The Historic Adele Ilfeld Auditorium is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Las Vegas Citizens’ Committee for Historic Preservation also appreciates our historic theater. Read more about Ilfeld Auditorium and New Mexico Highlands University’s other historic buildings here. You can also find more about Ilfeld Auditorium from Highlands University on Vimeo.
Celebrate Ilfeld by contributing a seat!
Suggested gifts for seats: $300
Joint, group, and installment gifts are welcome
Your seat will have an engraved plaque
Please contact the NMHU Foundation for details
New Mexico Highlands University
Las Vegas, New Mexico 87701
Ilfeld Auditorium Renovations: Van H. Gilbert, Architect
This 106-year-old sandstone building is a Las Vegas landmark. The 727-seat auditorium was closed more than a year for renovations, and reopened in late 1996. State assistance totaling $950,000 funded most of the Ilfeld Auditorium work. Restoration included new lighting and sound systems, new stage rigging, complete balcony renovations, and accessibility to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Ilfeld Auditorium is one of the few major theaters in Northern New Mexico, and is a stunning contemporary performance arts center. Ilfeld still retains the old-world charm, classic beauty and distinctive architecture it has had since it was built in 1914.