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  • 1. Jean Cocteau Cinema

    Railyard District | Film

    Author and longtime Santa Fe resident George R. R. Martin, of Game of Thrones fame, has restored this intimate, funky Railyard District art...Read More

  • 2. Lensic Performing Arts Center

    The Plaza | Concerts

    Santa Fe's vintage Downtown movie house has been fully restored and converted into the 850-seat Lensic Performing Arts Center. The grand 1931...Read More

  • 3. Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

    Music Festivals

    This outstanding festival runs mid-July through late August, with performances nearly every night at the art-filled St. Francis Auditorium,...Read More

  • 4. Santa Fe Opera

    North Side | Music

    To watch opera in this strikingly modern structure—a 2,128-seat, indoor-outdoor amphitheater with excellent acoustics and sight lines—is a memorable...Read More

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  • 5. Aspen Santa Fe Ballet


    The esteemed company presents several ballet performances throughout the year at the Lensic Performing Arts Center. ...Read More

  • 6. Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA)

    Old Santa Fe Trail and South Capitol | Arts Centers

    The city's most interesting multiuse arts venue, the Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA) presents indie and foreign films, art exhibitions,...Read More

  • 7. El Flamenco

    The Plaza | Dance

    Several organizations produce flamenco concerts around town, including the prestigious Entreflamenco Company, which performs at El Flamenco...Read More

  • 8. New Mexico Jazz Festival

    Music Festivals

    Begun in 2006 and now widely acclaimed, this nearly monthlong festival presents numerous concerts in both Santa Fe and Albuquerque from mid...Read More

  • 9. Performance Santa Fe


    From September through May, the venerable organization (aka Santa Fe Concert Association) founded in 1937 presents symphony and solo classical...Read More

  • 10. Santa Fe Bandstand Concerts

    The Plaza | Music

    Tuesday through Saturday nights throughout July and August, free concerts are staged at the bandstand in Downtown's festive and historic Plaza...Read More

  • 11. Santa Fe Desert Chorale

    Music Festivals

    Performances take place over about three weeks in late July and early August at a variety of intriguing venues, from the Cathedral Basilica...Read More

  • 12. Santa Fe Film Festival


    With the film industry booming in New Mexico, this five-day event held in mid-February has become increasingly well attended, and film screenings...Read More

  • 13. Santa Fe Playhouse

    Old Santa Fe Trail and South Capitol | Theater

    The oldest extant theater company west of the Mississippi, the Santa Fe Playhouse occupies a converted 19th-century adobe stable and has been...Read More

  • 14. Santa Fe Pro Musica


    First-rate orchestra and chamber concerts are given at St. Francis Auditorium and the Lensic Performing Arts Center by the Grammy-nominated...Read More

  • 15. Santa Fe Symphony


    This highly respected symphony performs about 10 concerts each season (September to May) in the Lensic Performing Arts Center. ...Read More

  • 16. SITE Santa Fe

    Railyard District | Arts Centers

    The events at this nexus of international contemporary art include lectures, concerts, author readings, films, performance art, and gallery...Read More

  • 17. St. Francis Auditorium

    The Plaza | Concerts

    This historic space with colorful murals inside the Museum of Fine Arts is a top venue for many cultural events, such as theatrical productions...Read More

  • 18. Violet Crown Cinema

    Railyard District | Film

    This state-of-the-art multiscreen cinema in the Railyard District shows everything from blockbusters to indie and vintage movies and offers...Read More

  • 19. The Screen

    South Side | Film

    An intimate art-house theater on the campus of the Santa Fe University of Art and Design, The Screen presents a steady rotation of high-quality...Read More

  • 20. Theaterwork


    This well-respected community theater group performs five plays each season, which runs from September through June. ...Read More

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