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“Jack White in a wonderfully restored venue”
Review of Saenger Theatre

Saenger Theatre
Ranked #48 of 364 things to do in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Originally built in 1927, the Saenger Theatre was designed to reflect a magnificent 15th century Italian courtyard and gardens, with a starlit evening sky ceiling, arched surroundings, statuary, columns and decorative moldings. In January 2012, the City of New Orleans, Canal Street Development Corporation (CSDC) and ACE Theatrical Group formed a public-private partnership to carry out a $52 million restoration project after the iconic theatre was severely damaged during Hurricane Katrina. The Saenger Theatre reopened in fall 2013, authentically restored to the finest level of detail, with state-of-the-art technological improvements and updated first-class amenities. The theatre hosts a wide variety of performing arts attractions including live theater, comedy shows and musical acts. The Saenger Theatre is located at the corner of Canal and North Rampart streets in downtown New Orleans and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Toronto, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Jack White in a wonderfully restored venue”
Reviewed 8 June 2014

Immaculately restored at great expense, the detail put into its surrounding cannot be over-praised. The sound is top notch, the sightlines are great, and the bar is nicely stocked too. Even the lighted roaring 20's-type marquis outside is wonderful and offers a nice addition to Canal Street proper.

Visited June 2014
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Dallas, Texas
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds”
Reviewed 8 June 2014

This theater is amazing! Any event/concert here would be magical because of the history and beauty of the space.

Visited January 2014
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Calgary, Canada
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Best Concert Venue I've Seen”
Reviewed 30 May 2014

I expected a beautiful theatre but this place blew my mind (we visited post-restoration). I'm a sucker for a historic, intimate concert venue and up until this point the Moore in Seattle had me - Saenger stole the show! Beautiful craftsmanship and history as well as comfortable.

Visited January 2014
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Los Angeles, California
Level 5 Contributor
87 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Beautiful history and venue”
Reviewed 30 May 2014

We attended our first play since the reopening of the Saenger theater since Katrina - and it was breathtaking. If you had never been to this theater - you would have still been awed by how beautiful the recreation of the old Saenger is. This stage can stand up to any stage in NYC a million times (and I have been to most of those). If you have the opportunity to enjoy theater while you are in NO, take advantage of this wonderful venue.

Visited April 2014
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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121 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Thrilled at superb renovation”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

It brought tears to my eyes to visit the Saenger again. We were thrilled to see that it is as beautiful as ever and can look forward to many more wonderful performances there. Absolutely gorgeous!

Visited March 2014
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