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Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts

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Address: 108 Spencer Dr, Hwy 220, Ruidoso, NM 88312-9559
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+1 575-336-4800
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
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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 Theater for the Performing Arts stands majestically with its white limestone walls, amidst the junipers, just outside of Ruidoso, NM. It attracts top quality... read more

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San Antonio, TX
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts stands majestically with its white limestone walls, amidst the junipers, just outside of Ruidoso, NM. It attracts top quality performers and was state-of-the-art when constructed twenty years ago, with special attention to the acoustics. It seats just over 500 people and has the ambience of intimacy for the plays, concerts, dance features, and... More 

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Jackson, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

I am a Chihuly aficionado and was surprised to learn that the theater in the small mountain town of Ruidoso offered such a beautiful opportunity to its residents and visitors. We stopped by and received a mini-tour because we were unable to get there at the scheduled hours, 10 AM Tues/Thurs. The docent was so kind and gracious. There were... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped in at the Spencer Theater on our way to Fort Stanton. I'm so glad we did. Martha was working at the front and gave us a brief tour. She was very friendly & knowledgeable! What a magnificent facility. We will definitely be back for a show.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Great place, good events, highly recommended. Check schedule for events. A little out of the way, but worth it

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Ruidoso
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

First class New York style shows held periodically at the Spencer theater. Shows are second to none. Great food great drinks. Definitely a wonderful evening at the Spencer theater.

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

We attended the Spencer Theater on Saturday Feb 11, 2017. The performance was The Carpenters Tribute featuring Michelle Whited. It was great. He voice was very much like Karen Carpenter and the band was great although the lead guitar tended to get drown out. The Spencer Theater is a very nice setting. Because it only seats ~ 500 there isn't... More 

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Alto, New Mexico
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

Just can not say enough about how lucky the Ruidoso/Alto area is to have such a great facility as the Spencer. Every one of the seats are good and the entertainment is always first class. Put this on you list of things to do.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Reviewed 28 December 2016

The Nutcracker was a great assemblage of local dancers --excellent. The Spencer Theater is a special treat anytime -- but this will be a regular Christmas tradition for us now.

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Texas
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Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

This was our third trip to a concert at The Spencer.. the weather gave us a bit of a scare but once we saw the theater glowing on the hill we were entranced! What a beautiful facility. Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel put on an amazing performance!! The staff was friendly and very helpful during the non-stop 90... More 

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Ruidoso, New Mexico
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Reviewed 9 November 2016

We have been there several times. You have to go just to see the architecture of the building. Just to see the sunset . The performances have been great no matter what the genre. The acoustics are number one and it is and intimate setting. The food is optional, but excellent. And they make a good drink. We just saw... More 

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