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Santiago's Entertainment Guide

Music

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
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.

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...

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...
10/02/2020 - 14/02/2020
21:00 | Salón Teatro
As every year comes the International Festival of University Theatre, which on this occasion brings guests from Portugal, Lithuania and Almería, with works of great interest and quality
28/02/2020 - 01/03/2020
Salón Teatro
The Salón Teatro, headquarters of the Centro Dramático Galego (CDG), hosts the premiere of 'Os nenos da varíola', a show by Pérez&Fernández based on the novel by María Solar included in the co-production programme developed by the Xunta through their CDG
06/03/2020
20:30 | Auditorio de Galicia
A painter, with many years of work, has long been immersed in a creative crisis. Since the unexpected death of his wife, who was everything to him, he was practically unable to paint again. It is summer and autumn 1975. The eldest daughter of both is in prison for her political activities, and...
01/04/2020 - 30/06/2020
The route of this show, the first that the company created after receiving the National Theatre Award, took the Chevere Company all over the state, and also took them through France and Portugal. 132 performances with which they would bring over 32,000 people closer to a work that explores...

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

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...
06/03/2020 - 08/03/2020
Palacio de Congresos e Exposicións de Galicia
In the year of the 250th anniversary of the modern circus, we remember that throughout those years, the dream of many circus artists was to make others happy, defying Newton and his laws, turning the impossible into the possible, exciting.  Hand in hand with Emilio Aragón, ...

Storytelling

15/03/2020 - 30/06/2020
The Colectivo NOGA (of Galician Oral Narration), which brings together the best storytellers in the country, shares stories on its Youtube channel for all audiences.

Fairs

29/02/2020
Plaza de Cervantes
Fair of Rosalian products with musical performances, theatre, regueifa and workshops.

Literature

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,...
29/01/2020
19:00 | Museo de las Peregrinaciones y de Santiago
The Museum of the Pilgrimages and Santiago organizes the screening of this documentary, in which there are gathered testimonies of pilgrims and it is focused to neighbours, tourists and pilgrims.
01/04/2020 - 30/06/2020
While keeping its doors closed, NUMAX opens new windows for quality movies into our homes. The NUMAX Cinema moves to NUMAX na casa, a special line of programming that includes premiere, re-release or repertory films on numax.org.

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 - 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 - 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...
22/02/2020 - 26/02/2020
The parade of the MECO, the festival and costume contest, the parade and dialectic combats of the Xenerais da Ulla, the parade of floats and comparsas and, as a finishing touch, the burning of the MECO, are some of the most significant activities of these parties. Also, as it is a festive event...
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  

Others

23/04/2020 - 30/06/2020
Turismo de Santiago invites you to tour the city without leaving home through the eyes of producers and creators from different parts of the world collected in our Video section.

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...

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...
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...
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...

Religious

03/04/2020 - 12/04/2020
The Junta de Cofradías de Santiago de Compostela proposes us to celebrate Holy Week 2020 from home with its initiative Semana Santa en casa.

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.

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