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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

An orphan boy and his magical dragon come to town with his abusive adoptive parents in pursuit. Rated: G Run time: 2h 8m Release date: November 3, 1977 Tickets are $5.00 and can be purchased at the Saenger Box Office only. Box Office Hours are Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. br… Read More...

A former child star torments her paraplegic sister in their decaying Hollywood mansion. Director: Robert Aldrich Actors: Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, and Victor Buono Rated: PG-13 Run time: 2h 14m Release date: October 31, 1962 a… Read More...

The story of the legendary outlaw is portrayed with the characters as humanoid animals. Rated: G Run time: 1h 23m Release date: December 6, 1973 Tickets are $5.00 and can be purchased at the Saenger Box Office only. Box Office Hours are Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. The… Read More...

Private detective Philip Marlowe is hired by a rich family. Before the complex case is over, he's seen murder, blackmail, and what might be love. Director: Howard Hawks Actors: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, and John Ridgely Rated: PG Run TIme: 1h 54m Release date: August 31,… Read More...

Snow White, pursued by a jealous queen, hides with the Dwarfs; the queen soon learns of this and prepares to feed her a poison apple. Rated: G Run time: 1h 23m Release date: February 4, 1938 Tickets are $5.00 and can be purchased at the Saenger Box Office only. Box Office Hours are Monday… Read More...

Race car driver Lucky Jackson goes to Las Vegas to earn money to pay for a new engine for his motor car. Working as a waiter, he still finds the time to court young Rusty Martin. Director: George Sidney Actors: Elvis Presley, Ann-Margret, Cesare Danova Rated: PG Run time: 1h 25m Release… Read More...

With the help of a smooth talking tomcat, a family of Parisian felines set to inherit a fortune from their owner try to make it back home after a jealous butler kidnaps them and leaves them in the country. Rated: G Run time: 1h 18m Release date: December 24, 1970 Tickets are $5.00 and can be… Read More...

While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride. Director: Rob Reiner Actors: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright, Rated: PG Run time: 1h 38m Release date: October 9, 1987 a… Read More...

The White Tie Rock Ensemble presents a tribute to The Beatles' Abbey Road . 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… Read More...

Bagheera the Panther and Baloo the Bear have a difficult time trying to convince a boy to leave the jungle for human civilization. No Rating Run time: 1h 18m Release date: December 7, 1967 Tickets are $5.00 and can be purchased at the Saenger Box Office only. Box Office Hours are Monday… Read More...

An ex-tennis pro carries out a plot to murder his wife. When things go wrong, he improvises a brilliant plan B. Director: Alfred Hitchcock Actors: Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, and Robert Cummings Rated: PG Run time: 1h 45m Release date: May 29, 1954 a… Read More...

Into the world of the Emperor Penguins, who find their soul mates through song, a penguin is born who cannot sing. But he can tap dance something fierce! Rated: PG Run time: 1h 48m Release date: November 17, 2006 Tickets are $5.00 and can be purchased at the Saenger Box Office only. Box… Read More...

While trying to secure a $1 million donation for his museum, a befuddled paleontologist is pursued by a flighty and often irritating heiress and her pet leopard, Baby. Director: Howard Hawks Actors: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Charles Ruggles Rated: PG Run time: 1h 42m Release date:… Read More...

  • 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...

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 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...

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...

  • 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...

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
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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...

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...