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Santiago's Entertainment Guide

Music

26/02/2022
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...
10/03/2022
21:00 | Casa das Crechas
The veteran performer from Cáceres, Luis Pastor, returns to the Casa das Crechas.
11/03/2022 - 12/03/2022
21:00 | Sala Capitol
Los Enemigos - an essential Spanish rock band with more than three decades of experience and a classic songbook from beginning to end - leave the trenches and destroy any hint of resistance in barely three minutes. In one piece, as always. Unleashed as never before. Fierce and tender, like...
26/03/2022
20:30 | Palacio de Congresos e Exposicións de Galicia
After reaping countless successes with his 30... y tanto tour, Sergio Dalma turns the page and returns to the present with Alegría, a new album.
07/04/2022
20:30 | Auditorio de Galicia
New concert of the 2021-22 season of the Real Filharmonía de Galicia.
09/04/2022
20:00 | Igrexa San Domingos de Bonaval
Special Easter Concert of the Municipal Band with the Orfeón Terra A Nosa  
14/04/2022 - 16/04/2022
Sala Capitol
MelonaFest returns in 2022 with a new edition, to be held from 14 to 16 April. The festival, promoted by the cultural events producer La Melona, is characterised by its avant-garde, eclectic, urban, emerging and innovative programme, committed to the task of combining local talent with the...
23/04/2022
20:30 | Auditorio de Galicia
Mercedes Peón comes to the Auditorio de Galicia with her show Osmose, an audiovisual and musical performance in which she is accompanied by the artists Peque Varela and Laura Iturralde.
12/05/2022
19:30 | Hotel NH Collection Santiago de Compostela *****
The Hotel NH Collection Santiago once again offers music and gourmet savories during its delivery in 2022. 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...
15/06/2022
19:30 | Hotel NH Collection Santiago de Compostela *****
The Hotel NH Collection Santiago once again offers music and gourmet savories during its delivery in 2022. 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...
16/06/2022 - 18/06/2022
Monte do Gozo
O Son Do Camiño returns this year to Monte do Gozo in the form of a series of concerts. 11 performances complete an impressive line-up that will undoubtedly serve to warm up the engines for O Son do Camiño 2022.
02/07/2022
20:30 | Colegiata Santa María a Real do Sar
Carlos Núñez's Lugares Máxicos tour visits emblematic places in Galicia and celebrates the 25th anniversary of his first album, the legendary "A Irmandade das Estrelas", with a new album, released by Sony, featuring special collaborations with Rozalén, Tanxugueiras,...
07/07/2022 - 26/08/2022
Cidade da Cultura de Galicia
11/07/2022
22:00 | Monte do Gozo
The band Imagine Dragons will perform in Galicia for the first time on 11 July at Monte do Gozo, in a concert as part of their new world tour "Mercury Tour" with which the group returns to the stage after 4 years to present their new album along with all their hits, making it a very special...
13/07/2022
19:30 | Hotel NH Collection Santiago de Compostela *****
The Hotel NH Collection Santiago once again offers music and gourmet savories during its delivery in 2022. 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...
27/08/2022
21:00 | Monasterio e Iglesia de San Martiño Pinario
The composer, singer and poet from León, Amancio Prada, will give a free concert in the church of San Martiño Pinario, the first of four that the artist has programmed in monumental spaces in Galicia. The other three will be on the 28th in the Mosteiro de Armenteira, on the 3rd of...
21/09/2022 - 25/09/2022
28/09/2022
19:30 | Hotel NH Collection Santiago de Compostela *****
The Hotel NH Collection Santiago once again offers music and gourmet savories during its delivery in 2022. 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...
05/10/2022 - 07/10/2022
Auditorio de Galicia
New concert of the 2022-23 season of the Real Filharmonía de Galicia.
28/10/2022
19:00 | Museo de las Peregrinaciones y de Santiago
05/11/2022
19:00 | Museo de las Peregrinaciones y de Santiago
The new album by Xoán Curiel Treides conmigo! is presented in Santiago in trio format. Voices and guitar by Xoán Curiel, accompanied by Bleuenn Le Friec on the harp and Álex Salgueiro on the flutes.  An extraordinary opportunity to listen to the small format of...
10/12/2022
Sala Malatesta
07/01/2023
21:30 | Sala Capitol
Los Zigarros finish the tour to present their album "Apaga la radio" (2019) and their live album from the Teatro Circo Price entitled "¿Qué demonios hago yo aquí?" (2020), with concerts in venues including the Sala Capitol in Santiago de Compostela.
20/01/2023
20:30 | Auditorio Abanca
Their songs are 4 minutes of film. His lyrics, exotic stories of romantic and earthy globetrotters. His music, world-class quality that he has toasted, at the Latin Grammys, with Santana and that has 'tuteado' to Black Eye Peas, Celine Dion or the great Armando Manzanero.
11/02/2023
20:30 | Auditorio de Galicia
Quique González presents his new album, "Sur en el valle" (Cultura Rock / Varsovia Récords, 2021), a title inspired by the wind that is famous throughout the Cantabrian coast, the bearer of unusual events and behaviour and to which all kinds of legends are associated. There is...

Dance

15/09/2022 - 17/09/2022
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.

Theatre

21/04/2023
20:30 | Teatro Principal
The company Elahood stages this dreamlike journey for all audiences.
20/01/2022 - 13/03/2022
20:00 | Salón Teatro
A peste is a theatrical version by Cándido Pazó, inspired by the work of Albert Camus, with which to reflect on the behaviour of society and individuals during crisis situations.
19/05/2022 - 29/05/2022
20:00 | Salón Teatro
28/01/2023
18:30 | Teatro Principal
Ramon Molins directs this children's play based on the story by Beatriz Osés. Aimed at children from 5 years old. Recommended by the Artistic Commissions of the Ministry of Culture and Sport Network.
04/02/2023 - 04/01/2023
20:30 | Teatro Principal
Titzina Teatro brings to the Principal this play directed by Diego Lorca and Pako Merino.
09/02/2023 - 11/01/2023
20:30
 Pirolíticos is the last play by Mofa e Befa Pt Excéntricas that will be staged on February 9, 10 and 11 at the Teatro Principal
23/02/2023 - 24/02/2023
20:30 | Teatro Principal
Absolute premiere of Redrum Teatro's latest creation  
25/02/2023
20:30 | Auditorio de Galicia
The Performing Arts 2023 programme brings to the Auditorio de Galicia the Galician premiere of this work by the company FOCUS.
11/03/2023
20:30 | Teatro Principal
Check-in Producciones, under the direction of director Andrés Lima, brings Eduard Fernández to the stage with a story about forgetfulness, memory and love.
31/03/2023
20:30 | Auditorio de Galicia
A production by Ivor Martinic for the whole family that talks about the important things in life.
18/05/2023 - 18/01/2023
20:30 | Auditorio de Galicia
Carles Sans, one of the three legs of Tricicle, stars in this show that tells the secrets of the comedy trio.
22/05/2023 - 22/04/2023
20:30 | Auditorio de Galicia
Producciones Teatrales Contemporáneas brings to the Auditorium this play starring Natalia Verbeke, Carmen Ruiz, Carlos Blanco, Nuria Herrero and Gerardo Otero.

Fiestas

01/04/2022 - 03/04/2022
The ’romería’ of San Lázaro, a neighbourhood situated at the entrance of the city, on the Way of St. James, is both religious and gastronomic. The patron saint is honoured with a mass and a procession, in addition to an ancient tradition in which pig’s ...

Gastronomy

27/10/2022 - 13/11/2022
Santiago has a wide and diverse gastronomic offer based on the best Galician products and combining traditional and nouvelle cuisine. Santiago (é)Tapas, the city's tapas competition, is the perfect opportunity to discover the quality of the city's gastronomy, as it allows you to...

Shows

10/09/2022
20:00 | Plaza de la Quintana
10/09/2022
20:00 | Plaza de la Quintana
29/10/2022
20:30 | Auditorio Abanca
Ignatius Farray, in his show 'Comedy saved my life', will tell from his heart his experiences and opinions with the faith that laughter, sooner or later, will come. With more than 12 years doing Stand-up Comedy, he still believes that this is the most genuine and true style of comedy, precisely...

For children

09/10/2022
18:30 | Cidade da Cultura de Galicia
02/12/2022 - 05/01/2023
Iglesia de San Fiz de Solovio
One more Christmas, from Friday 2 December to Thursday 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...
16/12/2022 - 08/01/2023
Cidade da Cultura de Galicia

Theatre

14/04/2023
20:30 | Teatro Principal
Premiere of this multidisciplinary show combining dance, humour and circus.

Music

06/05/2023
11:00 | Auditorio de Galicia
Performance as part of the PorVezPrimeira programme, dedicated to early childhood.

Fairs

01/06/2022 - 05/06/2022
Cidade da Cultura de Galicia
06/06/2022 - 09/06/2022
Salón Teatro
AGADIC organizes a new edition of the Galician performing arts market. 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...
10/06/2022 - 19/06/2022
12. Plaza del Toural
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...
01/07/2022 - 03/07/2022
Parque de la Alameda
10/09/2022 - 11/09/2022
Monasterio e Iglesia de San Martiño Pinario
02/12/2022 - 05/01/2023
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 ...
16/12/2022 - 18/12/2022
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...

Festival

05/05/2022 - 08/05/2022
Cidade da Cultura de Galicia
The Escenas do Cambio Festival returns again in 2022 - between 4 and 8 May - in an eighth edition marked by a transversal vision of contemporary creation. The season ticket for the 15 shows will allow access to all the performances at an unparalleled price in order to enjoy top level Galician,...
20/06/2022 - 09/07/2022
Throughout the months of June and July, the USC develops its performing arts festival, with an extensive program that includes dance, music and theater. USCénica 2022 will take place between 20 June and 9 July, with continuous programming from Wednesday to Saturday in the Roberto Vidal...
30/06/2022 - 09/07/2022
The Festival Atlántica once again offers storytelling shows for all audiences and in various spaces.  The storytelling for babies and adults, the opening and closing galas at the Teatro Principal and the show with the Municipal Music Band will be back. The stories will take place in...
02/07/2022
12:00 | Colegiata Santa María a Real do Sar
01/08/2022 - 31/08/2022
10/08/2022 - 27/08/2022
Feito a Man, the summer event with live music in Santiago de Compostela organised by the AC Cidade Vella, reaches its 19th edition with the return to normality after two years of restrictions. Under the slogan "no calor das rúas", in this 2022 the festival extends dates and programming...
08/10/2022 - 16/10/2022
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.
17/10/2022 - 22/10/2022
Luz Poética is the first young poetry festival in Compostela, inspired by the figure of the Compostela poet Luz Fandiño, who represents a great inspiration for Galician youth. The meeting, which will take place in various emblematic spaces of the Galician capital, such as the...
02/11/2022 - 30/11/2022
Riquela Club
The festival par excellence of black music is back for another year. Soul, jazz, R&B, rock&roll and more genres fill Santiago de Compostela in November. This year, in addition to the musical programme, there will be a parallel programme of books, films, comedy and gastronomy, with wine...
04/11/2022 - 20/11/2022
Teatro Principal

Educational events

09/05/2022 - 11/05/2022
A Nave de Vidán
Pint of Science 2022, the science popularisation festival that proposes a meeting between researchers and the public in bars, will be held on 9, 10 and 11 May.

Cinema

Celebrations

19/02/2022 - 23/02/2022
07/03/2022 - 26/04/2022
Compostela celebrates International Women's Day with a special programme with conferences, cinema, plays and music. Check the full programme at artellandofeminismo.gal
13/06/2022 - 03/07/2022
On the occasion of the celebration of International LGTBI Pride Day on 28 June, Compostela Diversa brings together a series of actions and activities to make Santiago a benchmark as a welcoming city, committed to global and inclusive actions that help to advance in the achievement of...
02/12/2022 - 06/01/2023
Christmas arrives in Compostela with a programme full of activities included in the attached publication.    
22/12/2022
19:00 | 18. Plaza de Cervantes

Sport

30/04/2022
22:00
The SantYaGo 10K is back, the night race approved by the Spanish Athletics Federation that will run through the most emblematic streets of the city, starting in San Francisco and finishing in the Plaza del Obradoiro, with more than 50% of the circuit in the monumental area.
04/06/2022
11:00 | Cidade da Cultura de Galicia
31/12/2022
17:00 | Plaza del Obradoiro
The San Silvestre is the last athletic event of the year in Santiago de Compostela, a sporting spectacle that will enliven the day from 17:00 hours in the best possible setting: the Praza do Obradoiro. The start of the races will be from Avenida Xoán XIII.

Fiestas

26/02/2022 - 05/03/2022
20/05/2022 - 29/05/2022
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.
25/05/2022 - 29/05/2022
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.
22/06/2022 - 26/06/2022
The San Pedro district celebrates its fiestas with a programme that includes numerous leisure activities for all ages and publics.
23/06/2022
Plaza de Mazarelos
Coinciding with the Festivities of San Xoán, which fill the city with colourful and magical bonfires, Santiago welcomes, after two years of hiatus, a new edition of the festival that includes in its programme a variety of activities and workshops for the enhancement of Galician rites...
21/07/2022 - 31/07/2022
The Apostle's Festivities kick off on Thursday 21 July with a proclamation by the Compostelan actor Tamar Novas. Calexico, the New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble, Rocío Márquez and Bronquio, Calexico, Heredeiros da Crus, Jenny and the Mexicats, are some of the artists who will fill the...

Guided visits

12/05/2022 - 29/05/2022
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...
12/09/2022 - 17/09/2022
Compostela has in its streets, squares and buildings a historical and artistic legacy that few cities in the world can boast. However, not all of this centuries-old monumental heritage can be visited throughout the year. The Invisible Heritage Week is a cycle programmed by the Department of...

Meetings

03/11/2022 - 06/11/2022
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...

Exhibitions

28/10/2021 - 17/04/2022
Cidade da Cultura de Galicia
El Camino Portugués. Memorias de mar y piedra is an exhibition and publishing project that portrays the realities and landscapes that make up the itinerary of the Portuguese Way and weaves a dialogue between the photography of the past and the views of the present.
01/02/2022 - 26/03/2022
Igrexa da Compañía (Universidade)
From Tuesday 1 February, the University Church will host the exhibition Soledad Penalta. Palabras Orfas, curated by Juan M. Monterroso.  In an anthological exhibition of 17 works, in which she combines stainless steel with Corten steel, the sculptor from Noia offers us an intense ...
17/02/2022 - 29/05/2022
Auditorio de Galicia
Creators of conscience is a project that was created at the initiative of DKV, a company that commemorates the twentieth anniversary of its social work with the generous commitment to value the work of people who dedicate themselves to photojournalism and to recognise the transcendence of...
18/02/2022 - 16/04/2022
Colexio de Fonseca
11/03/2022 - 29/05/2022
Cidade da Cultura de Galicia
01/04/2022 - 30/04/2022
The shops of the Ensanche de Compostela will once again be adorned this spring with the paintings, sculptures, photographs and interventions of PASEARTE, the Contemporary Art Exhibition in the shop windows of the Ensanche de Santiago, which starts on 1 April. The Ensanche Open Shopping...
08/04/2022 - 28/08/2022
Cidade da Cultura de Galicia
The exhibition Obxectos de desexo. Surrealismo e deseño, 1924 - 2020 explores the exchange and dialogue between surrealist art and contemporary design over the last 100 years.
03/06/2022 - 10/09/2022
Centro Cultural Afundación
CIDADES NO TEMPO is an exhibition project that aims to highlight the urban identity of Galicia. This proposal, one of the most complex and ambitious organised in our community in recent years, is made up of seven different exhibitions, one for each of the main Galician cities. And in each...
07/06/2022 - 04/09/2022
Cidade da Cultura de Galicia
01/07/2022 - 18/09/2022
Cidade da Cultura de Galicia
For the first time in Spain, arrives at Santiago de Compostela CARNE y ARENA (Virtually present, Physically), a groundbreaking and immersive virtual reality experience by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, exploring the human condition of immigrants and refugees.
08/07/2022 - 30/10/2022
Museo de las Peregrinaciones y de Santiago
This year Xacobeo 2022, the Museum of Pilgrimages and Santiago is honoured to present a revealing exhibition: Chacona. The Song of Santiago. An exhibition that presents the relationship of this musical form with the city of Compostela, the cathedral and the Camino. The discovery shown for...
27/09/2022 - 18/12/2022
Cidade da Cultura de Galicia
Curated by Carlos L. Bernárdez, historian and art critic, Fue un hombre. Laxeiro in America (Buenos Aires, 1950-1970) brings together forty pieces from various institutions such as the Ramón María Aller Municipal Museum of Lalín, the Museum of Pontevedra and...
20/10/2022 - 10/11/2022
Centro Abanca Obra Social
The Vivanco Foundation is exhibiting at the Abanca Centre 80 engravings by 53 great artists such as Dürer, Chagall, Miró, Picasso, Warhol, Paula Rego and Chillida: Six centuries of art around wine.
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...
24/01/2023 - 21/05/2023
Auditorio de Galicia
The exhibition, produced by the Auditorio de Galicia, based on the initiative of the association Unha Gran Burla Negra, is curated by Germán López Labrador.

Religious

08/04/2022 - 17/04/2022
This year's celebration will feature 17 processions from Friday 8 April until Sunday 17, which will go through the streets of the historic centre. Apart from the liturgical celebrations, the Municipal Band of Santiago offers a concert together with the Orfeón Terra A Nosa and the...

Others

02/12/2022 - 08/01/2023
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

Free
30/04/2023 - 08/05/2022
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.

Fiestas

04/02/2023 - 19/02/2023
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...

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