Special Performances

Special Performances

In addition to the classic film series, children’s matinees, and the Thursday Night Jam Sessions, the theathre also hosts a veriety of special performances. These can range from live national musicians, to local and regional acts. New events are alwasy being added to the schedule, so check back often for news about recently added programing.


Tickets can be purchased at the door or (coming soon) online. Ticket prices will vary depending on the performance.

Singin’ in the Rain
July 8, 7:00 pm

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The Hard Road Trio
July 22, 7:00 pm

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The Godfather
August 12, 7:00 pm

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About the Theater

The Rio Grande Theatre, originally built in 1926, is a restored performing arts center in the heart of Downtown Las Cruces. It is the only operating 2-story adobe theater in the country and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Theatre is owned by the City of Las Cruces and soon to be managed and operated by Visit Las Cruces.

The theater will now feature a wide selection of entertainment from local, regional and national recording artists and performing arts, to a classic film series and Saturday children’s matinee program. and starting July 1, The theater will also be serving concessions and refreshments.

Contact Us

Visit Las Cruces will be assuming management of the Rio Grande Theatre beginning July 1, 2017. For questions about events, rentals or anything else happening after July 1, 2017, contact Visit Las Cruces at 575-541-2444 or cvb@lascrucescvb.org