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Mahaffey Theater

Opens in 18 min: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Awesome Show!

We saw a show here with the entire family and had so much fun. Seats were so great and we could... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
New Rochelle, New York
Aziz show

Very well organized. No long lines. Great place to see a show. You can get a drink. Polite staff... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
St. Petersburg, Florida
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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...more
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400 1st St SE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-4341
+1 727-892-5746
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We saw a show here with the entire family and had so much fun. Seats were so great and we could actually hear everything really well. Bartenders poured great drinks. What a great theater.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very well organized. No long lines. Great place to see a show. You can get a drink. Polite staff. Loved it

Thank grossnoles
Reviewed 12 July 2018

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
Reviewed 10 July 2018

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
Reviewed 18 June 2018

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
Reviewed 18 June 2018

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
Reviewed 24 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
Reviewed 30 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

1  Thank dw18606
Reviewed 5 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
Reviewed 31 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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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.
1 October 2018|
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Response from Shellie S | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at the Ponce de Leon Hotel and ate at Ceviche Tapas St. Pete adjacent to the hotel. It was really good food and a neat atmosphere. The waitstaff was excellent.