Student Nights

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Our Student Nights program, as part of our broader Performing Arts Education initiative, provides tickets free of charge to current educators, high school students and college students for select Lensic Presents events.

See below to learn how to reserve tickets for Student Nights or to sign up for Student Nights Enews and receive updates on the latest events offered through the program.

Upcoming Student Nights

January 31
National Theatre Live in HD: Coriolanus
Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge stars Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers, War Horse (film), BBC's The Hollow Crown) in the title role, and Mark Gatiss (Season's Greetings at the National Theatre, BBC's Sherlock) as Menenius. Broadcast from the Donmar Warehouse and directed by Donmar's artistic director Josie Rourke.
7 pm

February 27
National Theatre Live in HD: National Theatre's War Horse
Broadcast from London’s West End, War Horse has become an international smash hit since its first performance at the National Theatre in 2007. War Horse takes audiences on an extraordinary journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of World War I France. With astonishing life-size puppets by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company.
7 pm

March 7-8
FUSION Theatre Company's The Other Place
Nothing is as it seems in Sharr White's brilliantly crafted drama about a neurologist whose life seems to be coming unhinged. The Other Place is directed by Shepard Sobel, founder of New York City's Pearl Theater, making his FUSION debut.
March 7, 8 pm; March 8, 2 pm & 8 pm.

April 1
The Guru of Chai
A poor chaiwallah (tea seller) has his life changed forever when a young girl is abandoned at a busy railway station and brings the place to a standstill with the beauty of her singing. The contradictions of modern India come alive in this outrageously funny and heartbreaking romantic thriller. From New Zealand's Indian Ink Theatre Company.
7:30 pm

June 12
National Theatre Live in HD: A Small Family Business
A riotous exposure of entrepreneurial greed by Olivier Award-winning playwright Alan Ayckbourn (Bedroom Farce, A Chorus of Disapproval). This play returns to the National Theatre for the first time since its celebrated premiere in 1987, when it won the Evening Standard Award for Best Play.
7 pm

All Met: Live in HD Encores (click here for details)

See instructions for how to reserve tickets below!

A Few Good Words About Student Nights

"Thank you so much. Many of our students are struggling to find book money. Opportunities like this are priceless."
–Kristin Bundesen, Ph.D, Contributing Faculty, Liberal Arts, Santa Fe University of Art & Design

“Thank you for the marvelous opportunity Student Nights affords Santa Fe's students and teachers! Students in my intro to Shakespeare class at the New Mexico School for the Arts are thrilled for the chance to see some verse in action.” –Charles Gamble, NMSA Theater Faculty

“Thank you very much; I appreciate this opportunity and the respect for students.” –Nancy Lee, film student, Santa Fe Community College

Lensic Presents - Eclectic Local, National and International Programs

Our Student Nights program, as part of our broader Performing Arts Education initiative, provides tickets free of charge to current educators, high school students and college students for select Lensic Presents events.

Lensic Presents brings the world to Santa Fe with its many series, including Big Screen Classics, The Met: Live in HD, National Theater Live, Under Construction – new works in progress and World Music. Through Student Nights, The Lensic provides teachers and students opportunities to enhance their curriculum and studies while growing future performing arts audiences.

In 2012, hundreds of students and teachers enjoyed The Met: Live in HD encores, the paintings of Leonardo Di Vinci as seen in the broadcast, Leonardo Live from the National Gallery in London, The Tempest, starring Christopher Plummer, filmed at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Ontario, the Cuban group, Sierra Maestra and the Broadway show, Doin’ It for Love, starring Kaye Ballard.

To Reserve Student Night Tickets

  • Email the box office, Tickets Santa Fe at The Lensic at, or call 505-988-1234.
  • Be sure to use the name “Student Nights,” the name of your school and your name when requesting tickets.
  • Tickets MUST be reserved in advance. Tickets will be held at will call. Please have your school id ready when you pick up tickets. Please call the box office if you CANNOT attend, so tickets could be released to others.
  • Student Nights tickets are for current educators, high school students and college students.

    Please note: 
  • The Lensic serves elementary and middle school students through the PASS program. The shows offered through Student Nights are most appropriate for high school and college students.
  • Tickets are limited to 20 tickets per teacher to give the opportunity to as many educators as possible.


If you have questions about the Student Nights program, please contact Connie Schaekel, Director of Community Relations, at 988.7050 ext.1210 or

Sign up below for Student Night Enews to get email notifications of our upcoming events!

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