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Saenger Theatre

118 Palafox Pl, Pensacola, FL 32502-5630
+1 850-595-3880
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Great theater,not a bad seat in the house

We took the family to a musical performance at the Sanger and the theatre is old and quite... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2018
Mike G
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Pensacola, Florida
via mobile
Beautiful Theater

I have been to a few performances and have always noted how beautiful and elegant this theater is... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2018
Ben J
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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%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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118 Palafox Pl, Pensacola, FL 32502-5630
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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

We took the family to a musical performance at the Sanger and the theatre is old and quite exquisite. Every seat in the house was excellent and it was a joy to experience this wonderful . Great views and accustics

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Reviewed 6 February 2018

I have been to a few performances and have always noted how beautiful and elegant this theater is. The acoustics and view are fantastic. I have sat in the balcony and not had any issues hearing or seeing. The seats are tight with little leg...More

Thank Ben J
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Very nice theatre with beautiful architecture and abundant history. Seats were pretty close though, we enjoyed our time there. We say the Pink Floyd laser light show. Theatre offered popcorn and beer.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

We attended a concert at this theatre in downtown Pensacola. We had never been there before but it was very enjoyable. It’s an older theatre, kind of reminded me of the grand ole opry, very nice. We saw a great concert, the sound was great...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

After living in the FL panhandle for over 20 years, I finally took the opportunity to attend an event at the Saenger last night. What a great experience. We saw Travis Tritt and the show itself was great. But what helped make it great was...More

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Reviewed 9 December 2017

Our family attended the Pensacola Children's Christmas Chorus at the Saenger as we do each year. Again this years show was a delightful experience. I, personally could have done without the Kwanza singing, but everything was well done and helped to set a festivity feeling...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2017

The last few shows that I have been to have been spoiled by long lines at concession stands and a lack of adequate air conditioning. Ushers aren much help when approached about the issues. I believe I will start taking my family either to the...More

1  Thank Sam S
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Love coming to shows here. The venue is absolutely gorgeous. It has great acoustics and love the way the theatre is laid out. Not a bad seat in the house.

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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

The Saenger Theatre has been called the Grand Dame of Palafox, but the Saenger Theatre is much more than a Great Lady; she is a survivor. Opened in 1925, its Spanish Baroque architecture, in opulent Rococo style took nearly thirteen months to complete. In the...More

Thank Eduman4260
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Reviewed 25 June 2017

We have seen multiple shows at this theatre, the last two being rock concerts. In the past we have sat in the orchestra and were perfectly comfortable. The last two times we sat in the balcony and found our knees up against the seat in...More

Thank Jaymarie F
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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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Mary J
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Response from gn1330 | Reviewed this property |
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