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Lensic Performing Arts Center

211 W San Francisco St, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2128
+1 505-988-7050
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Beautiful theatre

Gorgeous theatre. Went to see a guest speaker and also was interested in the theatre. Worth on... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Rallybob
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London, Canada
Accidental find

We arrived for a few days visit to Santa Fe and although we had done some research on the city and... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2017
gneukian
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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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 historic Lensic Theater, a cornerstone of downtown Santa Fe since 1931. The Lensic presents and supports local and national artists and serves as a center for education, community and youth events through its accessible and affordable programming.
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  • Average2%
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“no bad seats” (3 reviews)
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211 W San Francisco St, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2128
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Gorgeous theatre. Went to see a guest speaker and also was interested in the theatre. Worth on both. Theatre is operated as a nonprofit and appears to be well supported by the community.

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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

We arrived for a few days visit to Santa Fe and although we had done some research on the city and what it had to offer we had not noted anything about the theatre. We stumbled upon it when we visited tourist office on our...More

Thank gneukian
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

Nicely staged & Wallace Shawn was brilliant as Narrator. Couple this with Piazzolla's “Primavera porteña”/ “Oblivion”/ “Libertango” for a memorable evening. I'd certainly like to see more of the piano Duo, Anderson & Roe!

Thank Linda B
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

Wonderful, historic Performing Arts Center in heart of down town Santa Fe. Acoustics were great for the country blue grass concert we attended. Theatre staff courteous and helpful. Lens is located in area with several nice restaurants and dozens of high end art galleries, native...More

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Reviewed 5 August 2017

Perfect evening addition to a Sante Fe day. A great location to inspire thought and experience the brains of Sante Fe!

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Reviewed 23 June 2017

This building is so well maintained. Beautiful. The best way to experience the Lensic is by attending a performance (we were lucky enough to have been able to get tickets by waiting for returns just prior to the show). If possible, before going to Santa...More

Thank stephrab
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Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Amazing performance at the Lensic Performing Arts Center. Non- stop entertainment by these gentlemen was a perfect holiday evening. The Lensic is a must see when in Santa Fe.

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Reviewed 7 January 2017

I was in Santa Fe on vacation on my own for a few days before my son arrived to join me. On my first day in the city, I passed the Lesnic while walking from my hotel to the Plaza. I was looking for something...More

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Reviewed 6 January 2017

The Lensic is a "must see" for any visit to Santa Fe. Built in 1931, it was in social center of the city. It underwent a major renovation around 2000 and it is a jewel to enjoy. They offer plays, classical music, films, concerts -...More

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Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

This spectacular showcase is designed in moorish style Spanish architecture and yet is cozy - not warm, since they always run the a/c on high! But the lensic offers great entertainment all year long. This past Sunday we enjoyed a special treat with the "friends...More

Thank jfmolanphy
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The Lensic has an Event Calendar on their website.
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August 3rd - National Theatre Live in HD - Salome August 5th - Chris Botti August 9th & 10th - Stars of American Ballet
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3/4 Jimmy Webb - The Glen Campbell years 3/5 Community Orchestra Concert 3/6 Banff Mountain Film World Tour
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