Performance in New Mexico

New Mexico also enjoys some of the finest institutions in the field of performing arts. From the Santa Fe Opera to The Spencer Theater in Ruidoso to the World Beat vibes of Globalquerque; New Mexico's performing arts community makes it easy to take in a play, share in the spectacle of traditional Flamenco dancing, or just enjoy listening to your favorite band.

Performing Arts Groups and Theaters

Here is a list of some of the best venues for performance art in the southwest

Theater Performance

The Albuquerque Theatre Guild

The Albuquerque Theatre guild is an umbrella organization of live theatre companies, theater practitioners, and theater lovers dedicated to making the Albuquerque area's rich live-theatre scene better known to both residents and visitors alike. Our mission is to promote public awareness of theatre in the greater Albuquerque area.

Albuquerque Little Theater

Albuquerque Little Theatre

The Mission of Albuquerque Little Theatre is to cultivate appreciation of the theatre arts through active participation in fully-staged productions, and to nurture aspiring talent through innovative educational programs. ALT facilities offer the opportunity to make performance and educational activities available to the community and to develop programs to enhance the cultural environment in which we live.

Music & Performance

New Mexico Music Commission

State Agency with the mission to promote local audio arts and musical artists. To learn more about the New Mexico Music Commission visit their website.

Engine House Theatre

The Engine House Theatre

Located next to  The Mine Shaft Cantina, the Historic Engine House Theatre - the only theatre with a train peeking into it!  Offering melodramas and live music performed in the historic ghost town of Madrid on New Mexico's Turquoise Trail.

The Lensic Theater in Santa Fe

The Lensic

Santa Fe's premier year-round performing arts center: a state-of-the art venue for theater, music, dance, film, lectures, community events and family programming set in a historic theater in the heart of the City Different.

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Performance Santa Fe

New Mexico's longest-running performing arts organization presents the very best in music, dance, and theater. Founded in 1937, Performance Santa Fe is a cornerstone of Santa Fe's arts scene and boasts an impressive year-long season that showcases world-class artists in Santa Fe's finest venues.

Popejoy Hall

Popejoy Hall

Albuquerque's grandest multi-use theater, hosts touring Broadway shows and national and international performers, the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra and performances by the University of New Mexico Department of Music and the Albuquerque Youth Symphony.

National Hispanic Cultural Center

Roy E. Disney Center for the Performing Arts

At The National Hispanic Cultural Center

Albuquerque's newest theater, with a world-class stage for theatre, music, dance, media arts and education.

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Santa Fe Opera

The Santa Fe Opera is known renowned worldwide for its contribution to a living artform,
and for the passion it inspires in performers and audiences alike.

The Santa Fe Opera's dramatic theater blends harmoniously with the high desert landscape.


Spencer Theater

Built by Dow-Jones heiress Jackie Spencer and her husband in Ruidoso/Alto, it has, on average, a major touring road show or event every 11 days throughout the year.

Taos Chamber Music Group

The Taos Chamber Music Group

Recognized for creative programming and first-class artistry, the Taos Chamber Music Group’s twenty-fourth concert series of “wild and scenic” music continues to be informed by the unique flavor of its home in Taos, NM. Programs begin in September and run through May. They include TCMG's signature mix of chamber music masterpieces, more contemporary works and multidisciplinary collaborations. Performances take place at the Harwood Museum of Art where TCMG is the Resident Chamber Music Group.