Connect with The Lensic, Wherever You Are
Lensic Online brings the best of The Lensic to you, wherever you are. Check this page often to watch clips of past Lensic Presents performances, learn more about your favorite Lensic artists, access arts resources especially for kids, and more. We’ll be adding new content regularly.
Ghost Light Sessions at The Lensic
A New, Safely Recorded Series
The Ghost Light Sessions will feature select artists we’ve invited to perform on our stage in a safe, socially distanced set-up during this time of public closure. All performances are recorded via the artists’ smartphones, with only one or two staff members present, and face masks were worn by everyone off-camera. The stage is illuminated by our ghost light—the single bulb left burning whenever the theater is dark. This series is our way of showcasing local musicians and keeping the arts alive in Santa Fe, all while respecting public health guidelines. Enjoy!
Student Showcase, Presented by The Lensic
New! Student Showcase Series
School shows at The Lensic were canceled this year, but we still want to give our young people the opportunity to perform on The Lensic stage. Working with the schools, we’ve invited local students to bring their talent to The Lensic in a safe, socially distanced recording sessions. Our Student Showcase series brings some of the top young talent to the stage, and to you!
Listen! Lensic Playlists
Music You'll Love, on Spotify
The Lensic’s Joel Aalberts creates a new Spotify playlist each week to keep you dancing, soothe your soul, and bring joy to your ears. Hear your Lensic Presents favorites, classics you love, great new artists, and more! Click the links each week for free listening. (Registration for a free Spotify account is required.)
Lensic Classics: Watch Past Performances
More Great Lensic Performances Coming Soon
Please visit again. We’re adding more archival footage soon!
New from Lensic Presents Artists
HD Favorites: Stream Met and NT Live Encores
Metropolitan Opera Encores Online– While the Met’s season and Met: Live in HD broadcasts have been suspended, The Met is streaming free opera encores nightly. A new production is posted every day at 7:30 pm Eastern (5:30 pm Mountain) and available through the next evening. MetOpera.org
National Theatre Live in HD – Starting April 2, The National Theatre in London will share encores, free for your online viewing pleasure. Look for one performance each week, with a lineup that includes some audience favorites. NationalTheatre.org
Just for Kids
Justin Roberts, the Chicago-based kids-music musician and indie rocker you heard at Lensic Family Fun Day last March, offers music, make-your-own-instrument projects, and other great at-home activities for the younger set at JustinRobertsMusic.com. Make and play your own kazoo, designer your own concert posters, learn to play some of Justin’s songs, and more.
Other Arts Resources
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts – The nation’s stage is offering free live and on-demand video of past events, plus educational activities, with new releases daily. Visit Kennedy Center @ Home.
New York Philharmonic – The Phil’s “The Phil Plays On” page features archival concert footage and audio recordings “to provide comfort and connection to millions of classical music fans worldwide” during this time.
Joe’s Pub Live! – Get your theater fix with free performances (past and present) from Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater, available on Joe’s Pub YouTube page.
BroadwayHD – This subscription-only channel is like Netflix for Broadway, with filmed productions offered on demand. Try a free seven-day trial; after that, choose a monthly or annual subscription to keep watching. Visit BroadwayHD.com.