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Santiago's Entertainment Guide

from 12 September, 2019

Music

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
17/01/2020
21:00 | Sala Capitol
Viva Suecia are one of the most remarcable alternative rock bands in Spain. Formed in Murcia in December 2014, with only 5 years on the stage, they have already achieved what most artists take decades to achieve.
18/01/2020
18:30 | Auditorio de Galicia
This concert is part of the educational programme organised by the Auditorio de Galicia for educational centres. On this occasion, they are offering a family concert, open to the entire audience so that children who did not come with their school can come with their families to enjoy music and...
18/01/2020
21:30 | Sala Capitol
After the success of their first album, Bailando as rúas, A banda da Loba presents their second work, Fábrica de luz, composed of twelve songs that promise not to leave anyone indifferent.  A banda da Loba is music with an M for woman, diversity, energy and kaleidoscopic...
24/01/2020
22:00 | Sala Capitol
They started in 2012 as a cover band. Years later and with the voice of its vocalist backed by Pancho Varona and Antonio García de Diego, it became perhaps the best Sabina Tribute band on the national scene. They go from four to seven members, so they have the same components as the...
30/01/2020
20:00 | Salón Teatro
Carne Cruda's concert and intimate interview format arrives at the Salón Teatro: the radio conductes by Javier Gallego travels to the land of Siniestro Total, icon of Spanish punk-rock. We review the extensive career of one of the most important bands in the country with live ...
07/02/2020
21:00 | Sala Capitol
León Benavente is a Spanish indie rock band formed in 2012 and emerged from the reunion of four veteran musicians: Abraham Boba, Eduardo Baos, Luis Rodríguez and César Verdú. With their two previous albums, they have established themselves as an essential band on the...
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  
07/03/2020
22:00 | Sala Capitol
After the premiere of "I will wake up", the first single from his fourth studio album that will be released in 2020, Fuel Fandango announces its presentation tour. +info
13/03/2020
20:30 | Auditorio Abanca
Nando Agüeros returns to the music scene with a new work and his 20th Anniversary Tour. The Cantabrian artist launched in November his new album, a double cd+dvd live, with which he will start his tour throughout the territory from February 2020.
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
18/04/2020
20:30 | Auditorio Abanca
The folk group from A Coruña returns to offer a concert in which they present their latest album, Vieiras e Vieiros. Historias de Peregrinos.    
26/04/2020
19:00 | Auditorio de Galicia
SÉS presents a new album 'Liberar as arterias' with which she continues to evolve her particular sound that consecrated her at the top, and which includes an anthology of songs with lyrics and music composed by the singer herself. A seventh album that maintains and enhances her...
30/05/2020
16:00 | Multiusos Fontes do Sar
This 2020 and on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the most beloved Punk Rock band, Bad Religion, begins a tour so legendary, included in the VANS Music Tour, which will make its only stop in the northwest of the peninsula in Santiago de Compostela and will be accompanied by all these...
21/06/2020
22:00 | Monte do Gozo
Marc Anthony will be performing "Opus" (Sony Music), his first studio album in six years and his eighth since "Otra Nota" (1993) established him in a prominent position within the music world. This is a magnificent opportunity to enjoy this new work live, as well as hits such as...

Dance

22/01/2020
20:30 | Auditorio Abanca
The Nutcracker by Piotr Tchaikovsky is the most Christmassy work of the universal classical ballet. The magic of a Christmas party makes it possible for Masha's dreams to come true: the toys come to life, the Nutcracker becomes a beautiful prince and together, after facing the evil mice, they...
19/03/2020
20:30 | Auditorio Abanca
Absolute masterpiece of Romantic dance theatre. It was premiered in 1841 at the Paris Opera, becoming a pure and fundamental piece of classical dance, both for the treatment of romantic ideals and for the use of the most refined theatrical technique of the 19th century. The Giselle ballet is...

Theatre

29/10/2019 - 03/11/2019
Teatro Principal
Amateur theatre companies present their productions.
16/01/2020 - 17/01/2020
20:30 | Teatro Principal
O Montacargas (The Dumb Waiter) is a play written in a single act by Harold Pinter in 1957 and was framed by the theorist Martin Esslin within the dramatic trend "Absurd Theatre". The story tells the story of two men (Ben and Gus) who are locked in a room, a miserably furnished room. The...
23/01/2020 - 24/01/2020
20:30 | Teatro Principal
In a hypothetical time, in a supposed situation, by a few twists and turns of parliamentary arithmetic and political circumstances... a candidate for President of the Xunta achieved his purpose, the great goal of his life. On the day of his inauguration, just before he gave his inaugural...
22/02/2020
21:00 | Auditorio Abanca
After three years of success in Spanish theatres with the musical comedies 'El amor está en el aire' and 'El amor sigue en el aire', author and director Félix Sabroso and Seda Producciones are repeating with the same troupe of artists. With a new and luminous staging, a new ...
24/04/2020
21:00 | Auditorio Abanca
Redford and Newman were inseparable friends in college, but the last time they saw each other was at Redford's wedding, almost twenty-five years ago. Redford and Newman were their college-era nicknames.  Newman has remained single. He is a well-known art dealer, has an art gallery and...
15/05/2020
20:30 | Auditorio Abanca
Isabel lives, or survives, in a modest flat with her son Miguel, a young, impulsive and generous disabled man. The unexpected visit of her youngest daughter, Sandra, a successful executive who has been absent for more than ten years, will turn the complex family relations upside down,...

Gastronomy

14/11/2019 - 01/12/2019
Compostela is the perfect city for going out for a drink and tapas, especially with the “Santiago(é)Tapas” Competition. Participants follow several routes of bars and restaurants, trying traditional and creative creations at an attractive price, to choose and vote for their...

Shows

14/01/2020
22:00 | Atlántico
The Petit Thëâtre is the cycle of small format performing arts that the Pub Atlantico programmes. Magic and humour for these winter nights.
25/01/2020
20:30 | Auditorio de Galicia
Albert Pla's new show is called "MIEDO" (FEAR) and in this new project he delves into the use of music and songs, theatrical texts and avant-garde technologies to create a multimedia show of surprising poetry.  The text proposes an intimate journey through all the stages of man, from...
05/02/2020 - 09/02/2020
Multiusos Fontes do Sar
The new Cirque du soleil show, 'Corteo', will travel to the 'Multiusos Fontes do Sar' in Santiago in February. 'Corteo', which means courtship in Italian, is a joyful procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. The show brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of...
02/04/2020
21:00 | Auditorio de Galicia
The second Pantomime Full show since they've been known. They didn't even know that one-minute videos were going to be this good. But here they are. If you liked the first Pantomime Full show, they've worked on another 100% new one so you can watch them again and not feel cheated.

Storytelling

15/01/2020
22:00 | Atlántico
The Petit Thëâtre is the cycle of small format performing arts that the Pub Atlantico programmes. Magic and humour for these winter nights.
22/01/2020
22:00 | Atlántico
The Petit Thëâtre is the cycle of small format performing arts that the Pub Atlantico programmes. Magic and humour for these winter nights.
29/01/2020
21:00 | Atlántico
The Petit Thëâtre is the cycle of small format performing arts that the Pub Atlantico programmes. Magic and humour for these winter nights.
06/03/2020
20:00 | Auditorio Abanca
La noche es comedia is a monologue show, hosted by Xavier Deltell linking the appearances of Oswaldo Digon, Txabi Franquessa, Álvaro Carrero and J. Luis Calero, with a series of sketches where the audience will enjoy the best comedians of the moment live.
20/03/2020
21:00 | Auditorio Abanca
Mi Lucha is Antonia San Juan's third one-woman show, after Otras Mujeres y las que Faltaban, in which the audience gets involved from the very first moment with the character, identifying situations that we can all face at one time or another in our lives: loneliness, love, illness or death.

For children

18/01/2020 - 26/01/2020
Recinto Ferial de Amio
Dinosaurs Tour is the largest exhibition of life-size animatronic dinosaurs. It features 22 latex-lined animatronic figures powered by pneumatic, hydraulic and electric energy. Visitors will enjoy the fabulous documentary 'Loving Dinosaurs' which shows the recent discoveries about dinosaurs...
24/01/2020
17:00 | Mupega (Museo Pedagógico de Galicia)
The Mupega is going to hold a didactic workshop on one of our most beloved stars: the Moon. The workshop will have a first didactic part in which different aspects of the moon will be worked on and some museum pieces used for its study will be seen. Finally, a small manual task will be carried out.
15/03/2020
18:00 | Palacio de Congresos e Exposicións de Galicia
The first musical from one of the most endearing films of recent times, created and performed by the Compañía de Teatro Musical de España. We can to enjoy the choreographies and voices of exception of all their interpreters in rigorous direct.
22/03/2020
12:30 | Auditorio de Galicia
As stated in the title of the new show, once again, Grupo Encanto will give the audience a special show based on solidarity, friendship, teamwork and empathy. With a careful selection of their long list of successes, this philosophy is further reinforced given the expansion to Latin American...

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

07/11/2019 - 28/11/2019
Teatro Principal
Festival held since 1988 throughout the entire month of November. Aimed exclusively at cinema buffs, it reviews the season’s best non-commercial cinema. Not to be missed in order to savour the city’s cultural atmosphere. +Info 
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,...

Sport

15/11/2019 - 01/03/2020
11:00 | Centro Comercial Área Central
The ice rink of 'Central Area' returns, with about 1200 square meters, it is positioned as the largest natural ice rink in Galicia. It will be located in the Plaza de Europa (Central Plaza of the 'Area Central' Shopping Center) from November 15 to March 1. +info

Fiestas

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...
08/02/2020
19:30
The parish of Castiñeiriño in Santiago de Compostela celebrates its traditional carnival with the so-called Xenerais da Ulla perfomance.
15/02/2020
19:00
The parish of Marrozos in Santiago de Compostela celebrates its traditional carnival with the so-called Xenerais da Ulla perfomance.
16/02/2020
19:00
The parish of Angrois in Santiago de Compostela celebrates its traditional carnival with the so-called Xenerais da Ulla perfomance.
22/02/2020
18:30
The parish of Aríns in Santiago de Compostela celebrates on february 22 its traditional carnival with the so-called Xenerais da Ulla perfomance..    
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.    

Exhibitions

21/09/2019 - 26/01/2020
Sede Afundación Santiago de Compostela
In collaboration with the Telefónica Foundation, 'Afundación' will host, since October, the works of some of the main names in international contemporary photography: Marina Abramovic, Helena Almeida, Pierre Gonord, Vik Muñiz, Cindy Sherman, Zhang Huan or Thomas Ruff, among...
27/09/2019 - 23/02/2020
CGAC (Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea)
In this exhibition, Christian Villamide (Lugo, 1966), addresses the distance we people usually put between us and the territory we live in, focusing the spotlight on the force and violence we subject nature to.  From an artistic, visual, multidisciplinary language, Villamide evokes...
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...
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...
22/11/2019 - 01/03/2020
CGAC (Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea)
Jesús Madriñán (Santiago de Compostela, 1984) has one of the sharpest eyes for photography of the current panorama. His work has focused primarily on a reinterpretation of the portrait understood as an intermediate link between the psychological genre and the archive of...
22/11/2019 - 16/02/2020
11:00 | Museo de las Peregrinaciones y de Santiago
Photographs by Goyo González that show the Way from a new point of view. +info
25/11/2019 - 30/06/2020
Cidade da Cultura de Galicia
Primores do múltiplo: encadernación e coleccionismo na Biblioteca de Galicia proposes to the visitor an approach to the technique of the binding, as much from the point of view of who chose for his private libraries certain creations with which they were considered to be ...
11/12/2019 - 26/01/2020
Museo do Pobo Galego
'Nós de onte a hoxe: 100 years of history' is an exhibition held by the Federación de Asociacións Culturais Galiza Cultura, in collaboration with the Museo do Pobo Galego. +info    
12/01/2020 - 08/02/2020
Biblioteca Pública Ánxel Casal
This exhibition shows the graffiti awarded and finalists in the Xuventude Crea 2019 program. In this edition the winners were Miguel Aurelio Cajaraville (Baiona) for his work Cor de corral; in second place, Margot Rodríguez Salvador (Pontedeume) with Leonesa con bengala; and in third...
16/01/2020 - 16/02/2020
Museo do Pobo Galego
In the words of Xurxo Lobato, the Luis Ksado Photographic Creation Award seeks to "Document through photography. To impact through the pain of the victims. To recover our silenced historical memory. To portray in an anthropological way the Galician girls and boys.  To travel to show us ...
16/01/2020 - 14/03/2020
Colexio de Fonseca
An exhibition by the painter Pedro Ávila Durán, who has a long career and is known for his still lifes with everyday objects.    
17/01/2020 - 14/02/2020
Galería de Arte Luisa Pita
Through drawings, paintings and installations, in a versatile and polyhedral exhibition, Noya brings together different reflections on the idea of vacuity, the fragility of life and the appearance of things, to tense and question the visiting public, through emotions, drives and common places.
22/01/2020 - 17/05/2020
Auditorio de Galicia
A review of the cases and covers designs that accompanied the Galician music at the end of the 20th century, curated by Fausto Isorna. In his own words, "This is not, therefore, a history of Galician music, although it is one, but a journey through the work of artists, photographers, designers...
01/02/2020 - 02/02/2020
12:30
Almost 30 exhibitors will display the different varieties of  this flower that brings colour to the Galician gardens in the winter season, at the exhibition organized by the Cultural Association of Rocha Forte. Enjoy the beauty of Japonicas, Sinensis, Sasanquas ...among other literary...

Annual

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...
07/11/2019 - 10/11/2019
The Encounter of Compostela Illustrated Travel Journals, was created in 2016 by El Patito Editorial and the direction of Miguelanxo Prado, as a winter event in the city of Santiago, open to artists from all over the world. It takes place during the second weekend of November, and its purpose is...
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...
18/01/2020
21:00 | Sala Malatesta
25 years ago Bravú was born, a cultural phenomenon that arrived with a Galician accent to mark an entire generation. Culturactiva S. Coop Galega and the Sala Malatesta celebrate this important date with a concert by the leaders of this musical explosion with denomination of origin:...
23/01/2020 - 26/01/2020
Salón Teatro
Three actors. Three dogs. Or three actors playing dogs. While still being actors. While still being dogs. They are confined in a compound prepared for them by their master. Very large, very comfortable, very pleasant, very clean... but enclosure. Well treated, well cared for, well fed, well...