The Lensic Performing Arts Center
The historic Lensic—Santa Fe’s performing arts center—enriches lives by bringing diverse art and people together. Through its accessible and affordable programming, The Lensic presents and supports local and national artists and serves as a center for community, youth, and education events.
The Lensic, a non-profit, functions as a year-round space, dedicated to providing the citizen's of northern New Mexico with the most diversified programming possible in the performing arts. It serves as a center for community, youth and civic events, and is committed to providing community sponsorships and sustaining an educational program.
The Lensic aims to support and bring together local and national artists, and offer a unique cross-cultural experience for audiences of all ages. In operation for eight years, the Lensic has presented more than 1500 performances, serving over 900,000 audience members.
The Lensic offers a substantial number of community sponsorships for local arts, culture and social service organizations, including full and partial rental subsidies, technical support, and professional expertise.
In addition, the Lensic's multi-faceted Education Program enriches the lives of young people in New Mexico with free school performances, opportunities for young people to perform, backstage internships for high school students, and a technical apprenticeship program.