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Mahaffey Theater

400 1st St SE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-4341
+1 727-892-5746
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Beautiful venue

We went to Mahaffey Theater to see Steve Martin and Martin Short. The acoustics are fantastic... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tampa, Florida
via mobile
Steve Martin & Martin Short

Great show. Expensive but very funny. I wish the Mahaffey Theater had paper napkins in the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Stephen C
Pinellas Park, 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 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.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“great acoustics” (16 reviews)
“box seats” (6 reviews)
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400 1st St SE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-4341
+1 727-892-5746
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went to Mahaffey Theater to see Steve Martin and Martin Short. The acoustics are fantastic! Seating is well done. Security is very good, checking through X-ray. Felt very safe. Nice bars conveniently located and bathrooms close by!!

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great show. Expensive but very funny. I wish the Mahaffey Theater had paper napkins in the facility. We are experiencing a flu epidemic. Do the managers really think we all want to touch the hand blower. Please! Train the valet. I paid for the service...More

Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Easy to get to, adequate parking, fast box office, comfortable seating in lobby area while waiting to enter theater. Nice art selections to view. We chose box seats close to stage. Be warned from the second box sections you will miss seeing far left stage...More

Thank steve s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was easy to get to Mahaffey Theater and there was no problem parking. It is a beautiful place inside. The sound system was very good. We will back again next month for another great show.

Thank samuel s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here to see the Nutcracker. For a day after Christmas, it was not a bad drive from North Tampa - about 60 minutes. They only take cash for parking and we did not have any. Did not come to know about it till...More

Thank Autar K
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a beautiful theater with great events, However, if you have seats in the balcony level and you have any issues with stairs or balance BE AWARE. The hand rails along the stairs are not constant. You have rails 2 or 3 steps and...More

Thank charliespal2
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Great staff and comfortable seating. Sound was very good, but not quite as nice as expected for a concert hall. Clean bathrooms, efficient beverage service. Definitely recommended for shows.

Thank Jim G
Reviewed 8 December 2017

We are long-time season ticket holders for the Florida Symphony Coffee Concert series; and though it is a 150 mile round trip it is a day we thoroughly enjoy. The orchestra is fabulous and the principal guest conductor, Stuart Malina, is over the top good...More

Thank Charles H
Reviewed 22 November 2017

We went there on November 19th to see the Australian Bee Gees. Parking was very easy as we bought a parking pass along with our tickets. The theater is a great place to see a show. I don't believe there is a bad seat in...More

Thank Vern O
Reviewed 16 November 2017

My wife and I have been fans since their first CD and looked forward to our first live performance. The music, the sound system, the performers and the theater did not disappoint. While there may be some bad seats at the Mahaffey, I have never...More

Thank TimD1956
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Mark H
29 November 2017|
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Response from MelReese | Reviewed this property |
Casual unless it's a formal occasion like the symphony or the ballet or an Opera! Then a little nicer dress,suit.
22 October 2017|
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Response from dw18606 | Reviewed this property |
Lots of restaurant nearby ... by the water if you go outside the theater and walk to the right.... Can find out by googling "restaurants nearby" ...... Downtown St. Pete by the water area and Central Avenue are the usual hot... More
23 June 2017|
Response from WarmWeatherPlease013 | Reviewed this property |
Unsure what type of ticket you've purchased, so I recommend contacting the box office.