Local Theatres

Information about local theatres in Albuquerque.

Local Theaters Listing

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13170 Central SE, Suite B104, Albuquerque, NM 87123
ABQStages started in March of 2008 to take over the main stage productions that The Growing Stage started producing in 2005. We are a 501(c)(3) corporation, so all donations are tax deductible. Kari Reese, founder and owner of The Growing Stage, enlisted the help of her friends and colleagues and created a board of directors to form and help run this new organization.

Adobe Theatre

[email protected]
9813 4th NW, Albuquerque, NM 87109
(505) 898-9222
Plays and musicals presented year-round in a charming, intimate theater. New shows every month.

African American Performing Arts Center

310 San Pedro NE –
Albuquerque, NM 87108
Phone (505) 222- 0785
Fax (505) 222-9763
The History, Mission and Goal of AAPAC Establishment of the Performing Arts Center was no small feat. It took the hard work and countless hours of many state and community individuals to open the doors of the African American Performing Arts Center & Exhibit Hall.

AirDance ArtSpace

Jeff Hartzer
Mailing P.O. Box 25892, Albuquerque, NM 87125
Site: 3030 Isleta. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105
3 blocks North of Rio Bravo SW off I-25
(505) 842-9418
[email protected]
We are an ADA accessible 6300 sq. ft. facility which offers:2400 sq.ft. open space theatre with 22 foot ceiling and oak floors with an easy-access loading ramp, a green room, 4 baths, and kitchen area. With outdoor electric hookups, we are accessible by bus, van, or 18 wheelers. Our 'black box aerial theater' offers 3 steel girders designed to hang up to 1000lbs. a point. May be rented for set shoots or as a catering hall. Offers offstreet parking.

Albuquerque Little Theatre

224 San Pasquale SW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
(505) 242-4750
[email protected]
In its 86 year on Historic Route 66, ALT provides Albuquerque residents and visitors with exceptional entertainment in the tradition of true community theatre. ALT offers plenty of parking, special group discounts, and discounts for seniors (65 years plus) and students (with valid ID).

Albuquerque Theatre Guild (ATG)

P.O. Box 26395, Albuquerque, NM 87120
An organization dedicated to making the Albuquerque area's rich live-theatre scene better known to both residents and visitors alike.

Aux Dog Theatre Nob Hill

3011 Monte Vista NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 254-7716
Conveniently located near the UNM campus the Auxiliary Dog Theatre has been host to over a dozen local theatrical companies since it opened in early 2007. Its mission is to share love of theatre through universal works of art.

Blackout Theatre Company

304 Washington SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108
(505) 672-8648
Blackout was founded in the summer of 2007 by a group of students at the University of New Mexico. We started with late night sketch comedy shows and eventually moved on to mounting full length productions.

The Box Performance Space

Doug Montoya
114 Gold SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Located in the 100 Gold Lofts
(505) 404-1578, (505) 804-5685 (mobile)
[email protected]
The Box is a performance space primarily devoted to young performers andyoung audiences. Whilethis is our main focus, we also open our doors to other artists.The Box performance space is home to the largest improv community in Albuquerque, with improvisers of all ages including children. We hope to foster a community where people feel free to learn, explore, and create. The Box is available for auditions and holding extras.

Camino Real Productions

Camino Real Productions, LLC
600 Alcalde Pl. SW 4-A, Albuquerque, NM 87104
(505) 247-1909
Camino Real Productions, LLC was founded in Albuquerque in 2006 by veteran actor/director Linda López McAlister. In Albuquerque, our theatrical productions are co-produced with the National Hispanic Cultural Center and are performed in the intimate Wells Fargo Auditorium. Until 2010 we took each of our shows on tour to the Teatro Santa Ana in the Biblioteca Publica in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and we hope to resume that practice in the future.

The Cell Theatre

Dennis Gromelski
700 1st NW Albuquerque, NM 87102
Just south of Lomas, just west of Broadway
(505) 766-9412
[email protected]
Located in Downtown Albuquerque, The Cell Theatre hosts over 275 events each year. Home to the FUSION Theatre Company (NM's only professional Equity theatre company), the Screen Actors Guild "Conversations" Series, the "One Night Stand" cabaret, and over 150 nights of live music each year, The Cell is also available for special event rentals. In the past, The Cell has hosted: film screenings, film crew luncheons, musical recording sessions, wedding receptions, sales meetings, memorial services, dance troupes, etc. Full event and production support, including catering and audio/visual, is available.

The Desert Rose Playhouse

6921 Montgomery NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109
Just west of Louisiana in the Optic Expressions Shopping Center.
(505) 881-0503
[email protected]
Albuquerque’s only continuously producing Northeast Heights Black Box Theater. Our Mission is to provide a supportive environment for all theater artists, no matter what their skill, in order to develop and grow an appreciation for the art of theater. Through our veteran artists; be it directors, actors or theater technicians; we provide leadership to the inexperienced, while producing quality theater for the Albuquerque area.

The Dolls

www.thedolls.orgAux Dog Theatre
3011 Monte Vista Blvd. NE (right behind Buffalo Exchange),
(505) 254-7716
[email protected]

Duke City Repertory Theatre

Duke City Repertory Theatre exists to serve the audience. We believe that theatre is a mutual experience between audience and actors. It is not merely witnessing or performing, but something shared and profound. DCRT is accountable to our patrons in providing top-notch bold theatre that inspires and transforms. It is our aim to make this art accessible and compelling to not only the theatre community, but the entire community at large. Our theatre resides not in bricks and mortar, but in that which can be shared between human beings immersed in a created world.

East Mountain Centre for Theatre (in Sandia Park)

PO Box 1697, Cedar Crest, NM 87008
(505) 286-1950
[email protected]
The East Mountain Centre for Theatre continually brings professional quality theatre with diverse and varied entertainment including comedies, murder mysteries, musicals and children’s theatre. Founded in 2001, EMCT’s outreach to the community includes a summer theatre camp for kids and teens as well as an after school theatre program. The theatre provides many opportunities for adults and children from the community in regards to education, stimulation, growth and empowerment through the use of theatre and performing arts as a highly valuable enrichment source.

Elite Dance Company of New Mexico

4:30-7:00pm Monday through Friday and
9:30am-12pm on Saturday 505.344.8299
Elite Dance offers a unique dance education with an emphasis on the performing arts. Our dance training focuses on dance technique as the foundation for all the genres we teach. We offer performance opportunities through original dance theatre productions that are unparalleled.

Enchanted Rose Theatre

[email protected]
P.O. Box 26395, Albuquerque, NM 87125
Albuquerque Theatre Guild is a 501non-profit organization
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. We are happy to act as your usher and guide to the wonderful wealth of entertainment possibilities that greater Albuquerque offers every weekend!

Landmark Musicals

Landmark Musicals is restoring to the stage the magical work of the giants of musical theater—Oscar Hammerstein, Jerome Kern, Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart,Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, George and Ira Gershwin, Frank Loesser, Jerry Herman, Kander and Ebb, and many more.

Foul Play Cafe

(505) 377-9593
Foul Play Cafe opened its first show in December 2011, and is currently located within the Sheraton Uptown Hotel. They are Albuquerque's premier interactive dining experience. The cafe blends a murder mystery play with a four course meal to provide a unique evening out. Shows are Friday and Saturday evenings, doors open at 7:00 PM, performance starts at 7:30 PM. Reservations are required.

FUSION Theatre Company

Jen Grigg
700 1st NW Albuquerque, NM 87102
Just south of Lomas, just west of Broadway
(505) 766-9412
[email protected]
FUSION Theatre Company is currently New Mexico's only professional Equity theatre company. FUSION specializes in both the restaging of classic American works and in staging the work of emerging playwrights. With national support from the Shubert Foundation, FUSION produces five mainstage productions each season, as well as a new works festival-- "The Seven", and a school tour featuring the Young Artists Exchange. FUSION makes its home at Downtown Albuquerque's boutique theatre, The Cell.

The Guild Cinema

3405 Central NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 255-1848, (505) 232-9385 (fax)
[email protected]
screen size: 8’7”H, 19’19” W, (at full widescreen ratio)
stage size: 6’10” D (to footlights) x 17’ W
seating capacity: 143 seats, number of additional handicapped seats: 4, aisles: 1 (center)
35mm / 16mm / DVD / DVCAM & Mini-DV (SP format only) / VHS
16x9 anamorphic video projection (3000 lumens)
COMPATIBILITY: HDTV: 480p, 576p, 720p, 1035i, 1080i;
480i NTSC/NTSC 4.43, 576i PAL/PAL-N/PAL-M/SECAM;
computer: UXGA, SXGA+, SXGA, XGA, SVGA, VGA.
VIDEO INPUTS: component, composite, S-Video, DVI, VGA
AUDIO INPUTS: RCA, XLR, ¼” jack, 1/8” mini-jack
Dolby SR Digital Surround for 35mm, Dolby Pro Logic for video
PA SYSTEM: one or two mics front of house. Four additional audio input channels are available front of house upon reque At this time, video or computer input is available in projection booth only.

Illusions Magic Parlor

3205 Central NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 255-2303
[email protected]
New Mexico's only magic shop offers live magic shows in the ILLUSIONS MAGIC PARLOR, also referred to as the "IMP". The "IMP", adjacent to the Magic Juggler Shop, is the only "live" magic theater in New Mexico. Located in the heart of the Nob Hill shopping district, The "IMP" is an ideal place to experience close-up live magic. If you like seeing magic up close and personal, this is the place for you. You will have the opportunity to witness magic performance of all kinds, including magic geared towards kids, families, adults, comedy, mentalism and the bizarre. We present shows that feature
local and out-of-town magicians offering a wide variety of “live” magic. We also use the show room for magic workshops and as a POI Studio. Please call for details. Schedules are not regular and the magicians and types of shows and workshops change constantly so visit website or call for updates.
Please call for information about reserving the ILLUSIONS MAGIC PARLOR for your family, group or special celebration event.

KiMo Theatre

423 Central NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 768-3522
Event Information Line: (505) 768-3544
Fax number: (505)768-3542
Email address: [email protected]
KiMo Theater
This restored Historic 650-seat theatre is a vibrant part of Albuquerque's performing arts community and plays host to a wide variety of local, national and international events. Dance, drama, film, comedy, performance art, multi-media events, and other unique performances all take place on the KiMo stage. Additionally, the KiMo houses an exhibit space for contemporary visual artists and the theatre may be rented for the presentation of your performing arts event, movie screenings, business meetings and private functions. Click this link for current information.

Mother Road Theatre Co.

We share a vision in which the arts in New Mexico are central to the state’s economic stability, progress and continuing renown, particularly in the arena of professional regional theatre. Mother Road Theatre Company has the ambition to produce theatrical works comparable in production value, financial success, size and scope to other nationally successful professional theatre companies.

Musical Theatre Southwest

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 81052, 87198
Physical Address: 6320 B Domingo NE, 87108
(505) 265-9119, (505) 262-9301
[email protected]
MTS has moved! We continue to bring high-quality musical theater to Albuquerque at affordable prices. All shows are now at the African American Performing Arts Center, Copper and San Pedro, EXPONM. Costume, prop and drop rentals at reasonable prices.

National Hispanic Cultural Center

1701 Fourth Street SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 724-4771
The National Hispanic Cultural Center's Performing Arts Program presents and produces performances and events that preserve and promote Hispanic cultures in New Mexico, the nation, and the world.

New Mexico Young Actors

Rick Nickerson, Director
7001 San Antonio NE, Suite M, Albuquerque, NM 87109 (classes and rehearsals held here).
Take I-25 North to San Antonio. On San Antonio, go East to Louisiana. Turn left on Louisiana and immediately turn right into shopping center. We are located in Suite M. -(505) 821-8055
Venue: KiMo Theater, 423 Central NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Mail to: Rick Nickerson 7117 Loma Del Norte, Albuquerque NM 87109
The group performs children's musicals and plays. We are celebrating our 29th year of bringing children's theater to the community of Albuquerque. NMYA annually performs four major productions a year with an audience of 17,000. Our musical productions are performed at the KiMo Theater located at 5th and Central. We also tour throughout Central New Mexico.

N4th (North Fouth) Theatre & Gallery

4904 4th NW Albuquerque, NM 87107
(505) 344-4542
N4th Theater is a state-of-the-art, fully accesible, 4,000-square-foot black box theater that presents and produces new work, hosts three resident companies, and serves as a community arts, culture and education resource. Located in VSA North Fourth Art Center, N4th Theater and Gallery present and exhibit the most challenging and adventurous contemporary performing and visual arts in full seasons of work by the visual artists. and resident companies of the VSA Day Arts Program, community groups, and touring national and international artists.

Opera Southwest

Opera 515 15th Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
Production Phone/Fax: (505) 242-5837
Opera Scene Shop: (505) 243-3935Southwest’s mission is to produce quality, professional, enjoyable and accessible opera in an intimate setting for audiences of all ages. Moreover, we play a leadership role in arts education in our community.

Popejoy Hall

UNM Center for the Arts
MSC 04 2580
1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131
Phone (505) 277-3824 Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
Fax (505) 277-7353
Seating up to 1985 patrons, Popejoy Hall is the largest such venue in the state. Following a major renovation in 1996 and seating replacement in summer 2007, Popejoy hosts touring Broadway shows, symphony concerts, musical soloists and artists of international caliber, world-renowned ballet and modern dance companies, and noted speakers from a broad spectrum of disciplines.

Rainbow Studio Theater

Rainbow Studio Theater Company and VSA North Fourth Art Center proudly present Ntozake Shange’s Obie-award winning play “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf” this month at the N4th Theater.

Rio Grande Players

www.riograndeplayers.orgALBUQUERQUE MENNONITE CHURCH

South Broadway Cultural Center

Phone: (505) 848-1320
Fax: (505) 848-1329
Email: [email protected]
1025 Broadway Blvd SE, Albuquerque NM 87102
Featuring a theater, multi-purpose room, art gallery and library, the South Broadway Cultural Center is a multicultural center-of-excellence in Albuquerque.

Stage One Theatre

1025 Broadway Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 848-1320
Hours: Wednesday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Stagecraft Productions

Call (505) 918-1369 to make reservations or
purchase your tickets online at Brown Paper Tickets.

Storytellers of New Mexico

PO Box 25112
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87125
Storytellers of New Mexico is an outgrowth of its predecessor, Storytellers International, Inc.™. Founded in 1985 by M. Ellien Carroll, Storytellers International was a non-profit educational organization dedicated to preserving cultures and increasing communication through the art of storytelling. Annual events included a week-long Storyfiesta™, a Faith and Families conference and Tellabration, an international night of storytelling.

Tricklock Company

Dodie Montgomery
110 Gold SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone (505) 245-8393
Fax (505) 277-7353
[email protected]
TricklockCompany creates, tours, and produces theatrical productions as aprofessionalensemble committed to artistic risk, physicality, absurdism, and poetic work.Tricklock Company is the theatre-in-residence at the University of New Mexico and the producers ofThe Revolutions International Theatre Festival, The Manoa Project and The Reptilian Lounge. The Tricklock Performance Laboratory in downtown Albuquerqueis home to the resident company.
Tricklock Company is a registered 501(c)3.

UNM Department of Theatre & Dance

1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Theatre Office (505) 277-4332
The academic program of the UNM Department of Theatre and Dance is enchanced by a strong production program. Each year we produce a main stage series of five events: three plays, a faculty-choreographed dance concert and the nationally acclaimed Words Afire Festival of New Works. In addition, we support productions by our resident theatre company, Tricklock Company, student produced plays and student dance showcases.

The Vortex

2004 1/2 Central SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 247-8600
[email protected]
The Vortex Theatre is a venue for classic, contemporary and cutting edge theatre. Our audiences can enjoy wonderful works for the stage. From local and national premieres to new interpretations of classic works, the Vortex continues to be one of Albuquerque’s finest theatres. The Vortex web site is here to help you become a part of the Vortex Theatre. This is where you can find what shows are playing or coming up and what you can do to get involved. From volunteering time and money to participating both backstage and at the front of house. The Vortex is a 501(c)3 (non-profit) organization.