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Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts

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Address: 108 Spencer Road, Hwy 220, Ruidoso, NM 88312
Phone Number: +1 575-336-4800
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: 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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Jewel in the Ruidoso

We attended a jazz performance and was impressed by the fantastic acoustics and great seating. There are no bad seats in the theater. The staff and patrons were friendly and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We attended a jazz performance and was impressed by the fantastic acoustics and great seating. There are no bad seats in the theater. The staff and patrons were friendly and there was room to dance in front of the stage. The performers encouraged everyone to enjoy themselves and dance to their music. The performance was preceded by a New Orleans... More 

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Cedar Crest, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

I did not see a show here, but toured the facility. It's out in the middle of nowhere, but is worth the drive. They offer tours on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00. It's a beautiful theater, and the tour takes you on stage, backstage, into the dressing rooms, through the kitchen, etc., and it's free. The tour takes a bit... More 

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Alto, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This state-of-the-art performance center is world class! From the minute you enter this architecturally beautiful building, you feel an air of excitement. The entire crew welcomes you into a magical space even before you enter the theater. Every performance I have seen here is fabulous....Broadway touring musicals, Van Cliburn gold medalists, ballet, tribute bands, etc. It's a don't miss experience!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

A wonderful place to visit. They always have different things going on, for every taste. I saw the tribute for the Bee Gee's, that was great! Also the tribute for the Eagles, they were fantastic.

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Chaparral, NM
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I first went to the Spencer Theater on a school field trip and had so much fun I went back for a another performance with my 23yr. old son. The staff is always so helpful and nice and the service just fantastic. The seating is at enough of an angle unless a huge person and wild hairdo sits in front... More 

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Germantown, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the tour (on 2 Apr 2015) of this unique theater in Alto, a beautiful community north of Ruidoso. Our guide was outstanding. We learned about Mrs. Spencer's love for theater and her unyielding pursuit to build a facility that is expertly placed in its natural surroundings and is expertly constructed and furnished to provide... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We were visiting Ruidoso and when our son was an architecture student, they visited this theater. So my husband and I decided to see if we could have a look at it while we were in the neighborhood. They have tours on Tuesday's and Thursday's but of course we were here on a Friday, but a very nice person took... More 

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Odessa, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Was privileged to see Lee Greenwood in concert in August 2014. Awesome venue. One of the best concerts I've been to in a long time.

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Saw Broadway Tenors Oct 26, 2014. Gorgeous venue, not a bad seat in the house. Such a wonderful resource for this area of New Mexico, which is sparsely populated. Go there, and enjoy!

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Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Comfortable seats, architecturally interesting and a gracious staff make this a good bet for a show. Decent touring companies for the most part and a gorgeous location make this venue worth aa detour.

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Additional Information about Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts

Address: Address: 108 Spencer Road, Hwy 220, Ruidoso, NM 88312
Phone Number: +1 575-336-4800
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Ruidoso
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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