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Santiago's Entertainment Guide

Music

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'.    
29/05/2021
20:30 | Auditorio de Galicia
01/06/2021 - 29/06/2021
June sees the arrival of a new edition of the Xornadas de Música Contemporánea, which this year is entitled INVISIBLES E SONORAS. There will be a total of three colloquiums and nine concerts with an almost complete programme of works composed by women; all the activities will ...
20/06/2021
12:30
The Fundación SGAE in Galicia presents the ACENTO cycle, two days of concerts with the Galician language as a vehicle for artistic expression.
24/08/2021 - 03/09/2021
From 24 August to 3 September, Santiago will once again be immersed in the melodies of its organs through the cycle De Lugares e Órganos, an event that forms part of Compostela's soundscape and which, at the same time, highlights and recovers sounds that are an important part of the...
02/09/2021 - 05/09/2021
11/09/2021 - 20/09/2021
Convento e Iglesia de San Francisco
The Musical Pilgrims Festival has an exceptional artistic level and covers the best stages of Santiago de Compostela culminating with a solemn closing concert at the Auditorio de Galicia. The Festival, with more than a decade of history, invites participants from Spain, the Netherlands, Russia,...
07/10/2021
20:30 | Auditorio de Galicia
New concert of the 2021-22 season of the Real Filharmonía de Galicia.    
11/10/2021
20:30 | Monasterio e Iglesia de San Martiño Pinario
One of the most beautiful works in the repertoire dedicated to the Virgin Mary, Pergolesi's Stabat Mater, will be performed by the Camerata Arven, under the baton of maestro Alejandro Casquero Amday, with Ana San Martín (Soprano) and Andrea Rey Gil (Mezzosoprano).
11/11/2021 - 11/12/2021
The Outono Codax Festival returns on 11 November in what is already the eleventh edition of the Galician black music festival. And it does so, for yet another year, bringing the best of the genre to Galicia through its usual format, a series of concerts combining the most elegant sounds of...

Dance

03/08/2021
20:00 | Parque de San Domingos de Bonaval

Theatre

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.    
12/06/2021
20:30 | Auditorio de Galicia
Trip to the moon is a succession of surrealist scenes, apparently unconnected, but which in reality form a dense network of symbols that connect fully with Lorca's universe.
06/08/2021
Parque de la Alameda

Shows

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...
04/08/2021 - 08/08/2021
23:00 | Zona "C"
The façade of the old Town Hall in Plaza de Cervantes will be the canvas on which Roi Fernández (A Coruña, 1979) will trace, through different abstract compositions, the building's traces over the centuries from its origin as the Town Hall to the current Zona C. Cultural...
05/08/2021
20:00 | Parque de San Domingos de Bonaval
29/08/2021
Carlos Blanco, Xosé A. Touriñán, David Amor and Lucía Veiga come to Santiago de Compostela with Comicamente, the open-air comedy show that will tour Galician cities and towns throughout the summer. The best comedians in the country come together with the common goal...
08/09/2021 - 10/09/2021
Colexio de Fonseca
'El sueño musical de los mapas celestes' is an immersive experience elaborated around an audiovisual installation by the artist Irene Dubrovsky, inspired by the maps of the cosmos and the different ways of mapping it. The show also features texts by the professor of the Faculty of...

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

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.
07/06/2021 - 10/06/2021
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...
03/07/2021 - 04/07/2021
Pazo de San Lourenzo de Trasouto
10/09/2021 - 19/09/2021
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...
11/09/2021 - 12/09/2021
Monasterio e Iglesia de San Martiño Pinario

Festival

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,...
26/05/2021 - 05/06/2021
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...
01/07/2021 - 15/08/2021
Auditorio de Galicia
From 1 July to 15 August, Compostela Cultura and Colectivo Colapso propose a new cultural experience with concerts, creation laboratories, circular listening and routes around sound.
01/07/2021 - 11/07/2021
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...
01/08/2021 - 31/08/2021
06/08/2021 - 09/09/2021
Monte do Gozo
Monte do Gozo becomes this summer the place of cultural and leisure reference through the festival Go!Go!Zo! Xacobeo 21-22 festival, offering a complete cultural programme designed for all ages and tastes. It has an average of 3 to 4 activities per week, both in the afternoon and evening. The...
11/08/2021 - 19/08/2021
10/09/2021 - 12/09/2021
From September 10 to 12, the fifth edition of the WOS Festival x SON Estrella Galicia will be held in Santiago de Compostela. Due the current situation of the COVID-19, it will not be an event of the usual sizes, but a Lite Edition version. Despite being smaller, it will have all the ...
21/09/2021 - 22/09/2021
Teatro Principal
In this fourth edition, the Alguén que respira! festival is held throughout the year in four programmes, always coinciding with the 21st solstices and equinoxes.
23/09/2021 - 26/09/2021
The maré festival returns to Compostela in 2021 to become an intercultural reference point for dialogue between music and other arts on both sides of the Atlantic.  From Brazil to Cabo Verde, passing through Colombia, Mozambique, Catalonia, Angola, Portugal and Galicia,...
02/10/2021 - 10/10/2021
Curtocircuito - International Film Festival of Santiago de Compostela, continues to be a meeting point and a place for the confluence of different disciplines, maintaining the main focus on auteur cinema and the commitment to contemporary languages.
04/10/2021 - 22/10/2021
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...
09/10/2021 - 17/10/2021
Teatro Principal
The Galicreques International Festival celebrates more than 50 performances between the 9th and 17th of October. In this way, Galicreques will once again turn Santiago into the capital of puppet theatre. In addition, it will recover its more international character by counting in its programme...

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
Free
11/06/2021 - 12/06/2021
Prima 21 is the festival of local commerce in Santiago. Shops will take to the streets and to celebrate the event there will be concerts, theatre, music, workshops, traditional parades and a circus cabaret.    
23/06/2021 - 11/07/2021
24/06/2021 - 11/07/2021
Parque de la Alameda

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

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.    
24/06/2021 - 27/06/2021
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...
20/07/2021 - 31/07/2021
From 20 to 31 July, Santiago will host the Festivities of the Apostle which, once again, will be marked by the restrictive measures dictated by the health authorities due to the pandemic. They begin with the opening speech by Cantigas e Agarimos, which this year celebrates 100 years of life,...

Guided visits

13/09/2021 - 17/09/2021
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...

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".

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...
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...
02/06/2021 - 28/08/2021
Centro Cultural Afundación
Free
12/06/2021 - 26/09/2021
CGAC (Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea)
Paths is a project that deals with the act of walking, strolling and the experience of the path, of wandering, of the itinerary, of pilgrimage as artistic phenomena and experiences.
02/07/2021 - 31/10/2021
Museo de las Peregrinaciones y de Santiago
Fe (Faith), the new exhibition at the Pilgrimages and Santiago Museum, aims to present a retrospective of the work of photographer Tino Martínez between 1971 and 2016. It focuses on the series of popular religious celebrations in Galicia: the pilgrimages.  The camera of the...
14/07/2021 - 09/01/2022
Cidade da Cultura de Galicia
Curated by Deborah García Bello -deborahciencia- and Miguel Ángel Cajigal Vera -elbarroquista-, Galicia futura is the third major exhibition project of the Xunta de Galicia at the Cidade da Cultura on the occasion of Xacobeo 21-22 and closes the cycle initiated with Galicia,...
15/07/2021 - 07/01/2022
Centro Abanca Obra Social
16/09/2021 - 12/11/2021

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.
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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