1501 Gibson Blvd
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Phone: (505) 245-7363
Fax: (505) 245-8316
Musical Theatre Southwest is one of the original movie theaters in Albuquerque. Today, the older, yet well preserved movie house opens its doors for concerts, festivals, plays and various performing arts. The Frank Peloso Performing Arts Center is an extension of this theater, transforming this venue into an active art house. This is a haven for budding artists, entertainers and musicians from the local and international level. Ticket prices are usually modest with varied times from show to show.
Catch a ballgame (and maybe even a foul ball) at Isotopes Park. Designed in true retro style, this ballpark is home to the minor league Albuquerque Isotopes. The park evokes nostalgia to the 1940s and 50s and is one of the best stadiums in minor-league baseball.
University Arena is the home of New Mexico men's and women's basketball. The Pit, which was built in a 37-foot hole on Albuquerque's southeast mesa, is one of college basketball's most famous and recognizable buildings.
Ideal for Music and concerts, the ABQ Sunport Great Hall suits best to everyone especially travelers as it is located within the Albuquerque International Sunport.
South Broadway Cultural Center was established to promote and imbibe culture of Albuquerque. It provides encouragement and explores diverse forms of arts, ranging from visual to literary. Be it ballets or Flamenco or Belly Dance, you can view all forms of dances here by amateurs as wells as professionals. Ensure that you book in advance to avoid last minute hassles.
Located in Albuquerque's most vibrant neighborhood within walking distance of UNM, the Aux Dog Theatre is dedicated to producing new and classic stage works with a cutting edge attitude. The Aux Dog also houses an art gallery and presents the productions of some of the city's finest troupes like The Dolls, a treasured Burque theatrical ensemble. The 505 Film Series showcasing the best in underground films takes place during June and January.
One of the many entertainment venues of the National Hispanic Cultural Center of New Mexico, this theater is primarily a film theater. A screen 19 feet high and 26 feet wide is available for film and video screenings. Apart from that, small musical concerts and theatrical presentations are possible at this intimate venue, as the screen is movable. The venue is becoming increasingly popular for Hispanic-themed and Spanish-language films.
Within the Roy E. Disney Center for Performing Arts, is The Albuquerque Journal Theatre. The overwhelming architecture of the place has won the theater accolades and awards, thus making it suitable for a variety of events. It seats 691 people, has a 1,700 square feet performance area and three levels of seating, viz, orchestra, mezzanine and balcony. Great care and detailing has gone into the making of the theater, that is visible from the elaborate architectural fineness. The performance area is padded with rubber beneath the wooden floor to allow comfortable movement to the dancers. The theater is a premier performance venue within the National Hispanic Cultural Center.
Salón Ortega is a banquet facility in the National Hispanic Cultural Center, located within the History and Literary Arts building. It's perfectly suitable for buffets, receptions, lectures and parties. During spring and summer months, the room can be extended to the central courtyard as well. Wooden-columned ceiling and wooden floor with chandeliers make the space spectacularly different from the other venues in the Center.
The National Hispanic Cultural Center's small Wells Fargo Auditorium seats 97. The mini-space makes it ideal it for lectures, films, training and reading sessions and so on. This theater is a part of the Roy E. Disney Center for Performing Arts, smaller than The Albuquerque Journal Theatre. However, technically this space is equally well-equipped as the other facilities in the center. Many of NHCC programs are held over here as well.
National Hispanic Cultural Center offers this huge outdoor events venue that has a capacity of 2,000 people. This is an open air space like an amphitheater or a mini stadium, suitable for the presentation of concerts, festivals and fairs. The Plaza Mayor is a popular venue for celebrations and events throughout Albuquerque. Although not as swanky and high-tech as the other venues of the center, this place holds a charm of its own
If you're growing tired of those stuffy, high-end live performances that you are obliged to applaud whether you liked them or not, here's an alternative. This is a small, intimate auditorium that operates through member support and box office revenue. Despite the small budget, this organization is able to book awesome talent from across the state for performances that range from jazz, classical and Native American music, to theater, poetry, and children's programs. The house is normally packed with a casual, and sometimes formal, audience. Check their website for schedules.