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Lensic Performing Arts Center

Address: 211 W San Francisco St., Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone Number: 1-505-988-7050
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Ranked #9 of 94 Attractions in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: We are Santa Fe, N.M.'s premier performing arts center located in the historic Lensic Theater in...
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Owner description: 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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New York City, New York
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47 reviews 47 reviews
32 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Gorgeous theater in the heart of Santa Fe. Didn't attend a performance, but got to see the inside of this amazing theater. Definitely worth a look!

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Port Washington, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

We saw Leo Kotke in concert last night. His performance was terrific. The place was packed, the audience was attentive and appreciative. It was great to see an uninterrupted 2 hour concert without so-so warm-up acts. A great venue in a great location.

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Santa Fe
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The Lensic reminds me of the famous Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood with the beautiful carved staircases, plush red velvet seats and iconic opulence of movie and playhouses of the 1920s and 30s. No Chinese, but elegance galore. See anything you can at the Lensic, you'll love it!

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Boulder, Colo.
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We saw a world-class contemporary dance company while we were in town for a long weekend. We bought tickets at the last minute which was a nice option. Nice to have a walkable option for great performing arts while in town for visual arts.

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plumas co.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Went with friends to see an African singing group and were most entertained. The theatre could not have been more beautiful or comfortable. Parking was right across the street. I would not hesitate to return.

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Longmont, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We saw Dave Grusen and Lee Ritenour in a benefit concert for assistance dogs. The music was great -- the first half was mostly classical and the second half jazz. The charity they were benefitting is a wonderful program and we were inspired to begin making monthly donations to them.

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Davenport, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We walked over to the Lensic from our hotel and had a very entertaining evening. The acrobats were amazing, and the theater was beautifully restored and comfortable. Nice to have such a great venue so close to where we were staying. The "Ambassador" volunteers were very helpful. The Lensic crowd is interesting for people watching too...a nice eclectic mix of... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Be sure to see what's at the Lensic Theater when you are in town. So easy to access with varied and interesting performances. I just happened to be in town when 2 researchers from the Saving Endangered Languages project, with funding from Nat'l Geographic, spoke and showed videos of endangered language hot spots around the world. Highly recommend.

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Odessa, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Lensic is a very nice venue in the heart of downtown Santa Fe. I have attended couple of chamber concerts during the festival there.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful old restored theater - not a bad seat in the house. Catch a performance if you can. Good acoustics and comfortable seats.

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