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Taos has a thriving performing arts scene that includes opera, chamber music, live theatre, and ballet that rivals that of a big city. Come enjoy a little culture at high altitudes.
The Taos area is brimming with talented thespians, writers, directors and staging professionals. Drawing on the skills of our many talented expatriates from New York, Los Angeles and around the country, you are sure to be delighted with the quality of a Taos stage production.
This intimate venue puts the audience right in the action, while the talented ensemble cast of players, directors and staging artists bring enthusiasm and love of the performing arts to their well-reviewed performances to life.
A true community theater effort that stages productions at nearly every theater space in the region (including their home stage in Des Montes; Metta Theater; Dixon’s Toolshed) and at both Taos Mesa Brewing and KTAOS Solar Center.
TAOS CENTER FOR THE ARTS
The Taos Community Auditorium at the TCA offers a variety of performing arts, including local theatre and The Met Live in HD, a high-resolution broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera.
PENASCO THEATER COLLECTIVE
A group of performers and visual artists working out of the Peñasco Theater, which hosts movies, an adult and youth circus arts program, a visual arts workshop for kids, and a live performance space hosting professional performances.
Taos Onstage supports the community by donating a portion of proceeds from each production to a community organization that enhances the quality of life in Taos and the surrounding region.
WORKING CLASS THEATRE
Working Class Theatre is a professional theatre company that has been producing plays as a company since 2007. WCT produces provocative and socially relevant theatre.
Taos affords a rich tapestry of choice for the chamber music aficionado during all seasons of the year. From musicians of national and international reputation to the talented regional artists found in the Taos community, there is rarely a time when the classical music lover is not able to indulge in a transcendent performance.
TAOS CHAMBER MUSIC GROUP
Recognized for creative programming and first-class artistry, the Taos Chamber Music Group’s roster of performers includes some of NM’s finest musicians as well as guest artists from around the world.
TAOS SCHOOL OF MUSIC
For over 50 years, Taos School of Music has been dedicated to furthering the appreciation, understanding, and performance of chamber music by helping young string and piano students develop their musical awareness and comprehension.
MUSIC FROM ANGEL FIRE
Music from Angel Fire festival showcases world-renowned artists performing an impressive array of works from the great classical, romantic, baroque, and contemporary masters.
OPERA AND BALLET
Taos affords the opportunity for training in the operatic and dance arts. These trainings also provide the community with live performances, providing experience for the trainees and entertainment for the community.
TAOS OPERA INSTITUTE
Established as a bridge between academia and apprenticeships, the institute trains operatic performers and holds concerts each June as part of that training.
TAOS COMMUNITY CHORUS
Founded in 1978, they relish the joy of singing together and bringing quality choral musical concerts to the community. The chorus performs in many genres including opera, world music, spirituals, jazz, contemporary and traditional.
TAOS YOUTH BALLET
One of the leading dance schools in Northern New Mexico with a special interest in exposing the community at large to dance, live music and educational opportunities.