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Mahaffey Theater

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Address: 400 1st St SE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-4341
Phone Number: +1 727-892-5746
11:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 17:00

Located in the heart of beautiful Downtown St. Petersburg,the Progress...

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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We bought tickets for UB40. Box tickets, and reasonable prices. The sound was great, the seats were awesome! UB40 were fantastic!! Love them!! We also had chicken wraps before... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 August 2016
Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We bought tickets for UB40. Box tickets, and reasonable prices. The sound was great, the seats were awesome! UB40 were fantastic!! Love them!! We also had chicken wraps before the concert, which were really good as well. I would recommend sitting in the box seats.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This is I great setting to watch a band the seats are very comfortable and the function was well organized. Drinks a reasonable price and easy to get quick service. Great parking for only $10 or you can valet for $15. Easy to get too and very quick when leaving very organized. Staff very helpful and all the general areas... More 

1 Thank Mike H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Unique acts at the Mahaffey, nice variety , every seat is a good seat great acoustics. Beautiful venue

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

I like this theater. Great acoustics and great for concerts. Be warned that the seats are very very small. Small as in a size 28 waist small. Good parking. But get there early.

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Port Richey, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

This was our first time here. We saw "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood". The place was amazing and the staff was very helpful. The seats were very comfortable. My grandchildren had the best time. It is right on the water so we went outside after the show and enjoyed the scenery too.

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Pine Ridge, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

Well, we have again seen the Wonderful Celtic Woman , Irish Spectacular' Tour again during their visit here in the Tampa / St Petersburg area. WE have seen them many many times and every time they are Spectacular'. Just beautiful and great performance by great Team. The Mahaffey provided a comfortable and acoustically pleasing venue for this celebration of Irish... More 

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Thornton, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

What a fun time we had listening to the Celtic Woman. Terrific theater. This time we really enjoyed being able to order food through FoodNow and it was delivered to the Atrium in the theater. We were able to arrive and get into the theater 90 minutes early and we enjoyed wine and food prior to the show. It was... More 

1 Thank millerfun
St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Went to a concert. Acoustics were awesome as well as the seating. You can sit anywhere there and enjoy whatever is on stage because the seats are set up for a perfect view.

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Celebration, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

If you relish Irish Dance then this is a show for you. The performances by the entire cast were spellbinding. Like 'Riverdance' and 'Lord of the Dance' , the energy and synchronized choreography amazed and stimulated. To realize that the show's creator and Principal Dancer, Justin Boros-Balor, is self taught boggles the mind. When coupled with the equally mesmerizing dancing... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Our church conducted three services here on Christmas Eve with all of them packed, over 6,000 people for the three. The theater has great acoustics in a beautiful setting. It sits overlooking the South Basin on Bayside.

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