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Duke Energy Center for the Arts - Mahaffey Theater

Closed Now: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Daughtry concert

Awesome venue! The meet and greet was amazing. Everything was well organized and the theater is an... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2018
Bradenton, Florida
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Florida Orchestra and the Mahaffey

Recently attended the Florida Orchestra's performance of Vaughan Williams London Symphony. Both... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2018
St. Petersburg, Florida
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Located in the heart of beautiful downtown St. Petersburg, Duke 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...more
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400 1st St SE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-4341
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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
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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
Reviewed 18 June 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank markmU9437HF
Reviewed 18 June 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank ChuckHugh
Reviewed 24 May 2018

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

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank bmeeks2018
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

Date of experience: April 2018
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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.