The Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe (CCA) is a community-supported arts center featuring the best in cinema, contemporary chamber music, immersive theater, contemporary art and more. We offer a year-round schedule of activities and host many events each and every week.  

Whether you live in Santa Fe, or you’re visiting from out of town, there’s always something for everyone here. 

Our broad spectrum of artistic offerings is made possible through the collaboration of several non-profits who make CCA their Santa Fe home, including:

  • CCA Cinema
  • Chatter
  • The Exodus Ensemble
  • Tia Collection

CCA Cinema

The CCA Cinema is Santa Fe’s only independent, nonprofit cinema, and one of the most popular theaters in Santa Fe. 

CCA Cinema curates exceptional, first run independent and foreign films, as well as documentaries, featured on 2 screens (109-seat cinema and 49-seat cinema). 

We also curate several monthly film series, including: 

  • Closer Looks (an examination of arthouse classics with post-screening discussions)
  • Amplified (a series that showcases music films and documentaries)
  • Auteur (a series of visionary film works that exists on the margins of the industry)

For a complete list of films Now Showing or Coming Soon, visit the Films page here in our website.

The CCA Cinema Gallery, adjacent to our Cinema and Studio theaters, showcases emerging Santa Fe artists and includes the CCA Cinema Library, a collection of film publications we subscribe to quarterly and monthly. 

CCA participates in the annual Santa Fe International Film Festival, hosts the Jewish Film Festival, and screens films for many Santa Fe nonprofits and local school children throughout the year. CCA is also a proud member of the national Museums for All program which grants EBT cardholders discounted $3 movie tickets.


Every Saturday morning at CCA, Chatter presents a concert of contemporary chamber music at 10:30 am in the CCA Muñoz Waxman Gallery. The program includes 1 hour of music curated by Chatter Artistic staff, and spoken word presented by a guest poet or writer. It’s the perfect way to begin your weekend. For more information on the weekly Chatter concerts at CCA (Chatter North), click here.

The Exodus Ensemble

The Exodus Ensemble presents contemporary, immersive theatre productions in the CCA Spector-Ripps Gallery. Exodus creates explosive, original adaptations of classics where live theatre, cinema and audience interaction collide and is led by Executive Director April Cleveland. Exodus Experiences are rated Theatre-MA and are appropriate for audiences 18+. Exodus includes a company of 13+ professional actors and we’re thrilled to have them based at CCA. For more information on current productions at CCA, click here.

Tia Collection

Founded in 2007, Tia Collection is a global art collection based in Santa Fe, New Mexico with a mission to support artists and museum institutions by acquiring and loaning works of art. Tia aims to foster dialogue, stewardship, and scholarship of art through its lending program, partner exhibitions and publications. Tia curates a bi-monthly exhibition of art in the CCA Muñoz Waxman Gallery, and each installation is curated by the Tia team to share insight into the different perspectives we all experience with art.

CCA is a 501(c)(3)

The Center for Contemporary Arts of Santa Fe, Inc., Tax ID 850-0313183, is a New Mexico non-profit corporation organized under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code. All charitable gifts are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by the law. 

Help Support CCA

CCA is funded solely through the generosity of its donors and the Santa Fe community. To Donate, click here.

Location and Hours

CCA is conveniently located at 1050 Old Pecos Trail in Santa Fe and offers free parking for all events hosted at our facility. Doors open half an hour before the first showtime of the day. With the exception of special events, CCA is open Wednesday through Sunday (Closed Monday and Tuesday).