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Mahaffey Theater

400 1st St SE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-4341
+1 727-892-5746
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Great Intimate Venue in St Pete

Great smaller venue to see a show. Beautiful setting, concessions had top shelf drinks plus a good... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Mark M
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Sarasota
The venue is great!

I've been to several concerts at the Mahaffey and the venue is great! The location is fantastic... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
ChuckHugh
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Central Florida, 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.
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400 1st St SE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-4341
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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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

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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!

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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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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Had a wonderful experience. We also took advantage of the dinner before the show and the only complaint I have is the broccoli was too soft. Otherwise, the food was great and all you could eat buffet. We also prepaid for parking which saved us...More

Thank Loretta S
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

We recently went to the symphony orchestra playing Star Wars vs Star Trek. We had seats in the balcony about halfway up. Both the sound and view were great quality.

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Reviewed 21 March 2018

The seating is excellent and the acoustics are very good for a Florida Orchestra concert or a show. Parking is convenient and downtown St Pete offers great restaurants and bars.

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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

My wife, Bonnie, and I love the comfort and beauty of the "Mahaffey." This version of the Righteous Brothers (RBs) entertains closely to the Medley/Hatfield Crew, my choice for Best Duo of all-time (Simon/Garfunkel, 1a). I enjoyed the RBs in their "heyday" at Busch Gardens,...More

Thank Ray S
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edwardslc5
16 June 2018|
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Response from SusanStPete | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don’t know. Best to call the ticket office to find out.
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paulao361
2 June 2018|
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Response from dw18606 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are elevators.... and accessible ramps but you would just need to ask someone after you enter the building
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kmullins44138
15 March 2018|
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Response from Ray S | Reviewed this property |
Most people that I have seen wear a business casual; but it is Florida--most anything goes using common sense.
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