We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Saenger Theatre

118 Palafox Pl, Pensacola, FL 32502-5630
+1 850-595-3880
Call
Save
Review Highlights
Gordon Lightfoot Concert

Beautiful theater, easily found and accessible, plenty of surrounding parking in a great area... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2017
pat s
,
Horn Lake, Mississippi
Gordon Lightfoot and the Saenger go together like a sweet song sung well

Saenger Theater, downtown Pensacola, FLA remains a gem in the middle of this active and picturesque... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2017
LarnRise
,
Gulf Breeze, Florida
via mobile
Read all 140 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Opened in 1925, generations of Pensacola area residents have walked under the historic Saenger Theatre's marquee to enjoy music, dance, comedy and drama. Listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, the Saenger Theatre is home to Broadway in Pensacola, the Pensacola Symphony, Ballet Pensacola, Pensacola Opera, and the Pensacola Children's Chorus. Nationally acclaimed touring acts including concerts, comedians and children's shows along with an annual Summer Classic Movie Series are also part of the rich entertainment offerings on the Saenger stage.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
LOCATION
118 Palafox Pl, Pensacola, FL 32502-5630
CONTACT
+1 850-595-3880
Write a ReviewReviews (140)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

11 - 20 of 139 reviews

Reviewed 29 March 2017

Beautiful theater, easily found and accessible, plenty of surrounding parking in a great area. Cons: upon lining up for entrance they body scan everyone, you open your purse or empty your pockets. I was told I couldn't take in peppermints (in a ziplock in my...More

Thank pat s
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Saenger Theater, downtown Pensacola, FLA remains a gem in the middle of this active and picturesque seaside city. We recently returned to spend a fabulous night with the musical mastery of one of Canada's finest Troubadours: Gordon Lightfoot. He's knocking on his 80th birthday door...More

1  Thank LarnRise
kathsum, Public Relations Manager at Saenger Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2017

Thank you for your wonderful review of the Saenger Theatre. You can tell that you take the time to write about all aspects of your visit and are a great asset as a contributor to Trip Advisor.

Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

The theater is lovely. However we were greeted with metal detecting wands. The crowd was noisy and talked all during the opening act. There was a 30 minute intermission before Nora Jones started. They didn't blink the lights so then people were hurrying in with...More

Thank Spunkysmom
kathsum, Public Relations Manager at Saenger Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2017

Thank you for your review of the Saenger Theatre. Unfortunately, wanding and bag searches are becoming a standard practice in performance venues and it's truly for the safety of our guests. For all performances, we do flash the lights five minutes prior to a show...More

Reviewed 7 February 2017

Went to see 'Chicago'. It was wonderful. The theater is very nice. Good view from the balcony, nice restrooms, helpful and friendly staff. Places to eat still open after the play. Looking forward to my next trip.

Thank I8175CWcarolyns
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

This was our first trip to the theatre here. We were excited to watch Chicago. I enjoyed the performance immensely however there were several pros and cons to this particular theatre. Pros: there aren't too many bad seats in the theatre. We were off center...More

Thank Greg2117
kathsum, Public Relations Manager at Saenger Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2017

Thank you for feedback. The sound was handled by the show rather than the Theatre so I can't respond to that part of your review. To answer you comments about the seating and renovation needs, our theatre was renovated in 2009. The seating went from...More

Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous, incredible theater! The security was great & efficient, & we were greeted by outstanding & kind staff once inside. Pat, an usher, was so dear & fun to be around while we waited for my husband to park & join us. We'd purchased concert...More

Thank julezvm
kathsum, Public Relations Manager at Saenger Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2017

Julie, Thank you for bringing this matter to our attention. We have already had discussions with our volunteer staff regarding non-traditional events such as this and will certainly use your comments for upcoming training opportunities. While some of our greatest accomplishments come from receiving good...More

Reviewed 23 January 2017

Great acoustics, nice sight lines and comfy seats. Saw the Pensacola Opera's AIDA here and it was tremendous. Just big enough but still feels intimate.

Thank blnavarremary
Reviewed 29 December 2016

This small, but lovely, theater in Pensacola is a little gem. We've attended a few performances here (Alton Brown, So You Think You Can Dance, and The Nutcracker) and have been pleased each time. The sound is great, and I haven't yet found a seat...More

Thank Jaime R
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Went to see a Christmas concert...this place is well restored and Awesome inside. Sound is Fantastic. Love doing business with Ticketmaster. Checking in went a lot smoother than expected.

Thank dayvcrocket
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Went to see a Christmas concert here the other night. I was very impressed with the entire layout of the theatre. Not a bad seat in the house. While the theatre is old in age, it definitely doesn't disappoint. Would go back. Recommend balcony seating.

Thank Mags boy S
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Global Grill
605 reviews
.16 km away
The Tin Cow
585 reviews
.08 km away
V Paul's Restaurant
149 reviews
.15 km away
The Wine Bar On Palafox
114 reviews
.19 km away
Nearby Attractions
T.T. Wentworth Jr. Florida State Museum
91 reviews
.25 km away
Pensacola Museum of Art
46 reviews
.31 km away
Blue Morning Gallery
23 reviews
.19 km away
Pensacola Children's Museum
34 reviews
.30 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Mary J
22 June 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from gn1330 | Reviewed this property |
all of the above
0
Votes
Sandspur6
2 February 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Donna C | Reviewed this property |
Most of the guests were dressed in " Sunday best".
0
Votes