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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
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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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Catch a performance of the wonderful Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, a lecture, film or musical performance at this downtown Santa Fe venue. They also feature live opera performances from... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 October 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2013

Catch a performance of the wonderful Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, a lecture, film or musical performance at this downtown Santa Fe venue. They also feature live opera performances from the Met.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2013

I was recently at the Lensic again for a jazz performance featuring Terri Anne Carrington, Geri Allen and Esperanza Spalding. This venue is the essence of Santa Fe, and I have seen many a performance at this location, since I moved to NM 17 years ago. There is no bad spot in the house and the acoustics are excellent. A... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013

The one dance that was right before the intermission was the dance that THE word DANCE means when you use it. Oh my: touch, motion, emotion, tender soft sound and expression of breath taking form. So glad I was a witness.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2013

Those of us who live in Santa Fe are grateful to have such a splendid theatre and arts center, carefully renovated with superb sound and visuals. My husband and I probably attend 2-4 events a month, everything from Santa Fe Pro Musica concerts to MetHD to well-known speakers. Any visitor to Santa Fe should check the Lensic's schedule. There just... More 

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Georgetown, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2013

This amazing 19 year old is one of the finest pianists I have ever heard. If you have a chance to attend one of his concerts, please don't miss. The 2013/2014 Pro Musica season lineup looks exceptional.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2013

The Lensic Performing Arts Center is exquisite and unique, the perfect place to see a live performance of your favorite show or concert. Located in downtown Santa Fe just a few steps from the historic Plaza, public parking (for a fee) is available in the underground lot across the street or along the streets via metered spaces. Parking fills up... More 

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Oro Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

This theater is absolutely beautiful Its accoustics are perfect. It is not a huge house so all the seats are good. We saw a tap dancing show there that was terrific.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2013

A wonderful small(ish) theatre in the heart of downtown Santa Fe. Usually has wonderful singers and theatre and even in July hosts a Jazz Festival. The Lensic also shows the NY Met's simulcast opera season + some of London's National Theatre productions.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2013

Great sound, good sightlines, and great curation of theatre, music, HD opera. Only downside is when the music is danceable, there's hardly any room in the aisles!

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San Marcos, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2013

The concert was fantastic! There's an article about these Mali musicians in the Santa Fe New Mexican. Unfortunately the theater was simply too warm due to inadequate AC?? Nonetheless it's the best place to attend a concert in Santa Fe and dance to the music!

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