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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
  • September 30, 2017
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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 5, 2017
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The chart-topping singer is reprising his intimate, immersive “American Stories” concert experience. The shows celebrate American values through both music and storytelling. A multi-faceted entertainer, Craig Morgan has made a name for himself as a country music icon, TV host, celebrated outdoorsman and… Read More...

Start the season with a high-powered evening of favorites! This concert features Strauss’ Suite from Der Rosenkavalier and the virtuosity of guest Santiago Rodriguez performing Saint-Saens’ dazzling Piano Concerto No. 5, “The Egyptian.” Under the baton of Peter Rubardt, the orchestra will deliver a masterful… 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
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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...

A stunning sensory experience as pictures from Pensacola’s celebrated past and present are projected just above the orchestra to create a visual concerto choreographed to the music of American Composer Joseph Curiale’s vivid piece, Awakening. This celebration of our national spirit continues with images of our… Read More...

  • November 8, 2017
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The world’s premier ladies night experience that you’ve been waiting for is coming your way! Magic Men Live, a first-class ladies night experience is hitting the road and coming to a city near you with an all-new interactive concert experience unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Treat yourself to the night out… 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...

The White Tie Rock Ensemble presents a tribute to the Royalty of Rock, David Bowie, Queen, The Who and a little EPIC Led Zeppelin (the cream of the crop that you don't hear everyday!). Featuring the unparalleled White Tie Sound, this full rock band, along with the Tied Up String Quartet will recreate all your… Read More...

One of Northwest Florida’s most popular events and a family tradition for over 25 years, Christmas on the Coast presents many of our community’s most delightful and engaging performers, ages 8-18. Chorus members are set to dazzle audiences with a holiday extravaganza featuring the best of seasonal music, dynamic… Read More...

One of Northwest Florida’s most popular events and a family tradition for over 25 years, Christmas on the Coast presents many of our community’s most delightful and engaging performers, ages 8-18. Chorus members are set to dazzle audiences with a holiday extravaganza featuring the best of seasonal music, dynamic… Read More...

One of Northwest Florida’s most popular events and a family tradition for over 25 years, Christmas on the Coast presents many of our community’s most delightful and engaging performers, ages 8-18. Chorus members are set to dazzle audiences with a holiday extravaganza featuring the best of seasonal music, dynamic… Read More...

Sister's Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of the Magi's Gold It's "CSI: Bethlehem" in this holiday mystery extravaganza, from the author of Late Nite Catechism, as Sister takes on the mystery that has intrigued historians throughout the ages - whatever happened to the Magi's gold? ("We know that Mary used the… Read More...

Enjoy a swing, soul and blues-inspired performance celebrating the music of Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles and other timeless vocalists to kick off the new year! Join us for this early evening performance, and still have time to go to dinner, stop by a party or join the celebration downtown. br… Read More...

Something for everyone as we welcome an electric violinist to perform his own composition, and the orchestra shares one of Beethoven’s most well-known works - Symphony No. 5. Dress is distinctly casual as the audience, orchestra and conductor will all be in denim. Subscriptions New subscribers save… 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...

  • January 20, 2018
Saenger Theatre

More than 27 years after Travis Tritt launched his music career, the Southern rock influenced artist continues to display strong sales activity, sell-out shows, and stay true and relevant to country music fans across the globe. Continuously performing shows and withholding a veavy appearance schedule, Tritt is… 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...

All you need is love and concert tickets to see the Classical Mystery Tour perform the legendary music of the Beatles. The arrangements are exact; the costumes are spectacular; and the nostalgia is thick enough to cut with a knife. Subscriptions New subscribers save 50% on tickets. Subscriptions are… Read More...

  • February 20, 2018
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Daniel O’Donnell burst into superstardom in the USA back in 2002 with his first ever PBS special – The Daniel O’Donnell Show. That began a special relationship between Daniel and PBS and since then, he has recorded a further twelve specials, with Stand Beside Me being his thirteenth one in 2013. Stand Beside… Read More...

Explore the musical splendor of Haydn, the beloved and revered “Father of the Symphony” with this evening highlighting the orchestra, UWF Chorus on the effervescent Te Deum and the return of soloist Scott Kluksdahl on the Cello Concerto in C Major. Enjoy Haydn’s brilliance through the drama of “The Representation of… 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...

An evening with the sweeping romance of Romeo and Juliet and the stunning talent of Grammy Award-winning violinist Gil Shaham performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. Considered unplayable when it was written, the piece has become the ultimate showcase. It’s a perfect match for Shaham’s sumptuous sound, razor-sharp… Read More...

A stirring performance featuring Berlioz’s composition of “Symphonie Fantastique,” one of the most thrilling orchestral display pieces ever written, and ethereal works by Nielsen and guest composer Chris Rogerson. This concert is all about music that tells a story. Subscriptions New subscribers save… Read More...