Cardinal Quiroga Choir of the Cathedral of Santiago offers a Christmas concert in favor of Manos Unidas in the Church of the University.
10/01/2019
21:30 | A Medusa
Exchanging with Latin American music, soul, funky, folklore... From all this comes the sound that Sheila Patricia now has with her band. World music, powerful sound, with rock/funky tints, but preserving the root. In 2017 her band was formed, changing from a more jazz sound to a more electric...
11/04/2019 - 20/04/2019
From April 11 to 20, the fourth edition of the cycle 'De lugares e órganos' with concerts, itineraries to discover the  heritage,  projections and conversations with artists is celebrated. +Info      

Theatre

17/01/2019
20:30 | Salón Teatro
O que segue is a question that I will try to answer in many ways until I realize it can't be done. And then it will be something else. It pretends to be a wonderful piece, a good show, one of those that you see and flip in colors. During the processes a lot of images of success come to mind,...
22/04/2019 - 16/05/2019
In the Mostra de Teatro Universitario de Galicia, works from the three Galician universities will be presented at the Teatro Principal and at the Roberto Vidal Bolaño theater. +Info
29/10/2019 - 03/11/2019
Teatro Principal
Amateur theatre companies present their productions.

Shows

Free
17/12/2018 - 23/12/2018
Ten circus, dance, music and theatre shows on six different stages. It is the proposal of the Department of Cultural Action of the City of Compostela in the program FestAlegre, which will take place in the week of 17 to 23 December.
17/12/2018
22:00 | Dado-Dadá Jazz Club
A night of improvisation in which each day is unique and unrepeatable, each show is born and dies in the hour and a half that the show lasts. The company IMPROvisibles (Cayetano Lledó, Gandalf Gambarte, Paulo Rubal, Carlos Morales, Jacobo Barros and Victor Castro) establishes their...
14/01/2019
22:00 | Dado-Dadá Jazz Club
A night of improvisation in which each day is unique and unrepeatable, each show is born and dies in the hour and a half that the show lasts. The company IMPROvisibles (Cayetano Lledó, Gandalf Gambarte, Paulo Rubal, Carlos Morales, Jacobo Barros and Victor Castro) establishes their...

Storytelling

15/12/2018
18:00 | Museo de las Peregrinaciones y de Santiago
During the months of October to December, the Museo das Peregrinacións e de Santiago launches a programme of activities to turn the Museum into a cultural meeting place for all audiences, with special attention to the youngest and their family environment.
22/12/2018
18:00 | Museo de las Peregrinaciones y de Santiago
During the months of October to December, the Museo das Peregrinacións e de Santiago launches a programme of activities to turn the Museum into a cultural meeting place for all audiences, with special attention to the youngest and their family environment.

For children

12/12/2018 - 21/12/2018
Centro Sociocultural O Ensanche
14/12/2018
17:30 | Mupega (Museo Pedagógico de Galicia)
Once again this year the Mupega celebrates Christmas with a fun activity that will consist of creating and decorating a Christmas tree for the museum. Activity for children from 6 to 10 years old.
14/12/2018 - 06/01/2019
Cidade da Cultura de Galicia
The Cidade do Nadal do Gaiás opens its doors on the afternoon of 14 December with the lighting of the outdoor lighting which, inspired by a star-laden sky, will guide visitors to the Museo Centro Gaiás. Once inside the museum, we will be immersed in a stage full of light and...
15/12/2018
11:30 | Museo de las Peregrinaciones y de Santiago
During the months of October to December, the Museo das Peregrinacións e de Santiago launches a programme of activities to turn the Museum into a cultural meeting place for all audiences, with special attention to the youngest and their family environment.
22/12/2018
11:30 | Museo de las Peregrinaciones y de Santiago
During the months of October to December, the Museo das Peregrinacións e de Santiago launches a programme of activities to turn the Museum into a cultural meeting place for all audiences, with special attention to the youngest and their family environment.
22/12/2018
Auditorio de Galicia
A day of activities for families who want to socialize children in Galician language (recommended age 0-6). Music, stories, dance, workshops, talks and entertainment spaces. Admission is free and until the full capacity of each space.
05/01/2019
12:00 | Biblioteca Pública Ánxel Casal
Every Saturday of the year (except July and August), storytelling activities for children at 12.00 in the Assembly Hall.
12/01/2019
12:00 | Biblioteca Pública Ánxel Casal
Every Saturday of the year (except July and August), storytelling activities for children at 12.00 in the Assembly Hall.
19/01/2019
12:00 | Biblioteca Pública Ánxel Casal
Every Saturday of the year (except July and August), storytelling activities for children at 12.00 in the Assembly Hall.
26/01/2019
12:00 | Biblioteca Pública Ánxel Casal
Every Saturday of the year (except July and August), storytelling activities for children at 12.00 in the Assembly Hall.
30/01/2019
18:30 | Biblioteca Pública Ánxel Casal
Workshop in charge of Mekané, to celebrate the Illustration Day. We will learn about the work of monks in a medieval Scriptorium as copyists of manuscripts. We will also talk about the making of parchments, ink, even the copyists' benches. We will study the illumination of the texts, the...

Fairs

05/12/2019 - 05/01/2020
Crafts, design and activities for all audiences in Carreira do Conde.

Festival

20/12/2019 - 22/12/2019
13:00 | 18. Plaza de Cervantes
Christmas festival dedicated to the creative talent of artists, artisans, producers and entrepreneurs in Galicia: fashion design brands and accessories, handmade toys, jewelry and jewelry, illustration and stationery, decoration, ceramics, household objects ... It also has with gastronomic zone...

Cinema

04/12/2018 - 20/12/2018
CGAC (Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea)
The construction of the videographic image in Galicia from the nineteen-eighties to the present day resolves some creative and ideological issues, regarding commitments and social grievances and, of course, aesthetic issues too —thus, those concerning visual culture rooted in individual...

Presentations

26/12/2018
The animal shelter of Bando presents its Benefic Calendar to give diffusion to the work that develops this center with abandoned animals. In this event throughout the day we can participate in various talks and performances of magic, theater and music.

Celebrations

13/12/2018 - 06/01/2019
Christmas arrives in Compostela with a programme full of activities included in the attached publication. The ice rink and the Carreira do Conde market are joined by the Bosque dos Xogos in the Praza do Obradoiro, which this year has slides, tunnels and popular games for children and the...
05/01/2019
18:00 | Estación de Tren de Santiago de Compostela
A viaxe das marabillas is the motto chosen for the The Magi parade. The Three Wise Men will arrive on this occasion accompanied by the characters from Lewis Carrol's tale Alice in Wonderland: Alice, the crazy sombreireiro, the queen of hearts, the rabbit... They will occupy one of the six...
16/02/2019
19:00
The parish of Castiñeiriño in Santiago de Compostela celebrates its traditional carnival with the so-called Xenerais da Ulla perfomance.
23/02/2019
19:00
The parish of Marrozos in Santiago de Compostela celebrates its traditional carnival with the so-called Xenerais da Ulla perfomance.
24/02/2019
19:00
The parish of Angrois in Santiago de Compostela celebrates its traditional carnival with the so-called Xenerais da Ulla perfomance.
02/03/2019
18:30
The parish of Aríns in Santiago de Compostela celebrates on march 2 its traditional carnival with the so-called Xenerais da Ulla perfomance..

Fiestas

29/05/2019 - 02/06/2019
Celebration of the Ascensión festive celebrations. The programme includes a wide range of musical styles, activities for young a lot of attractions in the Alameda. In 2019 Compostela will celebrate the Feast of the Ascension from May 29 to June 2, with a program designed for a diverse...
21/06/2019 - 24/06/2019
The neighbourhoods of Compostela join in the celebration of the San Xoán festivities, offering a wide range of activities for everyone.
21/06/2019 - 23/06/2019
Plaza de Mazarelos
While St. John’s Bonfire Night is taking place, Santiago hosts a festival, for the fourth year in a row, with a artisan market and a program  with a wide range of activities and workshops to highlight the Galician traditions of this time of year, marked by the summer solstice. 
29/11/2019 - 07/01/2020
Área Central
This Friday, November 29, will begin the Central Area Christmas campaignin which, in addition to the Ice Rink, located in the Central Plaza, there will be different activities and events such as lighting, the product collection campaign for the economic kitchen, the visit of Santa Claus and The...
05/12/2019 - 05/01/2020
11:00 | Belén Tradicional en San Fiz de Solovio
More than 200 figures of clay and painted canvas, all handmade, make up this birth that includes different scenes, moving parts and also lighting and sound.  The nativity scene also offers an unbeatable opportunity to visit the church of San Fiz, fundamental in the founding history of...
05/12/2019 - 05/01/2020
Parque de la Alameda
'Las Marías', Valle-Inclán, 'A Leiteira' and Rosalía de Castro wish you a merry Christmas!

Announces

22/11/2018 - 13/01/2019
Rúa do Franco
Six bars in Rúa do Franco have a new promotion full of prizes for all their clients. From Thursday to Sunday, from 22 November to 13 January, for every €5 of consumption, a card will be handed out that customers will have to scratch to find out if they were lucky and win a prize,...

Meetings

24/01/2019
18:30 | Museo do Pobo Galego
The Museo do Pobo hosts a new edition of the Café da Memoria, this time dedicated to the workers of the canning factories. The activity will be divided into two sessions and will also have a small exhibition in the Sala do Mar that will complement the theme of the Café da Memoria.

Exhibitions

19/10/2018 - 20/01/2019
CGAC (Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea)
Bleda y Rosa. A Geography of Time is an exhibition of twenty-five years of photographic work by María Bleda (Castellón, 1969) and José María Rosa (Albacete, 1970) focusing on their series Campos de batalla (Battlefields). Started in 1994 and recently finished, their...
24/10/2018 - 03/02/2019
Auditorio de Galicia
The exhibition Territorios de intimidade tries to continue valuing the Galician creators who worked during the years of Franco's regime and to bring new thematic perspectives from which to analyse their works. All of them broke the thematic stereotypes traditionally associated with women...
26/10/2018 - 20/01/2019
Museo do Pobo Galego
The curators Antón Sobral and Hubert Huber collaborated in the selection of artists from Galicia and Bavaria that make up Wanderlust Galicia-Baviera, each focusing on one of the territories. The proposals included range from painting to sculpture, photography to installations, all by...
07/11/2018 - 03/03/2019
Museo do Pobo Galego
Seventy years after Castelao's historical allocution in Buenos Aires, the Consello da Cultura Galega organizes an innovative tribute with a multimedia narrative based on the exploration and participant observation of the best piece of oratory written in Galician. Through the combination of...
09/11/2018 - 03/02/2019
CGAC (Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea)
The work of Julião Sarmento is shaped from the borderline. Many of his works contain images of images which, while inter-related, also function independently, embracing the ambiguity of their meaning. They are microstories that take on the multiple potential of cinema, somewhere between...
16/11/2018 - 15/12/2018
Galería de Arte Contemporáneo José Lorenzo
The exhibition of the Vigo artist José Telmo Lodeiro is composed of 24 paintings, dated between 1971 and 1995. It is organized in three series that, chronologically, may overlap on some occasion. One of them is the series of landscapes, another is the series Futuro and, finally, works...
16/11/2018 - 11/01/2019
Galería de Arte Luisa Pita
Ramón Conde, a renowned artist with an extensive professional career, presents his latest works, with a theme focused on emphasizing the subconscious or what is most accessible to us about him, dreams, delirious images and in general all content that can bypass rational control. The...
19/11/2018 - 08/01/2019
Auditorio de Galicia
Accompanying the opening ceremony and the Foro Negro III to be held on Saturday 15 December, in the main corridor of the Auditorium of Galicia will be located a series of information panels on the project  Unha Gran Burla Negra. Creatividade popular e memoria do Prestige (2002 – 2019).
22/11/2018 - 15/05/2019
Hotel Palacio del Carmen, Autograph Collection *****
This collective exhibition is the result of a joint, interdisciplinary creative process in which artists and organizers have discussed the genre and how to undo it. Each participant has contributed their own particular vision, in order to offer the viewer a starting point from which to question...
22/11/2018 - 08/01/2019
DIDAC (DARDO Instituto do Deseño e das Artes Contemporáneas)
Composed by typewriters, original posters and other curious elements that come from the Sirvent Collection, the Olivetti, a unidade na diversidade exhibition pays tribute to the Italian company that managed to manufacture typewriters for almost a century. During this time they were able to...
27/11/2018 - 22/12/2018
Mupega (Museo Pedagógico de Galicia)
Coinciding with the anniversary of the current Spanish Constitution in the Pedagogical Museum of Galicia you will be able to see a small sample of materials linked to the education of the 70's and early 80's: the School in the Transition.
29/11/2018 - 30/01/2019
Hotel Virxe da Cerca ****
This exhibition brings together works by the sculptor Francisco Pazos and the painter Mila Vázquez. Francisco Pazos is one of the references of Galician sculpture. He works with granite, wood and bronze, combining figuration and abstraction, standing out for a contemporary...
29/11/2018 - 16/12/2018
Igrexa da Compañía (Universidade)
On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Spanish Constitution, the exhibition O camiño á Constitución nas caricaturas de Siro is inaugurated: a selection of drawings by the Galician painter, caricaturist and writer Siro López, related to the period of the...
04/12/2018 - 20/12/2018
CGAC (Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea)
05/12/2018 - 05/01/2019
During the Christmas holidays, art will take the street as an exhibition space. The creations, in the different disciplines (painting, sculpture, photography and installations), will be exhibited in 100 shops in the commercial area of the Ensanche.  Local, national and international...
13/12/2018 - 15/02/2019
Trinta
The Parque Natural series consists of twelve photographs offering different views of a fictitious natural park. A path and a river run through each image, proposing a route through a succession of scenes: idealised landscapes constructed from stereotypes, pictorial references and visual...
19/12/2018
Recinto Ferial de Amio
The main hall of the Amio fairgrounds hosts the exhibition Anacos do rural de Compostela e A Coruña, a selection of photographic collections belonging to the multimedia edition Galicia na memoria, a photographic and cinematographic anthology of Galicia elaborated thanks to the...
04/07/2019
Fundación Eugenio Granell
The exhibition, curated by Mercedes Rozas, will open at the Eugenio Granell Foundation on Thursday, July 4 at 8:00 p.m. +Info: http://www.fundacion-granell.org/actualidad/index.php
19/09/2019 - 05/01/2020
Cidade da Cultura de Galicia
Second edition of this cycle of artistic interventions in the landscape of 'Cidade da Cultura' and whose gender brand is an identity mark, since all the curators of the projects are women.  In this context, the three interventions proposed for this new edition, located on the western...
15/11/2019 - 02/02/2020
11:00 | CGAC (Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea)
The meaning of the work of Cabrita Reis, implicit in the title of the exhibition, is the result of her particular look, in a permanent plastic and philosophical reflection. Cabrita practices a way of thinking that lies between the ontological premises and the empirical formulations, related to...

Annual

18/02/2019 - 24/03/2019
Facultad de Geografía e Historia
The Concert Cycle Novos Talentos Musicais is aimed at Galician chamber musicians living in Galicia or students of Galician Music Centres up to 32 years of age. It is an initiative promoted by the Compostela Sound Association and the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC).
12/10/2019 - 20/10/2019
NOTE. This information is for the year 2019. Puppeteers from several countries present their singular productions. Children’s shows, outdoor performances and evening shows. And also round tables, exhibitions and workshops… an entire range of activities related to...
15/06/2020 - 17/06/2020
Salón Teatro
Agadic organizes this Galician performing arts market festival. Through a selection of recently produced shows and a programme of parallel activities, this initiative takes the pulse of the current situation of the sector in Galicia. At the same time, it provides its professionals with a...

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