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Saenger Theatre

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Great theater,not a bad seat in the house

We took the family to a musical performance at the Sanger and the theatre is old and quite... read more

Reviewed today
University City, Missouri
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Nutcracker for Christmas

Every year we have been going to see the Nutcracker in Panama City. However, this year all the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Panama City Beach, Florida
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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...more
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118 Palafox Pl, Pensacola, FL 32502-5630
+1 850-595-3880
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Reviewed today via mobile

We took the family to a musical performance at the Sanger and the theatre is old and quite exquisite. Somehow escaped wrecking ball that got so many of its neighbors.We went again in Jan 2019 to see Evita. Every seat in the house was excellent...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Every year we have been going to see the Nutcracker in Panama City. However, this year all the performances have been cancelled due to the damages Marina Civic Center received in Hurricane Michael. So my teenage daughter and I decided to venture out to Pensacola....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

I have attended this Theater off and on since the late 40's, Midnight moves on the weekends were great. Prior to the movie starts the center of the stage would open up and an individual playing the organ would entertain us. Presently the Theater has...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Jim W
Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

The show was great. The theatre is beautiful. The staff are so helpful. We have been here several times and always have a great time. Parking is easy and we always come early and eat walking distance away. Only drawback, they can’t read your tickets...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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kathsum, Public Relations Manager at Saenger Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2018

Thank you for your glowing review. We love to hear when people are pleased with our facilities and our staff. We do scan tickets on the phone. I checked with the Box Office Manager and she said the only time that we can't scan tickets...More

Reviewed September 30, 2018

I found out about this gig when looking for what's on in the area online and very glad to have booked the tickets there and then. The White Ties are a very popular local band and the Saenger seems to be their home venue. Staging,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

What a great gig, especially for you classic rock types. Great band and plays along with the videos, knocked out eagles, Tom petty, Lenard skinnard and other. Highly suggest this show. Theater was good, not a bad seat, sound was great

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank bryanl342
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

The Saenger Theatre in Pensacola is a throw back to another time. It is an intimate setting that helps brings great shows to town. Unfortunately, it also needs some updating. The seats are much too small and too close together which makes it hard to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank BAppelt1
kathsum, Public Relations Manager at Saenger Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2018

Thank you for your positive review! Just a note regarding the seating. Our seats were refurbished in the renovation of 2008. They went from 14"-17" a seat to 18" - 21" for each seat depending upon where you are seated. The theatre etiquette is something...More

Reviewed July 3, 2018

Nice architecture and good views from all seats. This theater has the best plays around and we have an enjoyable experience going here and having dinner nearby before the show. Not all of the shows are 'top notch' but there are enough good ones that...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed June 11, 2018

Smaller auditorium, which i love. More of a up close feel, great sound and comfortable seats. The balcony seats look really cozy and had the nicer seats and project closer to the stage.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Yabby9
Reviewed May 15, 2018

2nd visit to see Black Jacket Symphony. You won't go wrong. Great seats, easy to get to. Great little places if you want to eat or drink b4 or after

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Mark M
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February 22, 2018|
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Response from tedlong29 | Reviewed this property |
I can't remember the exact section but I was on the balcony. The theatre is laid out really well where you have a good seat pretty much anywhere in there.
Paula P
December 25, 2017|
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Response from pensacolasaenger | Property representative |
The seats range in size from 17" to 22". There are some seats where the arm raises up for wheelchair transfer. You would need to contact the box office about those seats. The seats in the balcony have less leg room than... More
Mary J
June 22, 2016|
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