Pensacola Opera Center

75 S. Tarragona St., Pensacola, FL 32502


The Pensacola Opera Center is conveniently located just two blocks off Palafox and is comprised of administrative offices and a large rehearsal hall used for receptions and black box performances. Performances held in the rehearsal hall can typically hold around 70 people in general admission seating. There is street parking available in front of the building, but it is very limited. You can view a map of downtown parking options here.

Dining & Accommodations

Restaurants:

Jackson’s Steakhouse (850) 469-9898
Official Restaurant Sponsor of Pensacola Opera

Open for lunch and dinner so you can have a great meal before the opera or get a drink and dessert after the show. If you’re attending the matinee, make sure to join us for an exclusive opera-only Director’s Brunch before the performance for $50 per person. Reserve your seats through the opera today! (850) 433-6737

Atlas Oyster House and The Fish House (850) 470-0003
Open for brunch and dinner before the opera performances, both Atlas and The Fish House are a few short blocks from the Saenger Theatre. 

Polonza Bistro (850) 912-6454
Soups, sandwiches, house-made breads, seafood, barbecue, and other regional specialties are offered daily in this great downtown bistro. Join them for brunch before the matinee, and then it’s just a short stroll down to the theatre for the performance. 

Global Grill (850) 469-9966
Open for dinner, tapas, and cocktails before or after the Friday performance. This great restaurant is located just steps from the theatre.

The Wine Bar (850) 607-2089
Open for dinner before the Friday performance. Just steps from the theatre. 

Dharma Blue (850) 433-1275
For a unique dining experience, try Dharma Blue. From casual to special occasion, Dharma Blue satisfies all of your dining needs. Choose from a wide selection of fresh seafood entrees as well as steaks, pastas and game. Open for dinner before the Friday performance.

Downtown Accommodations:


Sole Inn and Suites (850) 470-9298
200 N Palafox St. Pensacola, FL 32502
The hotel is located in the heart of Downtown Pensacola-walking distance to the opera, and only 10 minutes from Pensacola Beach.

New World Inn (850) 432-4111
600 S Palafox St. Pensacola, Florida 32502
New World Inn is downtown Pensacola’s coziest boutique hotel, and just a few short blocks from the opera. The rooms are comfortable, uniquely decorated with new beds and a quiet atmosphere to make each night fade away. With the friendliest service, New World Inn is just the place you’ve been looking for in Pensacola.

Pensacola Victorian Bed and Breakfast (850) 434-2818
203 W. Gregory Street Pensacola, Florida 32501
Enjoy this charming Bed and Breakfast that’s just a short distance from the Saenger Theatre. At the Pensacola Victorian Bed and Breakfast you can expect every comfort served up with the kind of friendliness and care usually reserved for old friends. 

Lee House Bed and Breakfast Inn (850) 912-8770
400 Bayfront Parkway Pensacola, FL 32502
Lee House Bed and Breakfast Inn welcomes visitors into Pensacola’s Historic District, and sits peacefully across from Pensacola Bay providing comfort and southern hospitality to its guests. Lee House is minutes from the opera and Downtown Pensacola dining.

Courtyard by Marriott Downtown (850) 439-3330
700 E Chase St. Pensacola, Florida 32502
Courtyard by Marriott Pensacola Downtown makes all of your travels successful by providing exactly what you need: spacious guest rooms, a hot breakfast buffet, and services that enhance your productivity and comfort. This hotel is a short cab ride from the Saenger Theatre.

Crowne Plaza Pensacola Grand  (850) 433-3336
200 E Gregory St. Pensacola, FL 32501
Known as the "City of Five Flags", Pensacola was the first city established in the US. Located in the historic downtown district, Crowne Plaza Pensacola Grand Hotel seamlessly blends Pensacola’s vibrant past with today's modern amenities. This hotel is a short cab ride from the Saenger Theatre.


Beach Accommodations:

Portofino Island Resort (877) 484-3405
10 Portofino Drive Pensacola Beach, Florida 32561
Situated along eight miles of untouched white sand beaches within the Gulf Islands National Seashore, Portofino Island Resort offers the perfect balance of indulgence and natural beauty. This wonderful resort is a short drive to Downtown Pensacola where you can enjoy the opera at the Historic Saenger Theatre.

Hilton Pensacola Beach  (850) 433-3336
12 Via DeLuna Drive Pensacola Beach, Florida, 32561
Enjoy captivating views of the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico and 52 miles of snow white sand beaches from your private Gulf Front balcony. This hotel is just a quick drive to Downtown Pensacola where you can enjoy the opera at the Historic Saenger Theatre.

Margaritaville Beach Hotel (850) 916-9755
165 Fort Pickens Road Pensacola Beach, FL 32561
This beachfront hotel features ‘barefoot elegance’ with 162 guest rooms, including 24 rooms with wrap-around balconies. This beautiful hotel is a short drive to Downtown Pensacola where you can enjoy the opera at the Historic Saenger Theatre.

Pensacola Saenger Theatre
22 E. Intendencia St., Pensacola, FL 32502


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 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.


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