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Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts

108 Spencer Road, PO Box 140, Ruidoso, NM 88312
575 336-4800
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Ranked #1 of 18 Attractions in Ruidoso
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Performances
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Owner description: 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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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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112 reviews 112 reviews
14 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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Alto, New Mexico
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I took girlfriends who were visiting from out of state here for the behind the scene's tour. It was great! The tour guide was very knowledgeable. Lots of information and interesting facts. It's a beautiful theater and the Chihuly glass exhibit is beautiful. My husband and I have been to a few concerts here. Not a bad seat in the... More

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Roswell, New Mexico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I attend as many performances as possible at this theater. There is not a bad seat in the house. The acoustics are amazing and the atmosphere is out of the world. The staff is outstanding. A must attend location if given the chance.

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United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Excellent show! Excellent fascility. This was our first trip to Spencer Theater and we were impressed by the grandeaur of the facility and the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff. A truly memorable experience.

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Kerrville, Texas, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I recently went to a concert at the Spencer and the theater itself is state of the art. The acoustics were incredible. I must have said that to my wife 3 or 4 times during the performance. Every seat is a good one. Next time your in the area check their schedule and catch a play or concert. You'll be... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Definitely go see a performance, but if you can't, at least go take a tour of the facility on Tuesday or Thursday. There are so many things to see like the special glass use throughout and the fabulous blown glass by creator Dale Chihuly.. The view from the theater is so beautiful, but the view inside is just as beautiful.... More

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El Paso
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Great buffet before performance. This was something we had not tried before. The food was good, and it made the timing of dinner easy to coordinate with performance time. We were a little late calling for tickets, and sat in the balcony for the first time. This is such a well-designed and intimate theater that there are really no bad... More

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Ruidoso, New Mexico
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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is an outstanding theater to see concerts, etc. Every seat is just like you were on stage. There are no bad seats. It is a beautiful facility and they have professional ushers which leads a nice touch, with them dressed in black slacks, white shirts and bow ties.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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99 reviews 99 reviews
26 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The Spencer theater is a beautiful place but their annual Wine and Beer Fest was a joke. Only two "microbrew" vendors with a total of six beer samples. Four of them were from bottles. The women pouring the samples acknowledged that they knew absolutely nothing about beer. Only 5 vintners available to sample their wines. Probably the worst "beer &... More

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