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Music

21/06/2020
Under the slogan Music for Walkers, the European Day of Music will be celebrated on Sunday 21 June. Compostela joins this celebration with a programme of open-air concerts in different styles in squares and streets throughout the day. The concerts will have a flashmob format, to avoid crowds of...
21/06/2020
Cidade da Cultura de Galicia
Baroque, traditional, avant-garde and electronic music. Three different styles to celebrate in the Gaiás during a whole day the Day of the Music 2020 with the performances of El afecto ilustrado, Faia and Chisme. + INFO
27/06/2020
12:00 | Cidade da Cultura de Galicia
At the same time as the summer, a new cycle of music in the City of Culture, dedicated to the classics, will be reborn. Through the classical Matinees of Gaiás we will undertake a musical journey on Saturday mornings, which will take us from the classicism of Mozart to the...
09/07/2020 - 03/09/2020
21:00 | Cidade da Cultura de Galicia
The Cidade da Cultura's open-air concert series adapts on this occasion to what the new normality demands of us; smaller formats reducing the capacity of assistance to enjoy this experience with the assurance that health protection and social distance measures are being complied...
16/07/2020
21:00 | Cidade da Cultura de Galicia
The Cidade da Cultura's open-air concert series adapts on this occasion to what the new normality demands of us; smaller formats reducing the capacity of assistance to enjoy this experience with the assurance that health protection and social distance measures are being complied...
23/07/2020
21:00 | Cidade da Cultura de Galicia
The Cidade da Cultura's open-air concert series adapts on this occasion to what the new normality demands of us; smaller formats reducing the capacity of assistance to enjoy this experience with the assurance that health protection and social distance measures are being complied...
11/08/2020 - 15/08/2020
21:00 | Parque de San Domingos de Bonaval
The festival Feito a Man returns this year in a smaller format and a new location. From the streets of the old town it goes to the park of Bonaval, with a week of double concerts every night in thematic sessions of rock, jazz and folk.
20/08/2020
21:00 | Cidade da Cultura de Galicia
The Cidade da Cultura's open-air concert series adapts on this occasion to what the new normality demands of us; smaller formats reducing the capacity of assistance to enjoy this experience with the assurance that health protection and social distance measures are being complied...
26/08/2020
19:30 | Hotel NH Collection Santiago de Compostela *****
The roof of the Hotel NH Collection Santiago once again offers music and gourmet savories during its delivery in 2020. Appointments will be as always free after previous collection of prior invitation from 7:30 pm, every concert day at the reception in the hotel. The nights will start with...
03/09/2020
21:00 | Cidade da Cultura de Galicia
The Cidade da Cultura's open-air concert series adapts on this occasion to what the new normality demands of us; smaller formats reducing the capacity of assistance to enjoy this experience with the assurance that health protection and social distance measures are being complied...
09/09/2020 - 23/09/2020
Auditorio de Galicia
The Xornadas de Música Contemporánea, promoted by the City Council, the USC and the CGAC, return from September 9th to 23rd with a proposal of half a dozen concerts and shows that bring to Compostela the most innovative proposals of the contemporary music scene.
30/09/2020 - 02/10/2020
19:00 | Auditorio de Galicia
To welcome the Compostela public, as for health safety reasons this year the orchestra cannot go to the neighbourhoods, it will invite the neighbourhood associations to the Auditorio de Galicia, to 3 concerts to be held on the 30th of September and the 1st and 2nd of...
08/10/2020
20:30 | Auditorio de Galicia
To welcome the Compostela public, as for health safety reasons this year the orchestra cannot go to the neighbourhoods, it will invite the neighbourhood associations to the Auditorio de Galicia, to 3 concerts to be held on the 30th of September and the 1st and 2nd of...
15/10/2020
20:30 | Auditorio de Galicia
To welcome the Compostela public, as for health safety reasons this year the orchestra cannot go to the neighbourhoods, it will invite the neighbourhood associations to the Auditorio de Galicia, to 3 concerts to be held on the 30th of September and the 1st and 2nd of...
22/10/2020
20:30 | Auditorio de Galicia
To welcome the Compostela public, as for health safety reasons this year the orchestra cannot go to the neighbourhoods, it will invite the neighbourhood associations to the Auditorio de Galicia, to 3 concerts to be held on the 30th of September and the 1st and 2nd of...
14/11/2020
20:00 | Cidade da Cultura de Galicia
26/11/2020
20:30 | Auditorio de Galicia
To welcome the Compostela public, as for health safety reasons this year the orchestra cannot go to the neighbourhoods, it will invite the neighbourhood associations to the Auditorio de Galicia, to 3 concerts to be held on the 30th of September and the 1st and 2nd of...
18/12/2020
20:30 | Teatro Principal
In these times of uncertainty we want to light a new fire of renewal, as in the times of our ancestors, when our grandparents cleaned the stone of the fireplace at this time and lit this new fire that would light up the whole year and bring good fortune to the house and the family for the...
05/01/2021
20:30 | Auditorio de Galicia
New concert of the 2020-21 season of the Real Filharmonía de Galicia.    
20/02/2021
12:00
Online broadcasting through the Cidade da Cultura's youtube channel
11/03/2021
20:00 | Auditorio de Galicia
New concert of the 2020-21 season of the Real Filharmonía de Galicia.    
18/03/2021
20:00 | Auditorio de Galicia
New concert of the 2020-21 season of the Real Filharmonía de Galicia.    
25/03/2021
20:00 | Auditorio de Galicia
New concert of the 2020-21 season of the Real Filharmonía de Galicia.    
08/04/2021
20:00 | Auditorio de Galicia
New concert of the 2020-21 season of the Real Filharmonía de Galicia.    
16/04/2021
19:30 | Teatro Principal
After 21 years together and hundreds of concerts all over the world, the most international Galician jazz trio presents their seventh album ' Sumrrá 7 visións', a new record that represents the consolidation of a unique way of understanding live music. A maturity and a...
22/04/2021
20:00 | Auditorio de Galicia
New concert of the 2020-21 season of the Real Filharmonía de Galicia.    
23/04/2021
19:30 | Auditorio de Galicia
Guadi Galego presents its new album 'Costuras'.    
26/05/2021 - 26/08/2020
19:30 | Hotel NH Collection Santiago de Compostela *****
The Hotel NH Collection Santiago once again offers music and gourmet savories during its delivery in 2021. Appointments will be as always free after previous collection of invitation. The nights will start with the musical session of a local DJ and will continue with live performances from...

Dance

03/09/2018 - 05/09/2020
This festival searchs for the dynamization and promotion of contemporary dance, offering for a week various activities around the dance: Training workshops, talks with dance professionals and small and medium format shows in Cloisters and Open Spaces of Compostela.
10/08/2020
20:00 | Parque de San Domingos de Bonaval
During the journey the bodies move because of the desire to be seen. The ego emerges from the sweat of the crowd. Life is a journey of bodies that desire and move. A voice says: just look. Am I what?' is the stage form that takes the need to question who they are. This question arises from a...

Theatre

01/07/2020 - 18/07/2020
Salón Teatro
Throughout the month of July, the USC develops its performing arts festival, with an extensive program that includes dance, music and theater.
23/10/2020
20:30 | Teatro Principal
The Teatro Principal hosts the premiere in Galicia of this show based on the novel by the writer and neighbour Arantza Portabales.
19/02/2021 - 20/02/2021
20:00 | Teatro Principal
The spectator will see the learning process that the protagonist undertakes from the school teacher and also to the tragedy of living in fear, to the harsh impact of the outbreak of civil war.
21/02/2021
18:30 | Teatro Principal
Through humour, dance, manipulation of objects and physical theatre, Teatro ó Cubo launches its fourth production, marked by a new aesthetic and dialogue with children and family audiences.
06/03/2021
19:30 | Teatro Principal
A peculiar opera troupe, made up of five eccentric singers, are about to perform a recital with a repertoire of the greatest composers of the genre.
16/04/2021 - 17/04/2021
18:30 | Auditorio de Galicia
El bar que se tragó a todos los españoles tells the story of Jorge Arizmendi, a priest from Navarre who in 1963, at the age of thirty-three, decides to change his life, leave the priesthood, and travel to the United States to learn English and marketing. The place where he landed...
30/04/2021
20:30 | Auditorio de Galicia
It is a moving and surprising piece that tells us about Lorca from a 21st century sensibility, where we approach the lesser-known aspects of the life and work of Federico García Lorca. The journey it presents is not an archaeological journey, but a way of getting to know our own reality...
03/05/2021 - 09/05/2021
20:30 | Teatro Principal
The XXI Mostra de Teatro Universitario is held in the city, a true showcase of the Galician university theatre movement, as it is the venue for all the companies of the USC as well as the companies of the universities of Vigo, Ourense and Lugo.    

Shows

29/07/2020
21:00 | Cidade da Cultura de Galicia
23/10/2020 - 25/10/2020
Salón Teatro
This week, the Salón Teatro is hosting Cinema Sticado, a multidisciplinary group of artists who put on visual theatre and live cinema shows. It is the first time that the company presents its complete shows at the Salón Teatro. Human-sized puppets, live cinema, visual...
18/04/2021
18:30 | Auditorio de Galicia
Compostela is a circus city, many circus artists reside in the city and want to celebrate their day, making a show of the best of their work with the best numbers of colleagues in the state. The Grand Circus Gala will feature a complete variety of acts from the most surprising and risky...

For children

27/12/2020
18:00 | Auditorio de Galicia
The traditional Festa do Apego becomes a Festival on this occasion, with a cast of artists recognised by the small audience who will put on an unprecedented show that shows the wealth of creations in the Galician language for children

Fairs

27/06/2020 - 12/07/2020
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.
10/10/2020 - 18/10/2020
Praza da 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...
18/12/2020 - 20/12/2020
Monasterio e Iglesia de San Martiño Pinario
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...
24/04/2021
Seminario Menor (Minor Seminary)
The I Festa do Libro e da Cultura hosts a lot of activities with the participation of some forty entities, including bookshops, publishers, craft and gastronomy stalls, theatre companies and music and dance academies.

Festival

Free
01/08/2020 - 01/09/2020
From August 1st to September 1st, dance, circus, poetry, music, heritage and much more in the streets of Compostela.  Download the complete programme and book the invitations on the Compostela Cultura website.

Congresses and meetings

07/08/2020 - 13/08/2020
Throughout the month of August, a series of activities designed by the City Council of Santiago and Compostela Ilustrada will take place throughout the city, mixing, as always, drawing and culture, and in which we will have some top-level guests so that nobody leaves their watercolours and...

Festival

10/09/2020 - 18/09/2020
Plataforma is a project that aims to build bridges between the visual arts and the living arts, the performing arts, literature, architecture and design, inviting reflection on public space and integrating services and institutions of the city to act as a driver for development and social...
19/09/2020 - 21/09/2020
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24/09/2020 - 27/09/2020
Hotel NH Collection Santiago de Compostela *****
maré is a cultural, artistic, social and professional event that was (re)born in 2020 in Compostela after 15 years of experience of Cantos na Maré.  maré emerges with that same spirit of adding and sharing the values and talents of the Galician-Portuguese speaking...
03/10/2020 - 11/10/2020
Cortocircuito - Santiago de Compostela International Film Festival, will be held this year from October 3rd to 11th. Given the conditions and limitations that arose from the COVID-19 crisis, the organization proposes a reduced and mixed format for this seventeenth edition of the festival...
05/10/2020 - 24/10/2020
With more than ten years of experience in the organisation of informative activities in different fields of culture and convinced of the opportunity and the wealth of the moment, the Ateneo de Santiago decided to promote and bring to the city and to Galicia this new musical proposal, original...
10/10/2020 - 18/10/2020
Teatro Principal
The International Festival Galicreques will celebrate in this 2020 its 25th anniversary with a special edition marked by the health circumstances, but with a clear commitment to both the public and the cultural sector. Thus, the meeting organised by the Barriga Verde Association will offer over...
05/11/2020 - 07/11/2020
After being cancelled in mid-March, the eighth edition of the Festival Atlántica once again offers storytelling shows for all audiences and in various spaces.    
20/05/2021 - 23/05/2021
Cidade da Cultura de Galicia
We already have a preview of the programme for the seventh edition, renewed in the direction -Galician Lola Correa- and also in the format: 11 pieces from Spain [Galicia, Castilla y León, Madrid and Catalonia], Portugal, United Kingdom, France and Japan concentrated in a long weekend,...

Cinema

26/10/2020 - 30/10/2020
22:00 | Teatro Principal
06/11/2020 - 22/11/2020
Teatro Principal
The 34th edition of the festival will be held from the 6th to the 22nd of November in four halls in the city (Teatro Principal, Salón Teatro, NUMAX and Sala Mozart of the Auditorio de Galicia). In them we will be able to attend the projection of 95 films, of which 43 are free, in an ...
23/01/2021 - 24/01/2021
Cidade da Cultura de Galicia
The programme of this fifth edition of Pequefilmes will bring together the most outstanding of the current international production dedicated to children's audiences.

Celebrations

04/12/2020 - 06/01/2021
Christmas arrives in Compostela with a programme full of activities included in the attached publication.    
18/12/2020 - 06/01/2021
Cidade da Cultura de Galicia
This Nadal no Gaiás does not want to lose the illusion so it will fill the Cidade da Cultura with a lot of light, colour and songs.
30/01/2021
Illustration Day is celebrated every year on 30 January, coinciding with Castelao's birthday. In addition to remembering and vindicating the role of illustration professionals in the cultural industry, each year a historical Galician illustrator is honoured. This year's protagonist is Lolita...
08/03/2021 - 28/03/2021
Compostela celebrates International Women's Day with a special programme with conferences, cinema, plays and music. Check the full programme at artellandofeminismo.gal

Sport

11/12/2020 - 31/01/2021
Centro Comercial Área Central
From Friday 11 December the traditional natural ice rink is up and running and ready for you to enjoy.

Fiestas

25/06/2020
The San Pedro district celebrates its fiestas with a programme that includes numerous leisure activities for all ages and publics. To adapt to the new normality, this time there will be ephemeral performances in the neighborhood, games in the street and various virtual...
17/07/2020 - 31/07/2020
This year's Apostle's festivities bring proposals for all audiences in smaller and safer formats, giving a boost to local and nearby artists, complemented by other more renowned artists to make a program for all audiences. Circus, music, cinema and humour join the traditional events of these...
04/12/2020 - 06/01/2021
Casa da Conga
People who cross the Praza da Quintana at dusk during the Christmas season will receive a very special greeting from 8 Galician illustration professionals.    
04/12/2020 - 06/01/2021
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.    
13/05/2021 - 16/05/2021
The celebration of the Festas da Ascensión brings a full programme that includes a wide range of musical styles, activities for young and old, the traditional "cabezudos" (big-headed figures) and many attractions in the Alameda.    

Guided visits

12/09/2020
On the occasion of the Heritage Night, held simultaneously in various cities of the state that belong to the UNESCO Heritage Cities Group, Santiago de Compostela offers a very special night with a multitude of activities. Complete programme and live broadcast at...
14/09/2020 - 18/09/2020
The 'Semana do patrimonio invisible' is a cycle programmed by the Culture Area of the City of Santiago de Compostela with the colaboration of 'Deputación da Coruña' that opens the treasury portals of the Compostela Cultural Heritage, usually...

Creation

24/03/2021 - 04/04/2021
As part of the programme of O que non se escribe - conferences on contemporary creation based on sound archives- a sound walk is now available that will guide participants through different points of the city where they can find sound treasures. Each point hides a QR code to scan and listen...

Congresses and meetings

05/05/2021 - 09/05/2021
Museo de las Peregrinaciones y de Santiago
Drawing returns to the city, with a series of activities organised by the City Council of Santiago and Compostela Ilustrada in which illustration and feminism are mixed, thanks to some top-level guest speakers who will reflect on "The conscience of drawing".

Conferences

20/05/2020
17:00 | Cidade da Cultura de Galicia
The two well-known popularizers Deborah García Bello and Quantum Fracture, in a talk with Miguel Ángel Cajigal, El Barroquista, will talk about how to approach scientific popularization and how to make pure science fun and engage a general audience of millions of people interested...

Meetings

24/03/2021 - 27/03/2021
O que no se escribe. Arquivos sonoros e creación contemporánea (Sound archives and contemporary creation) is a conference of learning and experimentation about our sound heritage, a sharing of traditional music from a perspective that is as unique as it is global

Exhibitions

13/03/2020 - 31/12/2020
CGAC (Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea)
Caosmos is an approach to the career of the Galician artist Antón Patiño (Monforte de Lemos, Lugo, 1957), focussing on an anthology of pieces that covers different stages of his work in the field of plastic arts, from his participation in the foundation of Atlántica (a...
01/04/2020 - 30/06/2020
Galicia, un relato no mundo explores the interaction, role and impact of the Galician historical territory on the rest of the world, breaking with the myth of isolation and periphery, in a journey that takes us from prehistory to the present day. Through this virtual window, different materials...
22/07/2020 - 10/01/2021
Cidade da Cultura de Galicia
This is a journey to childhood for both for adults and children, and an invitation to discover how childhood has been projected in the cinema over its more than one hundred years of history. This is the idea behind the exhibition organised in the City of Culture by La ...
01/10/2020 - 31/01/2021
Cidade da Cultura de Galicia
Galicia, de Nós a nós will be the most ambitious exhibition to date on the Nós Generation. It aims to show society the significance of what, together with the Rexurdimento, is probably the most relevant historical moment in the shaping of Galician culture and...
22/10/2020 - 13/02/2021
Centro Cultural Afundación
The visual use of colour, the subjective representation of nature and the feminine universe are the three general concepts on which this second edition of the Mostra Internacional de Ilustración Contemporánea (MiiC) pivots, presenting for the second consecutive year in Santiago de...
05/11/2020 - 10/01/2021
Museo de las Peregrinaciones y de Santiago
Within the framework of the International Meeting of Travel Books Compostela Ilustrada, every year a project is designed with female illustrators with the aim of highlighting the role of women in the art world. In this fourth edition, the artist selected was Asturian Catalina Rodríguez,...
04/12/2020 - 05/01/2021
11:00 | Iglesia de 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.    
04/12/2020 - 10/01/2021
All the Nativity scenes that you can visit this Christmas in Santiago de Compostela.
13/01/2021 - 30/05/2021
Casa do Cabido
This exhibition extols the baroque spirit of the Casa do Cabido, promoting the idea of the mystery hidden behind the stony cloth of its façade.    
13/01/2021 - 25/04/2021
Igrexa da Compañía (Universidade)
The exhibition, promoted by the Consello da Cultura Galega, offers a journey through the most human side of Alfonso X, but also through the modern conception of his political project, his universality and his firm and decisive commitment to culture in general and the Galician ...
27/03/2021 - 15/08/2021
Cidade da Cultura de Galicia
Pharaoh. King of Egypt explores the symbolism and ideology of the Egyptian monarchy and attempts to reveal the stories that lie behind the objects and images of the heritage left us by this ancient civilization. The exhibition organized by the La Caixa Foundation includes 140 pieces from the...
31/03/2021 - 15/05/2021
Centro Cultural Afundación
New photography exhibition until 15 May at Afundación in Santiago de Compostela. Through 216 photographs, Adolfo Enríquez shows Galicia and its rich historical heritage, an invitation to its inhabitants and those who visit it to know, discover and also rediscover its great ...
06/05/2021 - 03/06/2021
Igrexa da Compañía (Universidade)
The exhibition 'Corpos presentes' proposes a new itinerary through the art collection of the Fundación María José Jove, based on an exhibition project, a documentary and a publication on different concepts related to pilgrimage and inner...

Fairs

08/05/2021 - 17/05/2021
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.
25/06/2020 - 04/07/2020
From 25 to 28 June and on 4 July, the streets of Compostela will be the venue for Prima20, the City Council's commitment to reactivating local commerce and recovering the streets of Santiago for citizens in the return to a new normality. There will be five days full of activities, for which...
21/11/2020
11. Rúa do Vilar
The Galician artists Óscar Raña, Héctor Pichel, Abi Castillo, Iris Blanco and Tayone and the Argentinean Agustina Shuan will carry out artistic interventions in the shop windows of various establishments on Rúa do Vilar during the day, as part of the III Mostra de...

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