The summer season is in full swing but the month of August also marks the close of the Athens and Epidaurus Festival and the start of summer holidays for locals. Museums and archaeological sites are open throughout August although the events calendar takes a break in the weeks leading up to and following the traditional August 15 religious holiday.
A full cultural agenda of events start again from the very end of August and continue throughout September and October where the city’s fabulous open-air theatres take centre stage with world-class music and drama.
The following performances in late August, September and October have been approved by the Ministry of Culture for the Autumn programme at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus.
SOME EVENTS ARE NOT YET ON SALE and will progressively be listed as available from the end of July onwards (note that some performances may not go on sale until well into August). You can sign up below to be notified when your favourite event goes on sale.
SEPTEMBER 2019 PERFORMANCES AT THE ODEON OF HERODES ATTICUS
(SOME PERFORMANCE DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE – FINAL DATES WILL BE CONFIRMED WHEN TICKETS GO ON SALE)
28 August | Opera Gala
29 & 30 August | Prometheus by Aeschylus
1 September | Musical performance of “Canto General” by Mikis Theodorakis
3 September | Oedipus Rex by Sophocles
5 September | The Suppliants by Euripides ON SALE NOW HERE
6 September | The Clouds by Aristophanes
7 September | “Queen Symphonic” A Rock & Orchestra experience ON SALE NOW HERE
8 & 9 September | Assembly of Women ‘Ecclesiazusae’ by Aristophanes – musical theatre
10 September | “What’s Left of the Fire” – concert
11 September | Andrea Bocelli in concert (SOLD OUT)
12 September | “The Snowman and the Girl” – musical theatre ON SALE NOW HERE
13 September | Archive 25-year anniversary concert ON SALE NOW HERE
15 & 16 September | Bejart Ballet Lausanne ON SALE NOW HERE
18 September | Classic Rock III ON SALE NOW HERE
19 September | Florence and the Machine LIVE – concert (SOLD OUT)
20 September | John Cleese LIVE, ON SALE NOW HERE
21 September | Gainsbourg Symphonic with Jane Birkin – concert
22 September | Florence and the Machine LIVE –(SOLD OUT)
23 & 24 September | Daphne and Chloe by Longus – theatre
25 & 26 September | “Radio Days” – musical theatre
27 September | Eric Burdon and the Animals – concert ON SALE NOW HERE
28 September | Best of Mario Biondi – concert ON SALE NOW HERE
29 September | 60 years of Vassilis Skoulas – concert
30 September | George Dalaras DUETS – concert – ON SALE NOW HERE
OCTOBER 2019 PERFORMANCES AT THE ODEON OF HERODES ATTICUS
4 October | “The Fate of Assisi” – opera by Papadimitriou
5 October | Bouzouki virtuoso with Stavros Xarhakos
6 October | “The City of our Heart” music/dance performance
7 October | Nigel Kennedy in concert
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