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Saenger Theatre

1111 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70112-2625
+1 504-525-1052
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Caught Trombone Shorty's Threauxdown drink Jazzfest week. An absolutely beautiful venue and the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
EndlessSummer29
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London, Canada
Love This Place! Trombone Shorty was Awesome!

We went to see Trombone Shorty and it was awesome. Lots of surprise guests. There isn’t a bad seat... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
latraveler393
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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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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1111 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70112-2625
Central Business District
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Caught Trombone Shorty's Threauxdown drink Jazzfest week. An absolutely beautiful venue and the show was pure New Orleans. if you are in the area, and get a chance to take in a show here, DO IT!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to see Trombone Shorty and it was awesome. Lots of surprise guests. There isn’t a bad seat in the entire place. It could use a few more restrooms in the balcony area, but the place is great. We always love coming to events...More

Thank latraveler393
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Surprised my daughter for her 30th birthday with tickets to see RENT. it was our 1st experience at the Saenger & we really enjoyed it. The Saenger is so historical & beautiful.

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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Bravissimo! I loved seeing phantom in this theater. It was beautiful. The stage was set to look like we were in an outdoor Italian theater with beautiful status on either side all the way up to the ceiling. The ceiling looked like the night sky...More

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Reviewed 22 March 2018

We saw "Phantom of the Opera" here and were all taken aback by the beauty of the hall. Very nicely appointed, comfortable seats, gorgeous decorations, adequate rest room facilities. We will visit every time we come to NOLA.

Thank Carroll G
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

Went to see Phantom Of The Opera at this fantastic theater. Beautiful building, great show with an outstanding set and pit orchestra. The twinkling stars on the ceiling were the icing on the cake!

Thank Paul K
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

We recently visited the Theater and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The show was White Christmas (a rework of Holiday Inn) and was beautifully staged. The cast sang their hearts out and the choreography was first class.A very enjoyabkle venue.

Thank David J
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

We went to a performance of an American in Paris recently and were very impressed with this historic landmark. The building alone is worth the price of admission . The usher very nicely let us know that the performance was not sold out so we...More

Thank Jim S
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

This play could not have a better location for their presentation. The Saenger theatre was renovated after Hurricane Katrina. The ceiling with twinkling stars, the statuaray along the sides, the comfortable seats, the stage lighting, the sound system, the concessions, the guides, and renovated bathrooms...More

Thank Lukeanthonywflorida
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

The Saenger Theatre is just amazingly beautiful. The details given to everything - right down to the lighting and light fixtures - is well worth the visit. The twinkling "night sky" based on June 21, 1927, is a sight to behold. So is the staff....More

Thank marzac3
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Jeremy A
13 March 2018|
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Response from raybyerley | Reviewed this property |
We prepaid for a parking garage across from The Roosevelt hotel a couple blocks south (n toward the river) from the theatre. A few blocks north and east of the theatre the area starts to get a little sketchy.
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Marie A
15 January 2018|
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Response from Tonya0303 | Reviewed this property |
If you have tickets for a show, I think the theater usually opens about an hour before the start of the show.
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