Photo Courtesy of Heather Sparrow & Taos Youth Ballet


The TCA stage hosts a variety of theatre, music, dance, workshops, readings and presentations throughout the year. Our 36-foot proscenium arch frames an 1,100 square foot stage equipped with drapes and a lighting system to serve all kinds of productions, activities, and events. The auditorium seats 275 people. See our calendar for more information about events onstage!


Black and white portrait of Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

Special Event: Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

Thursday May 30, 5:30pm


Reception with Book Sale and Signing to Follow

This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. The doors will open 45 minutes before the event begins.

An unforgettable chronicle of the year Ngũgĩ was thrown in prison without charge. In an effort to fight back the humiliation and the intended degradation of the spirit, Ngũgĩ decides to write a novel on toilet paper, a book that will become his classic, Devil on the Cross.

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o is an award-winning, world-renowned Kenyan writer and academic who writes primarily in Gikuyu. His work includes novels, plays, short stories, and essays, ranging from literary and social criticism to children’s literature. He is the founder and editor of the Gikuyu-language journal Mũtĩiri.



Flyer for Pecha Kucha night, Thursday June 6th, 7PM, with an image of a women dressed in traditional white clothing

Pecha Kucha Night Taos, Volume 29

Thursday June 6, 7pm

Featuring a selection of the ‘Taos Characters’ on stage sharing their stories and creativity. Music by DJ Julia Daye. Tickets for $10. The Artists Reception in the gallery is FREE.

Taos Fiesta Pageant

Saturday June 8

Flyer featuring Borromeo String Quartet, Shanghai Quartet, Brentano String Quartet, Robert MDonald, Thomas Sauer and Ara Gregorian and accompanying images of the performers

Taos School of Music presents Chamber Music Festival:

Borromeo String Quartet
Sunday, June 16, 7:30pm

Borromeo String Quartet & Robert McDonald
Sunday, June 30, 7:30pm


Student quartet with three violins and a cello standing onstage

Young Artist Concert

Sunday, June 23, 7:30pm

Young Artist Concert
Sunday July 7, 7:30pm

Shanaghai Quartet
Sunday July 14, 7:30pm


Flyer for Taos School of Music Chamber Music Festival featuring The Robert McDonald Piano Recital

Robert McDonald Piano Recital
Wednesday July 17, 7:30pm

Young Artist Concert
Sunday July 21, 7:30pm


A quartet comprised of three violins and a cello performing onstage

Brentano String Quartet and Thomas Sauer
Sunday July 28, 7:30pm

Note: Not listed in TSM’s calendar
Sunday August 4, 7:30pm

Logo of Taos Opera Institute

Taos Opera Institute Festival Showcase

Saturday June 29, 7pm  

Jillana Ballet

Friday July 19

Taos Children’s Theatre

July 11-13th

“Together & Apart: The Photographs of Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb”

Tuesday August 20, 7:30-9:00pm

A slide talk with the Webbs, followed by Q&A led by Taos Center for the Arts Executive Director, Colette LaBouff, and a book signing.

A storyteller in clothing covered with traditional patterns

SOMOS Storytelling Festival

October 12

133 Paseo del Pueblo Norte
Taos, New Mexico 87571

Tel 575.758.2052