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Santiago's Entertainment Guide

Music

06/07/2023
20:00 | Convento e Iglesia de Santo Agostiño
The Real Filharmonía de Galicia, conducted by its chief conductor and artistic director, Baldur Brönnimann, offers a concert in the Church of Santo Agostiño with free admission until full capacity is reached.
20/12/2023
20:00 | Teatro Principal
On the occasion of the anniversary of the premiere of the Galician anthem, the Teatro Principal is hosting a recital in which the Crecente Choir, the Solfa Choir and Cantigas e Agarimos will perform great classics of traditional Galician and Portuguese music.
22/12/2023
18:00 | Iglesia de San Fiz de Solovio
San Fiz de Solovio will host this Christmas a very special choir concert, performed by the neighbourhood choirs of Conxo, Vite and Marrozos. Visit of the Christmas page girl before the concert: 17:30H
14/01/2024
12:00 | Teatro Principal
2023/24 "POSTAIS" Season FAMILY CONCERT Municipal Music Band of Santiago de Compostela
24/01/2024
19:00 | Conservatorio Profesional de Música de Santiago
"Fremosas, Cantigas de Amigo e de Amor" is the new work of the musical group Barahúnda formed by Helena de Alfonso and Jose Lara Gruñeiro.

Dance

22/10/2023
19:00 | Cidade da Cultura de Galicia
Show as part of the fifth edition of the Camiño Escena Norte programme.

Theatre

02/09/2023 - 23/09/2023
Amateur theatre competition held in September in different venues in Santiago. The performances are free of charge.
20/01/2024
19:00 | Centro Sociocultural de Santa Marta
A piece with a bit of dance by Tangatutanga Teatro
06/02/2024 - 09/02/2024
21:00 | Salón Teatro
The XXVIII International University Theatre Festival of the USC opens in Compostela from 6 to 9 February a window to the theatrical creations developed by university theatre companies at Galician, national and European level.

For children

01/12/2023 - 05/01/2024
Iglesia de San Fiz de Solovio
One more Christmas, from 1 December to 5 January, we will be able to enjoy this impressive Nativity scene donated and assembled by the nativity scene maker José Uzal: nearly 500 figures make up this nativity scene which includes different scenes, moving pieces and also lighting and...
05/01/2024
17:00 | Plaza del Obradoiro
The Three Wise Men will walk through the streets of the city to the Praza do Obradoiro.
20/01/2024
12:00 | Biblioteca Pública Ánxel Casal
Storytelling with Chus Álvarez

Fairs

09/06/2023 - 11/06/2023
Centro Comercial Área Central
Área Central will host the second edition of Tattoo Expo Santiago on the 9th, 10th and 11th of June, a tattoo convention that will bring together more than fifty tattoo artists and ringers from different parts of Galicia, as well as other parts of Spain and Portugal.
09/06/2023 - 18/06/2023
Plaza de la Quintana
The Compostela Book Week is the result of collaborative work between the Santiago City Council and the Compostela Book Table. It was born last year, 2017, with the aim of meeting the demands and needs of booksellers and publishers in the Galician capital, and with the challenge of going one...
01/12/2023 - 05/01/2024
As every year, locals and visitors can do their Christmas shopping at the 70 stalls of decoration, gourmet food and crafts (jewellery, wood, ceramics, glass, leather, toys, textiles, original watering can, design ...) of the market in addition to the wide range of local shops in the ...
15/12/2023 - 17/12/2023
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... Christmas Gift Fair, giant...

Festival

23/02/2024 - 24/02/2024
Plaza de Mazarelos
It is undoubtedly a great daring that, in its sixth edition, the Rosalía Festival will be filled with sunshine, harmony and naturalness, to celebrate new and diverse creativity in the Galician language.

Courses and workshops

05/02/2024
18:15 | Centro Sociocultural de Vite
Improvisation theatre workshop by Barriga Verde

Fiestas

12/05/2023 - 14/05/2023
CSC de Conxo
The banquet that brought together university students, workers and craftsmen around the same table on 2 March 1856 to demand equality and freedom, remains in the collective memory as one of the foundational events of the galeguismo.
16/05/2023 - 21/05/2023
The celebration of the Fiestas de la Ascensión, the most beloved of the city's traditional festivals, brings a full programme that includes a wide range of musical styles, activities for young and old, the traditional bigheaded and the many attractions in the Alameda.
23/06/2023
O teu mellor San Xoan One more year, in the afternoon and evening of the 23rd, the 'Cacharelo Train' will circulate for free, between 5 pm and 10 pm, to encourage mobility for the neighbourhood of Santiago, tourists and visitors, who will be able to travel through the city's different...
23/06/2023
The neighbourhoods of Compostela join in the celebration of the San Xoán festivities, offering a wide range of activities for everyone.
23/06/2023
17:00 | Plaza de Mazarelos
O TEU MELLOR SAN XOAN Coinciding with the Festivities of San Xoán, which fill the city with colourful and magical bonfires, Santiago welcomes a new edition of the festival that includes in its programme a variety of activities and workshops for the enhancement of Galician rites and...
31/12/2023
23:00 | Plaza del Obradoiro
The best New Year's Eve plan in Santiago is to eat grapes in the Praza do Obradoiro whith the sound of the chimes of the Berenguela. The party starts at 23:00 with music and dancing. There will be grapes and free cotillion for 1000 persons who comes to welcome the new year in the most...
03/02/2024
19:00
The natural region of a Ulla features an original rural carnival, whose record goes back to the mid-19th century.
04/02/2024
19:00
The parish of Angrois in Santiago de Compostela celebrates its traditional carnival with the so-called Xenerais da Ulla perfomance.
11/02/2024
19:00
On the afternoon of February 11, 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.    

Others

01/12/2023 - 07/01/2024
18:00 | Plaza de la Quintana
At sunset, the Quintana becomes a canvas of stars, a Campus Stellae.
29/02/2024 - 03/03/2024
Área Central
Minerals Fair organised in Área Central with 30 exhibitors from various countries and 150 metres of exhibition space.  

Conferences

27/11/2023
19:30 | Ateneo De Santiago
Lecture given by Ramón Máiz, Professor of Political Science at the USC as part of Los Lunes del Ateneo.
27/02/2024
19:00 | Fundación Eugenio Granell
Talk by María José Domínguez entitled: "Roteiro pola psique. A travelogue to the interior". 

Exhibitions

21/10/2022 - 17/04/2023
Cidade da Cultura de Galicia
By definition, a place is any given space capable of holding any given thing. What enables us to characterise and distinguish one place from another is precisely the nature of what they hold (people, things, thoughts), as well as the processes and the period in which they were constructed....
11/11/2022 - 09/04/2023
Cidade da Cultura de Galicia
A path can be considered a physical route taken by the body or a means to an end. Walking can be an aesthetic or spiritual experience, a social practice or a form of activism: we walk to discover, both our own and others, and we also walk to create. The exhibition Creative Paths explores...
01/02/2024 - 15/03/2024
Colexio de Fonseca
Exhibition of paintings by Luis Rodríguez Camarero.
02/02/2024 - 30/03/2024
Colexio de Fonseca
Photographic exhibition by Saleta Rosón

Others

01/12/2023 - 07/01/2024
18:00 | Parque de la Alameda
A tour of artistic illumination through the singular characters and other milestones in the history of Santiago and Galicia present in the Alameda de Santiago.    

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).

Guided visits

17/03/2024
10:00 | Estadio Múltiusos Fontes do Sar
Guided walk O Berce do Sar: a tour of the district of San Lázaro along the banks of the river Sar" SPECIAL FIESTA OF THE NAIL 2024".  

Religious

22/03/2024 - 07/04/2024
Holy Week in Compostela has always had a special charm, and its monumental setting is a World Heritage Site. The commemoration of the Passion, death and resurrection of Christ, of profound significance for the Christian faith, finds in this city magnificent settings that give the traditional...

Cinema

20/04/2024 - 26/04/2024
Museo do Pobo Galego
The International Ethnographic Film Festival of the Museo do Pobo Galego aims to present recent audiovisual works in the field of ethnography and visual anthropology. The screenings take place in the Museo do Pobo Galego, the Salón Teatro and the Teatro...

Theatre

01/05/2024 - 07/05/2024
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. APPROXIMATE DATES +Info

Annual

27/05/2024 - 01/06/2024
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...

Festival

Free
01/08/2024 - 31/08/2024
During the summer, dance, circus, theatre, poetry, music, heritage, visual arts and much more in the streets of Compostela. All the programme at compostelacultura.gal

Theatre

01/08/2024 - 22/09/2024
Teatro Principal
Amateur theatre The Agustín Magán Festival was born in 2001 with the purpose of promoting the best theatrical productions of the amateur federated companies. The works that participate each year, in total 6, are selected by a jury and represent the most interesting proposals of...

Annual

04/10/2024 - 11/10/2024
Curtocircuito, International Film Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2023

For children

06/10/2024 - 20/10/2024
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 puppets.

Fiestas

10/02/2024
19:00
The parish of Aríns in Santiago de Compostela celebrates on february 10 its traditional carnival with the so-called Xenerais da Ulla perfomance.    

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