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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 early years the Saenger hosted a colorful array of Vaudeville-type road shows, Broadway plays, and silent screen classics. Later years saw use as a movie house until 1975 when the aging edifice closed its doors. That same year ABC Southeastern Theatres donated the building to the City of Pensacola as a cultural affairs center.

In 1995, the Saenger Theatre underwent major renovations including doubling the size of the lobby, providing better accommodations for persons with disabilities and restoring the lobby to the grand scale of its historic past.

Located in the heart of downtown Pensacola, the Saenger Theatre can supply the equipment, trained theatre staff, and the ambiance to showcase a variety of shows such as: Pensacola Symphony Orchestra, Harry Connick Jr., David Copperfield, John Tesh, Wynton Marsalis, Ziggy Marley, CATS and Sesame Street

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  • Description This recently renovated building is rich in history, as it has stood its ground in downtown Pensacola since 1925. The Spanish architecture offers a beautiful backdrop where a variety of events can be held, whether in the theatre or in the new meeting space. The Saenger Theatre is situated among art galleries, museums, shops and restaurants
  • Largest Room 3000
  • Reception Capacity 300
  • Theatre Capacity 350
  • Audio/Visual Equipment Rental true
  • Capacity For Largest Meeting Room 1641
  • Conference Service Managers true
  • In House Audio/Visual true
  • Total Capacity of Meeting Space 3000
  • Banquet Capacity 250
  • Number of Rooms 4
  • Classroom Capacity 208
Saenger Theatre Auditorium
  • Theater Capacity: 1650
Meeting Room A & B
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 3000
  • Theater Capacity: 350
  • Classroom Capacity: 208
  • Banquet Capacity: 250
  • Reception Capacity: 300
Meeting Room B
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 2000
  • Theater Capacity: 200
  • Classroom Capacity: 144
  • Banquet Capacity: 128
  • Reception Capacity: 200
Meeting Room A
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1000
  • Theater Capacity: 80
  • Classroom Capacity: 64
  • Banquet Capacity: 64
  • Reception Capacity: 100

The best times of the holiday are ones spent together: opening presents, going caroling, baking cookies, even playing in the snow (well, maybe not in Florida). Your family won't want to miss this performance, where we'll transform sunny weather info a winter wonderland. You'll experience all the sights and sounds of… Read More...

The best times of the holiday are ones spent together: opening presents, going caroling, baking cookies, even playing in the snow (well, maybe not in Florida). Your family won't want to miss this performance, where we'll transform sunny weather info a winter wonderland. You'll experience all the sights and sounds of… Read More...

The best times of the holiday are ones spent together: opening presents, going caroling, baking cookies, even playing in the snow (well, maybe not in Florida). Your family won't want to miss this performance, where we'll transform sunny weather info a winter wonderland. You'll experience all the sights and sounds of… Read More...

  • December 16, 2016
Saenger Theatre

Experience the magic of this beloved holiday classic featuring the tale of young Clara and her Nutcracker Prince. Share the enchantment with your family as you journey through a glistening winter wonderland and the whimsical Land of the Sweets. ALL SEATS RESERVED $37.00 Orchestra Rows A - K $32.00… Read More...

  • December 17, 2016
Saenger Theatre

Experience the magic of this beloved holiday classic featuring the tale of young Clara and her Nutcracker Prince. Share the enchantment with your family as you journey through a glistening winter wonderland and whimsical Land of the Sweets. ALL SEATS RESERVED $37.00 Orchestra Rows A - K $32.00… Read More...

  • December 18, 2016
Saenger Theatre

Experience the magic of this beloved holiday classic featuring the tale of young Clara and her Nutcracker Prince. Share the enchantment with your family as you journey through a glistening winter wonderland and whimsical Land of the Sweets. ALL SEATS RESERVED $37.00 Orchestra Rows A - K $32.00… Read More...

The beloved TV classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season. See all of your favorite characters as they come to life in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical . It's an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what… Read More...

  • January 6, 2017
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The Black Jacket Symphony presents Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon Tickets are $25 & $30 Password pre-sale begins Wednesday, November 16 at 10:00 AM CST and concludes Thursday, November 17 at 10:00 PM CST. Pre-sale password: HOWDY On Sale: Friday, November 18 at… Read More...

Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella is the Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that's delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping… Read More...

Peter Rubardt, Conductor ROSSINI - William Tell Overture BEETHOVEN - Piano Concerto No. 4 featuring Jon Nakamatsu, piano DE FALLA - Ritual Fire Dance RAVEL - Une barque sur l'ocean DELIUS - The Walk to the Paradise Garden BATES - Mothership… Read More...

  • January 20, 2017
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Aïda By Giuseppe Verdi Set against the backdrop of a flourishing Egypt during the reign of the pharaohs, Verdi’s Aïda weaves an unforgettable tale of overwhelming love with some of the most beautiful music ever written. Plagued by the jealousy of the king’s daughter, Amneris, the courageous love of the… Read More...

  • January 22, 2017
Saenger Theatre

Aïda By Giuseppe Verdi Set against the backdrop of a flourishing Egypt during the reign of the pharaohs, Verdi’s Aïda weaves an unforgettable tale of overwhelming love with some of the most beautiful music ever written. Plagued by the jealousy of the king’s daughter, Amneris, the courageous love of the… Read More...

  • January 26, 2017
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Comedian Kathleen Madigan announces 2016 Winter and Spring dates in her brand new Bothering Jesus standup comedy tour. Madigan is a regular panelist on Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, and she was nominated for a 2014 American Comedy Award for “Best Concert Comic.” Her… Read More...

  • January 29, 2017
Saenger Theatre

it was a cold winters day on december 24 when i was borned. My mom always new I would be a singer because when i was cut out of her stomach i cried. I was homeschooled my whole life and won a lot of tonys for my musicals in my backyard. In 2008 I decided the world should no how famous I am so I put my videos online.… Read More...

  • February 3, 2017
Saenger Theatre

Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920's, Chicago is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who maliciously murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly,… Read More...

  • February 4, 2017
Saenger Theatre

Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920's, Chicago is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who maliciously murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly,… Read More...

Peter Rubardt, Conductor Your favorite movie music of the legendary John Williams performed live in concert, Star Wars, Harry Potter, and more! ALL SEATS RESERVED Tickets start at $22* *Plus applicable service charge Read More...

  • March 1, 2017
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The touching, lyrical musical tells the story of two down-on-their-luck musicians, an angst-ridden Dublin street singer/songwriter who works as a vacuum repairman, and a Czech immigrant who sells flowers in order to support herself and her family. a… Read More...

Peter Rubardt, Conductor MAHLER - Symphony No. 3 The Pensacola Symphony Orchestra takes on this mammoth piece for what will be an incredible evening of live music. Guests include Susan Platts, mezzo-soprano, UWF Women's Chorus, and the Pensacola Children's Chorus. ALL SEATS RESERVED… Read More...

  • March 6, 2017
Saenger Theatre

Norah Jones has come full circle with Day Breaks , a remarkable new album that finds her returning to her jazz roots while also proving her to be this era’s quintessential American artist, the purveyor of an unmistakably unique sound that weaves together the threads of several bedrock styles of American… Read More...

  • March 7, 2017
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Amos Lee continues to excite fans worldwide.Lee's newest offering, SPIRIT, has drawn critical acclaim from various tastemakers. Billboard wrote, "AMOS LEE is ready to take his fans on a journey down to Memphis for a little bit of old school soul." Huffington Post initially premiered "Vaporize," while American… Read More...

  • March 17, 2017
Saenger Theatre

The Florida Premiere of Pensacola Opera Presents Dead Man Walking DEAD MAN WALKING By Jake Heggie Performed in English * For mature audiences due to graphic content and profanity. When the young Sister Helen Prejean agrees to write to a convict on Death Row, her life is forever… Read More...

  • March 19, 2017
Saenger Theatre

The Florida Premiere of Pensacola Opera Presents Dead Man Walking DEAD MAN WALKING By Jake Heggie Performed in English * For mature audiences due to graphic content and profanity. When the young Sister Helen Prejean agrees to write to a convict on Death Row, her life is forever… Read More...

  • March 27, 2017
Saenger Theatre

AMERICA'S #1 PATRIOTIC SHOW! The All Hands On Deck! show is an All-Singing, All-Dancing, All-American 1942 Roadshow & Radio Broadcast reproduction filled with the songs, dances and laughs that America has loved for 70 years! Featuring Broadway Veteran Jody Madaras, three sparkling co-stars, the… Read More...

Bill Eddins, Guest Conductor BORODIN - Polovtsian Dances RIMSKY-KORSAKOV - Suite from Mlada TCHAIKOVSKY - Symphony No. 5 The Pensacola Symphony Orchestra will fill the Saenger with bombastic symphony sounds of popular Russian composers under the direction of Guest Conductor,… Read More...

  • April 3, 2017
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Breaking more fresh new blues-rock ground than ever on their raucous and soulful new album, Pierced Arrow , The Rides are letting their growing legion of fans know they're in this for the long haul. Their ongoing, freewheeling journey is all there in the name. When they came up with that clever moniker for… Read More...

  • April 19, 2017
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Inspired by the storytelling magic of ABBA's songs from "Dancing Queen" and "S.O.S." to "Money, Money, Money" and "Take a Chance on Me," Mamma Mia! is a celebration of mothers and daughters, old friends and new family found. Watch… Read More...

Peter Rubardt, Conductor DANIELPOUR - Celestial Night BERNSTEIN - Serenade (after Plato's Symposium) featuring Frank Almond, violin BEETHOVEN - Symphony No. 7 Peter's 20th anniversary season closes with a bang with Beethoven's Symphony No. 7. Millwakee… Read More...

Multi-platinum international music sensation, Celtic Woman, are returning with a brand new live show, "Voices of Angels." Celtic Woman has a remarkable twelve-year legacy of introducing the most talented singers and musicians from Ireland onto the world stage. "Voices of Angels" showcases the angelic voices… Read More...