The Lensic Performing Arts Center opened in 1931 as a vaudeville stage and movie palace. Today the restored historic theater thrives as the city’s performing arts center, with a diverse, year-round program of world-class theater, music, dance, film and lectures.
The Lensic Performing Arts Center
211 W. San Francisco Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501
The Lensic is located in downtown Santa Fe, about two blocks west of the Plaza and within walking distance of a vareity of excellent restaurants and beverage venues.
The Lensic is in downtown Santa Fe, on San Francisco Street just a few blocks west of the Plaza. You’ll find restaurants, hotels, and bars within walking distance.
Virtual Lensic Tour
This 3D tour was created for The Lensic and generously donated by Select Santa Fe Real Estate (Sarah Said and Craig Neil). Click on the link below, then experiment with clicking on the image that appears to “move” through the theater.
Paid public parking is available at the Sandoval Municipal Garage, located almost directly across the street from The Lensic. The garage has been revamped so cars can enter only from Water Street (the entrance is on north side of Water, just east of Sandoval) and exit only onto San Francisco Street. Additional metered parking is available throughout the downtown area.
Accessibility for all patrons is a priority at The Lensic. We offer both wheelchair-accessible seating and companion seating for all events, as well as free wireless assistive listening systems.
As part of our commitment to making the performing arts accessible to everyone, each Lensic Presents season will include at least one sensory-friendly performance. Also known as “low-sensory” or “relaxed” performances, sensory-friendly shows are welcoming and comfortable for everyone, including children and adults who are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, those with developmental or cognitive challenges, and those with other sensory sensitivities.
Now Required at All Lensic Events: Patrons 12+ must provide proof of full vaccination or negative results from a recent Covid test. Masks are also required.