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Lensic Performing Arts Center

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Address: 211 W San Francisco St., Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone Number: +1 505-988-7050

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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 of the lensic" which included gratis food and beverages at the open bars, and then... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Beautiful inside but the seats were a little uncomfortable. Acoustics were great and I don't think there is a bad view in the house.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

It does not matter what is playing here - GO. The theater itself is beautiful and the seating and acoustics are as good as could be found anywhere. It was a movie theater and movies are still on its weekly agenda.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I just saw the Shanghai Acrobats at the Lensic in Santa Fe. Their performance was first rate. They followed a story line with their acrobatics, followed by four acts and a finale. They are in top shape, and pulled off some very difficult gymnastics. The time and money is well worth seeing these top notch athletic performers.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

We had high expectations as Savion Glover has a great reputation. But we found the show a little too long and the straight tapping for the whole first segment a bit daunting. It was a show for tap aficionados but left the rest of us wishing for more enterainment with actual songs and tap routines. The interval of DeJohnettes's original... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

We go often to the Lensic-- MetHD, High School for the Arts, ProMusica, special events. It is a very special place in Santa Fe. It was renovated by the Zeckendorfs about 15 years ago and it has very good sound and a large stage with a screen. The interior is stunning and the seats are comfortable. We like it very... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

We attended the joint performance of Ailyn Pérez and Greg Mathewman, the latter just in from London. Ms. Pérez beautifully filled the house with her voice, loud and soft, and even with humming somehow projected to the audience. Her wizard of an accompanist was her peer in this marvelous show with one intermission, and the Theater gave her a wonderful... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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!

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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.

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