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“Entertainment for the Soul” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lensic Performing Arts Center

Lensic Performing Arts Center
211 W San Francisco St., Santa Fe, NM 87501
1-505-988-7050
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Ranked #18 of 209 things to do in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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.
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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“Entertainment for the Soul”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

There are always great shows playing at the Lensic. With a central location right off the Plaza, it is withing walking distance do the downtown hotels and the Rail Runner train station. This building was renovating a few years ago but has kept its old theater charm. It is a small theater compared to others of its caliber, but that means there is never a bad seat. I have seen musical performances by Strait No Chaser ac paella group, also a local group of Spanish Musicians. What is really great is that this venue opens it's doors to the local public schools and performing art schools to use to show off the wonderful talent of our children who get to experience performing on the same stage as professionals. Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival is another great event that holds concerts here. If you get a chance, check it out!

Visited May 2013
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Pecos, New Mexico
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“A wonderful performing arts venue!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We love visiting the Lensic for Santa Fe Symphony performances and have seen ballet performances here as well. This beautiful, historic theatre is classic in design with great seats and acoustics throughout. It is located in the heart of the historic district close to fine dining and great shopping and museums.

Visited December 2013
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Santa Rosa, California
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“Surprising Venue in Santa Fe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Intimate theater setting with a surprising range of performances from which to choose. We happened to be there the evening that Armistead Maupin was doing a reading from his new book, and it was the perfect venue, allowing for a lively and interesting Q&A session after the reading, without having to shout to be heard. Worth checking to see what is playing when you are in Santa Fe, or checking online before you go to purchase tickets.

Visited January 2014
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“Not a bad seat in the house.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This is one of the best venues around for both sound and seating. If there is a show there that looks interesting, go see it, you won't be disappointed. The theater is beautiful and intimate and the audiences are always grateful for the warm performances from the artists, often making for some truly memorable evenings.

Visited October 2013
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Midland, Texas
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“Great Venue in Santa Fe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

I have been to the Lensic a few times now for different events, just a wonderful cozy venue for a great show what ever is going on. Just across the street is a public parking lot you have to pay unless you have a handicap sticker. It is convienient to the theatre. Inside the Lensic is just a beautiful place to go. On this Trip i saw the orchestra with guest pianist Claire Huangci and it was just a great time. If you are in town see if they have something going and you will have a good time.

Visited December 2013
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