The Lensic Performing Arts Center opened as a nonprofit in 2001 following the restoration of the Lensic Theater, a cornerstone of downtown Santa Fe since 1931.
Serves as a national model for a sustainable arts center—with its focus on performance, education and community programs.
Presents over 200 eclectic performances year-round, at affordable prices, delivering outstanding local, national and international talent.
Enriches public education by bringing more than 10,000 school children to the theater annually to see free performances of music, storytelling and dance.
Subsidizes local arts organizations, like the Santa Fe Concert Association, Santa Fe Symphony and Santa Fe Pro Musica by covering half of the rental fee for each group that uses the theater.