FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE by the Greek National OperaWhere: Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC)When: 6, 7, 10, 13, 19, 21 April 2019Why Go: See this ballet triptych by Stravinsky
Three emblematic ballets, a triptych ‘From Russia with Love’ by Igor Stravinsky comes to the Stavros Niarchos Hall of the Greek National Opera in Athens. Stravinsky became worldwide known through a series of ballets for which he composed the music. They were the fruits of his creative cooperation with impresario Sergei Diaghilev, who had created…
ATHENS EVENTS – April & May 2019Where: Various locations in AthensWhen: Throughout April & May 2019Why Go: For live music & theatre
As winter draws to a close and spring is in the air, Athens is readying itself for its national day celebrations and the traditional orthodox Easter celebrations. A cultural agenda of events starts to move back outdoors towards April at some of the city’s best theatres, music stages and clubs. We’ll keep you up to…
ATHENS AND EPIDAURUS FESTIVAL 2019Where: Various venues around Athens & EpidaurusWhen: 5 June – 10 August 2019Why Go: For an extensive line up of music, theatre & dance
The Athens and Epidaurus Festival is the city’s annual arts festival and a highlight of the Greek summer calendar. With a legacy that spans more than sixty years, today it incorporates a full programme of music, theatre, dance and visual arts. Performances at the two ancient theatres of the Odeon Herodes Atticus and the ancient theatre of Epidaurus are highlights…
LORD OF THE DANCE in AthensWhere: Tae Kwon Do StadiumWhen: 19 June 2019Why Go: See this world famous stage show LIVE
Lord of the Dance – Dangerous Games continues its world tour throughout 2019 coming to Athens’ Tae Kwon Do Stadium in June. With all the visceral precision and thrills of the original stage show, Michael Flatley’s, Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games is a spectacular new staging of the much-loved traditional masterpiece, featuring new costumes and choreography,…
ROSAS dance group with Bach’s Six Cello SuitesWhere: Odeon of Herodes Atticus, AcropolisWhen: 2 July 2019Why Go: See Bach’s cello suites accompanied by world-class dancers
The world famous Rosas dance group along with choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, perform to Johann Sebastian Bach’s six suites for solo cello, for one night only at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in Athens. Joining them on stage will be the great French cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras, acclaimed for his musical virtuosity. Critics have described…
With a vibrant cultural scene all year round, Athens events include an impressive mix of both local and international musicians, artists and dance groups. The city comes alive in the summer months where cinema screens move outdoors and plateias or neighbourhood squares are buzzing with music and festivities. From June-August every year, the Athens & Epidaurus Festival is in full swing with an abundance of events held at various iconic Athenian venues including Odeon of Herodes Atticus theatre, located at the base of the southern slopes of the Acropolis.
The Athens events we list have been chosen to appeal to an international audience passing through Athens and we select events accordingly.
Events in Athens
The Megaron Athens Concert Hall and Greek National Theatre are two of the major modern day venues in Athens. In peak season and where possible, we recommend you pre-purchase your tickets or ask your hotel to assist you with this. We provide you with the venue address in English and Greek to overcome any language barriers with taxi drivers. We also provide the nearest metro station to an event, along with a map to assist with your travel arrangements.
Athens & Epidaurus Festival
This is by far the crown jewel in the annual events calendar in Athens. Running now for more than 60 years, it presents local and international productions of Ancient Greek drama that celebrates the city’s cultural heritage. Athens is blessed with a network of ancient amphitheatres including Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Aristotle’s Lyceum and Lycabettus Theatre. Extending beyond Athens to the Attica region, performances can also be found at the Ancient Theatre of Delphi and the infamous Epidaurus Theatre. Check out our travel tips of getting to Epidaurus.
August Full Moon Festival
Every August on the night of the full moon, musical performances are held at key historic venues, including the Acropolis, the Roman Agora and other sites around Greece. Be sure to watch this space for updates.