Frequently Asked Questions


Here, you’ll find answers to our most frequently asked questions, including information about our organization, venues, and more. To learn more about our Covid-19 Safe Practices, click here.


What is Performance Santa Fe?

Performance Santa Fe is Northern New Mexico’s premiere presenting organization and one of the longest-running arts nonprofits in the Southwest. We curate a robust, year-round season of world-class music, dance, and theater and provide exceptional performing arts education to local students.

Browse our lineup of upcoming performances here.
Learn more about our award-winning education programs here.

Is Performance Santa Fe a nonprofit organization?

Yes! Performance Santa Fe is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our tax-exempt ID is 23-7265489. Learn more about the many ways you can support the programming of Performance Santa Fe and our education initiatives here. Or, make a donation now!

What types of performances do you present?

Your tastes aren’t singular and neither are ours. Our musical offerings span several genres, including classical, chamber, opera, jazz, American Songbook, world music, and more. We also present modern dance and ballet in addition to diverse theatrical offerings. From cultural icons to rising superstars from around the globe, you can count on our diverse group of internationally-renowned artists to provide you with an unforgettable performance experience of the highest quality.

Where is Performance Santa Fe located?

Our administrative offices are located in Downtown Santa Fe at 300 Paseo de Peralta, Suite 102. We invite you to stop by to meet our team or to get a personalized ticket-buying experience from our Box Office.

Please note that our office is temporarily closed due to social-distancing efforts, but you can still reach us by phone at 505 984 8759.

Where do your performances take place?

We present exceptional music, dance, and theater experiences in locations all across Santa Fe. To provide you with the best audience experience possible, we select the venue that’s best suited to the artistic integrity of each performance. Our primary venues include the Lensic Performing Arts Center, the St. Francis Auditorium at the New Mexico Museum of Art, the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, the Crosby Theatre at the Santa Fe Opera, the Scottish Rite Temple, and more.

You can find more information about our venues here.

Do programs change or get cancelled?

All programs and artists are subject to change. If one of our events is canceled or postponed, we will do everything within our power to make sure you know about it.

You can find a complete list of Covid-19-related performance cancellations here.

What should I wear to a performance?

Santa Fe is a casual town and there is no set dress code. Most people wear clothing that is appropriate for a cocktail party or business casual. Additionally, we ask that you refrain from wearing strongly scented products and be mindful of jewelry and accessories that make noise.

When should I arrive and where can I park?

Parking varies by venue. We recommend arriving 20 minutes prior to any scheduled start time to park and locate your seat. For additional information, contact our Box Office at 505 984 8759.

What if I arrive late to the performance?

We will do our best to get you into the performance at the earliest appropriate break in the program so you can enjoy as much of the performance as possible without disturbing others.

Please note that in light of Covid-19, late seating may not be allowed at all venues.

What if I can’t make it to the show?

Once tickets have been purchased, there are no refunds. Only Subscribers and Annual Fund Members at the Director Level and above may exchange their tickets for another performance. If you are unable to use your tickets, you may donate them back to Performance Santa Fe as a tax-deductible contribution. Please call or email our Box Office prior to the show to let us know that you are unable to attend and wish to donate your tickets: info@performancesantafe.org or 505 984 8759.

Please note that in light of Covid-19, we are offering a No-Risk Ticket Guarantee for all performances on our 2021-2022 Season. If an event you have tickets for has been cancelled, you may exchange your ticket for another 2021-2022 Season performance, request a full refund, or donate your ticket back to us as a tax-deductible contribution.

Other than attending performances, what else does Santa Fe have to offer?

The fun doesn’t have to begin and end on stage! We’ve put together a list of our favorite hotels, restaurants, galleries, and frequently asked questions about Santa Fe and surrounding areas here.

Do you have any less frequently asked questions?

We’re happy to assist! Please call our Box Office at 505 984 8759.

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