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Mahaffey Theater

Closed Now: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Great for any show. Nice & comfy & no bad sests. No surcharges like Amalie arena and Ruth Eckerd... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tampa, Florida
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Cultural and fun

The Florida Orchestra stage a series of classical music concerts at the theatre. We attended one... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dave B
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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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 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago

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
Thank maldoror23
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

Awesome venue! The meet and greet was amazing. Everything was well organized and the theater is an awesome place for a concert! Parking is easy and it’s a great location. Will definitely be back!!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank stacygouldin
Reviewed 20 November 2018

Recently attended the Florida Orchestra's performance of Vaughan Williams London Symphony. Both the venue and the orchestra were outstanding.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GrandmamaFl
Reviewed 13 November 2018

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.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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

Date of experience: March 2018
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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank bdfphil
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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.