The Saenger Theatre truly is the Grand Dame of Palafox Street. Generations of Pensacola area residents have walked under her marquee to enjoy music, dance, comedy and drama. A night out at the ballet, symphony or opera naturally means the Saenger. The Saenger has witnessed many thousands of school children experience their first symphony performance or overcome their stage fright in a community production. The Spanish Baroque/Rococo style theater, which first opened in 1925, looks better than ever after a $15 million renovation and expansion. Today, the Saenger is the premier performance space on the Gulf Coast.