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Theater, Dance and Self-Enrichment

Taos has several local theater and dance companies that offer performances and workshops. In addition, you can see HD broadcasts of the National Theatre of London at the Taos Community Auditorium. New Mexican pueblos provide opportunities to view traditional Native American dances and culture. If you’re interested in self-enrichment while visiting Taos, many organizations offer educational workshops on a variety of topics for a day, weekend, week or even longer.

Taos Center for the Arts
The Taos Center for the Arts hosts many types of performances in the Taos Community Auditorium, including HD broadcasts, live music, theater and dance, and movies. Encore Gallery is located in the lobby of the auditorium and has changing exhibits. Sometimes they also host exhibits in the Stables Gallery, a historic downtown building.

Taos Youth Ballet
The Taos Youth Ballet offers classes and performances. Founded in 2005, it is one of the leading dance schools in northern New Mexico.


Working Class Theatre
This professional theater company has been producing plays since 2007. They also offer workshops for anyone interested in theater and production.

Metta Theater
Located in El Prado, the Metta Theater offers weekly acting workshops for young people and adults and presents plays, readings, lectures and film screenings year round.

Native American Dances
The pueblos in New Mexico have traditional dances and events several times each year. Many of these are open to the public, although in most cases, no photography or filming is allowed. In addition to the Taos Pueblo, nearby pueblos include Picuris Pueblo, Santa Clara Pueblo and Pojoaque Pueblo.

Rivers and Birds
This conservation organization offers workshops centered on environmental education.

Taos Art School
Taos Art School offers classes for everyone on topics such as plein air painting, native arts, photography and more.

Taos Summer Writers’ Conference
Each year, the Taos Conference offers numerous weeklong and weekend workshops in fiction, poetry, nonfiction and screenwriting.

Taos Institute for Glass Arts
If you want to learn more about the glass arts, this institute offers many programs, events and in depth workshops.

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