Popejoy Hall is the premier performing arts center in New Mexico. Seating up to 1,985 patrons, Popejoy is the largest multi-purpose venue in the state. Following a major renovation in 1996, 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.
The University of New Mexico Center for the Arts houses Popejoy Hall, three other performance spaces — Rodey Theatre, Keller Hall, the Experimental Theatre — and the University Art Museum. The various theaters host events for the Departments of Music and Theatre & Dance in the College of Fine Arts.
The Center for the Arts is located directly north of the UNM Bookstore (one block north of Central) at Cornell and Redondo Drive.
From the I-40, I-25 Interchange, go south on I-25. Get off at Martin Luther King Blvd./Central Avenue Exit #224. Continue south to Central Avenue. Turn east (left) on Central Avenue. Take Central to the Yale Blvd. entrance onto the University Campus. Turn north (left) on Yale. Turn east (right) on Redondo Dr. The Center for the Arts will be on the left or north side of Redondo Dr., one block east of Yale Blvd., and directly across the street, to the north, from the UNM Bookstore.
We require you to purchase a ticket for every member of your party, regardless of age; we do not issue lap passes for our events. In consideration of others, please be sure the event is suitable for and of interest to your child. Strollers are not allowed in the theater. Fire code prohibits standing in the back.
If you arrive late, you might not be seated until intermission. Each company performing in our hall sets its own late seating policy, which applies to those arriving late and those who step out of the hall during a performance. To avoid problems with a late seating policy, arrive early so you can attend to your comfort needs and be in your seat before curtain time. If a company allows patrons to enter or re-enter during a performance, patrons might be seated at the back of the hall or in the balcony to disturb as few patrons as possible. If you have questions about the late seating policy, ask an usher or house manager.
We do not allow any cameras or recording devices in the hall during a performance. Recording any performance without the express permission of the performers, the production and/or the management of Popejoy Hall is a violation of the law.
As a courtesy to performers and other in the audience, please turn off any electronic devices of any kind.
FOOD AND DRINK
We do not allow food, chewing gum or drink in Popejoy Hall, including closed or sealed containers or bottles of water.
SEATING FOR THE DISABLED
Seating for the disabled is only available in the orchestra section. All price ranges are available for purchase.Transitional seating is also available, inquire at the ticket office for availability.
DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING
Signers will be provided for Broadway productions at each Saturday matinee performance as necessary. To subscribe, choose Series 2 and request deaf and hard of hearing seating in the special accommodations box on the order form. Due to requirements for scheduling interpreters, requests for show signers must be made 30 days prior to the performance. Single ticket and non-Broadway Ovation requests are handled on a show-by-show basis; call 277-3824 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. (E-mails are answered Monday through Friday, 8am to 4pm, excepting holidays.)