211 N. Main Street

Las Cruces, NM 88001

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 operated by the Doña Ana Arts Council.

The Rio Grande Theatre is owned by the City of Las Cruces and operated by the Dona Ana Arts Council, a 501 (c) 3 non profit organization.

The mission of the Dona Ana Arts Council is, through the arts, to enhance the quality of life and develop the cultural, educational and economic growth of our community.


2016-2017 Dona Ana Arts Council


Scott Breckner     President

Barbara Reasoner     Vice President


Jim Vorenberg    Treasurer


Michael Mandel    Secretary


Pamela Monson    Member–At-Large



Bruce Begin

Emmitt Booher

Glen Cerny

Patti Havstad

Frank Hernandez

 Eric Rivera

Deret Roberts



George Griffin

Diana Seward

Lanova Sheets

Kathleen Squires



Kathleen Albers

    Executive Director / Operations Manager

Linda Moore    Administrative Assistant

Katy Milligan    Development/Volunteers    

Ron Dropcho    Sound Engineer

Denise Simmons     Front of House Coordinator

Chris Lininger    Lighting Technician

Josh Bencomo    Stage Technician