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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
09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00

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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Wonderful Theater in the New Mexico Mountains

Beautiful facility. Not a bad seat in the house. My wife and I have made several weekend trips from Midland Texas to see shows at the Spencer. Nice weekend getaway!

Reviewed 14 October 2015
Craig C
Midland, Texas
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Midland, Texas
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Reviewed 14 October 2015

Beautiful facility. Not a bad seat in the house. My wife and I have made several weekend trips from Midland Texas to see shows at the Spencer. Nice weekend getaway!

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Bernalillo, New Mexico
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Reviewed 11 October 2015

The tour is great and it's free. Our informative guide took us into the theater, on the stage, backstage, into the dressing rooms, etc. She was very knowledgeable about the theater and the the theater's founder, Mrs. Spencer. If you are a Chihuly glass fan then this is a great place to see his art up close and personal. You... More 

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Odessa, Texas
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5 reviews
Reviewed 13 September 2015

A perfect evening~not a poor seat in the house! Simply beautiful theater and the dinner is delicious should you choose to have the meal. Entertainers are "state of the art". Parking is no problem and the view inside and outside the Spencer is captivating. What an "enchanting evening!"

Thank mshunt15
Cut and Shoot, Texas
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Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

My great niece held her wedding rehearsal dinner, wedding and reception dinner here. Great venue for her wedding. Staff helped unload the decorations and helped set up the larger pieces. Charles, the director, was on hand to oversee the set up. Chiluly glass creations adorn the walls and lobby. This venue is also used for concerts and posters and signs... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 12 September 2015

Great concert venue, beautiful views out over the high plains with the mountain background. Spencer was a big Dale Chihuly fan, there are some beautiful glass sculptures around the theater. Pretty good draw too, a lot more decent acts than you'd expect in such a small town

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Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

Saw Diamond Rio at the theater. Knew when we were going to be in area, so put my name on their mailing list. Diamond Rio was playing so I bought tickets when they went on sale. The ladies at the box office were so nice and helpful . The venue was beautiful. The seats were the best and so comfortable.... More 

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Reviewed 12 August 2015

Highlight of our Ruidoso trip! Took the free tour on a Thursday morning (donations graciously accepted) and it was just amazing. Went for the Chihuly Glass and ended up thoroughly enjoying the tour. Love the walls where past performers signed notes to staff etc. Great staff!

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Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

Yes Chubby maybe getting older but still can put on a great show. We have attended many events at Spencer and most of them have been great.

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Trumbull, Connecticut
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Reviewed 28 July 2015

With all the sophistication and excitement of Broadway, nestled in the bucolic setting of Ruidoso, this theater is a must see for anyone interested in quality entertainment. I've had the pleasure of seeing several performances at Spencer and have always been struck by the excellent seats (no matter where you are sitting, you have a great view), the diverse and... More 

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New Braunfels, Texas
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Reviewed 17 July 2015

Have visted the Spencer Theater several times and it is really awesome. The Theater itself is a quite a sight coming out of Ruidoso and this work of art appears. The managment of the Theater do a great job pulling in multiple types of talent whose reach steps across generations. Our expierences here have been outstanding and at this welcoming... More 

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