The Auditorio de Tenerife is a public company (single-member public limited company) that belongs to Cabildo de Tenerife (Tenerife Island Council). It was founded in 2002 to manage the cultural activity carried out in the building of the same name. It is currently the main show productions centre of the Canary Islands.

Inaugurated in 2003, this avant-garde stage space is found in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Apart from the seasons of the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra and the Ópera de Tenerife, it also hosts top-level music and dance programmes. Likewise, it carries out its own Learning and Social Programme and manages many projects delegated by the Island Council's Department of Culture and Education.

The excellence of its cultural programme and procedures, the artistic and technological innovation, the willingness to serve a greater diversity of audiences, the generation of new audiences, and its pedagogical and critical vocation are the main values of the Auditorio de Tenerife. The institution is also committed to local companies and to the training of performing arts professionals.

The building

Ever since it was inaugurated in 2003, it has hosted thousands of top-level national and international artistic performances. Many prominent personalities such as heads of state, politicians, scientists and Prince of Asturias laureates have visited the facilities of this cultural venue.

This 23,000-m2 avant-garde work by the Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava combines an impressive, unique and brilliant white tile-clad building (‘trencadís’ technique, that is, tile pieces are irregularly arranged like a mosaic) with a large square and the immense Atlantic Ocean as a backdrop.

The Symphony Hall and the Chamber Hall are the main auditoriums. They have a maximum capacity of 1,616 and 422 seats, respectively. In addition, the building is equipped with multipurpose halls like Castillo, Puerto, Alisios and common areas such as the square or the main hall. 


Virtual tour



Apart from cultural objectives, Auditorio de Tenerife pursues also safety, prevention, environmental and tourist quality objectives. Hence its commitment to certifying these standards of excellence. The Auditorio de Tenerife is currently certified by:

AENOR. Action protocol against COVID-19.

⇒ AENOR and IQNet. Environmental and quality management system

Ministry for Ecological Transition. Spanish Registry of Carbon Footprint, Offsetting and Co2 Removal

⇒ SICTED. System for Tourism Destination Quality

⇒ ICTE. Safe Tourism

World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).







Over its more than 20 years of activity, Auditorio de Tenerife has not only undertaken extensive artistic programmes under its management and development; it has also carried out activities linked to the progress of creative industries and the growth of citizens, through the integration of culture into the social fabric.

The 2022-2025 strategic plan guides the objectives of Auditorio de Tenerife in the medium and long term. It includes the work carried out over the years by the organisation team and also the aims of the Auditorio to better fulfil the cultural public service mission over the next decade. Consult all the details of the strategy of Auditorio de Tenerife.


Quality and Environment

The Auditorio de Tenerife is a space for culture, but it is also part of our society and our surroundings. This quality and environment policy reflects the commitment of Auditorio de Tenerife to sustainability and efficiency, as well as its position on the environment and quality management. It is an agreement extended to and shared by all our employees and stakeholders, and it is available to anyone interested in Auditorio de Tenerife.

According to legislation in force and in compliance with the standards of Auditorio de Tenerife, our commitment to the quality of our services and our environmental responsibility is exceptional. We make full use of all resources available to us to maintain constant improvement of the management of the energy we consume and the environmental impact of all activities, facilities and services of Auditorio de Tenerife.

The main points of this policy are based on the goal of Auditorio de Tenerife of creating a valuable and sustainable relationship involving citizens, music, opera and dramatic arts. We pursue this goal openly and transparently with an approach based on equal opportunity and good governance in management.

Regarding environmental management, the Auditorio de Tenerife has targeted reduction of its consumption of energy, water, packaging, plastic, paper and cardboard, in addition to the proper sorting of its waste.


Our initiatives in this regard pursue the following objectives:

 → Reduced consumption of electricity in the Auditorio de Tenerife

→ Reduced consumption of water

→ Optimised management of consumption of chemical products and the resulting waste

→ Reduced use of advertising boards, posters, printed promotional material and office paper

→ Reduced emissions of CO2



For these reasons, Auditorio de Tenerife is proudly dedicated to helping to improve the environment to the benefit of society as a whole.

One of the initiatives that reflect this commitment is the calculation of our carbon footprint, as evidenced by our adherence to the registry of carbon footprints, offsetting and CO2 removal of the Spanish Office of Climate Change (OECC in Spanish) of Spain's Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge (MITECO in Spanish). The current certificate verifies our registration in the calculation stage of scopes 1 and 2, which include emissions that correspond to the activity and consumption of Auditorio de Tenerife. At this time, efforts are focused on improvements for the reduction and/or offsetting of emissions (reduction and offsetting stages).

The following documents contain information on the policy of Auditorio de Tenerife regarding our quality and environmental management systems, which are based on the standards UNE ISO 9001:2015 and UNE ISO 14001:2015, in addition to our AENOR and IQNet certificates.


 → Carbon Footprint Certificate issued by the Ministry of Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge

Quality and Environmental Policy

ISO 14001 certification for environmental management systems

ISO 14001 Environmental Management Certificate issued by IQNet

ISO 9001 Quality Management System Certificate issued by AENOR

ISO 9001 Quality Management System Certificate issued by IQNet




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Seasons Reports

The opening of the Auditorio de Tenerife in 2003 by the Cabildo Insular de Tenerife gave a major boost to the cultural sector on the island. Throughout these years, the activity generated around this building has brought together millions of people. This has led this venue to become the leading show production centre in the Canary Islands. Through this Memorias de actividad [Seasons Reports] we wish to gather the activities Auditorio de Tenerife has offered the community in different seasons.