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Mahaffey Theater

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Address: 400 1st St SE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-4341
Phone Number: +1 727-892-5746
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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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Great Intimate Venue

While visiting the Dali Museum my wife and I checked the box office for upcoming shows and found that tickets for Jeffrey Osborne and Peter Cetera were available. Our first trip... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 November 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

While visiting the Dali Museum my wife and I checked the box office for upcoming shows and found that tickets for Jeffrey Osborne and Peter Cetera were available. Our first trip to the venue was for Jeffrey Osborne; we sat in the Lodge section with a clear view to the stage. The sound quality was excellent and the theater reminded... More 

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Apollo Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Sat in the orchestra area for the Jeffrey Osborne concern 10/23/16. the sound was awesome, the seating was awesome, and the staff, awesome. The building is not big so its easy to navigate so no fighting to find your seats. Ive seen Roberta Flack there and sat in the very back and was still pleased. Parking was easy and very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I have attended several events at the Mahaffey, most recent was Best of the Bay and it was as always ... GREAT! I love this venue, incredible location and the people working there are always so friendly. It is just the right size for a show, there are no bad seats. I would gladly attend any event at the Mahaffey!

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Bradenton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This is a wonderful place to see a concert. Our seats were comfortable and we had a great view of the performers. The acoustics are wonderful. This truly is a gem in the Tampa Bay area

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Chatham, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Mahaffey is one of St. Petersburg's jewels. Convenient, comfortable, and concert-ready. I love listening to The Florida Orchestra at Mahaffey. It is a high quality classical concert experience that is more intimate than some of the big-city concert halls. Unfortunately, you can only get coffee at one of the bars on the second floor. Good to know so you don't... More 

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Dunnellon, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Mahaffey is an excellent choice for a classical music concert. Acoustics and seating are excellent throughout the auditorium. All Seats have plenty of legroom, the cheap seats in the Loge section have great acoustics and an unobstructed view.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

This is definitely one of my favorite places to attend concerts. Very comfortable facility located near many restaurants and the harbor. The sound system here is fantastic. There's valet parking and self parking here and if you don't mind walking in excess of 7 blocks or so, you can park for free.

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Crescent Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We recently saw Brian Wilson of the legendary beach boys perform here and I was blown away by the sound quality and just overall beauty of this awesome waterfront venue!!! Also the beer prices were quite reasonable and they had really good local craft from 3 daughters on tap. I would definitely return!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We have been to see two concerts this year "The Cult" and "Brian Wilson", both shows were awesome. The size of the venue is perfect, a very nice atmosphere, and it is downtown St Petersburg which is a great thing.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We've all heard the stories about how diminished Brian Wilson is due to years of abuse, self-inflicted and otherwise. That's why I was so pleasantly surprised at how great the Beach Boys Founder and musical genius looked and sounded at their sold-out concert last night in the gorgeous Mahaffey Theater in downtown St. Petersburg. The show kicked off with 50... More 

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