Student Nights

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Our Student Nights program, as part of our broader Performing Arts Education initiative, provides tickets to select Lensic Presents events free of charge to students in grades 6 through 12, college students, and current educators .

Below is a list of our upcoming Student Nights performances, as well as information about reserving tickets. If you meet the criteria for Student Nights and would like to sign up, please email Development Director Jackie Camborde at with "Student Nights registration" in the subject line of your email.

Upcoming Student Nights

March 13, 2015
Round Mountain: Beginnings Where the Endings Be
Santa Fe’s Round Mountain—Robby and Char Rothschild—share their musical heritage by performing alongside the Santa Fe Youth Philharmonia, students from Santa Fe University of Art and Design, and the Turquoise Trail Charter School Chorus.
7 pm

March 14, 2015
The Met: Live in HD – La Donna del Lago encore
Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez join forces for this Rossini showcase of vocal virtuosity, set in the medieval Scottish highlands and based on a beloved novel by Sir Walter Scott. DiDonato is the “lady of the lake,” and Flórez is the king who relentlessly pursues her.
6 pm

March 19, 2015
National Theatre Live in HD: Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Playwright David Hare (Skylight at the National Theatre, The Hours, The Reader) has gotten rave reviews for his interpretation of Katherine Boo's 2012 National Book Award winner about life in a Mumbai, India, slum. This groundbreaking play features a cast of 30 actors and is directed by Rufus Norris (Broken, London Road), the National Theatre's incoming director
7 pm

March 21, 2015
Dan Hoyle's Each and Every Thing
Award-winning actor and playwright Dan Hoyle bring his latest solo show—a laugh-out-loud commentary about life in the digital age—to The Lensic. said Each and Every Thing is a “hilarious, moving and inspirational critique of our smartphone-centric lifestyle.”
7 pm

March 28, 2015
Linda Purl in Joan Didion's The Year of Magical Thinking
Stage and screen actress Linda Purl, of Matlock and Happy Days fame, stars in this one-person play by Joan Didion based on her National Book Award-winning memoir. Didion’s life changed in an instant when her husband died of cardiac arrest in their New York apartment at the same time their daughter was critically ill and hospitalized. The Los Angeles Times called Purl’s portrayal “almost unbearably poignant.”
7 pm

March 29, 2015
World Music from Hawaii: HAPA
Often called “the sound of Maui” or the “soundtrack of Hawaii,” HAPA is duo Kapono Na‘ili‘ili, who is of Hawaiian ancestry, and Barry Flanagan, a New Jersey native. Their sound? Hypnotic, liquid guitar woven around clear, tenor Hawaiian vocals and immaculate harmonies driven by poetic lyrics that rejoice Hawaiian landscape, history and mythology.
7 pm

April 24, 2015
World Music from French Quebec: Le Vent du Nord
Quebec’s Le Vent du Nord knows how to turn the lost past into intense and beautiful performances that push their roots in striking global directions. The quartet plays the fiddle, accordian, guitar and hurdy-gurdy, delivering catchy songs and tunes, some taken from the Québec traditional folk repertoire while others are original compositions.
7 pm

April 25, 2015
The Met: Live in HD – Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci encore
Opera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar, who sets the action across two time periods but in the same Sicilian village. Marcelo Álvarez rises to the challenge of playing the dual tenor roles of Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana and Canio in Pagliacci.
6 pm

April 26, 2015
FUSION Theatre Company's The New Electric Ballroom
Irish playwright Enda Walsh, who wrote Tony Award-winning musical Once, brings three sisters and a fishmonger into a stunning play on memory. All that is youth, hope, and yearning comes to life in a small Irish village evoked through the beauty of Walsh’s writing.
7:30 pm

More About Reserving Tickets through Student Nights

  • Once you are registered with the Student Nights program, you’ll receive a confirmation email with a promo code. You can enter it in the "promo code" box on to reserve your tickets for any of the performances listed on this page. Please note: the promo code box is on the upper-right side of your screen, and you must click "submit" after you enter. Click the "Purchase" button for the performance you'd like to attend, and our ticketing system will show you which seats are available. Once you reserve your tickets, they will be held at will call the night of the performance. Student Nights tickets are only available online.
  • Student Nights tickets must be reserved online in advance (no walk-ups) at least two hours before the performance begins. No exceptions.
  • If you have logged on to our website to get tickets and no seats are available, it means we are out of the allotment of free tickets. However, we still have tickets available for the student price of $5. You can purchase $5 tickets at the box office or by calling 505-988-1234.

If you have questions about the Student Nights program, please contact Director of Development Jackie Camborde at 988-7050 ext.1203 or


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