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Duke Energy Center for the Arts - Mahaffey Theater

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Classic-styled design for a great theater experience.

First time here and really enjoyed the program (Shen Yun Performing Arts dance group). The theater... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Safety Harbor, Florida
Sarah Brightman, Hymn World Tour

Saw Sarah Brightman Hymn World Tour, and loved every second of it. Mahaffey Theater was so beautiful

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Located in the heart of beautiful downtown St. Petersburg, Duke 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...more
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400 1st St SE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-4341
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time here and really enjoyed the program (Shen Yun Performing Arts dance group). The theater is designed to resemble 18th-19th century performing halls and has all the classic decor elements that you'd expect to find in the late 1800's. Really beautiful. Our seats were...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Rick26
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saw Sarah Brightman Hymn World Tour, and loved every second of it. Mahaffey Theater was so beautiful

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank shazabia321
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So the Mahaffey Theater is super nice but if you are going to the Shen Yun show skip it. Its the worst show I have ever seen. I would rather get teeth pulled then have to watch that again. You'll figure it out yourself if...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jeff W
Reviewed 13 February 2019

My husband and I were very excited to get a chance to see the Abba Mania tribute. However, we were sorely disappointed. The instruments were so loud they drowned out the vocalists. Then when there was a piano and single vocalist the singer hit some...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Iva V
Reviewed 7 February 2019

We have visited several times and really enjoy the seating and cozy feel of the theater. However, you'll experience long lines for tiny restrooms short pour cocktails loaded with ice. 4 drinks $32.00 without tip. BYOB. 🙂

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank RobertB902
Reviewed 17 January 2019

Beautiful and comfortable venue. The seats were comfortable and set up for a good view from every chair. You can get drinks including alcohol but I didn't see any snacks or food items. I know you can purchase dinner for certain events. There are additional...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dontchange
Reviewed 7 January 2019 via mobile

Great for any show. Nice & comfy & no bad sests. No surcharges like Amalie arena and Ruth Eckerd Hall. The only bad thing is no pictures allowed. Today they have Swan Lake show which we’re looking forward to it too. A friend highly recommended...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank filipina0128
Reviewed 25 December 2018

The Florida Orchestra stage a series of classical music concerts at the theatre. We attended one called A La Carte, when the audience have some input into the selection of music played. They made the event fun, while playing to a high standard. The acoustics...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dave B
Reviewed 18 December 2018 via mobile

My wife and I attended the Halestorm concert there and had a super time. Definitely recommend sitting in the pit section. It is close to the stage and we caught several guitar picks from the performers. Great beverages and we had the best experience of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank davidfikes72
Reviewed 13 December 2018

Let me start by saying that I have always enjoyed and loved this theatre this theatre in the past. I make it out about once a year for one show or another and always enjoy the fact that there are no bad seats, the acoustics...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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28 November 2018|
Response from GrandmamaFl | Reviewed this property |
The Mahaffey has easily accessible parking in adjacent surface lots and garage. The cost is $10 or $15 for valet service. You pay at the entrance to the parking lot. There is no need for reserving space.
27 October 2018|
Response from Jenna D |
I’m just doing nicer attire - nice jeans and nicer top.
27 October 2018|
Response from grossnoles | Reviewed this property |
Casual I wore jeans and top.