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Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts

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Address: 108 Spencer Road, Hwy 220, Ruidoso, NM 88312
Phone Number: +1 575-336-4800
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A 514-seat landmark performing arts center near Ruidoso, NM, designed by...

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. Tours Tue & Thu at 10 a.m.

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The Spencer Experience

Designed by renowned architect Antoine Predock and decorated with four major glass installations by artist Dale Chihuly. The Spencer theater was named one of seven outstanding... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Alto, New Mexico
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Alto, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Designed by renowned architect Antoine Predock and decorated with four major glass installations by artist Dale Chihuly. The Spencer theater was named one of seven outstanding theaters in the world by the United States Institute for Theater. The five hundred seating is really good, no bad seat in the house. I have been there many times and love the variety... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

This theater is a work of art, plus beautiful art works throughout the whole theater I have been to plays, musicals, etc. here. There is not a bad seat in the whole place. The performances are 5 star also. There are tours open to the public every Tues. and Thurs. at 10AM. Everyone we have taken there has enjoyed them... More 

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Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

The tour of the theatre and backstage was most interesting and worth the time. We attended the concert performed by the Ft.Bliss Army Band and it was outstanding!

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Rota, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Spencer Theater is literally a Diamond in the Rough.The theater, located a short distance from Ruidoso NM, offers one of the few venues in the area for a variety of quality entertainment. The year round program strives and suceeds in its' effort to provide high grade entertainment for all.The group that sponsors the theater gives locals and visitors a chance... More 

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Watauga, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

The venue was wonderful.Very nice comfortable seats. There would not be a bad seat in the house. The venue is for young and old alike. Was very impressed.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful venue for a concert or play. The seats were very comfortable and well positioned to see the show.

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Alto, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Wonderful experience - lots of different types of entertainment - try taking the weekly tour to see the "backstage' areas

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Windham, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016 via mobile

We did see the Buddy Holly story among other musicals and plays. The sound system is amazing👍🏻 They have a a nice bar and a Buffet and bar option. It is very well organized with ushers soo helpful in locating your seats. They have available wheelchairs👍🏻

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

This is a beautiful theatre in the mountains outside of Ruidoso. The facilities inside are top notch and the productions are high quality. The theatre is not large so all of the seats are very good. It is a great location for concerts or theater.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

The Spencer Theater is a non-profit organization whose patron Mrs. Spencer felt cowboys need culture, too. It is a beautiful theater and the people who run it bring wonderful entertainment both theatrical and musical to our small southwestern section of the world. The Ten Tenors, an Australian group presented their holiday show and put everyone in the mood of the... More 

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