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Mahaffey Theater

400 1st St SE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-4341
+1 727-892-5746
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2017 Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Show 2017

My wife and I have been fans since their first CD and looked forward to our first live performance... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Dunedin, Florida
Fantastic place to see a show!

My experience with the Mahaffey starts out back in April when I purchased tickets easy helpful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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 4 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

My experience with the Mahaffey starts out back in April when I purchased tickets easy helpful staff. Now to pick up will call , no wait just show ID then in line to see the show !! THis theater is beautiful clean The staff were...More

Thank MelReese
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good acoustics. Nice seats. Wide rows. Plenty of room to scoot by seated patrons. Men’s rooms are way too small with one stall and 2 urinals. At intermission you can spend the whole time on line. Location is in a hot spot of saint Pete....More

1  Thank Averagejoe001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saw Tracy Morgan. Very nice place. The seating was good. I was in the 17th row and I saw the stage just fine. They don't let you take cameras in the theater and they have pouches for your cell phone so you can't use them...More

Thank FCalvin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw the orchestra perform Tchaikovsky with the 1812 overture as the grand finale. The venue is great. Small,comfortable temperature, seating comfortable and nobodies heads in the way! I will definitely be back.

Thank Madmom17
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Saw John Mulaney in concert last night. All of the theatre attendants and bar servers were exceptionally helpful and friendly. The outdoor fascade was unique and the indoor theatre was neat and nice. In a great location downtown accessible to many restaurants and set up...More

Thank Anne F
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Saw John Mulaney on his Kid Gorgeous tour. The theater was nice and clean. All the staff was very professional. I had balcony seating and the only issue I had was that there isn't a lot of leg room between rows. Other than that it...More

Thank nickis89
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Went to see Maxwell!! The ushers are charming. They seam like retirees from St Pete. The theater is built in such a way that there is no bad seat! The sound was amazing, the theater is beautiful and I love the location! A wonderful evening!!

Thank coopkid23
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

We love the Mahaffey theatre! Not a bad seat in the house! Comfortable seating. Make sure you arrive early to soak in the outside views from the second level!

Thank BarbaraJanusik63
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

I love Mahafey, for concerts the acoustics are great, seating comfortable, with any seat being great in the theater. I've had season tickets to TFO for over 20 years here and staff is very nice especially the volunteers. My only complaint is that I wish...More

1  Thank RobinniborS
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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.