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Lensic Performing Arts Center

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An evening show

My husband and I saw a show at the Lensic. The venue is small, seating less than 1,000. The lobby... read more

Reviewed May 16, 2019
Placitas, New Mexico
Nice Venue for Performing Arts in Santa Fe

We went to see an opera in high definition and the theater wasn't too crowded so we were able to... read more

Reviewed May 15, 2019
Kim W
Los Lunas, New Mexico
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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...more
211 W San Francisco St, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2128
+1 505-988-7050
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Reviewed May 16, 2019

My husband and I saw a show at the Lensic. The venue is small, seating less than 1,000. The lobby area was a little cramped with everybody waiting to get to their seats. The seating was high back but did not recline. There are stairs...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed May 15, 2019

We went to see an opera in high definition and the theater wasn't too crowded so we were able to move anywhere we would like to sit. The idea to show operas by the met is really good and almost like being there! The ushers...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Kim W
Reviewed April 14, 2019

A well maintained historic theatre in downtown Santa Fe. There is a wide variety of events year round. We make it a point to check their event calendar whenever we visit Santa Fe.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank G.M. H
Reviewed December 9, 2018

it's always fun to head to the Plaza and see something at the Lensic. Pretty good entertainers perform there so its a nice way to spend the day. Also good restaurants all around.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank scorpiosfnm
Reviewed December 2, 2018

Enchanting historic theater was the oerfect setting for the quirky funny circus performance we attended. Well choreographed acrobatics and aerobatics mixed with the unique clown troup made for an enjoyable evening!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Evelyn O
Reviewed November 11, 2018

The Lensic offers world class and local programs. It is a beautiful place with changing programs.activities . One must call to find what is happening there (505-988-1234). It could be symphonies, ballet, theater, opera, or local activities.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Judith C
Reviewed October 30, 2018

This is a historic theater that works as a great venue for concerts.We saw Joan Baez in concert. This was our 4th time to see her in a concert and this was the best venue. Really good sight lines and great acoustics. Also really near...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Steve B
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

Usually for concerts with The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. But many other categories of entertainment are offered at this nonprofit community-supported organization. Located just a short 2 minute walk from the Plaza, it is a National Trust Property. Built in 1930 and opened in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank I6181ENjamesw
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful ballet from one of the greats. Principal dancer Ulricht (sp?) is wonderful dancer and teacher.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ken G
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

We have attended numerous panel discussions, author readings and interviews plus musical programs from jazz to classical and always been pleased with both the venue and the offerings. The Lannan series, Santa Fe Institute programs and the Disruptive Dialogue series are always good and often...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jill J
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June 23, 2017|
Response from Cynthia102323 | Reviewed this property |
The Lensic has an Event Calendar on their website.
June 23, 2017|
Response from Robert S | Reviewed this property |
August 3rd - National Theatre Live in HD - Salome August 5th - Chris Botti August 9th & 10th - Stars of American Ballet
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Response from Robert S | Reviewed this property |
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