2500 N. Grand Ave.
Las Vegas, NM 87701
Phone: (505) 425-1100
Fax: (505) 454-8404
A venue that aims to display the cultural diversity of New Mexico, Santa Fe Performance Exchange is a premier venue for a range of events like concerts, drama, dance performances, and much more. The performance hall is a cozy little room, spread over 1,400 square feet (130 square meters), with 120 seats, which makes for an intimate setting, so the audience can really get a better glimpse of the artist(s). The small space, however, is acoustically well-equipped, so do not judge the place by size alone. See the website to find out more about upcoming events and other details.
Located within Santa Fe's La Tienda at Eldorado shopping complex, La Tienda Exhibit Space opened its doors in 2009, to offer artists a platform to showcase their creativity. The mission of this exhibition space is to generate amongst the people an interest in art, especially young adults and children. La Tienda Exhibit Space focuses on displaying works by local artists, which will enable their artworks to receive recognition and help them grow. Contemporary art, fine art, photography, sculptures and many more such exhibitions can be perused at La Tienda Exhibit Space.
Located within the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, Kathryn O'Keeffe Theater is a wonderful space to host lectures, meetings and workshops. Accommodating up to 100 spectators, the space offers a good seating arrangement, where every guest can view the stage clearly. Kathryn O'Keeffe Theater features high-end visual and sound system, so you are assured of great quality acoustics and imagery.
Formerly located in Albuquerque, the Adobe Gallery will take you through small, intimate rooms filled with some of the best art the Southwest has to offer. Hand-woven Navajo textiles absorb echoes on historic walls that almost talk. As you pass from room to room, and the original hardwood floors creak beneath your feet, you will appreciate the collection of for-sale art that ranges from paintings, to baskets, to traditional Pueblo pottery.
The Armory For The Arts Santa Fe is an organization dedicated to theater and the arts. The space is available for all performing arts events and is fully equipped with a dance floor, changing rooms, high-tech sound and visual equipment and an auditorium. Check website for further details and to catch an upcoming show at the Armory For The Arts.
Santa Fe's Center for Contemporary Arts is a platform to showcase modern creative expressions. Staying in-tune with this theme, the Cinematheque housed within this art center is not a regular movie theater, where you can catch the latest releases by Hollywood. But instead, this theater is used to screen movies with a difference; they may range from, art to indie films. The films broadcast are not for entertainment purpose only, but are thought provoking and deal with contemporary issues. If you want a break from Hollywood, Cinematheque is your ideal destination.
Billing itself as "New Mexico's destination for contemporary arts in all media", the Center for Contemporary Arts hosts many different artistic happenings within the three main areas of which it is comprised. The cinematheque is a 127-seat movie theater that shows arthouse films, frequently as part of festivals or series. The Munoz Waxman Gallery is a 6,000 square foot exhibition space for art installations. The Moving Image Lab is a smaller space used for lectures, performances, workshops and digital media art classes. The community-minded Center also operates a scheme called "artREACH", enabling disadvantaged community members to benefit from their programming at no cost.
The St. Francis Auditorium, located in the New Mexico Museum of Art, is an excellent facility for music concerts and cultural events. Because of its state-of-the-art acoustics, this facility is primarily used by the Sante Fe Community Orchestra and for the the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival held in July and August. The interiors of this superb 450-seat auditorium is inspired by traditional Hispanic churches and has beautiful murals of Saint Francis of Assisi. The hall is also used for weddings, receptions, cocktail parties, award ceremonies and lectures.
This historic, adobe playhouse lays claim to being the oldest theater west of the Mississippi. The Santa Fe Playhouse is an attractive and intimate venue in a central location: Barrio de Analco, home to some of the oldest urban buildings in the United States. Ticket prices vary: Thursday shows are "pay what you wish", while evening shows may cost up to $25. Discounts are available for students, seniors, and groups of 10 or more, and flex or season passes may be a good option for regular attendees. Shows frequently sell out and the theater has specific requirements regarding methods of payment, so be sure to call ahead.
The Santa Fe Convention Center, located downtown, offers 72,000 square feet of meeting space. With its state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment, it's the ideal venue for conventions and business conferences. It conveniently includes an ample parking garage, and is within walking distance of the hub of Santa Fe shops, restaurants and museums. The convention center also hosts art festivals and other large events and tradeshows.
Sylight is the collaboration of Joe Ray Sandoval and Sol Bentley. This lounge hosts regular concerts and live performances. It is also available for private events. Enjoy the happy hours at any of their three bars and nosh on tasty bites as well.
Since the early 1930s, the Lensic Performing Arts Center has hosted a number of live performances and film showings. In its heyday, it was billed as the best theater in the Southwest. With a colorful history, the stage has seen the presence of performers like Judy Garland and Roy Rogers. The theater has been renovated to include modern sound, lighting and stage features, but maintains its original beauty. Aside from public performances, the theater is available for private gatherings. Seating for 821 people is available.