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Saenger Theatre

118 Palafox Pl, Pensacola, FL 32502-5630
+1 850-595-3880
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Lovely place, poorly run

The last few shows that I have been to have been spoiled by long lines at concession stands and a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sam S
Gorgeous Theatre

Love coming to shows here. The venue is absolutely gorgeous. It has great acoustics and love the... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Gulf Breeze, 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 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.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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118 Palafox Pl, Pensacola, FL 32502-5630
+1 850-595-3880
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The last few shows that I have been to have been spoiled by long lines at concession stands and a lack of adequate air conditioning. Ushers aren much help when approached about the issues. I believe I will start taking my family either to the...More

Thank Sam S
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Love coming to shows here. The venue is absolutely gorgeous. It has great acoustics and love the way the theatre is laid out. Not a bad seat in the house.

Thank tedlong29
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

The Saenger Theatre has been called the Grand Dame of Palafox, but the Saenger Theatre is much more than a Great Lady; she is a survivor. Opened in 1925, its Spanish Baroque architecture, in opulent Rococo style took nearly thirteen months to complete. In the...More

Thank Eduman4260
Reviewed 25 June 2017

We have seen multiple shows at this theatre, the last two being rock concerts. In the past we have sat in the orchestra and were perfectly comfortable. The last two times we sat in the balcony and found our knees up against the seat in...More

Thank Jaymarie F
Reviewed 18 May 2017

My wife and I saw the traveling Chicago The Musical Show here and the theater was surprisingly nice. I grew up in Chicago where there are great theaters so I can be a bit picky sometimes on how things are but they do a fine...More

Thank José G
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Great place to see music, dance, comedy or drama any show! The Spanish Baroque/Rococo style theater, which first opened in 1925, looks better than ever after a $15 million renovation and expansion. Acoustics are excellent and there is not a bad seat in the house!

Thank Buckey W
Reviewed 8 May 2017

I have been a frequent patron of the Saenger Theater and it is a gem in downtown Pensacola. Conveniently located with plenty of parking a short walk from the theater itself. The beauty of this location is that it is surrounded by shops, galleries, restaurants,...More

Thank JAD3RD
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have enjoyed many wonder performances at the Seanger Theater in Pensacola. We were seated in the last rows for the tribute to the Music of John Williams and will be sitting in third row for Mamma Mia. The point being, there...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Attended The Rides concert in April. Be prepared to go through security before entering. They get you through fairly quickly, so not a big deal, just a sign of the times we live in today. Seating is a little tight with rows pretty close together....More

Reviewed 29 March 2017

Beautiful theater, easily found and accessible, plenty of surrounding parking in a great area. Cons: upon lining up for entrance they body scan everyone, you open your purse or empty your pockets. I was told I couldn't take in peppermints (in a ziplock in my...More

Thank pat s
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Most of the guests were dressed in " Sunday best".