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The Arts

The Arts community of Pensacola has helped to make Pensacola the “Festival City of the South.” Our city is home to the Pensacola Opera, Ballet Pensacola, Pensacola Symphony Orchestra, Live Theatre, the accredited Pensacola Museum of Art and much more. To learn more about our unique and thriving arts and cultural community, scroll down.

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Click here to go to for a complete calendar listing of art and culture events going on in Pensacola. 

Ballet Pensacola

Presenting a varied repertoire of classical and contemporary works, Ballet Pensacola is the area’s only resident professional ballet company.


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Choral Society of Pensacola

The Choral Society of Pensacola Florida, a staple in the arts community, exemplifies the city’s history of support for the fine arts.

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Fiesta Pensacola

The Fiesta organization was formed to celebrate the founding of Pensacola: America’s First Settlement. Fiesta plans and produces over 20 events throughout the year with the help of a plethora of volunteers.

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First City Art Center

First City Art Center provides a variety of opportunities for people to interact with art, including classes and workshops in glass blowing and many other mediums.


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Gallery Night Pensacola

Historic Pensacola (UWF Historic Trust)

The UWF Historic Trust manages the Historic Pensacola campus of the University of West Florida, which includes 28 historic properties in downtown Pensacola.

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Jazz Society of Pensacola

Jazz Society of Pensacola is a group of people, musicians, teachers, students and listeners working together for the purpose of advancing jazz music in Pensacola. Join the Jazz Society in Vacationing Artfully.

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Pensacola Children’s Chorus

Since its inception in 1990, the Pensacola Children’s Chorus has been firmly committed to inspiring and transforming the lives of young people in Northwest Florida through music and performance.

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Pensacola Civic Band

The Pensacola Civic Band is an organization of adult instrumental musicians who want to continue performing in a band after high school and/or college.

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Pensacola Lighthouse & Maritime Museum

The historic Pensacola Lighthouse offers one of the most beautiful views on the Gulf Coast. Built in 1859, the lighthouse is located on board NAS Pensacola.


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Pensacola Little Theatre

At the Little Theatre (PLT), you will find musicals, comedies, dramas, and children’s shows; adult and youth classes in acting and other theatre skills in a family atmosphere.


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Pensacola MESS Hall

The Pensacola MESS Hall (Math, Engineering, Science and Stuff) is not your typical science museum. Here, visitors get to work like real scientists.

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Pensacola Museum of Art

The Pensacola Florida Museum of Art aims to promote the understanding and appreciation of art and ideas to audiences in the Northwest Florida region and beyond. Vacation Artfully with the Pensacola Museum of Art.

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Pensacola Opera

Pensacola Opera invites you to enjoy professional opera performances, educational programs and other opera-related community events for people of all ages, interests and backgrounds.

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Pensacola Symphony Orchestra

Enjoy transformative musical experiences through performances with world-renowned artists and the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra.

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National Naval Aviation Museum

The National Naval Aviation Museum is the world’s largest Naval Aviation museum and one of the most-visited museums in the state of Florida.

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Saenger Theatre Pensacola

Often referred to as the Grand Dame of Palafox, the Saenger Theatre Pensacola was first built in 1925, and hosts a variety of performances throughout the year.

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Veterans Memorial Park

This park is dedicated to the memories of those who sacrificed their lives in the defense of this nation.

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