MAPAS Venues

The first professional performing arts and live music market in the South Atlantic, MAPAS, represents a space for collaboration, interaction, learning and communication.

The 2022 edition will schedule from July 4 to 6 activities related to the music industry in various emblematic spaces of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and public spaces in the municipalities of Arucas and Agaete, and Santa Cruz de Tenerife will host from July 7 to 9 a complete artistic and professional program related to the performing arts in cultural spaces of reference.

Gran Canaria

This sports centre is located on Avenida Marítima in Las Palmas and can accommodate up to 5,200 spectators. It opened in 1988 and has been used for numerous music and performing arts shows, as well as sports activities.

Edificio Miller was built in 1900 when Puerto de La Luz was experiencing an increase in maritime traffic. For decades, it was used as a warehouse by the British shipping agent Miller & Cia S.A. After one of the building’s halls was renovated in 2020, it is now a multi-purpose municipal venue.

Sala Insular de Teatro (SIT) is a music and performing arts venue, which was part of the former Centro Insular de Cultura (CIC), a multidisciplinary venue that opened to the public in May 1987. When part of the building collapsed in 2002, the Cabildo de Gran Canaria embarked on a project to renovate and upgrade the venue. The project took place in different phases and was completed in 2017. Currently, the SIT is run by the Fundación Canaria de las Artes Escénicas y de la Música de Gran Canaria.

Arucas is the gateway to the north of the island of Gran Canaria and this square is one of its founding cores. It is the architectural complex of greatest historical and social value in the city and allows, at a glance, to appreciate the evolution of the typology of domestic constructions in the old town from the 17th century to today.

© Gustavo Martín-Arucas City Council

The music will take to the streets taking advantage of the good July temperatures on the island of Gran Canaria, thus expanding the locations of MAPAS. One of the settings chosen for this is the Gran Canaria municipality of Agaete, a fishing village located in the north of Gran Canaria, 30 kilometers from the capital.

Tenerife

Tenerife

Designed by architect Santiago Calatrava, the auditorium is the largest arts venue on the Canary Islands and is home to Tenerife Symphony Orchestra. This cultural and social powerhouse operates as a plural, dynamic venue in constant motion.
Listed as a Site of Cultural Interest, this mid-19th century building with all its social significance is a hub of cultural activity and a landmark venue for theatre and other cultural events in the capital of Tenerife.

On a scale never before seen in the Canary Islands, this facility is home to the Instituto Óscar Domínguez contemporary museum, the Tenerife Photography Centre and the Central Municipal Library. It was designed by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron.

Located in the building housing Santa Cruz de Tenerife Public Library, known as the Casa de la Cultura, this multidisciplinary venue opened in 1977 and is home to the library, the Contemporary Art Room (SAC) and the official headquarters of the Canarian Film Library on the island of Tenerife. The theatre has been renovated and refurbished and now contributes to the development of new stage languages with a regular programme of high-quality events.

This cultural venue in the historical part of Santa Cruz can be found in the city’s old market. The building was designed by architect Manuel Oraá and was built in 1851, before being adapted and opened as an exhibition hall in 1992. This versatile venue, with a large covered courtyard transformed into a stage area, hosts a multitude of artistic performances and cultural events each year.