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Mahaffey Theater

400 1st St SE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-4341
+1 727-892-5746
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Beautiful venue for a concert.

Attended Celtic Women here and it was lovely. The location and the building itself are beautiful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Shellie S
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Old Town, Florida
A splendid venue

For classical music, for regular concerts, for plays--this is a wonderful venue. Also, prices for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
bdfphil
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Slippery Rock, PA
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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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400 1st St SE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-4341
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Attended Celtic Women here and it was lovely. The location and the building itself are beautiful, the lobby is very welcoming and roomy, not crowded and the seats inside the theater are comfortable and well spaced. It is within walking distance of downtown but also...More

Thank Shellie S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

For classical music, for regular concerts, for plays--this is a wonderful venue. Also, prices for the Florida Symphony make it accessible to anyone.

Thank bdfphil
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great smaller venue to see a show. Beautiful setting, concessions had top shelf drinks plus a good selection of snacks & desserts. Can also eat at their restaurant onsite, but we didn't. Staff is knowledgeable and pleasant. Printed tickets online so no problem getting in....More

Thank Mark M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to several concerts at the Mahaffey and the venue is great! The location is fantastic with the outside views and the array of post show restaurant and entertainment establishments. The inside seating is comfortable and is sectioned which makes getting to your seat...More

Thank ChuckHugh
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Reviewed 23 May 2018

Saw most popular attraction of Mahaffey season: 90-year old singer from the 1940's. Could barely move on stage much less sing. Other season offerings are obscure, bizarre and just plain uninteresting. Rude staff, uncomfortable seats. Skip this venue and save your money for Straz and...More

2  Thank bmeeks2018
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Loved the venue and the outdoor area. Seats are comfortable enough and restrooms and bar service is great. Issue was with the "sound" during the performance... so loud that people were holding their heads, people were leaving and people were complaining that their ears were...More

Thank dw18606
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Recent renovations have given it outstanding acoustics. You can even hear the triangle in the Florida Orchestra - a great musical experience. Easily accessible in a beautiful area of St. Pete and next to the Dali Museum. Do go!

Thank ARay44
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

My family and I attended the Wild Kratts Live! show at the Mahaffey, our first visit to the facility, and I was impressed. Getting there was a bit of a hassle. It's located on the water in downtown St. Pete, which means that getting there...More

Thank Daniel G
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Had a wonderful experience. We also took advantage of the dinner before the show and the only complaint I have is the broccoli was too soft. Otherwise, the food was great and all you could eat buffet. We also prepaid for parking which saved us...More

Thank Loretta S
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

We recently went to the symphony orchestra playing Star Wars vs Star Trek. We had seats in the balcony about halfway up. Both the sound and view were great quality.

Thank theoldbikers
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edwardslc5
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Response from SusanStPete | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don’t know. Best to call the ticket office to find out.
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paulao361
2 June 2018|
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Response from dw18606 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are elevators.... and accessible ramps but you would just need to ask someone after you enter the building
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kmullins44138
14 March 2018|
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Response from Ray S | Reviewed this property |
Most people that I have seen wear a business casual; but it is Florida--most anything goes using common sense.
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