Lensichouse_pianosmall.jpgThe Lensic is a state-of-the-art performing arts center located in downtown Santa Fe. Built in 1931 for vaudeville and motion pictures, the theater was completely renovated and restored in 2001.

Today, The Lensic holds more than 200 performances a year in every genre: theatre, dance, classical and contemporary music, opera, film, community events and lectures.

The technical capabilities of the Lensic include: a 60 lineset counter weight single purchase fly system; modern audio, video and lighting systems; extensive inventories; and a highly skilled professional staff.

Rental Rates and Booking Information

Contact Robert Martin, Executive/Artistic Director, at 505.988.7050 x 1204 or

Technical Information

Contact Allison Goetzman, Production Manager, at 505.988.7050 x1209 or

Basic Building Specifications


  • Full counterweight house with 60 line sets
  • State-of-the-art lighting and audio systems
  • Orchestra shell - Wenger Diva Acoustical Shell
  • Acoustical Control System (ACS)
  • Orchestra pit - Adjustable Gala Spiralift moves apron
  • Film and video capabilities
  • Move screen size is 34’4” X 15’8”
  • Provision for remote broadcasts and recording
  • Truck access
  • Wireless internet
  • 6 dressing rooms total (2x1 person, 2x3 person, 1x7 person, 1x20 person). All dressing rooms have showers and toilet facilities.
  • Wardrobe room with 2 washers, 2 dryers, steamers, iron/boards

House equipment includes:

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Height: 22 feet             Width: 40 feet            Depth: Expandable to 40 feet

Click here for full Technical Specifications.

Seating Capacity

Orchestra: 504 (maximum)      Balcony: 317            Total: 821 seats

Click here for Seating Chart.



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