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Southeastern New Mexico Performing Arts

Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts

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A 514-seat venue hosting top-tier performances from jazz musicians to international ballet dancers can be found in the Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts. The white, templelike building looms majestically amid mountain vistas just north of Ruidoso and is one of the state's cultural icons. Tickets run $20 to $55, and free tours are given Tuesday and Thursday beginning at 10. Local children sometimes act in special free summer performances; outdoor summer music concerts are also offered.

Performing Art Information


NM 220, north of NM 48, Ruidoso, New Mexico, 88312, United States


575-336–4800; 888-818–7872-information; 575-336–0055-box office; 800-905–3315-ticket orders


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