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Dapples pavilion preview dinner buffet

Opera Dining

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, our regular enhancements are not available during the 2021 Season.
When available next season, consider joining us for a preview dinner, backstage tour, tailgating or pre-performance chats.

Preview Dinners

Enjoy an opera-themed buffet dinner, including wine, at our open-air cantina on the beautifully landscaped grounds. A speaker will offer a brief introduction to the evening’s opera during dessert. At $70 a person, a Preview Dinner is a great way to kick off your night at the opera.

Tailgate Picnics

Experience the fun of this Santa Fe Opera tradition! You are welcome to bring your own or enjoy one of our delicious Tailgate Picnics. Choose from a range of Sampler Tailgate Boxes and full Dinner Tailgate Boxes. The Sampler Tailgate Box is $19 and Dinner Tailgate Box is $29.


Desserts, snacks, wine, mixed drinks and non-alcoholic beverages are available for purchase at several bars located throughout the opera before the performance and at intermission. Twomey Terrace (adjacent to the Box Office) offers a wider selection of food and beverages, including espresso, cappuccino and latte.


Opening Night Dinners

Join members of the creative team and other special guests at the Santa Fe Opera for dinner curated by Kai Autenrieth, Executive Chef at The Four Seasons Rancho Encantado.



Crosby Theatre with Cars driving into parking lot at night

Opera Shuttles

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

Book a comfortable round-trip ride from Santa Fe or Albuquerque. Santa Fe shuttles pick up from several locations, and the early shuttle arrives in time to attend the Preview Buffet or the first Prelude Talk.