Oedipus Rex Fimonoi Theater

Athens Events

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.

  • Oedipus Rex Fimonoi Theater

    OEDIPUS REX by Fimonoi Theater Group

    Where: Athinais Theatre Athens
    When: Each Thursday until 24 October 2019
    Why Go: See an ancient Athenian tragedy

    The archetypal play Oedipus Rex by Sophocles will be performed in Athens by the Fimonoi Theater Group. Long considered the greatest of Greek tragedies, it has a sympathetic protagonist, a crushing climax, inspirational poetry and a wealth of meaningful themes. The play remains on the short list of exceptionally and undeniably great world literary masterpieces and…

  • Women of Passion Why Athens

    WOMEN OF PASSION, WOMEN OF GREECE

    Where: Railway Carriage Theatre
    When: Saturdays to 16 November 2019
    Why Go: A symbolic journey by train from ancient to modern Greece

    Following successful tours in Australia and Brussels, the powerful one woman show, Women of Passion, Women of Greece returns to Athens for a fourth season. An old wagon is transformed into a theatrical stage, where the mythological figure of ancient Greek tragedy Medea, meets the contemporary “priestesses” of modern Greece, Maria Callas and Melina Mercouri….

  • La Sonnambula Athens

    LA SONNAMBULA at the Greek National Opera

    Where: Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC)
    When: 25, 26, 29 October 2019
    Why Go: See Bellini’s most popular opera

    La Sonnambula, one of Vincenzo Bellini’s most popular operas returns to the Greek National Opera in Athens after 40 years, in a co-production with the Vienna State Opera and the Royal Opera House, London. Directed by Marco Arturo Marelli, this 19th century Italian melodrama is set in a sanatorium with the story of mistaken infidelity unfolding….

  • Hatzidakis Greek National Opera

    HATZIDAKIS – Dance With My Own Shadow

    Where: Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC)
    When: 9, 10, 16, 17, 24 November 2019
    Why Go: Ballet to music by Hatzidakis

    As part of the Greek National Opera’s (GNO) ‘Manos Hatzidakis Cycle’, choreographer Konstantinos Rigos introduces the notion of the four cardinal points as a ballet journey through Hatzidakis’ work. The C.N.S. Cycle is the north, the abstract landscape of the “deserted beach”, death’s wasteland. Captain Michalis is the south, with the Mediterranean, dry landscape, the wind that romantically…

  • Jim Jefferies Athens

    JIM JEFFERIES LIVE IN ATHENS

    Where: Gazi Live
    When: 19 December 2019
    Why Go: See the hilarious stand up comedian LIVE

    Internationally acclaimed Australian comedian, Jim Jefferies comes to Athens as part of his “Night Talker Tour” this December. The hilarious comic who is now world-famous, after two successful stand-up specials on Netflix and launching his own show on Comedy Central. Jefferies did several years of stand-up in the UK before relocating to LA and was…