Deming Performing
Arts Theater
109 E. Pine ST.
Deming,  NM

About Us

Deming Performing Arts Theater, a 501 (c)(3) Non Profit Corp.  The Deming Performing arts Theater was started by Shirley Knight.  She talked Enza Koger into asking Sharon Lein, the director of the Deming Luna Mimbers Museum, if they could use the new transportation wing area of the museum for their plays.  They needed portable stages, so in 2001, Shirley and Lynn Cox went to Duke  Energy, asking for money to buy them.  Frank Fisher from Duke Energy, Shirley and Enza went to the city council and asked to use Morgan Hall, 109 East Pine, as they had out grown the museum after just two plays.  Deming Performing Arts Theater has had wonderful entertainers and entertainment.  Mesilla Valley Swing Band, Ronstadt Generations, The Cowboy Way, 4 Shillings Short, Doug Figgs, Jim Jones and Tumbleweed Rob & The Southwest Junction to name a few!  DPAT (as we are called) has come a long way in just a short period of time through the efforts of the dedicated people who wanted to see something happen. They were the ones who made it happen, now they and others are keeping it going!  Please consider joining us as we expand our horizons. No experience necessary, just the desire to have fun while providing quality  "Wholesome Family Entertainment" to Deming area residents and visitors.  Our Mission is to build funding through "Wholesome Family Entertainment" to allow us to award Scholarships to graduating Deming High School students.  The students must meet a criteria of studying in the field of "Performing Arts", be it Theater, Music, Production or Dance.  On May 14, 2012, DPAT awarded a total of five (5) $1000 scholarships!  In May of 2013 we awarded (4) $1000 scholarships and May of 2014, only (1) $500 scholarship was awarded.  Our theater attendance has dwindled, so less money is avalable for scholarships. Thanks to the folks who do support our theater, we were able to award (2) $1000 scholarships May 15, 2017,  and in May of 2018 we gave (2) $2500 scholarships, Thank You so much for your support, couldn't do it without you!!!  

General Admission: $10/DPAT Members: $8  These are admission prices for all individual shows unless otherwise noted...


Our venue offers Country Western/Cowboy Music through Classical!

DPAT Officers:

President: Stan Rawllins

Vice President: Jo Kruger

Recording Secretary: Julianne Stevenson

Treasurer: Connie Marks

Corresponding Secretary: Mary Hopper

Members at Large:

Lola Machande

Fran Rawllins

Bernie Hopper

Loren Seeman


Becky Seeman

Carl Machande

July 2018

Jam Session , 29th, 2-4p.m.

August 2018

Jam Session, 26th, 2-4p.m.

  • October 2018
  • Jammer's - 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th 2-4p.m.
  • DPAT Membership Meeting, 11th 6-8p.m.
  • 27th, "Mike Moutoux" 2-4p.m.

  • November 2018:
  • Jammer's, -4th, 11th,18th & 25th 2-4p.m.
  • DPAT Membership Meeting. 8th 6-8p.m.
  • 10th, "Mesilla Valley Swing Band" 2-4p.m.

  • December 2018:
  • Jammer's - 2nd, 9th, 16th , 23rd & 30th  2-4 p.m.
  • DPAT Membership Meeting, 13th 6-8p.m.
  • 8th"The Cowboy Way" 2-4p.m

  • January 2019:
  • Jammer's - 6th, 13th, 20th, & 27th 2-4p.m.
  • DPAT Membership Meeting, 10th 6-8p.m.
  •  26th, "Ramblin' Rangers"  2-4p.m.

  • February 2019:
  • Jammer'a - 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th 2-4p.m.
  • DPAT Membership Meeting, 14th 6-8p.m.
  • 9th, "43 Miles North" 2-4p.m.

  •  March 2019:
  • Jammer's - 3th, 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st 2-4 p.m.
  • DPAT Membership Meeting, 14th  6-8p.m.
  • 23rd, "Mesilla Valley Swing Band" 2-4p.m.

  • April 2019:
  • Jammer's -  7th, 14th, 21st & 28th 2-4p.m. 
  • DPAT Annual Membership Meeting, 11th 6-8p.m.
  • 13th, "Southwest Chamber Winds" 2-4p.m