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Santiago's Entertainment Guide

Music

30/07/2023 - 12/08/2023
LXIV EDITION International University Courses "Music in Compostela". Parallel cultural programme free of charge.
03/08/2023 - 24/08/2023
The 20th edition of the Feito á Man festival in Santiago de Compostela will fill the streets and squares of the old city with live music, with more than forty artistic proposals of different musical styles. The festival is organised by the Cidade Vella Cultural Association.    
16/09/2023
La Salle
5th Trojan Meetings in Compostela
23/09/2023
21:15 | Catedral
The Imperial College London Chamber Choir, conducted by Ed Walters, offers a concert of chamber music, both in the British and international tradition, to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the British composer William Byrd.
13/10/2023
21:30 | Riquela
With eight albums under his belt, a handful of soundtracks and countless singles and collaborations in little more than a decade, composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Yuri Méndez la.k.la. Pajaro Sunrise has built one of the most personal and unclassifiable careers on the national...
03/12/2023
12:00 | Teatro Principal
Season 2023/24 "POSTAIS". Santiago de Compostela Municipal Music Band Alex Schillings (guest conductor)

Theatre

14/12/2023
21:00 | Atlántico
Noite de Trova Open mic + Guest artists

Music

16/12/2023
19:00 | Teatro Principal
Concert by Troyanos de Compostela to close the programme commemorating the 30th anniversary of the inauguration of the Museo Casa de la Troya.
17/12/2023
12:00 | Teatro Principal
Season 2023/24 "POSTAIS". Santiago de Compostela Municipal Music Band II BMSC Conducting Competition "Xoan Montes". Finalist conductors of the competition
22/12/2023
20:00 | Auditorio de Galicia
Christmas concert by the Santiago de Compostela Municipal Music Band, accompanied by the Brincadeira traditional dance and music group.
14/01/2024
12:00 | Teatro Principal
2023/24 "POSTAIS" Season FAMILY CONCERT Municipal Music Band of Santiago de Compostela
18/01/2024
21:00 | Atlántico
With the Argentinian singer-songwriter Diego Massimini
21/01/2024
19:00 | Auditorio de Galicia
Season 2023/24 "POSTAIS". Santiago de Compostela Municipal Music Band Vilagarcía Lyceum Choir Trojans of Compostela Friends of the Opera of Santiago de Compostela
22/01/2024
21:00 | Modus Vivendi
A journey through the main themes of tango and other Argentinean music with stories and poems in song from the Atlantic regions.
27/01/2024
21:30 | Gentalha do Pichel
Winter Guateque 20th anniversary of the Gentalha do Pichel
31/01/2024
21:00 | Riquela
In the last seven years, Theo Lawrence has been one of the great continuators of American groove on French soil, with his adventures in swamp rock and blue-eyed soul. Lawrence, a young French-Canadian independent musician, singer and songwriter, buries his roots in the country songs of the 50s...
17/02/2024
21:00 | Riquela
MT y Pastor eléctrica bring their Galician tour to Santiago de Compostela.
23/02/2024
21:30 | Sónar
Two referents of Galician punk-rock in its different aspects: Bule and Samesugas.  
23/02/2024
20:00 | Auditorio de Galicia
Municipal Music Band of Santiago de Compostelawith the Coro Cardenal Quiroga and the collaboration of the Friends of the Opera of Santiago de Compostela. David Fiuza, conductor Laura Brasó, soprano Álvaro Miguélez, tenor José Luis Vázquez, vocal director
23/02/2024
21:00 | Modus Vivendi
La caja y la llave is, above all, an album of songs without lyrics that don't talk about anything. There is no theme, no narrative.
24/02/2024
22:00
Juana's first concert in Santiago. The musical genre is mostly pop, but come and check it out on February 24th at Sonar Compostela.
25/02/2024
19:00 | Auditorio Abanca
The CONCIERTO BENÉFICO PAZ PARA UCRANIA, in collaboration with AGA Ucrania, Compostela Solidaria and Ateneo Santiago was created with the aim of commemorating the second anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, in support of the Ukrainian people and in solidarity with the refugees...
29/02/2024
21:00 | Modus Vivendi
Singer, songwriter and illustrator from Santiago
02/03/2024
19:00 | Auditorio Abanca
Sixth edition of this festival which brings together the best national and international tunas.  
Free
02/03/2024
21:00 | Casa das Crechas
El Nido arrives in Santiago after having toured almost 80 dates in 2023, with songs from their latest album, "Refugios a cielo abierto", and songs from the new EP they are presenting this year.
02/03/2024
21:45 | Sónar
CICLOCÉANO visit Galicia presenting their second album "Signos de interrogación", which has been produced with Nacho Mur (La MODA) together with the band new songs bringing freshness, simplicity and an exquisite taste for the most authentic.
02/03/2024
20:30 | Auditorio de Galicia
Abraham Cupeiro fuses the magic of music with the richness of ancient mythologies to offer attendees a unique experience that awakens the imagination and invites you to immerse yourself in the cultural richness of ancient times. Don't miss the opportunity to travel through the echoes of the...
03/03/2024
12:00 | Teatro Principal
FAMILY CONCERT Santiago de Compostela Municipal Music Band Celia Torá, guest conductor Paula Cereixo & Monti Castiñeiras, invited artists
07/03/2024 - 09/03/2024
Riquela
Flamenco comes to life at the Riquela: a music festival that envelops you with passion, rhythm and the magic of the flamenco tradition on the 7th, 8th and 9th of March 2024
08/03/2024
20:00 | Conservatorio Profesional de Música de Santiago
Concert by Alí Arango, one of the most important names in classical guitar in the country.  
09/03/2024
19:00 | Sala Malatesta
Born and raised in Bogotá, this Barcelona-based artist is considered one of the most influential techno artists in South America. DJ, producer and label manager at Gray Report, Adriana López has quickly become one of Colombia's top artists.
09/03/2024
21:00 | San Francisco Hotel Monumento ****
A unique experience by candlelight  
10/03/2024
12:00 | Auditorio de Galicia
Santiago de Compostela Municipal Music Band David Fiuza, conductor
14/03/2024
22:00 | Sónar
Urban pop artist in Galician who brings you music you won't stop dancing and moving to.
15/03/2024
21:30 | Sónar
Concert by Archivo Adxunto + Lisdexia on 15/03/24 at Sala Sónar Compostela. Guest artist, 9Louro.  
15/03/2024
21:30 | Sala Malatesta
Mundo Prestigio is a party where pop, Hip Hop, Isaac Hayes, and BadBadNotGood are invited, where the important thing is and always will be to have a great time.
15/03/2024
21:00 | Riquela
Pancho Varona is not only a name, but an institution in the Spanish music scene. Get ready to be part of a night that promises not only music, but an emotional journey through music and time.
17/03/2024
12:00 | Teatro Principal
Concert by the Municipal Band of Santiago de Compostela in collaboration with the Xunta de Confrarías de Santiago de Compostela and the Semana Santa de Viveiro. David Fiuza, conductor
24/03/2024
21:00 | Catedral
Extraordinary Holy Week concert by the Coral Nacional Simón Bolívar de Venezuela.
24/03/2024
20:30 | Monasterio e Iglesia de San Paio de Antealtares
Inaugural concert of the series "Of Places and Organs". Carlos Fernández Bollo, organ Works by: Sweelinck, Correa de Arauxo or Scheidemann, among others.
24/03/2024 - 31/03/2024
De Lugares e Órganos returns at Easter with the intention of continuing to discover and revisit the spaces of the city and its musical memory in a programme featuring the organs of Compostela.    
25/03/2024
20:00 | Convento de Santa Clara
Concert as part of the series "De Lugares e Órganos" (Of Places and Organs). Ars Lusitana Maria Bayley, soprano and direction Teresa Duarte, soprano Maria de Fátima Nunes, alto Joana Bessa Almeida, bass André Ferreira, organ

Cinema

26/03/2024
19:30 | Numax
The organ once again takes to the streets and the programme of the cycle De Lugares e Órganos has another appointment with the cinema in the NUMAX hall to attend the screening of the film Organ, directed by Štefan Uher in 1965.

Music

27/03/2024
20:00 | Capela Xeral de Ánimas
Concert as part of the series "De Lugares e Órganos" (Of Places and Organs). Adrián Linares, baroque violin Juan de la Rubia, organ Works by Castello, Merulo or Fescobaldi, among others.    
29/03/2024
20:00 | Igrexa da Compañía (Universidade)
Concert as part of the series "De Lugares e Órganos" (Of Places and Organs). Eva Narejos, dance and choreography Ana Aguado, organ
04/04/2024
21:30 | Sala Capitol
The singer from Barcelona includes Santiago in her "Metanoia Tour".
05/04/2024
20:00 | Auditorio Abanca
The Tuna de Derecho de Santiago de Compostela presents its new studio album. "Ruela 8" proposes an evolution in the traditional sound of the tunas. A commitment to the musical richness that we have collected throughout our travels. This project, the result of a meticulous and committed work,...
12/04/2024
21:00 | Riquela
Javier Turnes & The Hake Men is the blues band of the former frontman of the Bakin'bluesBand.
14/04/2024
12:00 | Auditorio de Galicia
FAMILY CONCERT Santiago de Compostela Municipal Music Band Galician Federation of Popular Music Bands Lodanzas Academy David Fiuza, conductor Loli Fojón, choreography
27/04/2024
17:00 | San Francisco Hotel Monumento ****
A unique experience by candlelight  
04/05/2024
21:00 | Riquela
Steph Strings is an Australian singer-songwriter from Melbourne, Victoria, who tells a story through her music.
17/05/2024
21:15 | Sala Capitol
Only concert in Galicia by the instrumental post-rock band presenting their album 'De Euforia y Nostalgia'.
12/07/2024
20:00 | Sala Capitol
Australia's The Cat Empire are back with a new show in which they revisit the impact of their more than twenty-year career.
31/10/2024
20:30 | Sala Capitol
Last concert of Niños Mutantes in Galicia, putting an end to 30 years of musical career. More than 1000 concerts, 12 albums and a collection of unforgettable songs such as "Errante", "Todo va a cambiar" or "No puedo más contigo", which will remain on the soundtrack of our lives.

Dance

06/09/2023 - 09/09/2023
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.
18/04/2024
20:30 | Auditorio Abanca
The dance stars Eva Nazareth and Iván Delgado perform Swan Lake together with the pianists of the Ikigai Duo, with a unique and surprising staging that goes through the most emblematic moments of this great ballet.

Theatre

04/02/2024
20:00 | Riquela
Comedy Delivery is a stand-up comedy show.
06/02/2024 - 09/02/2024
21:00 | Salón Teatro
The XXVIII International University Theatre Festival of the USC opens in Compostela from 6 to 9 February a window to the theatrical creations developed by university theatre companies at Galician, national and European level.
09/02/2024
19:30 | Teatro Principal
The company Teatro Sin Papeles brings to Santiago this play inspired by Operation Carioca.
10/03/2024
18:30 | Riquela
David Perdomo presents Level Up, his most intimate show to date.
14/04/2024
18:30 | Riquela
Oswaldo Digón mixes his Stand-Up comedy style with his extensive experience as a theatrical improviser, creating a different experience on each date. In this show he will be accompanied by Luis Tinaquero, a renowned guitarist who will provide live music for the show. Ansia viva is a text...
11/10/2024
21:00 | Auditorio Abanca
Travel with us with Comandante Lara & Cía at the Abanca Auditorium in Santiago, a journey full of jokes and laughter with Vicente Ruidos and Jesús Tapia as cabin crew. Sit in your seat and you will receive the safety instructions to be able to start the journey to the land of...
10/11/2024
18:00 | Auditorio Abanca
Mujeres: La Dramedia is a theatrical show with the spirit of a television programme. A macro sleepover where you sing, dance and fix the world. Not only will you laugh, you'll also be able to let off steam. A better show than any pool party, barbecue or partyboat you've ever been to.

Music

06/07/2023
19:00 | San Francisco Hotel Monumento ****
A unique cultural experience of historical immersion in which we will follow in the footsteps of Saint Francis of Assisi on his arrival in Santiago de Compostela in 1214 to learn about his experiences, as well as the details and curiosities of the foundation of the monastery that bears his...

For children

10/08/2023 - 16/08/2023
18:30
Circo á Gorra is a programme that every summer fills the main squares of the historic centre of Compostela with circus, clown and humour. Organised by Circonove +INFO
01/12/2023 - 08/01/2024
All the Nativity scenes that you can visit this Christmas in Santiago de Compostela.
27/01/2024
12:00 | Biblioteca Pública Ánxel Casal
Illustrated storytelling with Polo Correo do Vento
17/02/2024
12:00 | Biblioteca Pública Ánxel Casal
Storytelling with Bea Iglesias
24/02/2024
12:00 | Biblioteca Pública Ánxel Casal
Storytelling-homage by Marisa Irimia
14/04/2024
17:30 | La Salle
An endearing musical full of emotion, songs, dances and adventures, with live voices to envelop you in the musical magic of a classic tale.

Fairs

09/06/2023 - 18/06/2023
Plaza de la 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...
15/12/2023 - 17/12/2023
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... Christmas Gift Fair, giant...

Festival

23/02/2024 - 24/02/2024
Plaza de Mazarelos
It is undoubtedly a great daring that, in its sixth edition, the Rosalía Festival will be filled with sunshine, harmony and naturalness, to celebrate new and diverse creativity in the Galician language.

Cinema

20/03/2024 - 26/03/2024
The International Ethnographic Film Festival Museo do Pobo Galego reaches its nineteenth edition in March, already consolidated as a benchmark event at Galician, national and even international level, specialising in ethnographic film and visual anthropology.  

Fiestas

16/05/2023 - 21/05/2023
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.

Music

23/06/2023
20:00
Concert as part of the San Xoán Festival 2023

Fiestas

23/06/2023
O teu mellor San Xoan One more year, in the afternoon and evening of the 23rd, the 'Cacharelo Train' will circulate for free, between 5 pm and 10 pm, to encourage mobility for the neighbourhood of Santiago, tourists and visitors, who will be able to travel through the city's different...
23/06/2023
17:00 | Plaza de Mazarelos
O TEU MELLOR SAN XOAN Coinciding with the Festivities of San Xoán, which fill the city with colourful and magical bonfires, Santiago welcomes a new edition of the festival that includes in its programme a variety of activities and workshops for the enhancement of Galician rites and...
24/06/2023
13:30
As part of the Compostela Diversa programme, a Festival will be held in Praza de Mazarelos with activities for all audiences.   FULL PROGRAMME FROM 12 JUNE ONWARDS.
20/07/2023 - 31/07/2023
The big festivities of Santiago will be held between 20 and 31 July in different parts of the city. All activities are free and open access until full capacity is reached, except where otherwise indicated.
31/12/2023
23:00 | Plaza del Obradoiro
The best New Year's Eve plan in Santiago is to eat grapes in the Praza do Obradoiro whith the sound of the chimes of the Berenguela. The party starts at 23:00 with music and dancing. There will be grapes and free cotillion for 1000 persons who comes to welcome the new year in the most...
10/02/2024
23:00 | Atlántico
Pub Atlántico celebrates Carnival with a "classic series" themed costume party.
10/02/2024 - 17/02/2024
Floats, troupes and brass bands will fill the streets of Compostela with music and colour in a new edition of the Carnival Festivities.

Others

01/12/2023 - 07/01/2024
18:00 | Plaza de la Quintana
At sunset, the Quintana becomes a canvas of stars, a Campus Stellae.

Conferences

29/01/2024
19:30 | Ateneo De Santiago
The Ateneo de Santiago, has scheduled a round table to commemorate the Day of the Enlightenment, entitled "Celebrating Chichi Campos for the Day of the Enlightenment", with the participation of Nico Campos, director of the documentary Chichi e mais eu; Xosé Díaz, graphic designer;...
02/02/2024
20:00 | CGAC (Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea)
Talk-recital on the occasion of the centenary of the artist's birth.
05/02/2024
19:30 | Ateneo De Santiago
Conference "O ciclo urbano da auga en Santiago de Compostela: retos e soluciones nun escenario de cambio climático", which will be given by Juan Lema, Emeritus Professor of Chemical Engineering at the USC and scientific coordinator of CRETUS.
26/02/2024
19:30 | Ateneo De Santiago
Conference entitled "Urban pasts, presents and futures. O proxecto Compostela (etno)gráfica", which will be given by Aldara Cidrás, PhD in Contemporary History from the USC.
27/02/2024
19:00 | Fundación Eugenio Granell
Talk by María José Domínguez entitled: "Roteiro pola psique. A travelogue to the interior". 

Exhibitions

20/09/2023 - 27/10/2023
Colexio de Fonseca
The exhibition highlights the trajectory of women who played a key role in the success of the Apollo XI mission and in the development of space travel.
20/09/2023 - 27/10/2023
Colegio de Fonseca
The exhibition 'A Escola Nova... tamén entre nós (1921-2021)' seeks to highlight the heritage and historical value, memory and knowledge of the international pedagogical movement of New Education, developed by professionals in education, medicine, hygiene and psychology during the...
20/12/2023 - 29/12/2024
Museo do Pobo Galego
A tribute to the anthropologist and folklorist Gustav Henningsen (Slagelse, 1934 - Lyngby, 2023). A small selection of his images will be on display as part of the museum tour.
21/12/2023 - 24/03/2024
Fundación Gonzalo Torrente Ballester
January 2024 marks the 25th anniversary of the death of Gonzalo Torrente Ballester (Serantes, 1910 - Salamanca 1999). As a start of the activities being prepared by the Fundación Gonzalo Torrente Ballester, "GTB ilustrado" is already on display at its headquarters in Rúa do Vilar....
01/02/2024 - 29/02/2024
Museo do Pobo Galego
Mulleres Maya Mam: nurturing roots, transforming lives is an exhibition organised by Educo, a global development cooperation and humanitarian NGO that has been working for more than 25 years in favour of children's rights.
09/02/2024 - 17/03/2024
The Latin expression "Nulla dies sine linea" ("not a day without a line") comes to us through Pliny the Elder and is attributed to the painter Apelles of Colophon, who apparently could not go a single day without painting a line. Cristina Fernández Núñez's work...
16/02/2024 - 05/04/2024
Metro Arte Contemporáneo
Photography exhibition by Fuco Reyes  
22/02/2024 - 21/04/2024
Fundación Eugenio Granell
Exhibition by the artist Pía Piadosa curated by María Moreno Bueno.  
27/02/2024 - 30/06/2024
Casa do Cabido
Photographic exhibition by Denís Estévez  
02/04/2024 - 30/04/2024
Biblioteca Pública Ánxel Casal
Exhibition organised by the Biblioteca de Galicia and curated by Montse Pena Presas, a specialist in children's and young people's literature.
09/05/2024 - 13/05/2024
Café Casino
Solo exhibition sponsored by the Embassy of Japan in Spain.
24/05/2024 - 08/09/2024
Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea (CGAC)
The exhibition brings together works from all of Priscilla Monge's periods, focusing on those with a special social significance, and proposes a review of her work as an anticipatory and seminal work of feminist concerns about everyday life that are still relevant today.

Heritage

22/03/2024 - 31/03/2024
Easter is also a good time to visit some of the small treasures hidden in the city, which during these dates are shown to the visitor taking on a special dimension and meaning; because Santiago is a place of reflection, passion, worship... but above all, a real jewel for lovers of sacred...

Annual

20/12/2015 - 28/12/2015
Teatro Principal
A festival is held every year around Christmastime, featuring a lyrical programme of classical Spanish zarzuelas, musicals and operetas by renowned interpreters. Organiser: Concello de Santiago / Asoc. Galega da Lírica Teresa Berganza.    
18/02/2019 - 24/03/2019
Facultad de Geografía e Historia
The Concert Cycle Novos Talentos Musicais is aimed at Galician chamber musicians living in Galicia or students of Galician Music Centres up to 32 years of age. It is an initiative promoted by the Compostela Sound Association and the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC).
18/09/2019 - 23/09/2019
Teatro Principal
  Outstanding lied singers from all over the world give recitals along with the pianist and festival organiser Roger Vignoles. Each year deals with a central theme, giving rise to specialised conferences on the genre. Organizer: Concello de Santiago / Asociación de Amigos de...

Religious

15/03/2024 - 01/04/2024
These are the services and acts that take place during the Easter Triduum, the liturgical commemoration of the passion, death and resurrection of the Lord.    
22/03/2024 - 07/04/2024
Holy Week in Compostela has always had a special charm, and its monumental setting is a World Heritage Site. The commemoration of the Passion, death and resurrection of Christ, of profound significance for the Christian faith, finds in this city magnificent settings that give the traditional...

Annual

24/03/2024 - 31/03/2024
De Lugares e Órganos returns at Easter with the intention of continuing to discover and revisit the spaces of the city and its musical memory in a programme featuring the organs of Compostela.

Theatre

01/05/2024 - 07/05/2024
In the Mostra de Teatro Universitario de Galicia, works from the three Galician universities will be presented at the Teatro Principal and at the Roberto Vidal Bolaño theater. APPROXIMATE DATES +Info
01/08/2024 - 22/09/2024
Teatro Principal
Amateur theatre The Agustín Magán Festival was born in 2001 with the purpose of promoting the best theatrical productions of the amateur federated companies. The works that participate each year, in total 6, are selected by a jury and represent the most interesting proposals of...

Annual

04/10/2024 - 11/10/2024
Curtocircuito, International Film Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2023
05/11/2024 - 10/11/2024
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...

Cinema

08/11/2024 - 29/11/2024
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