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Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts

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Address: 108 Spencer Road, Hwy 220, Ruidoso, NM 88312
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
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A 514-seat landmark performing arts center near Ruidoso, NM, designed by...

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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1st class shows

First class New York style shows held periodically at the Spencer theater. Shows are second to none. Great food great drinks. Definitely a wonderful evening at the Spencer theater.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Ruidoso
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Ruidoso
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First class New York style shows held periodically at the Spencer theater. Shows are second to none. Great food great drinks. Definitely a wonderful evening at the Spencer theater.

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended the Spencer Theater on Saturday Feb 11, 2017. The performance was The Carpenters Tribute featuring Michelle Whited. It was great. He voice was very much like Karen Carpenter and the band was great although the lead guitar tended to get drown out. The Spencer Theater is a very nice setting. Because it only seats ~ 500 there isn't... More 

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Alto, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Just can not say enough about how lucky the Ruidoso/Alto area is to have such a great facility as the Spencer. Every one of the seats are good and the entertainment is always first class. Put this on you list of things to do.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

The Nutcracker was a great assemblage of local dancers --excellent. The Spencer Theater is a special treat anytime -- but this will be a regular Christmas tradition for us now.

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Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

This was our third trip to a concert at The Spencer.. the weather gave us a bit of a scare but once we saw the theater glowing on the hill we were entranced! What a beautiful facility. Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel put on an amazing performance!! The staff was friendly and very helpful during the non-stop 90... More 

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Ruidoso, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

We have been there several times. You have to go just to see the architecture of the building. Just to see the sunset . The performances have been great no matter what the genre. The acoustics are number one and it is and intimate setting. The food is optional, but excellent. And they make a good drink. We just saw... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

If one has a chance to go to a performance at this spectacular Theatre, GO!! We have been there 4 times as we travel to Ruidoso every Labor Day for some golf in the mountains. Houston is just too hot!! We saw a Beatles tribute band there and the acoustics are as good as any theatre in the U.S. The... More 

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Thank Ted77019
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

This is a great theater in the middle of nowhere. Saw a fun concert on our last night in Ruidoso. Would highly recommend for a night out.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Went on the behind-the-scenes tour they give at 10a.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. Not only do you get to see the Dale Chihuly glass installations, you get to stand on the stage, see the 22-ft. tall stage doors, dressing rooms, and the artists' hall with signatures/artwork by past performers. Free, but donations are gladly accepted.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is an amazing venue out in the middle of nowhere. Beautiful facility that seats a little over 500 patrons. We were attending a performance by Esteban, the classical guitarist. The performance was sold out. We were seated in the very last row of the balcony and still feel we had great seats. A great price for the performance. No... More 

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