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Lensic Performing Arts Center

211 W San Francisco St., Santa Fe, NM 87501
1-505-988-7050
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Ranked #13 of 109 attractions in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
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... more » 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. « less
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New York City, New York
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

"The Lensic" is a terrific little gem in the center of Santa Fe. If you have the time, check out their program schedule and try to include a night there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Attended the performance of principals of the NYC Ballet. At the suggestion of the box office attendant, we selected mid-priced seats in the second row of the mezzanine. Excellent view of the stage! The seats are quite comfortable and there is adequate legroom. And, of course, the performance was great!

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Dillon, Colorado
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The Lensic is an intimate, fully equipped theatre that always presents a roster of great talent. Be sure to check what's on before you book your trip, you may be surprised at what you'll find.

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Carbondale Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We saw a great Aspen Santa Fe Dance performance, Juan Siddi Flamenco Dance Company. The stage and small theatre really made for a great evening, all the seats are stupendous.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Exciting and different performances here, it's beautiful inside and out, and a true gem of downtown Santa Fe.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I have been to over 2 dozen events at the Lensic, from the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet to a retro movie to a rock concert by electric guitarist Steve Vai. The theater was built in 1931 but has been restored, having a great New Mexico/Spanish interior. With only 800 seats, there really isn't a bad seat. The back of the... More

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Tempe, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I ordered tickets to attend the Krishna Das concert. I live in Phoenix, AZ. I drove to Flagstaff to pick up a couple of friends that were also attending and realized in Flagstaff that I had left my tickets in Phoenix. It was late, after hours and I called and left a message at the Lensic Box Office. Lise got... More

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McKinney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Fun impromptu evening with great sounds. The theatre going public in Santa Fe is a varied and warm one. You may certainly purchase tickets online in advance but we were fortunate to catch two tickets from the box office the day of the show. The theatre is off the Plaza within walking distance of a great many things. The architecture... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We got last minute tickets to a Robert Cray concert at this small, architecturally significant venue. RC and his band were great and the venue suited the performers perfectly.

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Santa Fe, NM
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128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This is a gem that locals get to enjoy year-round for musical and other events that run from the popular to the classical.

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