Santa Fe Theater Arts
and Actors throughout the world's stages, to our own homegrown talent,
perform in Santa Fe. There
is always something to see, hear, or dance to. Whatever your taste,
Santa Fe can provide the entertainment. Summer
provides the most choices and widest variety of productions.
Will it be the Opera or jazz? The Symphony
or Chamber Music? Shakespeare or Contemporary Theater? The Ballet
or Flamenco? Don't miss out on a great performance during your visit
to Santa Fe. We have your ticket!
for the Arts Santa
Fe Performing Arts (SFPA), is devoted to educational and professional
theater in New Mexico, utilizing performing arts as a powerful tool
for educating the youth in our community, developing a professional
Adult Resident Company dedicated to innovation and excellence, and
providing the community with a performing arts center that is affordable
and fosters professionalism.
1050 Old Pecos Trail - (505) 984-1370
for Contemporary Arts
Over the years, in response
to growing community audience, CCA has come to offer programming in
all media, including installation, film, video, new music, literature
and spoken word performance. The CCA is also able to complement its
programming with lectures, symposia and educational workshops through
its education department. Overall, CCA has become one of the few national
models for successful, community-integrated artist-run and alternative
1050 Old Pecos Trail - (505) 982-1338
Greer Garson's involvement
with The College of Santa Fe was long and most generous, beginning
with the establishment of an endowment for the theater student awards.
Her ongoing guest artist program continues to bring distinguished
visitors to teach and perform on our stage, including famous professionals
from Broadway and London, and groups from Britain's National Theater
and Royal Shakespeare Theater. This 500-seat theater is home to
the college's Performing Arts Department which stages four major
productions each year. The center also houses the 100-seat Weckesser
Studio Theater, site of numerous musical concerts each semester
as part of the college's Collaborations Music Series.
College of Santa Fe, 1600 St. Michaels Drive - (505) 473-6511
Performing Arts Center
In 1931 the Lensic Theater first opened
its doors to the city of Santa Fe
On April 22, 2001 a remarkable
transformation was unveiled! The Lensic Performing Arts Center - a
world-class, state-of-the-art performance venue in the heart of Santa
Fe, fully restored to its original glory and redesigned to house the
best of theater, music, dance, poetry and film.
211 W. San Francisco Street - 505 || 988-1234
I was a little girl the Lensic was a movie theater. I loved going
to the movies there. Even at a very young age I was in awe with the
architectural detail and wondered what it would be like to sit in
one of the box seats on either side of the stage. Just before the
movie would begin the ceiling lights were turned off and small up-lights
were turned on at the base of large pots in alcoves in the midnight
blue walls. The ambiance made me feel as though I was in another world.
The heavy red velvet curtains on the stage
would open, one to the left, the other to the right, and the movie
would begin. It was wonderful!
fathers mother and only sister lived on San Francisco Street, three
blocks from the Lensic theater, for 50+ years. When we were young
my cousins and I often spent the weekend with them.
One particular winter weekend
a cousin and I were visiting my Grandmother and Aunt when I came down
with the flu. My aunt became very concerned with my loss of appetite
and knowing that I loved the buttered popcorn from the Lensic Theater
she decided to get some for me. Everyone was already in their pj's
but that did not matter to my Aunt. She took my cousin, both still
in their pj's, and sent her into the Lensic Theater to buy buttered
popcorn! My cousin was twelve years old at the
time, talk about embarrassing! This special personal note is in memoriam
of my aunt, who loved all of her nieces and nephews dearly, and left
us with many fun (sometimes embarrassing) memories.
A. Little Theater (TheaterWorks)
THEATERWORK defines itself in terms
of its commitment to the cultural aspects of community life. Theater
should be a gathering place, a place of ideas, stories, reflection
and dialogue...a place of culture. A lively theater sees its community
as producers and creators of culture, not consumers. A lively theater
addresses a community that is moving out with its sleeves rolled
up, strength in its hands. It sees a community that is ingenious,
funny, competent, resilient, lovely.
New Meico School for the Deaf, 1060 Cerrillos Road - (505) 827-6760
Fe Chamber Music Festival
The Chamber Music Festival offers world
class musicians in collaboration with one another playing both traditional
chamber pieces as well as modern pieces, jazz, world music and more.
Each season runs from early July through late August and features
a variety of well known individual performers, groups and ensembles.
(505) 983-2075 www.santafechambermusic.org
Fe Concert Band
This is the oldest musical group in Santa Fe,
tracing its roots back 125 years. The name has changed several times
since the beginning, but not the tradition: The band still performs
free public concerts throughout the year. Its repertoire includes
patriotic songs, marches, a variety of classical, popular and Broadway
tunes adapted for concert band, as well as number of wonderful songs
of Mexican, Spanish, and New Mexican origin which are virtually unknown
in the other 49 states.
Fe Desert Chorale
This fully professional 20 member chamber
chorus has been noted for its variety in programming and virtuosity
of performance. Critics and audience members alike have consistently
praised the Chorale for presenting some of the world's most significant
and engaging repertoire, from the ancient to the modern in performances
of the highest artistry. Performing in some of Santa Fe's finest venues
including the Lensic Center for the Performing Arts, Loretto Chapel,
St. Francis Auditorium, St. Francis Cathedral, Santa Maria de la Paz,
and the Eldorado Hotel Pavilion, the Chorale presents concerts during
June, July, August, and December.
500 Montezuma Avenue, Suite 118-B - (505) 988-2282 www.desertchorale.org
The season runs from late June through
the end of August every year. This world renowned venue is an amphitheater
in the rolling hills just outside of Santa Fe with views of the surrounding
Sangre de Cristo and Jemez mountains. Not only is the setting spectacular
but the performers, musicians, set design and productions are of the
(505) 986-5955 or (800) 280-4654 www.santafeopera.org
Fe Pro Musica
organization brings some of the finest musicians and performers in
the U.S. and from around the world to perform chamber works in ensembles
of various sizes from September through May. Guest performers often
(505) 988-4640 www.santafepromusica.com
de Santa Fe
Recursos de Santa Fe is an educational,
non-profit organization specializing in symposiums and conferences
in the arts, sciences, humanities and letters, and tours which focus
on Southwest culture, architecture and history.
826 Camino del Monte Rey, Suite A-6 - (505) 982-9301 www.recursos.org
Fe Symphony Orchestra
The popularity and repertoire continue
to grow for this wonderful community orchestra and chorus. The season
is made up of subscription concerts, special event concerts and regularly
scheduled performances plus concerts with other regional symphonies.
(505) 983-3530 www.sf-symphony.org