Ruidoso is a great destination for travelers all year long that offers a wide array of recreational and entertainment options. Skiing in the winter, fishing and swimming in the summer, three of the area’s best casinos and many other attractions make this area a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life for a while.
For the sophisticated sightseer, there are a number of cultural options that can make for a fantastic evening out on the town. One such destination is the Spencer Theater, a major live performance theater for the entire South-Central region of New Mexico and located squarely in Ruidoso, a quaint village in the mountains.
The Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts is a 514-seat theater situated within an architecturally stunning building located on the flatlands surrounding Ruidoso. This facility features live theatrical and dance programs throughout the year that delight crowds seated in a state-of-the-art 50,000 square foot facility. Great patrons of the theater may appreciate the many fine dining events held by the theater in conjunction with various performances.
The theater has a number of unique features that make it a definite must see during any extended stay in Ruidoso. The main entrance is called the Crystal Lobby, a glass-enclosed structure that took a total of seven months to fully complete. The Founder’s Room, a special facility used for many of the theater’s banquets, provides access to a terraced outdoor waterfall. Bars are available in multiple areas. Tourists who want to get a glimpse without paying for a ticket, or who don’t visit while any shows are ongoing, can attend one of the theater’s many guided public tours, held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Ruidoso is a hidden gem in southern New Mexico and it could make for a great vacation getaway for you and your family. If you want to check out all of the culture and entertainment available nearby, make Innsbrook Condos your base of operations. We will be glad to host you on your excursion to the Southwest. For more information on “Ruidoso Activities,” please go here.
*Image courtesy of Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts