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Saenger Theatre

1111 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70112 (Central Business District)
+1 504-525-1052
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Ranked #2 of 171 attractions in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Owner description: Originally built in 1927, the Saenger Theatre was designed to reflect a magnificent 15th century Italian courtyard and gardens, with a starlit evening... more » Owner description: Originally built in 1927, the Saenger Theatre was designed to reflect a magnificent 15th century Italian courtyard and gardens, with a starlit evening sky ceiling, arched surroundings, statuary, columns and decorative moldings. In January 2012, the City of New Orleans, Canal Street Development Corporation (CSDC) and ACE Theatrical Group formed a public-private partnership to carry out a $52 million restoration project after the iconic theatre was severely damaged during Hurricane Katrina. The Saenger Theatre reopened in fall 2013, authentically restored to the finest level of detail, with state-of-the-art technological improvements and updated first-class amenities. The theatre hosts a wide variety of performing arts attractions including live theater, comedy shows and musical acts. The Saenger Theatre is located at the corner of Canal and North Rampart streets in downtown New Orleans and is on the National Register of Historic Places. « less
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Paducah, KY
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54 reviews 54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This theater was damaged in Katrina, but, it has been beautifully restored. I remember seeing the movie "North by Northwest" there about 50 years ago. They now have big name acts playing there. The interior is classical art deco design and drop dead beautiful.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great Place To Go for an Enjoyable Evening with Friends, I do highly recommend The Saenger Theater to Locals as well as Visitors to NOLA

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Avignon, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I went there for a John Legend's concert. The style and decoration were magnificent, splendid and "antique". All the seats are good, you can't really be disappointed. Very nice place to go for a show

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Let me start by saying this is a spectacularly beautiful theater. We went see a concert and the acoustics were great. The bar service was convenient and quick. The smoking section outside was easy and quick to get to and from.

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Houma
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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Watched Seinfeld here in the opening weekend since it was Closed from Katrina. The decor has been fully restored to the original building. Very old time stylings. As theaters go this place gives you the feeling you are at a live show in the early 1900s. Can't wait to go back. It doesn't seem to be a bad seat in... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Looks great. Acoustics are great. Wonderful place to enjoy broadway shows. Beautifully restored to where it should be. NO police department is there when the shows end to help you cross the street and to stay safe.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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60 reviews 60 reviews
5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

From the kiddie shows in the hot summer afternoons to Sound of Music to Della Reese, Carol Channing, Mickey Rooney, the Stray Cats (you get my drift?), we have cherished the Saenger, like no other, since we were kids. So, you can imagine our joy at seeing it so beautifully restored! We had pretty good seats for the show and... More

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Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I took my boyfriend here to see The Tenderloins and the Impractical Jokers tour. We has suite tickets and the seats were very good. There was also a private bar where you could purchase drinks as well as people coming around to your seats during the show. There was also free snacks to pick at. It came with valet parking... More

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Albany, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Entering the theatre you feel as if you have gone back in time to an era of elegance. Beautiful renovations. Excellent offerings.

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Pensacola, Florida
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The theater was so beautiful just was outstanding. I sat in "nose bleed" section. I had no idea a theater could have so many seats. Ushers let patrons arrive late and they were extremely disruptive. Using flashlights to check tickets and have long discussions about seats. I can't imagine what was the issue but I could not watch the show... More

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