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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
Phone Number: +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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Beck at the Saenger Theatre.

Saw Beck in early October. Excellent show, great venue! Not a bad seat in the house and plenty of concessions and restrooms.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
New Orleans, Louisiana
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Saw Beck in early October. Excellent show, great venue! Not a bad seat in the house and plenty of concessions and restrooms.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I have been to a number of concerts at the Saenger. It is conveniently located, the staff is pleasant, the sound system is as good as any and the seats are comfortable. The concession stand sells a cone full of praline seasoned pecans for $7. A little steep but delcious. It is just a great venue.

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

As many times that I have traveled to New Orleans, this was my first going into the Saenger Theatre and I was not disappointed. The architecture was gorgeous throughout the building and followed into the theater. The show was amazing and had great sound and lighting throughout!

Thank caitlinpow
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Saw the film The Sound of Music her as a child with Mom and brothers. This past weekend the stage production of the same. Season ticket holders and enjoy every show in this venue that has been so wonderfully restored.

Thank 1025pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

First time here and we saw Sturgill Simpson in this great venue! Staff was so helpful, seats had plenty of leg room, bars everywhere, and bathrooms were super clean. It's awesome to see such an old building in pristine shape! Just stunning!

Thank CindyLaneRoss
New Orleans, Louisiana
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Terrible program management. Sitting waiting on the show to start 30 minutes after the concert time. Horrible beverage lines. Cheap management has understaffed this place yet again and every line is 25-30 people deep. Sad . I want to like this place but they sure do make it hard!

Thank Jfc073
Gulf Coast, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

First...wow! This theater is gorgeous! It's like a trip back in time. My neck was sore from looking at all the beautiful details, LOL! And then, of course, there's Wicked! What an awesome performance by everyone in the cast! We sat in the grand suites, and even though we were very comfortable and didn't bring our binoculars, we could see... More 

Thank Mickispa
Ville Platte, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

I never expected this theatre to be so GRAND! It was breathtaking and added so much to the concert experience. Everyone, from the ushers to the concession workers, was so pleasant! Beautiful, historical building to experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

I have had Broadway across America tickets since 2002. This means pre Katrina & post . The saengar is one of the most beautiful theaters in the u.s. . The beacon in nyc was built around the same time and shares in the same beauty of the time . The time and money put into restoring after Katrina is amazing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

The Saenger is beautiful and personnel most helpful! Wicked was amazing. This was my third time to see Wicked and, in my opinion, the best performance I've seen yet. Thank you, NOLA, for bringing quality theatre to your city!

Thank oohlolla

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