The Santa Fe Opera

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Based on the Governor’s recently updated COVID Safe Practices for Entertainment Venues, we are currently reevaluating our seating plans. Ticket sales remain on pause. Please check back later for updates.

Crosby Theatre with Cars driving into parking lot at night

Getting Here

By Car

The opera is located seven miles north of the Santa Fe Plaza on the west side of US Highway 84/285.

Northbound from Santa Fe or Albuquerque:

  • Travel north on US 84/285 to Exit 168: “Tesuque Village/Opera Drive/ Ave Monte Sereno.”
  • Turn left at the end of the exit ramp.
  • Turn right onto the frontage road (“Opera Drive”) and travel 1.4 miles to the opera entrance.

Southbound from Taos, Los Alamos, or Española:

  • Travel south on US 84/285 to Exit 168: “Tesuque Village/Opera Drive/Ave Monte Sereno.”
  • Turn right at the end of the exit ramp.
  • Turn right onto the frontage road (“Opera Drive”) and travel 1.4 miles to the opera entrance.

Google Maps

Map to the Santa Fe Opera


There is no public transportation to the opera grounds.  Rideshare options are limited and may be unavailable post-performance. If you prefer not to drive to the opera, we suggest taking advantage of our shuttle.


As a safety precaution, the opera will not be offering shuttle service for the 2021 Season.

Parking Lot Info & Policies

We recommend arriving at least 30 minutes prior to the performance to avoid traffic congestion.  

  • The parking lot is available starting three hours before the performance time.
  • Parking is free, as is a shuttle between the lower parking lot and the theater entrance.
  • General parking spaces are on a first-come, first-served basis. Special parking spaces are reserved as a benefit of certain donor levels.
  • For the safety of all, everyone must follow the instructions of the Parking Crew.
  • No pets are allowed.
  • Vehicle alarms which activate during a performance will be disconnected.
  • Picnic tables adjacent to the parking lots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Please be considerate of others waiting to use the picnic facilities. Patrons are encouraged to share tables.
  • Most tailgate setups are accommodated directly in front or back of your vehicle.
  • Parties with more than one vehicle must arrive together. No parking spaces may be saved.
  • Tailgate setups must allow for emergency vehicle access in all rows of the parking lot.
  • All tailgate attendees must be ticketed for that evening’s performance.
  • No electrical service is available and electric generators are not permitted.
  • No charcoal fires are allowed.