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Santiago's Entertainment Guide

Music

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.
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...

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.
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...
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

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...
01/07/2020 - 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.

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, ...
29/07/2020
21:00 | Cidade da Cultura de Galicia

Fairs

29/02/2020
Plaza de Cervantes
Fair of Rosalian products with musical performances, theatre, regueifa and workshops.
13/06/2020 - 21/06/2020
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.
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.

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...

Literature

23/04/2020 - 30/04/2020

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.

Fiestas

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.    
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...

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...

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...
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 ...

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.
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...

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