142 East DeVargas Street
The Importance of Being Earnest - 2018
The Happiest Song Plays Last
Trevor - 2017
The Happiest Song Plays Last

Where Our Story Comes Alive

For centuries, theater has been a way to look at humanity from different angles. It has been a space of catharsis and creative vision. Live theater and performance art are an exchange of energy between audience and artist. Mary Austin, the founder of the Santa Fe Playhouse, saw the theater as a way to share stories of what was happening in the world around her and to start conversations within her community. Through her meaningful and miraculous work, she brought greater visibility to euro-centric audiences of the realities of South Western Native American culture as well as advocate for the conservation of the wildlife of New Mexico. Mary Austin is the reason The Playhouse is alive today and it is part of our mission is to continue her work. It is our mission to create a context in which difficult and expanding conversations can take place within a container of compassion, kindness, and empowerment.

Robyn Rikoon, Artistic Director

Fiesta Melodrama

Fiesta Melodrama

By: a Courageous Team of Anonymous Writers
Directed by:
August 27 - September 20
We are not sure exactly how long we have been skewering local politicians and issues in the Santa Fe Fiesta Melodrama but we do know how to get it done. Written in the style of an “Old West” melodrama, this show will remind you of all the vexatious things that happened in Santa Fe over the last 12 months, speaking truth to power and saying what needs to be said, but most importantly, for all of us to laugh together at ourselves in the spirit of healing. This show is immensely popular, so don’t forget to reserve your tickets early.

Contemporary theater in an historic setting

Our Vision

Our story goes back a long, long, long time.

Since 1922

Our History
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