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New Mexico also enjoys some of the finest institutions in the field of performing arts. From the Santa Fe Opera to The Spencer Theater in Ruidoso to the World Beat vibes of Globalquerque; New Mexico's performing arts community makes it easy to take in a play, share in the spectacle of traditional Flamenco dancing, or just enjoy listening to your favorite band.


Here is a list of some of the best venues for performance art in the southwest

Performing ArtsThe Albuquerque Theatre Guild
The Albuquerque Theatre guild is an umbrella organization of live theatre companies, theater practitioners, and theater lovers dedicated to making the Albuquerque area's rich live-theatre scene better known to both residents and visitors alike. Our mission is to promote public awareness of theatre in the greater Albuquerque area.

P.O. Box 26395,
Albuquerque, NM 87125

New Mexico Music Commission
State Agency with the mission to promote local audio arts and musical artists. To learn more about the New Mexico Music Commission visit their website at

The Engine House Theatre
Melodramas performed at the Old Coal Mine Museum in Madrid.

NM State Highway 14 on the Turquoise Trail
Madrid, NM 87010
Phone (505) 438-3780

The Lensic
Santa Fe's premier year-round performing arts center: a state-of-the art venue for theater, music, dance, film, lectures, community events and family programming set in a historic theater in the heart of the City Different.

211 West San Francisco Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone (505) 988-7050

Paolo Soleri Amphitheater
Designed by renowned architect Paolo Soleri and located on the grounds of the Santa Fe Indian School.

1501 Cerrillos Road 
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505 
Phone (505) 989-6300

Popejoy Hall
Albuquerque's grandest multi-use theater, hosts touring Broadway shows and national and international performers, the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra and performances by the University of New Mexico Department of Music and the Albuquerque Youth Symphony.

At UNM Center for the Arts
MSC 04 2580
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131-0000
Phone (505) 277-3824

Roy E. Disney Center for the Performing Arts
Albuquerque's newest theater, with a world-class stage for theatre, music, dance, media arts and education.

At The National Hispanic Cultural Center
1701 Fourth Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 
Phone (505) 246-2261

Performing ArtsSanta Fe Opera
The Santa Fe Opera's dramatic theater blends harmoniously with the high desert landscape.

PO Box 2408
Santa Fe, NM 87504
Phone (505) 986-5955

Spencer Theater
Built by Dow-Jones heiress Jackie Spencer and her husband in Ruidoso/Alto, it has, on average, a major touring road show or event every 11 days throughout the year.

108 Spencer Road
PO Box 140
Alto, New Mexico 88312
Phone (888) 818-7872 toll free

the Taos Chamber Music Group
Recognized for creative programming and first-class artistry, the Taos Chamber Music Group’s twenty-fourth concert series of “wild and scenic” music continues to be informed by the unique flavor of its home in Taos, NM. Programs begin in September and run through May. They include TCMG's signature mix of chamber music masterpieces, more contemporary works and multidisciplinary collaborations. Performances take place at the Harwood Museum of Art where TCMG is the Resident Chamber Music Group. Schedule and tickets at:

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