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Saenger Theatre


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
  • June 2, 2017
Saenger Theatre

The hotly anticipated rock event of the year returns, as Brit Floyd brings the music of Pink Floyd to life once again with its lavish new stage show, Pink Floyd Immersion World Tour 2017. The spectacle of a Pink Floyd concert experience is truly recaptured in high-definition sound, and with a stunning million dollar… Read More...

Five Flags Dance Academy's 27th annual Recital will showcase their entire Studio in one spectacular afternoon. From our 2 year old toddler classes to our thriving adult classes, please join us for all things "Nights and Dreams." Our award winning competition team will also perform their competition… Read More...

LaBelle Performing Arts celebrates its 10th year by presenting A Dream Come True . This dance recital features our youngest performers ages 3-6 from our Creative Movement, Pre-Ballet/Tap, Hippity Hop and Little Dudes Hip Hop classes. Boys Hip Hop 1 and B-Boy 1 classes will also perform. The award-winning… Read More...

ALL SEATS RESERVED $18.00 Pit Rows 1 - 4 / Orchestra Rows A - G $16.00 Orchestra Rows H - DD / Balcony Rows A - V *Plus applicable service fee Read More...

LaBelle Performing Arts celebrates its 10th year by presenting "The Beautiful Dream." This original production is the journey of a young girl who must learn to trust herself and to fight for what she believes in to make her dreams come true. Featuring our school-age and adult Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical,… Read More...

Margie Shortt Dance Studio Tickets go on sale May 29, 2017. ALL SEATS RESERVED. $38.00 Balcony Rows A - E. $28.00 Orchestra Rows A - K . $19.00 Orchestra Rows L - DD. *Plus applicable service fee. Read More...

  • June 11, 2017
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Dance in the City is an original story about four friends growing up together through dancing. Vivian Christina, McKenzie, and Bailey journey through graduation, auditions, rehearsals, and performing in the once in a lifetime New York City Spectacular. This is a story if true friendship, hard work, determination,… Read More...

  • June 16, 2017
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Back by popular demand, the 9th Annual Life's a Dance presented by the Pensacola Fred Astaire Dance Studio's star-studded evening of dance will feature local celebrities and cast members from ABC's hit television series Dancing with the Stars , including Tony Dovolani and celebrity host Fabian Sanchez, who… Read More...

  • June 24, 2017
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The White Tie Rock Ensemble presents An Evening of American Rock! with a tribute to Aerosmith, The Eagles, Journey, and Van Halen. Featuring the unparalleled White Tie Sound, this full rock band, along with the Tied Up String Quartet will recreate all your favorites from this classic era of rock and roll.… Read More...

  • September 30, 2017
Saenger Theatre

An overnight success nearly half a century in the making, Jeanne Robertson keeps audiences rolling on the floor with laughter. At 73 years young, this former Miss North Carolina stands tall at six-foot-two and has a personality, heart, and sense of humor that soar just as high. For years, her witty speeches were… Read More...

  • October 15, 2017
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Russian Grand Ballet returns to the Saenger Theatre with full-length classical production of the world's most famous ballet - Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake, including the rarely seen Waltz of the Black Swans, and featuring Russia's brightest ballet stars. Odette, a beautiful princess, falls under the spell of an… Read More...

  • October 21, 2017
Saenger Theatre

The Black Jacket Symphony offers a unique concert experience through recreating classic albums in a live performance setting. A selected album is performed in its entirety by a group of handpicked musicians specifically selected for each album, with no sonic detail being overlooked--the musicians do whatever it… Read More...

  • October 25, 2017
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THE HILLS ARE ALIVE! A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC is coming to Pensacola! The beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award® winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Edelweiss” and the title song. THE… Read More...

  • November 9, 2017
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Elf the Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy… Read More...

  • January 18, 2018
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DIRTY DANCING – THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from… Read More...

  • February 6, 2018
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Now in its 27th amazing year, the "World's Most Successful Rock 'n' Roll Musical" continues to thrill audiences around the world. Viewed by more than 22 million people worldwide, Buddy opened in London's West End in 1989, and has been seen on Broadway, throughout Canada, the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Japan,… Read More...

  • March 26, 2018
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“TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE!” raves the New York Post for JERSEY BOYS , the 2006 Tony Award® winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop… Read More...

  • March 27, 2018
Saenger Theatre

“TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE!” raves the New York Post for JERSEY BOYS , the 2006 Tony Award® winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop… Read More...

  • May 30, 2018
Saenger Theatre

In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway...and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony… Read More...