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Santiago's Entertainment Guide

from 21 April, 2019

Music

26/04/2019
22:00 | Sala Capitol
Compostela musician Adrián Costa returns home for Christmas. It will be the premiere of his new proposal, with a new band and a new repertoire full of surprises... If with Adrián Costa & The Criers he has already made a leap from music with black roots to rock, now he's making...
08/06/2019 - 25/08/2019
20:30 | Plaza de Praterías
Begins the 2019 edition of the cycle: "Música no Camiño" that will bring the performance of 20 music bands to Santiago de Compostela. The performances will take place in the months of June, July and August at Praza das Praterías at 8:30 pm. +Info  
20/06/2019 - 29/09/2019
21:30 | Riquela Club
Flamenco concerts in Sala Riquela throughout the summer season.
04/07/2019 - 17/07/2019
21:00 | Cidade da Cultura de Galicia
Atardecer no Gaiás 2019 will feature 20 bands and artists to put a soundtrack to the summer sunsets. This series of concerts in the open air and at sunset is one of the consolidated events of the summer season. Its lineup always generates expectation to be up to date with the current...
19/07/2019
21:00 | Hospedería San Martín Pinario
REAL FILHARMONÍA DE GALICIA Iglesia de San Martín Pinario +Info
21/07/2019
12:00 | 11. Rúa do Vilar
'FESTAS DO APÓSTOLO 2019' BANDA MUNICIPAL DE MÚSICA DE SANTIAGO Casiano Mouriño Maquieira, director   Programa a determinar +Info
25/07/2019
09:30 | Plaza de Platerías
Institutional act of the feasts of the 'Apóstolo 2019'. +Info
29/07/2019
22:00 | Plaza de A Quintana
FESTAS DO APÓSTOLO 2019 BANDA MUNICIPAL DE MÚSICA DE SANTIAGO & GALLAECIA BIG BAND Paty Lesta e Narci Rodríguez, singers Cristian Leggiero, director Gallaecia Big Band Casiano Mouriño Maquieira, director   Programme: 1.-...
29/07/2019
21:00
Santiago de Compostela, an egalitarian city, has its own section in the big festivals of the city, the 'Festas do Apóstolo'. With the inclusion of this specific section in the program of the 'Festas do Apóstolo', it is intended to give maximum visibility to the claim of...
07/08/2019
19:30 | Hotel NH Collection Santiago de Compostela *****
notiNHas 07-08:  *19:30h-21h:DJ Tristón *21h: Concert - Blanco Palamera (Inditronic. Dream-Pop. Galicia) *Guest chef: Kike Piñeiro - A Horta do Obradoiro  (Santiago de Compostela) The roof of the Hotel NH Collection Santiago once again offers melodies...
30/08/2019 - 30/07/2019
13:00 | Arco de Xelmírez - Plaza del Obradoiro
'FESTAS DO APÓSTOLO 2019' BANDA MUNICIPAL DE MÚSICA DE SANTIAGO Casiano Mouriño Maquieira, director   Programme: Antonio Amigo Dorado, (Pasodobre) Manuel Iglesias O Chopo, (Pasodobre) Enrique Saavedra Vilanoviña,...
04/09/2019
19:30 | Hotel NH Collection Santiago de Compostela *****
notiNHas 04-09: *19:30h-21h: DJ Fixemberg *21h: Concert - Selvática (Pop. Post-Punk. Tropic. Galicia) *Guest chef: Álvaro Víctoriano -  Peculiar (A Coruña) The roof of the Hotel NH Collection Santiago once again offers melodies and...
18/10/2019
19:30 | Hotel NH Collection Santiago de Compostela *****
notiNHas 18-10: *19:30h-21h: DJ Manuele Caamagno *21h: Concert - Los Bengala (Rock&Roll felino. Garage. Aragón) *Guest chef: Juan Crujeiras - Bido (A Coruña)   The roof of the Hotel NH Collection Santiago once again offers melodies and savories during...
15/11/2019 - 15/06/2019
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

Dance

25/04/2019
Teatro Principal
EntreSoños is a 70-80 minute work of Galician dance and traditional music, with an artistic cast of 3 dancers/singers: Fran Sieira, Aida Tarrío and Xisco Feijoó, to the sound of the music of the multidisciplinary composer and musician Anxo Pintos, all within a scenic ...
11/07/2019 - 14/09/2019
20:00 | Espacio de Arte Campus Stellae
Nights for the friends of the Argentine tango. +Info
20/07/2019
18:00 | Parque de la Alameda
Territorio das Mulleres: This short piece explores the narrow line between the obsession to expose and pry into others, and the need to preserve and keep hidden a probably not perfect privacy.

Theatre

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
09/05/2019 - 10/05/2019
20:30 | Teatro Principal
A woman who bears on her body the imprint of obstetric violence suffered during pregnancy and childbirth tells her story in a direct, open and self-critical way. A story constructed while the wound is still open, because the sequels have not yet been repaired and her testimony will have all the...

For children

13/07/2019 - 21/07/2019
11:00 | Recinto Ferial de Amio
 Great exhibition of dinosaurs in Amio. +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...

Literature

06/07/2019 - 20/07/2019
12:30
During the first three Saturdays of July, starting at 12:30am, the 'Chan de Pólvora' bookstore opens a new cultural proposal: 'A Fiestra da Chan' that will pair poetry, electronic music and vermouth in a relaxed atmosphere.  

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. 
19/07/2019 - 31/07/2019
The traditional celebrations of the Apostle of Santiago de Compostela will be held from July 19 to 31 with such outstanding artists as Xoel López, La Casa Azul, LAMODA, Budiño, The Main Squeeze, Zalon Thompson, Leilia, Papaya, or the Royal Philharmonic of Galicia. The program...
20/07/2019
The Galician Costume Day will reach its 40th edition in these celebrations of the 'Apóstolo 2019'. For that reason, the 'Asociación do Traxe Galego' has prepared a special edition, which will be held on July 20, in which the traditional contest will not be absent and the parade...

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  
27/06/2019 - 30/07/2019
20:00
The TerraZeando cycle returns in 2019, in its eighth season, with a good bunch of exciting proposals.  The initiative, organized by Desconcierto Cultural, aims to take advantage of special places that are rarely used in live music. Spaces that by themselves are capable of amplifying the...
01/07/2019 - 31/07/2019
The gastronomic market 'La Galiciana' counts during the month of July with a wide program of activities among which live music & "queimadas". +Info

Exhibitions

14/05/2019 - 28/12/2019
11:00 | Museo do Pobo Galego
The exhibition has two sections, one of biographical content that proposes an itinerary throught the life of Antonio Fraguas, with special attention to his career as galician and teacher, an active member of the most outstanding institutions of the country's culture during eight fertile...
29/05/2019 - 22/09/2019
19:30 | Museo do Pobo Galego I
Presentation of the exhibition Magic Galicia: Pilgrimages and Sanctuaries. Gustav Henningsen, ethnographic photographs (1965-1968) +info
05/06/2019 - 18/08/2019
10:00 | Torres Hejduk
'Plástico a mareas' is an intervention by the artist María Arceo who warns of the enormous amount of plastic consumed and the serious risk that this means for the seabed and beaches, where a lot of garbage comes from the rivers. The installation is made with waste materials...
18/06/2019 - 20/10/2019
11:00 | Fundación Eugenio Granell
The retrospective exhibition of the Belgian surrealist artist arrives at the Eugenio Granell Foundation. The friends of Mr. Lacomblez chose the Eugenio Granell Foundation, dedicated exclusively to Surrealism, to celebrate the 85th anniversary of Mr. Lacomblez. +Info
21/06/2019 - 29/09/2019
Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea (CGAC)
From the beginning of her research and her artistic practice, Ângela Ferreira has always worked with the colonial legacy of Africa and, in a broad sense, with the relations between Europe and the African continent. On one side, it focuses on the architectural vestiges of the 20th century,...
26/06/2019 - 18/08/2019
19:30 | Zona C
'Desert Islands' is a project that makes other ways of doing and interpreting visible. Teaches walkers: men and women who decided to inhabit the margins, outside the parameters established by society. Pilgrims who adopted the Way, and the drift, as their way of life, without purpose or apparent...
28/06/2019 - 29/09/2019
11:00 | CGAC (Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea)
Project 20 Red Lights is a political essay that reveals the implications of the digital financialization of the economy and its relation to the radicalization of the neoliberal agenda, a topic of great importance in the context of our global culture that deserves a rigorous reflection from the...
28/06/2019 - 13/10/2019
CGAC (Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea)
The exhibition tries to resituate the problem of refugees from a complex perspective, avoiding the sensational elements of journalistic immediacy and pointing to a more historical reflection that takes into account the way in which our societies have also been built from exile, with exile and...
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
05/07/2019 - 01/09/2019
CGAC (Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea)
'Colectiva dun colectivo' is the result of the project 'Na varanda', an educational and creation program whose objective is the meeting, dialogue and approach between the museum and the neighborhood of Santiago de Compostela. Citizens are thus becoming more agents of the cultural processes...

Religious

28/04/2019
11:00 | Convento de clausura de Nuestra Señora de la Merced
Dominica in Albis (Sunday, April 28, 2019): PROCESSION OF 'EL CRISTO DE LA PACIENCIA'  Brotherhood of 'El Cristo de la Paciencia'
14/05/2019 - 10/09/2019
19:00 | Parador de Santiago Hostal dos Reis Católicos *****GL
VI Edition of the Cycle: Where are you going, pilgrim? +Info

Annual

17/05/2019 - 02/06/2019
Parque de la Alameda
Recent publications at bargain prices, decades- and even centuries-old books, documents about Santiago and Galicia… A good excuse for visiting one of the city’s best parks in spring.
04/08/2019 - 17/08/2019
NOTE. This information, is the expected for the year 2019.   An annual event that has been held in Santiago de Compostela since 1957; it provides Spanish music training to professional and student performers from all over the world. During the course, concerts are held in singular...
10/09/2019 - 24/09/2019
Teatro Principal
NOTE. This information, is the expected for the year 2019.  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:...
11/09/2019 - 15/09/2019
The WOS Festival is one of the most interesting events in the European and international panorama of indoor festivals. Music, new media, cinema, performing arts, colloquiums and conferences take place in different spaces of the historical and urban centre of Santiago de Compostela.
28/09/2019 - 06/10/2019
NOTE. This information, is the expected for the year 2019.  During its official week, the competition screens and awards prizes to short films in the following categories: 'Radar', 'Explora', 'Penínsulas' and 'Planeta GZ'. The programme also features master classes, concerts...
12/10/2019 - 20/10/2019
NOTE. This information, is the expected 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...
03/11/2019 - 06/11/2019
Teatro Principal
Amateur theatre companies present their productions.
04/11/2019 - 30/11/2019
NOTE. This information, is the expected for the year 2019.  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...
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...
15/11/2019 - 08/12/2019
NOTE. This information, is the expected for the year 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...
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...
04/05/2019
20:30 | Teatro Principal
ALMA (non é hippie), is the first vertical dance show in Galicia, a production of the Colectivo Verticalia, or what is the same, of the companies Duelirium and Traspediante, with the support of Pistacatro.  ALMA (non é hippie) investigates the different perceptions about...