• NameCinema/Audience - AUDITORIO NOVAGALICIA
  • CityVigo
  • Accommodation475


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LOCATION: rúa Marqués de Valadares, s/n. 36202 Vigo // Phones: + 34 986 120 078 / + 34 986 828 200

CAPACITY: 475 people

STAGE: 12 x 8 meters


HOTEL: in front of the venue

PARKING: only loading and unloading

WIFI: yes


FESTIVAL SINSAL: past events

2006 Joan As Police Woman; CocoRosie

2007 Bonnie Prince Billy; Faun Fables; A Hawk and A Hacksaw with The Hun Hangar Ensemble; Huun-Huur-Tu

2008: Kassin + 2, The Necks; Vic Chesnutt; Elf Power

2009: Pram

2010: Bill Callahan


In the Centre of Vigo, Garcia Barbon theatre begins to be built in the late nineteenth century, thanks to an enthusiastic group of people from Vigo who want introduce theatrical culture in the city. Alter years with a lot of economic problems, the theatre was opened on July 15 of 1900 with the name "Rosalía de Castro Theatre", and being his first performance the opera Aida.

Years after was inaugurated and after a period of economic failure, the theater bankrupt, becoming a store for a short period of time, by popular demand the benefactor José García Barbon recovered the property and returned it to play representations.

On February 8, 1910, after the function in Carnival Tuesday, a fire completely charred the building, leaving the city without a theater again. Three years later, thanks to José García Barbon’s nieces who decided to continue the work of his uncle. The Galician architect Antonio Palacios would be responsible for the construction of a new theatre. The building is described as Neo-Baroque style, into the mainstream of the beginning of the twentieth century, inspired by the Paris Opera of Charles Garnier and Arriaga Theatre of Bilbao.

The venue

VIGO: the city

Since the birth of the city, life in Vigo has revolved around maritime trade and its port, a point of departure and return for thousands of Galician an Portuguese citizens who had to emigrate to Latin America. Due to its transformation into a metropolis over the last one hundred years during which time it has experienced the greatest economic, industrial and demographic growth in north-western Iberia, Vigo has become one of the most important fishing ports in the European Union and the city with the largest population in Galicia - nearly 300,000 inhabitants.

Part of Pontevedra county and located in a privileged enclave on the Atlantic Ocean, the city of Vigo appropriately names the most southern of the regional bays, "La Ria de Vigo". The fishing origins of the city can still be found throughout the old quarter of the city, alongside modern maritime facilities, the transatlantic docks and the fishing and canning industries. Halfway between Santiago de Compostela and the Portuguese city of Porto, Vigo is an excellent starting point for visiting and touring around Galicia and Portugal, including its nearby surroundings - the Ria and Illas Cíes, part of the llas Atlánticas National Park.