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Mahaffey Theater

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Address: 400 First Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
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+1 727-892-5746
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 17:00
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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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Saw "YES" there in concert, easy parking on site just a short walk to theater. Nice auditorium. Surrounding area can be confusing with one way streets, Garmin got me there with... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Saw "YES" there in concert, easy parking on site just a short walk to theater. Nice auditorium. Surrounding area can be confusing with one way streets, Garmin got me there with out incident.

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Hernando Beach, Florida
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89 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited this theater twice in four days first to see smokey Robinson, then Dionne Warwick. I love this venue it is just the right size every concert I have been here has been memorable great Stars great Venue. Staff very helpful, security very good and access very easy and after the show departure is also quick a well run venue.... More 

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Stoughton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Mahaffey Theater is a live theater venue, which is just the right size. I will return. The location is on the water so you have a nice place to rest and relax after or before the show. The mariner is just across the street and a small airport is also located there. Just a short walk to the Beach Blvd... More 

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Radford, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

FIRST, the only negative is a problem with sketchy ticket pricing. While in the lobby, I checked online for tickets to an upcoming concert. Online showed only $89 tickets were left. I went to the box office and bought tickets for $52. At the later concert the people sitting BEHIND us were discussing having to pay $89 " because that... More 

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Ellijay, Georgia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First, the performance by the Florida Orchestra and Itzhak Perlman was fantastic. The experience was marred by having to endure metal detectors, a search of my very small purse and the humiliation of the elderly man in front of me who was asked if he could stagger through the metal detector without his cane! He couldn't and was then hand... More 

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Tampa, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Easy to find, park, and enter, this venue doesn't seem to have a bad seat in the house. Refreshment line was a bit long and somewhat slow, but manageable. We thoroughly enjoyed the show and thought this theater is so wonderful that we will surely return happily for another event soon.

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Davenport, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

saw Shen Yin and was amazed. Was thrilled to see how the theater had older style design in a new building

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Corning, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing theatre and an amazing show. One of the best entertainers I have ever seen. You need to see this show, Terry Fator is outstanding .

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Cape Coral, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saw Terry Fator. The tickets were a Christmas gift from our son. We'd never heard of Terry before, but our son knows us well...this was a fantastic show. The singing alone was worth the ticket. The theater was so nice and the staff very helpful. We sat in the balcony and had a great view of the stage. We walked... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The show was excellent, our seats eight rows from the front were comfortable and the ushers were helpful and friendly. However, we would not recommend the buffet dinner we had before the show. It is expensive and not value for money.

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