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Address: 118 South Palafox Place, Pensacola, FL 32502
Phone Number: +1 850-595-3880
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Opened in 1925, generations of Pensacola area residents have walked under...

Opened in 1925, generations of Pensacola area residents have walked under the historic Saenger Theatre's marquee to enjoy music, dance, comedy and drama. Listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, the Saenger Theatre is home to Broadway in Pensacola, the Pensacola Symphony, Ballet Pensacola, Pensacola Opera, and the Pensacola Children's Chorus. Nationally acclaimed touring acts including concerts, comedians and children's shows along with an annual Summer Classic Movie Series are also part of the rich entertainment offerings on the Saenger stage.

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Beatiful old theater

We saw a performance there yesterday and really enjoyed the being in an old, restored theater. The size was small enough so that the audience could see and hear great from all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Donald C
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Miramar Beach, Florida
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Miramar Beach, Florida
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We saw a performance there yesterday and really enjoyed the being in an old, restored theater. The size was small enough so that the audience could see and hear great from all seats. The volunteer staff was friendly and helpful. There seems to be ample inexpensive parking within walking distance and there are also restaurants and bars nearby.

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Thank Donald C
Pace, Florida
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't know where to begin. I thought my friend and i were in for a really fun night. Wrong. The story line for this show was so bad I can't put it into words. Top that off with the sound system being so bad you couldn't hear most of what they were saying which in this case was a good... More 

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Thank lorivan326
kathsum, Public Relations Manager at Saenger Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the touring show "Girls Night The Musical." This was not a Saenger produced show, but a strict rental of the building. I apologize that you did not have a stellar experience while attending an event at the Saenger Theatre and hope that one performance does not hinder you from returning to our beautiful building... More 

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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were debating on where to choose our $37 seats... It was between the back of the orchestra or back of the balcony. We took a chance and chose back of the orchestra and couldn't be more pleased with the view!! Great sound from this location too 😊 definitely recommend this as a fun date!!

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Thank Emily R
Pismo Beach
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

I was lucky enough to have someone gift me a ticket to Nutcracker. Thanks so much to that lovely family. The staff is super nice and helpful. The theatre was beautiful with great acoustics and lighting. Everything is nicely organized and it was easy to maneuver around during intermission. Class act all the way!

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Thank Donna C
Meridian, Mississippi
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125 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

The theater was very organized and beautiful. The sound was great and our seats were excellent. I would definitely return for another event.

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Thank needavaca1
San Diego, California
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92 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

The theater is a good size for Pensacola. We went to the symphony and had a great time. Pretty much every seat in the house is pretty good. The tickets aren't too expensive. The theater itself is quite lovely. There's a nice parking garage just around the corner that's free on Saturday nights. It's definitely worth going if you're into... More 

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Omaha NE
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46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Saw the Celtic Women show with Celtic Tenors as a lead in. Show was great. Theater is nice with good views and great acoustics throughout. What was terrible...entry line to get in at 25 minutes before show time stretched two blocks. The computer aided scanners weren't working at first. They obviously didn't know how to manage this. Many people had... More 

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Thank D L
Pensacola, Florida
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76 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

We have been to a number of performances at this Theatre including 2 ballets and 2 'oldie' movies. We always have great seating and always have a wonderful time. This is a beautiful old theatre that has been restored and is amazing to attend. We are very lucky that this is close to us and that we are able to... More 

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Thank map0814
Pensacola, Florida
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37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Great venue for opera, symphony or movies. The Saenger has been around for a long time and has been recently refurbished. It is a beautiful old theatre with comfortable seating. Handicap accessable.

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Thank Butcherpen
Pensacola
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This old lady is a beautifully restored venue that continues to go strong even after several renovations. It is the home of the Pensacola Symphony and Opera in addition to bringing to the public touring Broadway musicals. It is a real treat to attend a performance in this theater.

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