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Historic Theatre Takes You Back in Time.

Loved this charming small theatre that has been lovingly restored. A perfect venue to see the... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2014
Sheila W
Santa Fe, New Mexico
As Good as Broadway

What a find. Our BnB host and the wait staff at the MineShaft strongly recommended the show written... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2014
Kansas City, MO
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30 Jun 2015
“Maybe good if there's a performance.”
7 Nov 2014
“As Good as Broadway”
The unique theatre once house the Engine 769…it now peeks into the theatre when its doors are open. Over 25 years of Melodrama, concerts and community events. Check listing on website to see upcoming events. The theatre is also used as the entrance...more
Turquoise Trail, Old Coal Mine Museum, Madrid, NM
+1 505-438-3780
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Reviewed 1 July 2015

If you are going when there is no show going on, it's basically an empty small unlit theater to walk through as part of your trip through the coal mine museum.

Date of experience: August 2014
1  Thank Lisamarch
Reviewed 8 November 2014

What a find. Our BnB host and the wait staff at the MineShaft strongly recommended the show written by the local Joe West. Original music, local talent and all top notch professional.

Date of experience: November 2014
1  Thank Mrbob3338
Reviewed 18 October 2014

Loved this charming small theatre that has been lovingly restored. A perfect venue to see the recent Steampunk Cabaret Show.

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank Sheila W
Reviewed 7 July 2007

I've seen seven different melodramas at the Engine House and have loved them all. The plays are truly funny, and the actors are brilliant. My favorite to date is 'Little Nell' , but all the plays were excellent. The audience participation makes the experience rather...More

3  Thank rannyfay
Reviewed 2 January 2003

I would not go to New Mexico in the summer without scheduling a stop in Madrid for the classic Victorian melodramas at the Engine House Theater! Aside from the charm of a totally unique theater building (built inside the old locomotive repair house) and the...More

4  Thank Voyage10421
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Alice L
16 October 2016|
Response from turqtrailnut | Property representative |
Hello, see the mine shaft tavern website for the listing of event on its calendar, or like the Madrid Old Coal Town & Engine House Theater facebook page.