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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
  • December 17, 2017
Saenger Theatre

Experience the magic of this beloved holiday classic! Follow the adventures of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince as they battle the Mouse King and embark on a journey through the Land of the Sweets with the guidance of the Sugar Plum Fairy. The Nutcracker is a holiday classic, perfect for the entire… 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...

  • December 21, 2017
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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. In a rock theater environment, with an expanded and enhanced Light and Sound Experience, these timeless bands will live again, passed from… 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. Subscriptions… Read More...

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...

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 17, 2018
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Now in their eighth year, Grammy-winning Tedeschi Trucks Band has earned their reputation as one of the premier live acts touring today. The 12-piece ensemble, led by the husband-and-wife team of guitarist Derek Trucks and guitarist-singer Susan Tedeschi, is a true collective; a rarity in rock-and-roll with every… 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 19, 2018
Saenger Theatre

The Steps have been entertaining fans by parodying politicians, and the offices that once employed them, since 1981.A troupe of Democrats, Republicans, and all persuasions in between, to capitalize on the abundant material. Priding themselves as “equal opportunity offenders,” the Steps scour the headlines -… Read More...

  • January 20, 2018
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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 2, 2018
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Michael Jackson: A THRILLING Tribute™ is a fast-paced, exciting tribute show! This high-energy thriller features Falynne Lewing and her team of highly skilled, professional dancers from Red Hot Productions! ALL SEATS RESERVED $62.00 Pit Rows 3 - 4 $32.00 Orchestra Rows A - DD / Balcony Rows B -… Read More...

  • February 3, 2018
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After 30+ years of touring, Paramount's Laser Spectacular has become a cult classic, presenting the music of Pink Floyd like you've never seen it before. Presented for the first time in 1986, producer Steve Monistere has established the Laser Spectacular as the longest running, touring theater show in… 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...

Soulful, instantly identifiable vocals; deft piano playing; genre-straddling stylistic choices; and dozens of #1 country hits, including “Smoky Mountain Rain,” “Pure Love,” “Stranger in My House,” “Please Don’t Tell Me How the Story Ends” and “It Was Almost Like a Song” led Ronnie Milsap to Grammy wins, three… 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...

  • February 21, 2018
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It is hard to believe that at 36 years old Jonny Lang has already had a successful career for two decades. Since the release of his debut album, Grammy Award winning Jonny Lang has built a reputation as one of the best live performers and guitarists of his generation. The path Lang has been on has brought… Read More...

  • February 22, 2018
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Five time Grammy-Award winner, Robert Cray, has created a sound that rises from American roots both fresh and familiar. In just over 40 years, Cray and his band have recorded 20 studio releases, 15 of which have been on the Billboard charts, and have played concert halls and festivals all over the world. This Blues… Read More...

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

  • March 9, 2018
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Adam Savage and Michael Stevens have joined forces to bring this one of a kind interactive, hands-on, minds-on theatrical experience to cities across the US. They’re master explainers, bringing along their crazy toys, incredible tools and mind-blowing demonstrations for a celebration of curiosity that literally has… Read More...

  • March 10, 2018
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TAO: Drum Heart is the latest production from TAO, internationally-acclaimed percussion artists. TAO’s modern, high-energy performances showcasing the ancient art of Japanese drumming have transfixed audiences worldwide. Combining highly physical, large-scale drumming with contemporary costumes, precise… 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...

  • April 25, 2018
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On a winter’s night in Dublin 14 years ago…an idea. To create a musical show with exceptional talent. Classically and traditionally trained Irish female musicians. Celtic Woman was born. Since its debut, global musical sensation Celtic Woman’s concerts continue to touch… 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...

  • May 17, 2018
Saenger Theatre

GRAMMY-nominated blues-rock guitar icon Joe Bonamassa announces his new US Spring tour dates for 2018 in support of his latest studio solo album, Blues of Desperation, which was released last March. Hailed worldwide as one of the greatest guitar players of his generation, Joe Bonamassa has almost… Read More...

  • May 19, 2018
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The Annual Music for Families event is back and better than ever. Join us for a special performance with the symphony at 11 a.m. Instrument petting zoo, arts and crafts, science and other pre-concert hands on activities start at 9:30 a.m. Purchase tickets online:… 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...

  • May 31, 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...