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Santiago's Entertainment Guide

Music

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...
18/11/2021
20:30 | Auditorio de Galicia
New concert of the 2021-22 season of the Real Filharmonía de Galicia.    
26/11/2021 - 27/11/2021
Auditorio Abanca
Organized by the Tuna de Veteranos de Medicina de Santiago, on 26 and 27 November 2021 is celebrated the annual contest of the International Federation of Cuarentunas. Participate 24 Cuarentunas with more than 500 components in total from Spain, Portugal, Holland.  Throughout Saturday...
17/12/2021
19:00 | Cidade da Cultura de Galicia
Just as Christmas cannot be understood without light, neither can it be understood without music. And who better to play them at this time of the year in the Gaiás than the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, which will perform works by Federico García Lorca and Manuel de Falla....
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...

Dance

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

Theatre

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
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.
14/04/2022 - 01/05/2022
20:00 | Salón Teatro
Ás oito da tarde, cando morren as nais is a choral quantum sustained in the void, an ironic play on the relationship between theatre and its reception.

Gastronomy

11/11/2021 - 28/11/2021
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...

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 ...

Shows

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...
31/12/2021
18:30 | Plaza de A Quintana
Live, from the Plaza de A Quintana in Santiago de Compostela, on December 31 from 6.15 p.m., we will welcome the second Xacobeo Year 2021-2002 with a videomapping show and performances by Carlos Núñez and  Banda de Gaitas de Pontevedra.

Others

03/12/2021 - 09/01/2022
Casa da Conga
People who cross the Praza da Quintana at dusk during the Christmas season will receive a very special greeting from 9 Galician illustration professionals.

For children

03/12/2021 - 05/01/2022
11:00 | Iglesia de San Fiz de Solovio
Near than 500 figures of clay and painted canvas, all handmade, make up this birth that includes different scenes, moving parts and also lighting and sound.    
03/12/2021 - 09/01/2022
All the Nativity scenes that you can visit this Christmas in Santiago de Compostela.
17/12/2021 - 06/01/2022
Cidade da Cultura de Galicia
The Cidade da Cultura wants to immerse itself in the magic of these dates, accompanied by that other magical universe to which the Camino transports us.
30/12/2021
Auditorio de Galicia
29/01/2022 - 30/01/2022
Cidade da Cultura de Galicia
The best short films return to the Cidade da Cultura with the sixth edition of Pequefilmes. The festival of children's short films consolidates its offer and international projection with a wide selection of animation and real image films in which all styles and genres have a place....

Fairs

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
07/11/2021 - 09/11/2021
Palacio de Congresos e Exposicións de Galicia
The VI edition of the forum on the Camino de Santiago, Fairway, will be held from 7 to 9 November at the Palacio de Congresos e Exposicións de Galicia in Santiago de Compostela.
03/12/2021 - 05/01/2022
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 ...
16/12/2021 - 19/12/2021
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

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...
08/11/2021 - 24/11/2021
The 35th edition of Cineuropa, which will be held between 8 and 24 November in six venues in the city (Teatro Principal, Salón Teatro, NUMAX, Multicines Compostela, Museo das Peregrinacións and Sala Mozart of Auditorio de Galicia) will show 161 films, 88 of which will be for free.
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,...

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.

Celebrations

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
30/10/2021
16:30 | Auditorio de Galicia
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

Sport

31/12/2021
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.
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.

Fiestas

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,...
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.

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...
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...

Others

03/12/2021 - 09/01/2022
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.    

Exhibitions

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.    
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...
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,...
16/09/2021 - 12/11/2021
13/10/2021 - 30/01/2022
Auditorio de Galicia
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.
13/04/2022 - 29/10/2022
Centro Abanca Obra Social
The Art of Beginning and the Art of Ending proposes a re-reading of the literary values that Italo Calvino considered should be preserved in the millennium in which we now find ourselves: lightness, speed, accuracy, visibility and multiplicity. In the exhibition, these five concepts are ...

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...

Annual

Free
01/05/2022 - 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.

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