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    General Information

    Box Office Information

    General InformationHOURS

    Off-Season (September through early-June): 
    Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, Mountain Time

    In-Season (mid-June through August): 
    Monday through Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm, Mountain Time
    (On performance evenings, the box office is open through the first intermission.)

    Telephone: 505-986-5900 or 800-280-4654


    The Santa Fe Opera Box Office
    P.O. Box 2408
    Santa Fe, NM 87504-2408

    See All 5 Operas in 5 Days

    August 1 - 5 (8:00 pm performances)
    August 8 - 12 (8:00 pm performances)
    August 15 - 19 (8:00 pm performances)

    Performance Times

    8:30 pm: July 1 through July 30
    8:00 pm: August 1 through August 27

    Late Seating

    Latecomers and those who exit the theater during the performance will not be admitted until the next intermission or an appropriate interval, as determined by the management.

    Opera Titles

    The Opera Titles system offers instant translations in your choice of English or Spanish on a display screen in front of every seat and standing room space.

    Dress & Weather

    Whether you prefer casual, informal, or formal attire, your own sense of style is welcome. The Opera is an open-air theater with a roof over all seating areas. Evenings can occasionally be cool and/or rainy. Please be aware that the temperature can drop considerably between curtain time and the end of the opera. Learn more about Santa Fe weather.

    Easy Ticket Exchanges

    If you cannot attend on a particular evening, you may exchange your tickets for another performance of the same opera, subject to availability. There is no service charge to exchange renewable subscription series tickets. Single tickets and "Compose-Your-Own" subscription tickets incur a $10 per ticket exchange fee. In order to process an exchange, the original tickets must be received at the Box Office via mail or in person at least 48 hours in advance of the first affected performance.

    Lost Tickets?

    Don't worry—simply contact the Box Office and replacements will be waiting for you.

    No Refunds or Cancellations

    No refunds or cancellations. This condition applies to all ticket purchases, as well as shuttle buses and preview buffets. Opera Titles and infrared hearing devices are provided as additional free services for patrons and no refunds will be issued in the event of malfunctions.

    Can't Attend?

    Please don't let your tickets go to waste—donate them to the Opera for resale! You will receive a written acknowledgement for tax deduction purposes. Tickets must be received at the Box Office by mail or in person and may be donated up until 30 minutes before the performance.

    parking area

    The parking lots open three hours prior to the performance. We suggest arriving at least 30 minutes prior to your performance time to avoid traffic congestion. Attendants will greet and guide you. Parking is free, as is a shuttle between the lower parking lot and the theater entrance. Vehicle alarms which activate during a performance will be disconnected. Learn more about the Opera's policies for tailgating and larger parties.

    Patrons with Special Needs

    The theater is ADA compliant. Please let the Box Office know your needs in advance. Infrared hearing devices are complimentary and may be picked up at the Box Office. Large-print or Braille synopses are also available from our Box Office.

    House Rules

    Mobile devices must be turned off before entering the theater (no calls, texting, photo or video use please). Cameras, recording devices, food, beverages, and smoking are not permitted inside the theater. The Santa Fe Opera promotes a fragrance free environment.


    To ensure the safety and enjoyment of all of our guests, The Santa Fe Opera strictly prohibits the operation of or use of any unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), commonly known as "drones," on, from, or above the Opera's premises without specific written permission from the Media and Public Relations Department ( This includes all UAV regardless of size, weight, or purpose. For a summary of the FAA's regulations, visit

    Children and Pets

    To ensure the enjoyment of all patrons, children under six years of age are not permitted in the theater. Pets are not allowed in the theater or the parking areas.