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Lensic Performing Arts Center

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Address: 211 W San Francisco St., Santa Fe, NM 87501-2128
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We are Santa Fe, N.M.'s premier performing arts center located in the...

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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Fabulous Venue

We stopped in to experience David Crosby and we're treated to a First class venue. Stunning local architecture outstanding acoustics seating around 700 was tantamount to a... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2016
Ron P
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

We stopped in to experience David Crosby and we're treated to a First class venue. Stunning local architecture outstanding acoustics seating around 700 was tantamount to a personal concert. FANTASTIC!

1 Thank Ron P
Anchorage, Alaska
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Reviewed 2 February 2016

I was recently here to see the opera Les Pecheurs de Perles transmitted live from the Met in NYC. It was my first time to the Lensic and I thought it was a really cool experience. All of the staff were very friendly. The theater is so classic New Mexico in style. It seemed like every seat had a decent... More 

1 Thank Crystal L
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Reviewed 22 December 2015

We enjoyed the wonderful holiday performance of the Symphony and the Youth symphony in the gorgeous historic Arts Center just a few blocks off the Plaza.

1 Thank Kathleen L
Kalispell, Montana
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Reviewed 28 November 2015

This jewel of a theater hold a great variety of different events appealing to a very broad scope of interests. There is usually something going on there. Look at their lineup to see what appeals to your tastes. The Aspen Ballet's Nutcracker there in December is one of the very best and the seating is all very nice. We just... More 

2 Thank MaryEllenM27
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 19 October 2015

Had an opportunity to attend a concert of "Cumbia" Latin Jazz music. Was in ABQ with a group tour for the Balloon Festival with a free evening. We were staying at the Hilton, which only a half a block away. This historic theater seats 800, and has been beautifully maintained with comfortable seats. Tickets can be purchased online or by... More 

1 Thank Gadabout2015
Melbourne, Florida
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Reviewed 13 October 2015

My daughter, her friend & myself watched a concert on my last night of my visit. East Meets West ( Jazz & Indian music) The Art center was very nice inside & well worth the visit. This was my first trip o New Mexico from Florida. Great performance!

1 Thank Joanne H
Mobile, AL
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Reviewed 11 September 2015

We saw a live show here and found the place friendly and inviting. The volunteer ushers were very helpful; the will-call line quick and friendly. The place has a lot of historic decorating aspects that make it interesting to look at. Get there a few minutes early to look around.

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Finksburg, Maryland
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Reviewed 31 August 2015

We were in Santa Fe right at the end of their Chamber Music Festival. We ordered tickets for the last night of the festival before we arrived. It was suppose to be an Evening of Chopin. Apparently at the last minute one of lead violinists couldn't make it so they had to scramble to get another performer. They were able... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 24 August 2015

Cool old theatre. Attendants were nice and helpful. They need to figure bathroom situation out though, downstairs and outside too far.

2 Thank L B
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Reviewed 20 August 2015

I go to the LENSIC for the Lannan Series, concerts, entertainers, musical, and the Met Live. There is so much more that a single trip to their website will yield all sorts of entertainment. When in Santa Fe, be sure you make the trip. Beautifully restored movie house of past eras.

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