Tucked away in downtown Las Cruces, the Rio Grande Theatre is a completely modern performing arts center with a digital projector, sound and lighting systems. While sitting in one of the 422 seats you will enjoy the productions amazing visuals and sounds. Acoustical panels shape the sound to increase your audio experience all while keeping you comfortable with their climate controlled facility.
The Rio Grande Theatre has been entertaining people for over 70 years and is the only remaining two-story adobe theatre in the country. In 2005, the Dona Ana Arts Council renovated and reopened the facility and it has become the heart of performance art culture in the Las Cruces area. They host films, literary events, free perfomances, and special lectures.
With a paid staff of just five and a volunteer board of up to twenty-five, you may ask how DAAC can successfully fulfill our mission.The answer is volunteers, and we have numerous opportunities for volunteers at just about any commitment level. There are numerous volunteer opportunities at the Rio Grande Theatre including gallery docents and ushers.
Also located in the Rio Grande Theatre is the El Paso Electric Gallery and the Carolene de Mesilla Information Center & Gallery. They have exhibits year-round galleries focused on artists from the Las Cruces area. Each exhibit has an opening reception hosted by the DAAC and the artist in attendance in conjunction with the Downtown Ramble on the first Friday evening of each month.
Anyway you spin it, the Rio Grande is a treasure trove of New Mexican arts & culture with something to offer everyone.
For more information, with specific event dates and times visit their website
http://www.riograndetheatre.com/ or call (575) 523-6403