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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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Great little theatre in the mountains

This is a beautiful theatre in the mountains outside of Ruidoso. The facilities inside are top... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2015
The Ten Tenors Concert

The Spencer Theater is a non-profit organization whose patron Mrs. Spencer felt cowboys need... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2015
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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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.
  • Excellent82%
  • 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 18 December 2015

This is a beautiful theatre in the mountains outside of Ruidoso. The facilities inside are top notch and the productions are high quality. The theatre is not large so all of the seats are very good. It is a great location for concerts or theater.

Thank sheatly
Reviewed 18 December 2015

The Spencer Theater is a non-profit organization whose patron Mrs. Spencer felt cowboys need culture, too. It is a beautiful theater and the people who run it bring wonderful entertainment both theatrical and musical to our small southwestern section of the world. The Ten Tenors,...More

Thank LadyinPink2011
Reviewed 16 December 2015

A bit off the beaten path but definitely worth a visit. They have free tour of building (including backstage stuff) on Tuesday and Thursday.

Thank SanDiego333
Reviewed 15 December 2015

The Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts is one of the Premiere places to go, not only in Ruidoso, but in the whole South West. They draw performers that you might only otherwise see in New York City, and who in the world would want...More

Thank GunNut111
Reviewed 4 December 2015 via mobile

Absolutely stunning, gorgeous, technologically advanced ... & it's part of Ruidoso. Wish the scheduled talent matched the facilities ... Sort of reminds me of the entertainment booked at the old dinner-playhouses. But, Ruidoso is kinda out-of-mainstream. Regardless, the facilities, dinners, drinks and entertainment combined offer...More

1  Thank GrodTzu
Reviewed 8 November 2015

worth the extra effort to get there, the food is always good! I like to go, wish I could go more often...

Thank chriswJ7989VD
Reviewed 29 October 2015

The Spencer Theater is a lovely facility in a beautiful setting. All the seats are great, and accessibility is fantastic, including parking. My elderly mother and I attended a show there, and it was super easy to park and navigate through the lobby to our...More

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 13 October 2015

Beautiful facility. Not a bad seat in the house. My wife and I have made several weekend trips from Midland Texas to see shows at the Spencer. Nice weekend getaway!

Thank Craig C
Reviewed 11 October 2015

The tour is great and it's free. Our informative guide took us into the theater, on the stage, backstage, into the dressing rooms, etc. She was very knowledgeable about the theater and the the theater's founder, Mrs. Spencer. If you are a Chihuly glass fan...More

Thank MrNiceGuy424
Reviewed 13 September 2015

A perfect evening~not a poor seat in the house! Simply beautiful theater and the dinner is delicious should you choose to have the meal. Entertainers are "state of the art". Parking is no problem and the view inside and outside the Spencer is captivating. What...More

Thank mshunt15
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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.
Mary H
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!