CCP Shows and Events This October: Midsummer Night’s Dream and More!

Time to catch up with your culture with this month's shows and events at the CCP!

Heads up, arts and culture enthusiasts!

If you're looking for your monthly dose of music, theater plays, films, and more at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, we've got you covered! Here is your monthly rundown of shows and events at the CCP this October!

1. Musikapayapaan: The Mads Et Al Choral Festival 2019
Date: October 1-6
Venue: Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (Little Theater)
Tickets: P700 to P1000

Image: Philippine Madrigal Singers Facebook page

Celebrating their 10th year as UNESCO’s Artists for Peace, the Philippine Madrigal Singers will be bringing the Madz Et Al Festival 2019 with Peace as its theme. To know more about the event, you can check out the Philippine Madrigal Singers Facebook page. Tickets are now available at the Ticketworld website.

2. Tanghalang Pilipino’s Katsuri
Date: October 4-6, 11-13, 18-20, 25-27
Venue: Tanghalang Huseng Batute (CCP Studio Theater)
Tickets: P800, P1000

Image: Tanghalang Pilipino Facebook page

Tanghalang Pilipino’s production of John Steinback’s Of Mice and Men, adapted into Hiligaynon by Bibeth Orteza, will be staged at the CCP this month of October. Titled Katsuri, which is the Visayan word for mouse, the play will tell the story of two friends whose ties will be put to the test given their dire circumstances. You can buy your tickets at the Ticketworld website.

3. Ballet Philippines’ A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Date: October 11-13, 3PM & 8PM
Venue: Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)
Tickets: P300 to P1500

Image: Ballet Philippines' A Midsummer Night's Dream event page on Facebook

The Shakesperian classic will be given life onstage by the Ballet Philippines in Midsummer Night’s Dream. The production is Carl Pacis’ reimagined interpretation of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy creation that follows the complexities of a world where men and magical creatures coexist. Tickets are available at the Ticketworld website.

4. 37th PPO Concert Season: “Gold: Classical Music Treasures”
Date: October 25, 8PM (Concert Series II)
Venue: Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)
Tickets: P400 to P1500

Image: Rey Casey Concepcion (left) and Michael Costeau (right)
Photos courtesy of the CCP

For the next concert series of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra’s 37th season, the PPO will be led by French conductor Michael Costeau The conductor has made himself known in the international music scene through his unusual versatility. Rey Casey Concepcion, one of the most promising violists in the country who has won in numerous music competitions, will also be showcasing his talent at the second concert series. Tickets are available at the Ticketworld website.

5. Neo-Filipino 2019: Ar[rest]t
Date: October 26-27, 2PM & 7PM
Venue: Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater)
Tickets: P500

Neo-Filipino is the last of the three-part choreographers’ series that feature established choreographers. This has become the platform for Filipino dancers to make the craft the central force, impetus, and muscle when collaborating with other art forms like music, visual arts, theater, literature, and film. Through its explorative movements, these choreographers create provocative works that represent the modern issues of a Filipino’s everyday life. For tickets, visit the Ticketworld website.


6. Tricks and Musical Treats: A PPO Family Concert
Date: October 27
Venue: Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino Lobby (CCP Little Theater Lobby) & Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo Lobby (CCP Main Theater Lobby)
Tickets: P300 – P600

Image: Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra Facebook page

The Halloween-themed Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra concert is now on its fifth year! Open for kids and kids at heart who are encouraged to attend in their Halloween costumes, the Tricks and Musical Treats promises an eventful afternoon at the CCP filled with trick or treat activities, a “musical petting zoo” featuring the PPO members, and a special PPO concert for each and every member of the family! For tickets, check out the Ticketworld website.


Schedules subject to change without prior notice. The Cultural Center of the Philippines is located at Roxas Blvd. cor. Pablo Ocampo Sr. St., CCP Complex, Pasay, Metro Manila.


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