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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
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  • 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

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