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Saenger Theatre

118 South Palafox Place, Pensacola, FL, USA
Seats (approximate): 1802

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. Through a joint effort by the city of Pensacola and the University of West Florida, the theatre was restored and returned to its standing as a center for the performing arts. The restoration project took four-years and 1.6 million dollars to complete but in 1981 the theatre reopened and today is listed in the National Register of Historic Sites. In 1995, the lobby of 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. These renovations were made possible through the efforts of the Friends of the Saenger and the City of Pensacola. Through its ownership, the City of Pensacola not only supports the theatre through funding but also through its commitment to providing the community with a strong cultural arts environment. Since taking over the Saenger Theatre, the City has worked hard to ensure quality entertainment is afforded the citizens of Pensacola as well as visitors to the area. 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.

Productions Production Dates
Jersey Boys
Musical, Original
Music by Bob Gaudio; Book by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice; Lyrics by Bob Crewe
Mar 26, 2018 - Mar 27, 2018
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by John Kander; Book by Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Feb 03, 2017 - Feb 04, 2017
The Illusionists
Special, Original, Magic
Music by Evan Jolly
Apr 06, 2016 - Apr 06, 2016
Million Dollar Quartet
Musical, Original
Apr 19, 2014 - Apr 19, 2014
Hello, Dolly!
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by Jerry Herman; Book by Michael Stewart; Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Nov 26, 2013 - Nov 26, 2013
Mamma Mia! - Second National
Musical, Original, Comedy
Mar 15, 2011 - Mar 17, 2011
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by Charles Strouse; Book by Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Jan 26, 1998 - Feb 01, 1998
Cats - Fourth National
Musical, Original
Oct 27, 1995 - Oct 29, 1995
Lost In Yonkers
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Neil Simon
Apr 16, 1993 - Apr 17, 1993
A Chorus Line
Musical, Revival, Drama
Apr 02, 1992 - Apr 04, 1992