The Saenger Theater is a historic building located in the Lower Dauphin Street Historic District. The building's construction was finished in 1927. At the time, it was opened as part of the chain of Saenger Theaters with the original being located in New Orleans. After renovations in the early 1970s, the theater was designated historic in 1979 and is still protected under the designation. The City of Mobile purchased the theater from the University of South Alabama in 1999. Since then, the historic venue has hosted a long list of legendary artists, including Willie Nelson, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats and Evanescence. On top of concerts and comedians, the theater hosts week-long runs of Broadway musicals like Wicked and Miss Saigon. Get the best seats for all Saenger Theater events at StubHub.
What is the Saenger Theater's seating capacity?
The seating capacity at the Saenger Theater is 1,921 people. Originally, it was 2,500. It was reduced over the years during renovations that increased space between seats.
Is there parking accessible from the Saenger Theater?
There is patron parking for Saenger Theater events located two blocks from the venue. The closest lot is located on Government Street. Event parking is a flat fee. There are also metered parking spots located on the street near the venue that charge until 5 p.m.
What is the Saenger Theater's food and beverage policy?
Outside food and drink may not be brought in for Seanger Theater events, but you can purchase food and drink in the lobby before events and during intermission. Alcoholic beverages can be purchased by patrons over the age of 21.
Are wheelchair-accessible seats available at the Saenger Theatre?
There are Saenger Theater tickets for wheelchair-accessible seats located throughout the venue. The venue policy is to sell one companion ticket with each wheel-chair accessible ticket sold for a show. The box office encourages special needs patrons to contact the venue in advance to set up accommodations.
Where are the best seats in the Saenger Theater located?
The quality of the seat truly depends on the viewing experience you prefer. The closest seats are in the orchestra section. There is also a loge section with seats under the balcony. For a bird's eye view of the show, some patrons choose to sit in the balcony. Each section is separated into three parts by aisles.
Are there dining options nearby?
The theater is in downtown Mobile, Alabama, a popular destination city for tourists in the Southeast. There is a multitude of great dining and entertainment options within just a short walk of the venue.Back to Top
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