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Saenger Theatre

118 Palafox Pl, Pensacola, FL 32502-5630
+1 850-595-3880
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Much more than expected.

My wife and I saw the traveling Chicago The Musical Show here and the theater was surprisingly... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
José G
Great Place Saenger Theatre Pensacola Florida

Great place to see music, dance, comedy or drama any show! The Spanish Baroque/Rococo style... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2017
Buckey W
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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.
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  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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118 Palafox Pl, Pensacola, FL 32502-5630
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Reviewed 18 May 2017

My wife and I saw the traveling Chicago The Musical Show here and the theater was surprisingly nice. I grew up in Chicago where there are great theaters so I can be a bit picky sometimes on how things are but they do a fine...More

Thank José G
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Reviewed 14 May 2017

Great place to see music, dance, comedy or drama any show! The Spanish Baroque/Rococo style theater, which first opened in 1925, looks better than ever after a $15 million renovation and expansion. Acoustics are excellent and there is not a bad seat in the house!

Thank Buckey W
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Reviewed 9 May 2017

I have been a frequent patron of the Saenger Theater and it is a gem in downtown Pensacola. Conveniently located with plenty of parking a short walk from the theater itself. The beauty of this location is that it is surrounded by shops, galleries, restaurants,...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have enjoyed many wonder performances at the Seanger Theater in Pensacola. We were seated in the last rows for the tribute to the Music of John Williams and will be sitting in third row for Mamma Mia. The point being, there...More

Thank John H
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

Attended The Rides concert in April. Be prepared to go through security before entering. They get you through fairly quickly, so not a big deal, just a sign of the times we live in today. Seating is a little tight with rows pretty close together....More

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Reviewed 29 March 2017

Beautiful theater, easily found and accessible, plenty of surrounding parking in a great area. Cons: upon lining up for entrance they body scan everyone, you open your purse or empty your pockets. I was told I couldn't take in peppermints (in a ziplock in my...More

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Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Saenger Theater, downtown Pensacola, FLA remains a gem in the middle of this active and picturesque seaside city. We recently returned to spend a fabulous night with the musical mastery of one of Canada's finest Troubadours: Gordon Lightfoot. He's knocking on his 80th birthday door...More

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kathsum, Public Relations Manager at Saenger Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2017

Thank you for your wonderful review of the Saenger Theatre. You can tell that you take the time to write about all aspects of your visit and are a great asset as a contributor to Trip Advisor.

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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

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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

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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.

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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
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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

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abarry9
23 February 2018|
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Response from tedlong29 | Reviewed this property |
I can't remember the exact section but I was on the balcony. The theatre is laid out really well where you have a good seat pretty much anywhere in there.
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Paula P
26 December 2017|
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Response from pensacolasaenger | Property representative |
The seats range in size from 17" to 22". There are some seats where the arm raises up for wheelchair transfer. You would need to contact the box office about those seats. The seats in the balcony have less leg room than... More
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