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Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Hidden gem in the mountains

This is a top notch, absolutely beautiful theater. They do free tours on Tuesday and Thursday... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Paulette B
Ruidoso, New Mexico
Great Entertainment, Beautiful Building & Blown Glass, World Class Theatre

We go to a show at the Spencer Theatre, each time we're in town. We have never been disappointed... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Linda H
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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A 514-seat landmark performing arts center near Ruidoso, NM, designed by Antoine Predock featuring a major touring Broadway, dance or musical performance, on the average, every 11 days year round. Four major glass installations by Dale Chihuly...more
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108 Spencer Dr, Hwy 220, Ruidoso, NM 88312-9559
+1 575-336-4800
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a top notch, absolutely beautiful theater. They do free tours on Tuesday and Thursday mornings (10 am?) which are very informative and worth the time if you can't attend an actual concert. If you are staying in the area for a while, DO...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We go to a show at the Spencer Theatre, each time we're in town. We have never been disappointed. The theatre is unique, the blown glass art is spectacular, by Chihuly...it's throughout the theater, gorgeous! The building, itself, is a work of art. It's also...More

Thank Linda H
Reviewed July 11, 2018

We have wanted to go the Spencer's for a long time because of a recommendation from a neighbor. We finally made it and it was really worth the effort. The theater is outside Ruidoso, NM a fair distance, so you will want to leave a...More

1  Thank thegeese
Reviewed May 26, 2018

Tickets for a gospel quartet. Had wonderful seats and one of best performances I've seen here. Tickets a bit pricey but then they need to support the ongoing expenses. Be very careful driving after the shows in the evening. Wildlife is lurking everywhere. Went out...More

2  Thank William J
Reviewed April 26, 2018

We were staying in the area & wondered "what that building was up there", so we drove over & took a tour. Free tours are offered on certain days at certain times (call ahead for days/times, as it can vary depending on performance schedules). The...More

3  Thank Teresa G
Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

Have gone twice in 2 months to see shows and very pleased both times. Seats 500 patrons, so not a bad seat in the house, sat 7 rows back and center both times and Great Seats! Had dinner there before and good basic buffet meal.

1  Thank Mark L
Reviewed February 5, 2018 via mobile

Took my mom and cousin to Ruidoso. This was a perfect place to stop. Tuesday and Thursday tour was informative, the glass work impressive and the stage was incredible, most events are on the weekend so we will be back for a show! The walls...More

2  Thank Sueboren
Reviewed November 21, 2017

Charlie Brown Christmas was a great show, the theater has some amazing glass art. GPS was not very helpful getting us there - some street lights and more obvious signage would be helpful. The seats are not on an incline for the first few rows...More

1  Thank TProvencio
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

Two different visits, first a tour of the facility which was quite enlightening and very educational. This is a truly "state of the art" theater which has been rated high enough to "tech" productions, which means get them ready to perform on Broadway and also...More

1  Thank HEKneale
Reviewed August 18, 2017

It is a spectacular looking building as you approach with the Sacramento mountains as a back drop. The Theater itself is "state of the art.." It seats 514 patrons. The acoustics are remarkable. Attending a performance there is an experience not to be forgotten easily....More

1  Thank Minnie V
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May 31, 2018|
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Response from William J | Reviewed this property |
Pretty much scattered throughout the year. They have website with all their shows.
September 1, 2017|
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Response from ravensnest89 | Reviewed this property |
There is no dress code but it sure is nice getting dressed up once in awhile.