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Saenger Theatre

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Central Business District
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Address: 1111 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70112-2625
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+1 504-525-1052

Originally built in 1927, the Saenger Theatre was designed to reflect a...

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.

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Lion king Broadway

Lion king Broadway at Seanger Theater was amazing. A very beautiful theater. Concession were more upscale than just hot dogs and popcorn. And bars. I do have 2 complaints. 1 the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Jaime S
Harvey, Louisiana, United States
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Harvey, Louisiana, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lion king Broadway at Seanger Theater was amazing. A very beautiful theater. Concession were more upscale than just hot dogs and popcorn. And bars. I do have 2 complaints. 1 the way they herd you into crowded place and don't open doors right away so your standing there on top each other for like 30 mins. My 2nd was during... More 

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Ruston, LA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We just saw the Lion King at the Saenger. The facility is beautiful! The sound was great. The staff was efficient. Plenty of concessions locations. There are multiple paid parking locations nearby. We parked in the Saenger parking 1 1/2 blocks away. We will definitely go to the Saenger again.

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Lafayette, Louisiana, Usa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved the Saenger with beautiful crystal chandeliers. Amazing place to see Lion King. Great sound and seating. Easy in and out too! Love this theater.

Thank Janis G
Bossier City, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend and I drove down to see The Lion King! The characters were amazing and at several points came down the aisles. Fabulous performance in a beautiful theater.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Mesmerizing! Spectacular! Costumes were out of this phenomenal and use of aisles by ensemble gave a greater appreciation to the audience. The voices were pure as silk and just as touching!. This is a bucket list MUST. Never would I have thought to see this amazing show but my husband purchased tickets for us as a Christmas gift. I was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived 30 minutes prior to show and everyone was using their phones. Was insulted when Alonzia approached my sister and I and told us we were not allowed cell phone use during the show. No one else in the whole theatre was told anything and this was 30 minutes before the show. She was rude and I feel her employer... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Saennger Theatre in New Orleans is a beautiful venue. I bought my wife tickets to see the Nutcracker ballet there as a Christmas present. I bought relatively expensive seats in the orchestra section. There was nothing on the theatre website, or the TicketMaster website indicating that the view of the sage from these seats was obstructed. It was. For... More 

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Slidell, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic show and a beautiful building. Any show is worth going to simply due to the venue itself. While I loved the ballet I think that it would be better if the stage were larger because it seemed to be a bit cramped for the dancers. Regardless, it was fantastic and the sets and music were perfect.

Thank Sandy W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Phenomenal venue. Absolutely breathtaking. Courteous staff. Excellent wine bar. Hope to be back soon!

Thank Lisa C
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Jersey boys with my son, his wife and my wife. The play was fantastic and the atmosphere at the Saenger is always the best. If you ever travel to New Orleans you must go see a play or a concert at the Saenger.

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