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Saenger Theatre

1111 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70112-2625
+1 504-525-1052
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Historic Theatre

Having read other reviews I believe people are more enamored by the visual appeal of the venue... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful theatre! Lots of detail! The only downfall was the lack of restrooms. The wait at... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2017
Spring, Texas
via mobile
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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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  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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1111 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70112-2625
Central Business District
+1 504-525-1052
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having read other reviews I believe people are more enamored by the visual appeal of the venue rather than the quality of the sound. This wasn't our first visit to the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans, so my review is based on multiple visits, by...More

Thank Imaspacecowboy
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful theatre! Lots of detail! The only downfall was the lack of restrooms. The wait at intermission went well beyond intermission.

Thank Amyswrld2011
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Talk about a gorgeous place. Saw Boston here and the acoustics here are awesome as well. Definitely a must to see a show if you can. Be warned, I got so wrapped in a accidently went into the woman's lounge area. They should've had the...More

Thank Bruce L
Reviewed 23 June 2017

This was my first event at this particular theatre and I thought it was very nice. I was impressed with the lobby for one. There was lots of space to wait so we were not packed like sardines. The theatre itself was roomy, clean, and...More

Thank Jennifer R
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

We went to Mama Mia at the Saenger Theater in New Orleans. We walked to the theater from our hotel & there were no issues about the near-by neighborhood. The building was a beautiful setting for this musical & I will definitely tell my friends...More

Thank Norquist2
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Our group from Meridian Community College has visited the Saenger several times since the renovation for Broadway Across America Shows. Most recently we were in New Orleans for Mama Mia! Not only is the theatre beautiful, but we found that the musical was just as...More

Thank reinventedmimi
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Saenger was the venue for Mama Mia! my most recent visit. I have been here many times for other shows. I love the inside- statues, stars on the ceiling, lighting. There is always plenty of ushers available to help you with seating. They have added...More

Thank JerMac2013
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Probably one of the most beautiful buildings I have ever seen. Our seats were Orchestra left, row W and they were great! Sound, lights, music were perfect. Loved exploring the theater during intermission. Easily accessible from Canal St.

Thank Amanda D
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

I have seen close to 10 shows here over the last 2 years and have had a great experience each time. The only hint I will give is for women to use the restroom before you go, and don't drink too much while you're there....the...More

1  Thank Jeanea B
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

I've seen a couple of shows at the Saenger and I'm always in awe of how beautiful it is inside. I love that it has been so beautifully restored and holds so much history. At one show the staff was very strict about using phones...More

1  Thank StephOliver17
Central Business District
Compared to the more evocative monikers of some other
parts of New Orleans, the downtown’s humdrum title
might suggest that this area is all about business and
little else. But don’t let the bland name keep you
away from the Central Business District. The CBD
offers a wide range of fun things to do that would be
touted as exceptional in less jubilant corners of the
world. Bordered by the French Quarter, the Arts
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27 July 2017|
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Response from Taylor M | Reviewed this property |
Every seat is great. You can see everything, but I would recommend the balcony front row.
7 July 2017|
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Response from Norquist2 | Reviewed this property |
We walked the neighborhood without difficulty as our hotel was .5 miles away. We felt safe without having to worry. Just be smart and you'll be fine. It's always "strange" being in a different city
1 July 2017|
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Response from Taylor M | Reviewed this property |
I believe first row of the balcony is. You can see more of the set and stage plus they use the aisles all the time.