Santa Fe is one of the country’s oldest and most beautiful cities with some of the most dramatic sunsets in the world, so it’s only natural to find a diverse and dynamic performing arts scene here. Audiences are wowed just about every night of the week.
With everything from theatrical productions and ballet performances to classical concerts, global music jams and slam poetry competitions, Santa Fe’s performing arts hold center stage. Our year-round calendar spotlights international and local stars. You’ll enjoy famous actors, opera singers, classical musicians, jazz quartets, bands playing blues, folk, country and rock, modern dancers, native storytellers and other gifted performers.
The Santa Fe Opera continues to bring opera stars and audiences from around the world each summer for one of the country’s most cherished opera seasons. The city also hosts annual music festivals throughout the year that feature established and emerging musicians and singers from around the world. Santa Fe’s own gifted groups of community musicians and choral groups perform year-round as well.
On any given night in Santa Fe, you might see an elite group of Chinese acrobats, a whimsical troupe of Santa Fe circus performers or a beloved Broadway musical. Enjoy a stirring concert put on by the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, the New Mexico Jazz Festival or a festival devoted to the traditional music of New Mexico’s Rio Grande region. Watch the heated artistry of flamenco dancers accompanied by Spanish guitar music, performed by the Juan Siddi Flamenco Theatre Company. Take in a stellar production of a well-known play or a world premiere of a work by an emerging playwright. Actors travel from around the world to perform here and we also have vibrant community theater groups featuring talented Santa Fe actors.
With more than a dozen venues, from historic theaters to outdoor stages, glorious churches and museum spaces, Santa Fe truly is a performing arts center.
1050 Old Pecos Trl Santa Fe, NM 87505
The mission of the Armory for the Arts Theatre is to provide the community with an affordable performing arts facility, to develop office space for other non-profit performing arts organizations and to create a center for collaboration.
550B St. Michael’s Drive, Suite 1 Santa Fe, NM 87505
Mission: By upholding the highest standards of artistic excellence in performance, education and outreach, the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet cultivates and enhances an understanding and appreciation of dance. Aspen Santa Fe Ballet is committed to serve as an artistic ambassador for our communities and nation at home and abroad. The Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s activities encompass an 11 member professional company, a summer
Greer Garson Theatre
1600 Saint Michael’s Drive Santa Fe, NM
Professionally equipted 500 seat theatre on the campus of the College of Santa Fe.
James A. Little Theater
NM School For The Deaf 1060 Cerrillos Road Santa Fe, NM 87505
Located on the campus of New Mexico School for the Deaf, this theater hosts a diversity of programming from musical concerts and lectures to theatrical performances.
Saint Francis Auditorium
107 W. Palace Ave Santa Fe, NM 87501
Located inside the Museum of Fine Arts, this historic auditorium hosts classical music concerts, author readings, lectures and many other entertaining and educational events.
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
500 Montezuma Avenue suite 118-B Santa Fe, NM 87501
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
1050 Old Pecos Trail Santa Fe, NM 87501
Santa Fe Performing Arts (SFPA) devoted to educational and professional theatre 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. Santa Fe Performing Arts school delivers
142 E De Vargas St Santa Fe, NM 87501
The Playhouse offers never-produced playwrights the chance to see their work on stage and first-time performers the opportunity to be on stage with seasoned actors. The Playhouse welcomes everyone who wants to participate in live theater.
211 Old Santa Fe Trail Santa Fe, NM 87504-2091
This 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 are featured.
P.O. Box 9692 Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504
Santa Fe’s professional full-sized orchestra with chorus… We focus on orchestra masterpieces that thrill your senses and feed your soul. Our 2012—2013 season features outstanding gold medalists, first prize winning soloists, and beloved masterworks
3221 Richards Lane Ste. B Santa Fe, NM 87507
Teatro Paraguas produces two or more plays and one or more performed poetry productions each year. Since 2004 TP has produced 16 shows. including 9 original works and 2 world premieres. The productions are proposed and selected by our 28 members, who include actors, artists, and musicians of various ethnic backgrounds and nationalities, ranging in age from 10 to 80. TP works with its community by inviting all interested
Box 2408 Santa Fe, NM 87504-2408
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 highest caliber. The season runs from late June through the end of August every year.
Box 9692 Santa Fe, NM 87504-9692
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.
Railyard Performance Center
1611 B Paseo de Peralta Santa Fe NM 87501