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, films, and lectures.
Location & Parking
The Lensic Performing Arts Center
211 W. San Francisco Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501
The Lensic is in downtown Santa Fe, about two blocks west of the Plaza. You’ll find a variety of excellent restaurants and bars within walking distance.
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.
Tickets are available online at Lensic.org, by phone at 505-988-1234, and in person at the Community Box Office, in the lobby. The box office sells tickets for events at The Lensic and other local venues.
Box Office Hours
Monday – Friday, 10 am – 4 pm | Open until showtime when evening shows are scheduled
Saturday, noon – 4 pm | Open until showtime when evening shows are scheduled
Sunday, closed | When events are scheduled, the box office be open from noon to showtime.
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.
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.
2022 New Mexico Jazz Festival
The Lensic lineup includes The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra, Ravi Coltrane Cosmic Music Project with Brandee Younger, NEA Jazz Master – Terri Lyne Carrington + Social Science, and Tower of Power!