Arts & Culture
Film, Theatre, & Performing Arts
Allen Theaters - Las Cruces' main cinema theater features 3 theaters; the Telshor 12 with stadium seating and 12 theaters showing newly released films; the Cinema 4 in the Mesilla Valley Mall, also showing newly released films; and the Video 4, showing films that have been released for a few months for only $2. Tickets for the Telshor 12 and Cinema 4 are $5.00 during the day and $7.00 after 6pm. Child and senior discounts are available. For more information on show times, visit their website.
Fountain Theatre - The historic Fountain Theatre is New Mexico's oldest movie house. Built in 1905, the Theatre originally featured vaudeville performances and silent films. It has been the home of the non-profit Mesilla Valley Film Society since 1989, showcasing the best independent, foreign, documentary and other alternative art films. Screenings are nightly with Sunday matinees. The theater is located at 2469 Calle de Guadalupe. Call for times. (505) 524-8287.
Las Cruces Community Theatre - A theater providing local talent with a place to perform year-round in a variety of plays and musicals. Theater located at 313 N. Downtown Mall.
Call for times. (505) 523-1200.
American Southwest Theatre Company - The Company puts on polished professional performances between September and May, including Shakespeare, musical theater and dramas. It is located on the New Mexico State University campus. Call for show times. 505-646-4515.
Black Box Theatre - This theater is the home of the No Strings Theatre Company, presenting six different plays a year, mostly by contemporary, little-known or local playwrights. The Theatre is located at 430 N. Downtown Mall. Call for show times. (505) 523-1223.
Children's Theater - The theater performs children's plays throughout the year. (505) 647-4777.
Doña Ana Lyric Opera - The opera presents four shows a year, including a Broadway musical using high school students in the summer. There are two traditional operas performed each fall, spring and summer, using New Mexico State University students and visiting professionals. Shows are at the NMSU Music Center Recital Hall located on the NMSU horseshoe off Espina. Call for times. (505) 646-1993.
Las Cruces Chamber Ballet - The ballet puts on two major performances a year, including the traditional holiday version of The Nutcracker Ballet. Call for show times. (505) 523-1654.
Las Cruces Community Concert - The Community concert performs four or five times a year between September and April. Call for show times. (505) 522-0792.
Las Cruces Symphony - The symphony presents nationally known artists during six annual concerts between October and May. Call for show times. (505) 646-3709.
Mesilla Valley Concert Band - The band performs six concerts a year between October and May. Call for times.
New Mexico State University Choral Department - The choral department puts on concerts and recitals throughout the year at the University's Music Recital Hall located on the NMSU campus. Call for show times. (505) 646-1306.
Las Cruces Theaters