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Saenger Theatre

118 South Palafox Place, Pensacola, FL
850-595-3880
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Ranked #10 of 53 attractions in Pensacola
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Owner description: Opened in 1925, generations of Pensacola area residents have walked under the historic Saenger Theatre's marquee to enjoy music, dance, comedy and... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Pensacola Beach, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Lovely, historic, Pensacola downtown theater. The Saenger has been around since 1925 and had major renovation a few years ago. It's beautiful inside and whenever I see a play or a movie here, it makes me feel all fancy and brand new like I'm going to the Oscars or something. You can catch anything from Broadway Plays, to stand-up comics,... More

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Gulf Breeze
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

I LOVE the classic movies in the summer and the showing of It's A Wonderful Life at Christmas time. Seats are a tiny bit tight, but worth it!

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Pensacola, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

So far, everything I've enjoyed at the Saenger has been top notch from Opera to stage productions, to the Symphony, and most recently even high school productions. In addition, many people I've met here participate in lighting, costuming, and all it takes to produce this programs. Interesting, artistic, community-minded folk with pizazz!

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Elba
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We stayed at the theatre all day for dance competition. The accommodations for our dance team was great! The theatre itself was so beautiful. The workers were helpful and kind. Thanks for a great day!

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Pensacola, Florida
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116 reviews 116 reviews
24 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We have attended many different kinds of entertainments at the Saenger; it is a lovely venue. The Symphony sounds wonderful, the Nutcracker seems magical, the care put into the renovation has paid off in a big way. A night at the Saenger is always a lot of fun and a great experience.

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pns bch
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7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

this is an old theatre, restored to its historic granguer. Concerts her, especially the Pensacola Symphony, the oldest orchestra in Florida.

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Antioch
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114 reviews 114 reviews
18 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

It was our extreme pleasure to enjoy the Pensacola Symthony Orchestra led by the award winning composer and director Bill Conti. It was his first time to lead the orchestra and it looked like they had been together forever. A Night at the Movies was a wonderful show, with familiar show tunes including the theme from Rocky, composed by Bill... More

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Pensacola, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

The Saeger will remind you of all those beautiful historic theatres in many downtown areas. Classicly elegant and beautiful a remodel of few years ago made brough the acusotics but truly tremendous level. Now you can hear the beautifil meoldies of Florida's oldest continuous symphony (The Pensacola Symphony Orchestra) or the arias from the Pensacola Opera or check out many... More

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Port orange
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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Saw Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin. The theater was beautiful and the seats were comfortable. There were many empty seats that night. I am guessing that locals have subscriptions to the theater with reserved seats but don't always use them. If that is the case, they should tell the theater to re-sell their seats. Has to be disturbing to... More

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Pensacola
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8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Have been to many concerts at the Saenger over the years. Beautifully refurbished and expertly staffed. They offer top entertainers; Jerry Seinfeld, Lily Tomlin as well as classic movie nights on Saturdays.

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