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Address: 211 W San Francisco St., Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone Number: 1-505-988-7050
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Description: We are Santa Fe, N.M.'s premier performing arts center located in the...
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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We have been here for live performances(Aspen Ballet) and for the live performance telecasts from theMet in New York

We have attended the Lensic for live ballet (Aspen Ballet) talks about global warming and live telecasts from metropolitan operas in New York. There is much much more going on at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Santa Rosa, New Mexico
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Santa Rosa, New Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

We have attended the Lensic for live ballet (Aspen Ballet) talks about global warming and live telecasts from metropolitan operas in New York. There is much much more going on at the Lensic and every taste and genre is satisfied. It has lovely decor inside and a crowd of pleasant friendly patrons. It is always worth checking out whats on... More 

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Nice smallish venue makes performances feel intimate. You are quite up close & personal. Friendly ambiance & down to earth.

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Chicago
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193 reviews 193 reviews
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246 helpful votes 246 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We had no intention of going here during our visit to Santa Fe; in fact we did not even know about it. But, walking by, and it is only a block from the central plaza, I checked their schedule of events, and they had what sounded like a good concert on one of the nights we were here, so we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I received BHTM tickets for Christmas. I loved this venue - I will be checking back regularly for upcoming shows. Great sound - I loved the size and the feel of the venue. We had great seats! I will be back!

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La Junta, CO
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103 reviews 103 reviews
13 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Great acoustics and a beautiful old time style make this a special place. We went to a benefit concert, there was a temporary bar in the lobby...I don't know if every show has one. The seats were comfortable, and everyone has a good view. My only concern was a bump in the aisle right when you walk in. It didn't... More 

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Bristol, Connecticut
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We attended a free Christmas concert and really enjoyed it. The space is reminiscent of the old theaters that I love; very well preserved and beautiful interior.

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Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Staying in a downtown hotel in Santa Fe near the square and walking through the shopping areas on a cold winter day, we noticed the sign at the Lensic listed a New Years Eve concert. Perfect fit for our afternoon and then coffee at Starbucks just down the street. Great looking "old" theater and the folks made us feel right... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Have heard many spectacular concerts here and saw circus performances. The acoustic is pleasant and the architecture is Spanish Baroque I believe. Santa Fe Pro Musica and Orchestras play here. A very memorable Bruckner 4th and Beethoven 9th last year. Concerts also at the nearby St. Francis auditorium. Heard all 6 Brandenburgs last winter and will attend the upcoming Royal... More 

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New York City, New York
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61 helpful votes 61 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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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

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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