Auditorio and Sinfónica de Tenerife have renewed the trust of the audience after their return with an extraordinary series of concerts, which were attended by more than 1,700 people.  A reduced orchestra played the four repertoires in seven sessions -including one at the Teatro El Sauzal- which were all sold out. The new safety and hygiene measures were willingly accepted by the audience.

The Department for Culture, Education, Youth and Sport of the Cabildo de Tenerife, run by councillor Concepción Rivero, saw reality match the results of the survey conducted by Auditorio de Tenerife to 2,500 people: over half the public is willing to come as soon as activity resumes. Only 17% of people asked opted to wait for one or two months after reopening.

The distance between seats, constant sanitization, staggered access to the auditorium and gel dispensers are some of the measures that make the public feel safe. Apart from these, Auditorio has also made it compulsory to wear face masks, and have your temperature taken before coming into the building. Auditorio de Tenerife is the first theatre in Spain to have its Contingency Plan to deal with COVID-19 certified by AENOR, which gives confidence to audiences, artists, and workers. The same company has also certified the Safe Tourism label for Auditorio, which was created by the Instituto para la Calidad Turística Española (ICTE).

Sinfónica de Tenerife was one of the first Spanish orchestras to resume activity with audiences. The first programme in the series, which was played on 19 June, Titan by Mahler, quickly sold out the 188 seats that were available, so a new session was offered with the same result.

The seating capacity was increased to 300 for the next concert, Divertimento, meeting the new measures put in place for the new normal period regarding indoors shows. A day later, 26 June, the same repertoire was played at Teatro El Sauzal with 127 seats.

The Cabildo’s Orchestra also sold out the first session of Serenata Nocturna, on 3 July, so a second concert was offered on the following day when just ten tickets went unsold. The last concert, Bruckner’s Seventh Symphony, on 10 July was quickly sold out although an extra 100 seats were made available on the same day thanks to the change in the regulations made by the Government of the Canary Islands.

The first and fourth programme was led by Sinfónica de Tenerife honorary conductor Víctor Pablo Pérez, while the second and third concerts were conducted by Tenerife-born David Ballesteros, who was leader of the orchestra and conductor.

In the meantime, Auditorio de Tenerife continues to refund tickets for shows that were cancelled due to the circumstances in the country, which affected many artistic events.  If you have any queries about this procedure, which will go on until 15 December 2020, please write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Both Sinfónica de Tenerife and Auditorio will very soon announce their programmes for the rest of 2020, which will be marked by the current situation both in terms of contents and delivery.