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Saenger Theatre

118 Palafox Pl, Pensacola, FL 32502-5630
+1 850-595-3880
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Metal detector sending and searching bags

The theater is lovely. However we were greeted with metal detecting wands. The crowd was noisy... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2017
via mobile
First trip to Saenger Theater in Pensacola

Went to see 'Chicago'. It was wonderful. The theater is very nice. Good view from the balcony, nice... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2017
Destin, 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.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“classic movie” (4 reviews)
“great sound” (3 reviews)
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118 Palafox Pl, Pensacola, FL 32502-5630
+1 850-595-3880
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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

The theater is lovely. However we were greeted with metal detecting wands. The crowd was noisy and talked all during the opening act. There was a 30 minute intermission before Nora Jones started. They didn't blink the lights so then people were hurrying in with...More

Thank Spunkysmom
kathsum, Public Relations Manager at Saenger Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2017

Thank you for your review of the Saenger Theatre. Unfortunately, wanding and bag searches are becoming a standard practice in performance venues and it's truly for the safety of our guests. For all performances, we do flash the lights five minutes prior to a show...More

Reviewed 6 February 2017

Went to see 'Chicago'. It was wonderful. The theater is very nice. Good view from the balcony, nice restrooms, helpful and friendly staff. Places to eat still open after the play. Looking forward to my next trip.

Thank I8175CWcarolyns
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

This was our first trip to the theatre here. We were excited to watch Chicago. I enjoyed the performance immensely however there were several pros and cons to this particular theatre. Pros: there aren't too many bad seats in the theatre. We were off center...More

Thank Greg2117
kathsum, Public Relations Manager at Saenger Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2017

Thank you for feedback. The sound was handled by the show rather than the Theatre so I can't respond to that part of your review. To answer you comments about the seating and renovation needs, our theatre was renovated in 2009. The seating went from...More

Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous, incredible theater! The security was great & efficient, & we were greeted by outstanding & kind staff once inside. Pat, an usher, was so dear & fun to be around while we waited for my husband to park & join us. We'd purchased concert...More

Thank julezvm
kathsum, Public Relations Manager at Saenger Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2017

Julie, Thank you for bringing this matter to our attention. We have already had discussions with our volunteer staff regarding non-traditional events such as this and will certainly use your comments for upcoming training opportunities. While some of our greatest accomplishments come from receiving good...More

Reviewed 23 January 2017

Great acoustics, nice sight lines and comfy seats. Saw the Pensacola Opera's AIDA here and it was tremendous. Just big enough but still feels intimate.

Thank blnavarremary
Reviewed 29 December 2016

This small, but lovely, theater in Pensacola is a little gem. We've attended a few performances here (Alton Brown, So You Think You Can Dance, and The Nutcracker) and have been pleased each time. The sound is great, and I haven't yet found a seat...More

Thank Jaime R
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Went to see a Christmas concert...this place is well restored and Awesome inside. Sound is Fantastic. Love doing business with Ticketmaster. Checking in went a lot smoother than expected.

Thank dayvcrocket
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Went to see a Christmas concert here the other night. I was very impressed with the entire layout of the theatre. Not a bad seat in the house. While the theatre is old in age, it definitely doesn't disappoint. Would go back. Recommend balcony seating.

Thank Mags boy S
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

I attended a concert here and was very pleased. The place is huge and the seating is quite comfortable. I was able to park across the street which was very nice especially since I was alone. The sound was also great. I'd love to attend...More

Thank MemphisRoadie
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Beautiful old restored theater in downtown Pensacola. We saw a concert here last night. The staff were very friendly and helpful, sound quality very good bathrooms very clean, and the restoration fantastic! I would see a show here again!

Thank Mary J
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Most of the guests were dressed in " Sunday best".