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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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW 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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Placitas, New Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Wonderful, homey place to watch a concert. Fantastic! Comfortable seating and you're close to the band. It will make your top viewing list.

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Tucson, Arizona
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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The Lensic Performing Arts Center previewed the PBS production of "The Roosevelt's" in early September. I was lucky enough to get a ticket by standing in the lobby and looking forlorn and lost. It was my first, but certainly not my last visit. The Lensic is a beautiful old theater in Santa Fe with a full schedule of theater, music,... More

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florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This year we experienced both sides of the dance menu at Lensic. Seats are priced a bit high, but there is great availability even in season. This is a grand Moorish theatre design that offers good views from most of the orchestra.

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Dunedin, Florida
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180 reviews 180 reviews
96 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The Lensic is an intimate performing arts venue just off the Sante Fe plaza and just perfect for chamber music or a 2-3 person play or dance troop. It dates from 1931.

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New York City, New York
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63 reviews 63 reviews
26 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

"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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Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
18 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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26 helpful votes 26 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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21 helpful votes 21 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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