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Lensic Performing Arts Center

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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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Neat little venue but showing some signs of age

We were in Santa Fe right at the end of their Chamber Music Festival. We ordered tickets for the last night of the festival before we arrived. It was suppose to be an Evening of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Finksburg, Maryland
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Finksburg, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We were in Santa Fe right at the end of their Chamber Music Festival. We ordered tickets for the last night of the festival before we arrived. It was suppose to be an Evening of Chopin. Apparently at the last minute one of lead violinists couldn't make it so they had to scramble to get another performer. They were able... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Cool old theatre. Attendants were nice and helpful. They need to figure bathroom situation out though, downstairs and outside too far.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I go to the LENSIC for the Lannan Series, concerts, entertainers, musical, and the Met Live. There is so much more that a single trip to their website will yield all sorts of entertainment. When in Santa Fe, be sure you make the trip. Beautifully restored movie house of past eras.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Whether it is local music, a road show, a visiting star performance or Met Hd or National Theatre broadcast this is a manageable venue. There is no a frozen yogurt store right outside the lobby!

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Santa Rosa, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

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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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 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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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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