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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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Unexpected Excellence !

Two different visits, first a tour of the facility which was quite enlightening and very... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Boerne, Texas
via mobile
Ranked as one of the seven outstanding small theaters in the World

It is a spectacular looking building as you approach with the Sacramento mountains as a back drop... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2017
Minnie V
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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. Tours Tue & Thu at 10 a.m.
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  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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108 Spencer Dr, Hwy 220, Ruidoso, NM 88312-9559
+1 575-336-4800
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Reviewed 6 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
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
Reviewed 25 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
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
Reviewed 10 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
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

Thank ravensnest89
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Went on the tour which is given each Tuesday and Thursday. The building is striking architecture and you get a good behind the scenes look on how a theater opperates. Would highly recommend this free tour to everyone. Upcoming acts that are booked would interest...More

1  Thank Norm H
Reviewed 26 April 2017

The Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts stands majestically with its white limestone walls, amidst the junipers, just outside of Ruidoso, NM. It attracts top quality performers and was state-of-the-art when constructed twenty years ago, with special attention to the acoustics. It seats just over...More

Thank SAElle
Reviewed 23 March 2017

I am a Chihuly aficionado and was surprised to learn that the theater in the small mountain town of Ruidoso offered such a beautiful opportunity to its residents and visitors. We stopped by and received a mini-tour because we were unable to get there at...More

1  Thank bevhearn
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped in at the Spencer Theater on our way to Fort Stanton. I'm so glad we did. Martha was working at the front and gave us a brief tour. She was very friendly & knowledgeable! What a magnificent facility. We will definitely be back...More

Thank Graciekat
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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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2 July 2017|
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Response from altitude80 | Reviewed this property |
check their website!
29 December 2016|
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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!