Spring in Ruidoso heralds not just the bloom of nature but also the vibrant array of performances at the Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts. This season, the theater is set to enchant its audiences with a lineup that spans from the grace of ballet to powerhouse rock bands, showcasing the rich tapestry of the performing arts. 


Nestled in the heart of New Mexico’s scenic beauty, the Spencer Theater emerges as a beacon of cultural excellence, offering a Spring schedule filled with captivating shows for every taste. Join us as we explore the highlights and hidden treasures of this season’s offerings, promising unforgettable experiences in one of Ruidoso’s most prestigious venues.


Satisfaction – The International Rolling Stones Tribute Show

Saturday, March 9 at 7pm ($66-69)

Five man Rolling Stones tribute band with staggering delivery: look and sound just like the real deal! “Get Off My Cloud,” “Under My Thumb,” “Angie,” “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” and so many more!


Dinosaur World LIVE

Saturday, March 16 at 4pm ($46-49)

Highly interactive production features a cast of massive prehistoric beasts and puppeteers in jungles of the late Jurassic world. On tour from london; Special “roarsome” meet and greet with T-Rex and all the life-like creatures after the family-friendly show.


Forever Young

Thursday, March 21 at 7pm ($66-69)

Powerhouse vocals and dynamite choreography dominate this award-winning production about a group of friends and the blockbuster hit songs painting their lives through the decades.


Mike Super – Magic and Illusion

Saturday, April 6 at 7pm ($76-79)

Described as a great Broadway play, meets a rock concert, meets the hilarity of a headline comedian, immersed in original, eye popping, visual deception! Join the journey of emotions in this family friendly event.


Terry Lee Goffee – World’s Premier Johnny Cash Experience

Saturday, April 20 at 7pm ($66-69)

Widely recognized as the best Johnny Cash impersonator, Terry’s deep bass-baritone channels the “Man in Black.” Hear tunes like “Folsom Prison Blues,” “I Walk The Line,” “Ring of Fire” and “A Boy Named Sue.”


Coppélia – Borderlands Ballet Company

Thursday, April 25 at 7pm ($36-39)

Classic ballet’s most whimsical tale about an eccentric old toy maker, mistaken identities and romance. Original score by Leo Delibes, choreography by Monique Foster, artistic director of Las Cruces-based BBC.


Tapestry: Tribute to Carole King

Saturday, May 11 at 7pm ($55-69)

Starring singer and pianist Jeannie Austin and her band of five recreating the Grammy-winning folk-rock sensations: “Natural Woman,” “Up On The Roof,” “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” and “I Feel The Earth Move…” with multimedia, historic concert images.


Stay for the Play!

The Spencer Theater’s Spring lineup promises a season brimming with creativity and entertainment, showcasing the best of performing arts in Ruidoso. From whimsical ballet to exhilarating musical performances, there’s something to capture every heart and imagination. Don’t miss the chance to be part of this cultural celebration—secure your tickets, book your stay and let the magic of live theater transform your spring evenings into unforgettable experiences.


Descriptions, dates and prices of upcoming performances were sourced from official marketing by The Spencer Theater.