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Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts

108 Spencer Dr, Hwy 220, Ruidoso, NM 88312-9559
+1 575-336-4800
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nice tour

We were staying in the area & wondered "what that building was up there", so we drove over & took a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Teresa G
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Alamosa, Colorado
Wonderful theatre, not a bad seat in the house

Have gone twice in 2 months to see shows and very pleased both times. Seats 500 patrons, so not a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mark L
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Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
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  • Average1%
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A 514-seat landmark performing arts center near Ruidoso, NM, designed by Antoine Predock featuring a major touring Broadway, dance or musical performance, on the average, every 11 days year round. Four major glass installations by Dale Chihuly...more
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108 Spencer Dr, Hwy 220, Ruidoso, NM 88312-9559
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"state of the art"
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"beautiful facility"
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"on tuesdays"
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"glass installations"
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"attending a performance"
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"behind the scenes"
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"new mexico"
in 10 reviews
"nice setting"
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"wonderful venue"
in 2 reviews
"informative guide"
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"high tech"
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"year round"
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"sierra blanca"
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"acoustics"
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"concert"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying in the area & wondered "what that building was up there", so we drove over & took a tour. Free tours are offered on certain days at certain times (call ahead for days/times, as it can vary depending on performance schedules). The...More

Thank Teresa G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have gone twice in 2 months to see shows and very pleased both times. Seats 500 patrons, so not a bad seat in the house, sat 7 rows back and center both times and Great Seats! Had dinner there before and good basic buffet meal.

Thank Mark L
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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Took my mom and cousin to Ruidoso. This was a perfect place to stop. Tuesday and Thursday tour was informative, the glass work impressive and the stage was incredible, most events are on the weekend so we will be back for a show! The walls...More

Thank Sueboren
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

Charlie Brown Christmas was a great show, the theater has some amazing glass art. GPS was not very helpful getting us there - some street lights and more obvious signage would be helpful. The seats are not on an incline for the first few rows...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Two different visits, first a tour of the facility which was quite enlightening and very educational. This is a truly "state of the art" theater which has been rated high enough to "tech" productions, which means get them ready to perform on Broadway and also...More

Thank HEKneale
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

It is a spectacular looking building as you approach with the Sacramento mountains as a back drop. The Theater itself is "state of the art.." It seats 514 patrons. The acoustics are remarkable. Attending a performance there is an experience not to be forgotten easily....More

Thank Minnie V
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

What a lovely surprise to find this highly regarded theatre in rural New Mexico. There is many a city who would love something so lovely and incredible. The architect, Antoine Predock, is to be highly commended for not just his vision but the attention to...More

Thank Carla R
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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

This is a stunning venue - hands down the best theater in New mexico. It's season lineup is often hit or miss, with a lot of shows being iffy lately. Definitely look into the show before you go. Otherwise, this is a great place to...More

Thank kylerbullock
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

I love this place. As soon as you see it, you know its something special. The location is beautiful too. Inside, its super high tech and state of the art. This is not some refurbished movie theater. This is a world class venue for all...More

Thank reidjohnf
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Reviewed 31 May 2017

Once again we enjoyed a glass of wine, a delicious meal and a stellar performance. Spencer Theater is by far what you would consider an oasis in the New Mexico desert. Class, comfort, quality, and civilized. Put on your best dress and enjoy a special...More

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mandspad
2 September 2017|
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Response from SAElle | Reviewed this property |
No dress code is in place. Comfortable and clean but maybe a step above sleeveless tee shirts (for men) and short-shorts for women is what I would suggest. And definitely shoes.
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Mary H
2 July 2017|
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Response from altitude80 | Reviewed this property |
check their website!
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Response from Ragn23 | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea. Don't work there. Just visited last summer & saw a good show. Nice theater!
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