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Mahaffey Theater

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Address: 400 1st St SE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-4341
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+1 727-892-5746
11:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 17:00

Located in the heart of beautiful Downtown St. Petersburg,the Progress...

Located in the heart of beautiful Downtown St. Petersburg,the Progress Energy Center for the Arts—Mahaffey Theater is a 2,031 seat cultural jewel featuring elegant ballroom space, spectacular waterfront views, and European box-style seating. Just steps away from the culturally vibrant Downtown and minutes away from white sandy beaches and world-famous museums, the Mahaffey hosts top-quality national and international artists and performances – Broadway, classical, pop, rock, comedy, dance, family, and the renowned Florida Orchestra. Additionally, the theater supports the highly successful Class Acts program, which enables school children to experience the performing arts through in-theater performances as well as in-school outreach and extension programs.

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Bell Biv Devoe concert was awesome

I wasn't too sure about the venue, but now that I've gone, it's a really nice place and I'd definitely go again. I sat in the Orchestra circle towards the back, but was still... read more

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northern nj
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I wasn't too sure about the venue, but now that I've gone, it's a really nice place and I'd definitely go again. I sat in the Orchestra circle towards the back, but was still able to see and hear everything well. Also my tickets were extremely affordable - I don't know how much that has to do with the venue... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We saw One Night of Queen with another couple at Mahaffey Theatre. This is a great venue. The parking, staff, seats, sound... Everything made it a great night. A real unexpected boost came from the folks who directed traffic, both in and out of the theatre.

Hudson, Florida
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Attended One Night of Queen starring Gary Mullen. must say he brought the house down excellent show at the Mahaffey a first class venue in St, Petersburg. The acoustics are great and there isn't a bad seat in the building. I had an accident a week before the show didn't have a seat in a handicapped section but as soon... More 

Thank jim f
Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a Friday evening to see a Queen tribute band . Fantastic night great facility even on a hot day with a full house it was cool. The staff are very friendly and helpful. All the facilities where good. Car park a strange arrangement. But overall experience was really good.

Thank Robert Y
Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

Of course, the reason you go here is for the concert, not the venue. But, we ate at a lovely place on Beach Drive and then walked down Bayshore to arrive in plenty of time for the FL Orchestra.

Thank MissLaughsALot
Clearwater, Florida
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Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Venue is excellent. Seating, comfortable. Parking, No Problem. Acoustics.... Tremendous. Orchestra 2 around rows 10, 11 or 12. Seat 6... Smack in the middle. Only bit of advise....Bring a shawl, sweater or light jacket.... Tis a bit cool. ENJOY Yourself!

Thank TravelingManJohnV
St. Petersburg, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed 10 March 2017

I've been going to classical music concerts at the Mahaffey for years, and this place has some of the best acoustics in the Tampa Bay area. The Florida Orchestra plays here each season, and the selection of works under conductor Michael Francis has broadened considerably. Sure, there's Beethoven and Rachmaninoff, but you'll also hear works chosen around a theme. For... More 

Thank brianbkelly
Port Richey, Florida
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

They said the concert started at 7...lie! did't start till 8:30..Some terrible sickin band played for 1 hour first. Not country at all! Everyone started walking out! Food was the worst I ever had..30 bucks??? Huh?? Micky Dees would have been better than that "Muck they called food" terrible. Never again. Be for-warned!! Concert starts at 8:45 "NOT" 7:00. Do... More 

Thank btrudell27
St. Petersburg, Florida
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

Went to see Tony Bennett at The Mahaffey Theater last night. Wow what a great show. The acoustics were great the show started on time plenty of available parking and the staff were very helpful and courteous.Our seats where very comfortable and they let us take in our drinks. Overall a wonderful time.

Thank DeanoVino
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Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Not disappointed! Tony was amazing, elegant, warm, beautiful. Everything we had hoped for. Theatre is beautiful & comfortable. Staff was very helpful $ gracious. Sound system allowed us, even though we were in the balcony, to hear every word, note, without a problem. Too bad so many people show up late & use lighted cells. Very rude , disruptive &... More 

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