The city boasts the Pensacola Opera, the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra, Ballet Pensacola, the historic Saenger Theatre and the accredited Pensacola Museum of Art, all within downtown’s historic core. Pensacola is the only city from Tampa to Mobile, Alabama to host such a diversity of cultural experiences.
In addition to our top-notch professional companies, Pensacola boasts a thriving visual arts scene with the First City Art Center and numerous downtown galleries; an eclectic local theater scene highlighted by the Pensacola Little Theatre; and numerous opportunities to catch touring music artists at Vinyl Music Hall or the Pensacola Bay Center.
What that means for visitors? Year-round opportunities to experience and appreciate the beauty that exists outside of the “world’s whitest beaches.” If you like to explore the arts you can take in a theater show, catch a musical performance, admire the beauty of dance, visit some galleries or lose yourself in live music whether it’s rock-n-roll at Vinyl Music Hall or the sounds of the symphony.
Award-winning festivals and traditional holiday performances coupled with evening art strolls and themed museum events make up the robust annual arts calendar in the Pensacola Bay Area. And, quite possibly the best aspect: it’s sophisticated but not intimidating, meaning anyone and everyone can easily participate.