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Santiago's Entertainment Guide

Music

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      
13/04/2019
21:00 | Sala Capitol
'Familia Caamagno' presents their new album 'Había que intentalo' with a concert in the Sala Capitol in which 'Oh Ayatollah' will also participate. +Info
14/08/2019 - 17/08/2019
21:00 | 07. Monasterio de San Martiño Pinario
Directed by Mtro. Vicent Alberola (Benifairó - Valencia, 1970), on August 14 and 17, the opera “El Barbero de Sevilla” by Gioachino Rossini (Pesaro 1792 - Paris 1868) will be performed at the Church of San Martín Pinario.
15/11/2019
20:30 | Palacio de Congresos e Exposicións de Galicia
Aída, Verdi´s Opera, arrives at the Congress Palace of Santiago de Compostela on November 15 at 8:30 pm. +Info
15/02/2020
21:00 | Auditorio de Galicia
A multidisciplinary artist, producer, orchestra conductor and winner of four Grammy Awards and an Emmy Award.We can enjoy its magnificent recital next February 15 in Santiago de Compostela, on its only date in Galicia. +info  
16/03/2020
21:00 | Palacio de Congresos e Exposicións de Galicia
The multi nominees for the Latin Grammy Awards, Café Quijano, will present their new work at the Palacio de Congresos in Santiago de Compostela, a pop album entitled 'Life is not La La La'. +info
21/03/2020
21:00 | Auditorio de Galicia
Pablo Milanés, one of the main exponents of the Spanish author song will continue presenting his 'Esencia' tour, a project that has had an excellent reception and has given him great satisfactions in European and American stages in the last two years. +info

Fairs

28/04/2019 - 05/05/2019
Parque de la Alameda
Annual fair that is held in the city’s most emblematic park, where you can find bargains in a great variety of publications, including books about Santiago and Galicia. Numerous activities, which vary from day to day, are held in connection with the book fair. At the Book Fair there...

Festival

31/01/2020 - 08/02/2020
Cidade da Cultura de Galicia
The Winter Festival of Theatre, Dance and Art in Action Escenas do Cambio will return again in January, between January 31 and February 16, with 10 shows in a sixth edition marked by the great names of the contemporary scene today.  + info

Cinema

18/01/2020 - 19/01/2020
Cidade da Cultura de Galicia
The best animated films to see with the family return to the Cidade da Cultura in the fourth edition of Pequefilmes. A whole weekend of screenings, voting, audience awards and workshops to meet the demands of a small but demanding audience.  During the 18th and 19th of January 2020,...

Fiestas

05/04/2019 - 08/04/2019
From 5 to 8 April The ’romería’ of San Lázaro, a neighbourhood situated at the entrance of the city, on the Way of St. James, is both religious and gastronomic. The patron saint is honoured with a mass and a procession, in addition to an ancient tradition in...
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 - 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. 
01/02/2020
17:30 | Centro Comercial Área Central
On Saturday February 1 will take place in Área Central  the 'Presentation of Entroido dos Xenerais da Ulla 2020' with the participation of the 'Xenerais da Ulla' making their traditional 'atranques (or high) on horseback.    
01/02/2020 - 05/03/2020
Santiago de Compostela
Very close to Santiago: Boqueixón, A Estrada, Silleda, Touro, Vedra, Vila de Cruces
The “Xenerais da Ulla” is the most outstanding feature of the Ulla region’s traditional Carnival. It has been held in the surroundings of Santiago since the first half of the 19th century: the “Xenerais” (generals) ride on horseback, dressed in colourful...
23/02/2020
19:00
On the afternoon of February 23, the parish of O Eixo in Santiago de Compostela celebrates its traditional carnival with the so-called Xenerais da Ulla perfomance, which involves a stagin where different characters take part.    

Summer in the city

21/06/2019
Cidade da Cultura de Galicia
The City of Culture program more than 100 activities for the summer. +Info  

Exhibitions

05/10/2018 - 03/03/2019
Cidade da Cultura de Galicia
This exhibition pays homage to the role of the teachers of the Second Republic and exhibits for the first time in Galicia the iconic work 'A derradeira leición do mestre', considered the 'Galician Guernica'. In this way, this exhibition project focuses on recreating the situation of ...
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...
15/11/2019 - 12/04/2020
10:00 | Cidade da Cultura de Galicia
'Galicia, un relato no mundo' explores the interaction between the Galician historical territory and the rest of the world in a journey that takes us from prehistory to the present. Conceived as the first of three major exhibitions of the Xunta on the occasion of Xacobeo 2021, it will...
23/01/2020 - 06/02/2020
Centro Comercial Área Central
From February 1 to February 18, 2020, the photographic exhibition "Xenerais da Ulla" will be exhibited in Área Central. A sample of selected images, full of color, which reflects the essence and character of the traditional rural carnival of the "Xenerais da Ulla", declared a Festival of...

Annual

20/12/2015 - 28/12/2015
Teatro Principal
A festival is held every year around Christmastime, featuring a lyrical programme of classical Spanish zarzuelas, musicals and operetas by renowned interpreters. Organiser: Concello de Santiago / Asoc. Galega da Lírica Teresa Berganza.    
18/09/2019 - 23/09/2019
Teatro Principal
  Outstanding lied singers from all over the world give recitals along with the pianist and festival organiser Roger Vignoles. Each year deals with a central theme, giving rise to specialised conferences on the genre. Organizer: Concello de Santiago / Asociación de Amigos de...
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...