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Lensic Performing Arts Center

211 W San Francisco St., Santa Fe, NM 87501-2128
+1 505-988-7050
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Attended SF Independent Film Festival

Beautiful inside but the seats were a little uncomfortable. Acoustics were great and I don't think... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2016
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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It does not matter what is playing here - GO. The theater itself is beautiful and the seating and... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2016
Pat S
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We are Santa Fe, N.M.'s premier performing arts center located in the historic Lensic Theater in the heart of downtown Santa Fe.Our MissionThe nonprofit Lensic Performing Arts Center enriches lives by bringing diverse art and people together in the historic Lensic Theater, a cornerstone of downtown Santa Fe since 1931. The Lensic presents and supports local and national artists and serves as a center for education, community and youth events through its accessible and affordable programming.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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211 W San Francisco St., Santa Fe, NM 87501-2128
+1 505-988-7050
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

Beautiful inside but the seats were a little uncomfortable. Acoustics were great and I don't think there is a bad view in the house.

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Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

It does not matter what is playing here - GO. The theater itself is beautiful and the seating and acoustics are as good as could be found anywhere. It was a movie theater and movies are still on its weekly agenda.

Thank Pat S
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I just saw the Shanghai Acrobats at the Lensic in Santa Fe. Their performance was first rate. They followed a story line with their acrobatics, followed by four acts and a finale. They are in top shape, and pulled off some very...More

Thank terry s
Reviewed 26 May 2016

We had high expectations as Savion Glover has a great reputation. But we found the show a little too long and the straight tapping for the whole first segment a bit daunting. It was a show for tap aficionados but left the rest of us...More

Thank Jane A
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

We go often to the Lensic-- MetHD, High School for the Arts, ProMusica, special events. It is a very special place in Santa Fe. It was renovated by the Zeckendorfs about 15 years ago and it has very good sound and a large stage with...More

2  Thank travelingrudy
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

We attended the joint performance of Ailyn Pérez and Greg Mathewman, the latter just in from London. Ms. Pérez beautifully filled the house with her voice, loud and soft, and even with humming somehow projected to the audience. Her wizard of an accompanist was her...More

2  Thank John B
Reviewed 28 March 2016

We stopped in to experience David Crosby and we're treated to a First class venue. Stunning local architecture outstanding acoustics seating around 700 was tantamount to a personal concert. FANTASTIC!

1  Thank Ron P
Reviewed 1 February 2016

I was recently here to see the opera Les Pecheurs de Perles transmitted live from the Met in NYC. It was my first time to the Lensic and I thought it was a really cool experience. All of the staff were very friendly. The theater...More

1  Thank Crystal L
Reviewed 22 December 2015

We enjoyed the wonderful holiday performance of the Symphony and the Youth symphony in the gorgeous historic Arts Center just a few blocks off the Plaza.

1  Thank Kathleen L
Reviewed 28 November 2015

This jewel of a theater hold a great variety of different events appealing to a very broad scope of interests. There is usually something going on there. Look at their lineup to see what appeals to your tastes. The Aspen Ballet's Nutcracker there in December...More

2  Thank MaryEllenM27
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23 June 2017|
Response from Cynthia102323 | Reviewed this property |
The Lensic has an Event Calendar on their website.
23 June 2017|
Response from Robert S | Reviewed this property |
August 3rd - National Theatre Live in HD - Salome August 5th - Chris Botti August 9th & 10th - Stars of American Ballet
3 March 2017|
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Response from Robert S | Reviewed this property |
3/4 Jimmy Webb - The Glen Campbell years 3/5 Community Orchestra Concert 3/6 Banff Mountain Film World Tour