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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 #2 of 18 attractions in Ruidoso
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Owner description: A 514-seat landmark performing arts center near Ruidoso, NM, designed by Antoine Predock featuring a major touring Broadway, dance or musical... more » 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. « less
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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20 helpful votes 20 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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Dallas, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
19 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The theater is a beautiful place on the hill for events. We attended during summer vacation in August of 2013. This trip will be attending two event for our 2014 trip. The sound and seating arrangement are good from all locations. Enjoy!!!!

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Boulder City, Nevada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

One of the most unexpected finds in Lincoln County is the fabulous Spencer Theater out on Highway 220 minutes from Ruidoso, New Mexico. We have gone to several broadway type shows at the theater and have enjoyed every single show. The theater is laid out in an awesome manner and I do not believe there is a bad seat in... More

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El Paso, Texas
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76 reviews 76 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We have been to a few shows at the Spencer Theater and we always enjoy them. It's a smallish theater so there really are no bad seats. If you are attending a show like West Side Story be sure to get a seat in the first row in the balcony. The view is spectacular. They have a fully stocked bar... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014 via mobile

I went to the Spencer Theater to see the Broadway Revisited show. Not only was it a truly spectacular performance featuring the stars of real broadway shows(Phantom of the Opera for instance), but I got an excellent seat at a fair price since I had reserved ahead of time. I came in the wrong entrance to happen across the roll... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I attended two performances and thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance, acoustics, and seating. The buffet wasn't particularly tasty; but it was filling and at the theatre site.

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Andrews, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

The show was fantastic and the building itself was awesome. The people who were working were so helpful and so friendly. This was our first visit to the Spencer Theater but we will be coming back again

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